Friday, 22 June 2012

Happy things!

Hello lovely people!

This has been a good week.  Nothing extrordinary has happened but I have been happy, contented and peaceful.  It's lovely to have times like that isn't it!  I have been sorting out cupboards and drawers and keeping on top of the house work.  I love to have a clean and organised home and it definitely improves my mood!

Little Charlie cockatiel is still a delight and brings a lot of joy to the house.  I love to have a little companion sitting on my shoulder as I potter around the house.  He is very friendly and everyone who has met him so far has fallen in love with him.

If you hadn't guessed already, I love birds and we have a little family living in our garden that are regular visitors to our bird feeder.

These babies have gone from fluffy balls being fed by their mummy to more to independent characters now feeding themselves.  Mummy is never too far away though.  I think it is sweet how they all come the feeder at the same time.

I have started a new project which is always exciting.  This is going to be a baby blanket for my new baby niece.  I have been so anxious to make something really special that I have delayed starting it as I ummmed and aaahed over what design to do!

I decided on the colour scheme.  My favourite combination of green, pink and cream!

I eventually decided on the Country Blosssom Throw that I found on Ravelry.  It actually took me quite a long to complete this!  I'm not sure if the pattern isn't quite right or if I was just reading it wrong, but it wasn't quite working out!  Anyway, I got there in the end and this is the first square complete!

I like the popcorn effect of the flower and hopefully it will look a little neater as I make more.  I think it will make a pretty blanket.  I haven't decided what colour I will use to join up the squares but I will leave that till the end I think!  I know a lot of people like to join as they go but I always leave it until I've finished all the squares.  I'm not sure why, but I like doing it that way!

Hope you have all had a good week and hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever your plans are!


  1. hello
    beautiful colours and a pretty pattern.
    have a nice weekend,

  2. Loving that colour combo :) beautiful square, it's going to look sooooo pretty when complete.
    Victoria xx

  3. That blanket is going to be so scrummy! I adore the granny sqaure! one of the favourite ones I have seen.

    x Kate x

  4. Sounds like your cockatiel is bringing a lot of happiness in to your home :)
    Love those squares - the puffiness will make the blanket so cosy!
    Jane x

  5. Oh my - are those baby blue tits? How wonderful to see them grow from babes.

    Nina x

    1. Yes, they are blue tits. It is so special to see them grow.

  6. That's going to be a beautiful blanket, the popcorns add a nice texture. xx

  7. Very nice! So glad to have found your blog today. Will visit again! :-)

  8. Hello Rachel
    I'm a newish follower on your blog and I don't think I have popped in to say hello. I usually like to the very moment I follow a blog but seems I forgot with your ...sorry!!!

    I am also a lover of the popcorn stitch I do think it adds that little bit extra to a project. I see in a previous post you have used it for a cushion in a lovely royal blue colour. It really makes it that bit special,doesn't it? Good one!

    Amanda :-)