Friday, 23 January 2015

Five on Friday

Five things that have made me happy this week.

 
Yesterday when I was, yet again, avoiding housework, and in theory tidying up the office I wound all my bits of balls of yarn and had a good tidy up.  Unfortunately, putting everything into my two storage boxes meant that there wasn't enough room left for the yarn that is for my next crochet project. 

So I just had to put it all into a basket.  Doesn't it look pretty!  I will have to keep it like this for a while too as I have other things to work on first.  Such a shame.  It will be a real hardship just admiring it for a while...


Fortunately I have other things to do.  Any idea what it is yet?  The first go turned out horribly, and then I had some wonderful inspiration from another blogger - that I will share with you when I show the finished item.  It is going much better now.



When I was searching in the sideboard for something I discovered these forgotten about Christmas candles.  It was a lovely find and I don't know how they went unused at Christmas.  Not a problem though, we can still enjoy them now.


In all my tidying up I gathered the embroidery threads that I bought to do my quilting with.  The poor quilt is still waiting to be repined, but at least I have the threads ready now.


I made this scarf in - just a moment, going to check back on my blog... -  February last year.  I just went back to look at the post about it.  My photos are horrible.  It is amazing how far my photography has come.  Anyway, that isn't the point.  If you do go back you will see that the scarf looks rather different than it does here.  After I made it, I think that I wore it a sum total of twice.  Every time I put it on it curled up and no matter what I did I could not get it to go straight. 

This week I took the whole thing apart and then reworked the squares together with some yarn that I had left and just added a simple edge of DC crochet around the whole thing.  It is still a bit curly, but nothing like it was and hopefully a good blocking will see to that.   So now I can finally wear my scarf.  Yay!

Five little things from this week that have made me happy.

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I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things.  Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.

Kristie from North of 49
Patricia from A Place For Everything 
Katharine from Art-e-facts 
Teresa from Knit Bake Cultivate
Selma from Eclectic Home & Life 
Marion from My Two Girls

Just to remind everyone, no Five on Friday next week.

Amy

50 comments:

  1. Hi Amy!I have been admiring the yarn in your basket. They are pretty indeed arranged so neatly like that. I think you're making a heart decoration made of red buttons. It's looking lovely already, the background fabric is gorgeous! Have a great weekend! x

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  2. Lovely happy things Amy. I like your selection of yarns in your basket. Mine are very haphazard in mine! x

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  3. Wonderful happy things that made me smile too. I love all those red buttons, I have a wonderful collection myself I am presuming that it is going to become a piece of artwork with a heart for Valentines day. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Love the yarn - it's a promise of things to come
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. The yarn in the little basket looks gorgeous. Those shades of blue embroidery threads look very soothing. Enjoy your weekend Amy :)

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  6. Loving the red buttons in a heart shape, matches my post today very well. So sorry to have missed you off the list on my post. All rectified now. x

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  7. Your new wool looks lovely but I am very intrigued to know what the lovely fabric and red buttons are going to be...

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  8. A lovely, happy 5 post, Amy. The yarn in your basket is like my tidy piles of fat quarters - too lovely to touch! :oD

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  9. Lov ethe scarf, my wife knitted me ana Afon one for Christmas. Nice & warm

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  10. I love the yarn in the basket, it's nice to have things out to inspire you isn't it. The candles were a good find, I love candlelight at this time of year. Wishing you a lovely weekend. CJ xx

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  11. Hi Amy,

    Just catching up on my visits, as I've been extra busy, and only managing one post a week, not being able to spend time on the computer, as I'd like!

    How lovely to finally see you! It does make such a difference, I believe, to be able to put the name to the face, as well as the voice, both written and vocal. That's why I, myself, occasionally try to include at least a song in my posts. All these factors make this sometimes impersonal blogosphere, just a little bit more personal, don't you think? Anyway, really love all those red buttons on that pretty printed fabric; looks like a serving of sweetness!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    xx
    Poppy

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  12. Your yarn looks lovely all wound and waiting to be used. I always use a basket for my yarn and the project I'm currently working on, it's just easy to carry it to where I want it and then pop it away again afterwards. I love Yankee Candles, I have loads of them on the go, all different scents so that I can light the one I fancy at the time.

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  13. Hi Amy, wow I love all your projects you have made. I really love the granny square scarf you made! I need to dedicate more time next week to crafting. Thanks for keeping me inspired! Have a lovely weekend.
    Julie

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  14. It would make me very happy to see those beautiful colors in your basket, too. =) Beautiful! And, the buttons in the heart shape, how cool is that? A friend of mine helped a group of us make button bracelets this week. So many fun things to do with buttons! I'm glad you made your scarf to where you will use and enjoy it! You've had a lot of happy this week, Amy! blessings ~ tanna

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  15. As I was reading your post, I was thinking how lovely your photos were. What a coincidence you had noticed the same. Great minds think alike!
    When I saw the candle photo - I sniffed the air! Why do I do that sometimes, I really am not going to be able to smell them from here! Have a great weekend. xx

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  16. Okay, Amy, so now I need to get busy and organize my yarn leftovers. I have several different kinds as well as colors, so it may take a bit. I'm not sure I'd use some of it ever again, but it's hard to throw anything away. Maybe I'll donate it. Hope your scarf behaves for you now!

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  17. lucky you finding christmas candles :) Love how you reworked the scarf!! Beautiful red buttons :)

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  18. Five delighful things to please the eye, Amy. Love the red buttons:)

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  19. New yarn...new project!! Always a pretty sight! Hope the new scarf works this time. It is a shame to spend so much time on a project and not get to enjoy it.

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  20. Love the button heart, will have to go upstairs and see what I have in the way of buttons and appropriate fabric.

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  21. Hi Amy

    Love that you are happy that your photography has come far in a year. I need to do better!
    I love pine smelling candles all year long.
    I'm avoiding going for a 3,000 step walk right now

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  22. There is just something about a basket of yarn that says comfort (& I don't even knit!!) Lol
    Looks like a lovely Valentines project in the works with all those buttons. Can't wait to see!!

    Yummy smells on the names of those candles. Yay that there's still time to use and enjoy them yet while winter hangs around (forever it feels).

    Have a lovely weekend!! xoxo

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  23. Tidying up your craft space is the best kind of tidying because you always find forgotten treasures. I love the look of that fabric and those lovely red buttons. Have a great weekend. :) x

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  24. I love the picture of your yarn in the basket! Funny that you forgot about your Christmas candles and are enjoying them now. I forgot about the Medjool dates I bought and so we are enjoying them after the holidays too. :-)

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  25. Great scarf. Isn't it nice to think that, as well as an improvement in your photography, there is an improvement in your crochet skills too? I look at projects from a couple of year ago and think "I could've done that so much better now!" but then I guess that's all part of the learning process.

    Yarn in a basket - always good, always, Have an excellent weekend Amy. xx

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  26. Love the wool Amy, what a bright and cherry post, and yes your photos look good.
    Amanda xx

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  27. A lovely group of five gorgeous things. Love the buttons!!!! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  28. That yarn looks gorgeous! However the red buttons really intrigue me. They go very well with that fabric. Hope the scarf behaves itself now. have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. Lots of shades of blue in this post! The scarf looks quite cozy, so I hope you get good use out of it now. Looks like your wool winder came at a good time. Have a great weekend Amy :)
    Wendy x

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  30. The yarns in the basket would make me happy too. Such pretty, gentle colors.

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  31. gorgeous scarf. i wonder what those candles smell like?? will you be making a pillow? ( :

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  32. I'm crazy about those buttons! I can't wait til you're finished.

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  33. Those are all such happy pictures! Glad you got the scarf back in working order.

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  34. All of your five look great! And so much more interesting than housework!! Love the red buttons, the candles, the fabric and hey I am putting a granny square scarf on my blog too! Well its a cowl. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  35. Does anything warm the heart quite as well as a basket of yarn and a jar of buttons? Fantastic five!

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  36. Lovely happies in this post. Those candles were a good find. Enjoy a deliciously scented weekend!

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  37. Hi Amy-- those yarns look beautiful in the basket-- who could resist all that lovely wonderful yarn!! And your scarf-- omgosh it's just amazing. I love granny squares-- I wish I could crochet so I could make them!!

    Love
    Vicki

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  38. What yarn have you got there?! It looks so soft and squidgy and I love the colours :) I really really like the scarf I'm glad it's more comfy now. Looking forward to seeing the button project! and enjoy those yankee candles :D xx

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  39. Very fun things to be happy about.
    Love the basket of yarn and of course that beautiful button heart.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  40. The yarns, the buttons, the scarf, the fabric and the happy projects are of those things that make our life happy...
    Have a restful and cosy weekend Amy! Glad to see your photos in previous post...
    Olympia

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  41. Lovely crafty things to make you happy! The scarf looks lovely, and the basket of yarn is so pretty....and the red buttons look rather like they could be a Valentine project :)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  42. Hello Amy,
    Particularly love the chintz fabric and sooo many buttons-a very happy sight.
    Xx

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  43. Such lovely things all around Amy!!! That heart for valentine's day made from buttons is beautiful...did I guess right?!?!? And your scarf looks so pretty and warm!!! Wishing you more of the same this week you! Nicole xoxo

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  44. Oh Amy.. what lovely happies! They made me happy and I just adore that secret button project you are working on! I look forward to your post... I am also very excited to have seen a face, that now can be put to all the lovely comments you leave for me! My weekend has just been super :) Hazel x

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  45. All good things. Crochet is my down time, therapy, great for unwinding. i'm trying to use up old yarn & not buy anything new.

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  46. Lovely happy things! That basket of yarn looks fab - beautifully wound, thanks to that new winder!! Wishing you a great week ahead Amy! xx

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  47. Your basket of yarn looks very pretty. I'm excited to see what you make!

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  48. Such an array of pretty colours there Amy. Love the basket of yarn and those buttons are gorgeous. Five lovely happy things. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my post. P x

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  49. Gorgeous scarf. And I love the basket of yarn.

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