Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Thursday, 10 June 2021

What are you doing?

I have made a blanket for the car/pushchair for both Will and George, so with baby number 3 due, it's time to start another, but I will be making 2 as yet we do not know if the baby is a boy or a girl.
I have always used Patons, Baby Smiles 4 ply, its 100% Acrylic, so very easy to keep clean and very lightweight, these are the leftovers I have in my stash. Sadly nowhere have I noted how much yarn I used, when I next see daughter I will weigh a blanket to give myself some idea, as yet I have not ordered any colours, I will start the pink based one 1st, I will also at the same time make the blue/green one, I will need more yarn. 
I am pleased with the start of this blanket, I will make it as much as I can before shopping for more yarn, I am trying not to have too much left over this time. I know my daughter would not just want pink and white, so I've added a few pale colours, I do like these colours together. 
2 more books read, these were from The Works, 3 for £5, both I enjoyed, both I did not find the ending any surprise, I have a Peter James book left to read. Books 25 and 26 read this year. 
More sweet peas from the garden, with a couple of daisies, 
I am very hopeful I have cracked growing sweet peas. 

My Christmas cactus has just 1 bud, I re-potted it earlier this year, it's still on the bathroom windowsill.
I took cutting from my cactus and now have more plants, the herbs in these pots did not do as well as I wanted, so hopefully these will have a pretty role in displaying these. 

Always at this time of year I have loads of different things on the go, the garden is my 1st place to be, but as I have said before I can't sit and do nothing, so crafting and reading helps fill my time. We both now enjoy our coffee breaks sat outside, in sun or shade, our new pergola works perfectly, we linger longer chatting together, after all the hard work in the garden over the past 11 years, we can now enjoy our outside space. 

It's another stay at home week, we have walked to local shops a couple of time, I was really pleased I popped corn flower seeds in last month and nothing came up, I love these blue flowers, so I was so pleased to get 3 plants in our local shop, I already have white daisies, and 1 small poppy plant, all in my raised bed, I love these 3 flowers together, I use them in my profile photo. I also have my sweet peas in the same raised bed, so maybe this summer I will get a corner full of colour. 

Youngest daughter is in her last 4 weeks of pregnancy, she is not feeling so good, been to local maternity unit a couple of times, we are all on standby, when the time comes, I will move into her house, much easier having the boys in their own environment, so exciting times are coming, so no idea if it's a boy or girl, either is great, but can you imagine how we will be if we finally get a girl after 8 grand sons, she might get spoilt a bit. 


  1. The extra shades you've mixed with the pink make a lovely combination.

  2. I have 3 grandsons and 1 grand daughter. She is the youngest at 10 and the boys absolutely spoil her too. Love your blankets, as I've said before; you are extremely talented.

  3. All of my children have finished having babies now and I'm waiting for the Grandchildren to produce some. Nothing like holding a baby or a small child for that matter and I miss it.
    I'm still getting on with my blanket and will post soon on the progress, I'm using Deramores yarn and it's lovely , never used it before.

  4. I love ripple blankets, they can all look so different according to the colour you choose for them. I haven't been doing any crafting at all just lately, apart from a little bit of knitting, I'm just not in a crafting mood, and my reading has slowed right down too. I'm out of the house a lot more at the moment with the good weather. I love your little dog and cat pots, so cute. It's so exciting waiting for a new baby's arrival. I didn't find out the sex of my children either, it's such a lovely surprise to wait and find out after all the hard work!

  5. Such exciting times with a new baby coming. I have made many a ripple for great nieces and nephews, it is a lovely gift. Good luck!

  6. I do like the ripple blankets.
    So exciting with the new babies arrival so close now.

    All the best Jan



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