Friday, April 10, 2015


Hello dear friends, Happy Easter to you all .It has been awhile since I last posted things have been very hectic around here. Hope you are all well and I will be visiting you all in the next few days.

I saw an image on Pinterest of a potholder but it didn't have a pattern and I had just had to make one. I really like dishcloths they allow me to work with colour and pattern on a small scale . I recently gave a friend a stack of dishcloths , she looked at me incredulously and asked why on earth I would do such beautiful work only for it to end up as a dishcloth /face cloths.

I explained that for me  the reasons I crochet varies .Some days my crochet is often about the process , the simple act of yarn over hook, the comfort of repetition. It is on those days that a quick dishcloth is the perfect piece. I don't have to commit to something that requires time, something that is  lacking at the moment . I told her it made me feel relaxed and that completing one dishcloth  was the equivalent of the few glasses of wine she has in the evening. She told me I was a really lucky person .When you are make to think about why you do something it makes you really think ,don't you think?  I'm so glad I have such an easy way to relax and apart from the occasional bouts of pain we can get in our hands its whole heck better than wine every night. Don't get me wrong I love wine ,hehe, but I'm glad I don't need it to relax .Why do you crochet?

My daughter and grandson have moved in for awhile and I had forgotten the amount of stuff that is needed for a baby. I'd forgotten the sleepless nights and the constant cuddling .He is the perfect companion for me as I never really sleep and I adore cuddling, we couldn't be happier .

Right , must dash ,I'm needed for kisses and hugs , lucky me.


  1. I really enjoy a glass of wine but I too have knocked it on the head most evenings and find now it is a treat for a Friday or Saturday evening and for me much more pleasurable. Picking up a crochet hook or a pair of needles for an hour or two in the evenings and creating something new gives me all the relaxation I need.
    So pleased for you that your daughter and grandson have moved in with you even for just a while, enjoy your family time and all those extra cuddles you get to have.

  2. It's nice to see an update from you. I'm so glad that your daughter and grandson are with you, I'm sure you're all providing lots of love and comfort for one another. Take care and enjoy your time together.

  3. I totally understand your need to crochet, it varies for me too but is a constant in my life. Good luck with your daughter and the baby, so nice you can be there to help, snuggle and provide lots of love.

  4. Dishcloths are the perfect project when you're needed for cuddles, easy to pick up and put down again without losing your place. I have to say though that you've got some stunners there, I make my own dishcloths too but they're not in that league. Fabulous!

  5. It's lovely that you have your daughter and grandson with you. I got to cuddle a friend's baby last night and it was really nice. It's hard to explain why I do my crocheting. It certainly helps me to relax and is much better for me than wine!

  6. So glad they are safe and loved with you. The pattern for the dishcloth is stunning, a real delight. I also crochet to relax. Enjoy your Grandson they grow up so quickly.