Last post I showed you the little 'Happy Flower' granny squares I had begun to work up in various shades of blue, and I thank those of you who left, (or emailed), me comments regarding my dilemma as to whether or not to include some additional colours and, in fact, what I was even going to finally make with these little cuties! Well the decision wasn't too difficult after all: I really liked the blues yes, and was also really tempted to include some pink and mauve but, because there are so many crochet projects that are really beckoning me, and because I really love a variety of colours and subjects as well as learning new things, the little grannies only multiplied to the 'mighty number' of nine - still in blues - and became a cute little cushion. I really enjoyed watching this project develop and love the finished product AND I am now ready to begin something NEW! Yes!
There were a couple of false finishes to this project and I've taken a pic or two which will explain what happened. You see, after little cushion was all finished and put together I thought a couple of rows of double crochet (in the navy) around the outer edge of the button closing end would finish things off nicely! Yes? Yes, that did look good - so much so that I decided to do the same border around the rest of the cushion. Then what? Then I realised that the whole thing looked unbalanced because the flap- over-closing-side was devoid of the navy edging - so from the front, the cushion had three edges in navy and one still white - difficult to explain hence the pics to show how I overcame the problem - without having to unravel the whole flap (including buttonholes) in order to include a navy stripe!
I really do like this little blue Happy Flower cushion!
Recently I took delivery of a book that many of you lovely people seem to be familiar with, Jan Eaton's '200 crochet blocks for blankets, throws and afghans', and I'm so longing to get into these blocks - the excitement has been building considerably so that it can hardly be contained any longer - so - tonight after dinner, in a comfy place in front of the telly, with a choice of gorgeous new colours - that's where I'm bound! What are you doing tonight?
Thank you for popping in and being accommodating towards me and my ramblings! I wish you all a happy weekend filled with all things lovely.
❤ Joy x