I love the icecream shades. L♡VE them.
L:O:V:E L:O:V:E L:O:V:E
And so I adore my tea cosy. Lots of you guessed right, it is indeed a tea cosy. Not the tea cosy I had planned originally as I got carried away on a whim. I'm pleased with the stitch the main cozy is made of. It's griddle stitch and is very easy. You chain as many as you need then: Row 1 double crochet to the end. Row 2 double,treble, double, treble to the end. Row 3 as row 1. Row 4 as row 2 and repeat till you've got a large enough piece! Always start with a double crochet then a treble then a double etc....on the even rows.
I'm chuffed to bits with the roses. The shape is perfect, the way the petals curve in on themselves is so pretty. I've Julie to thank for directing me to this pattern as she told me where to find it and then updated her sidebar so you can make a rose or two should you wish. (edit. It's no longer in her side bar so here is the link)
I'll enjoy making tea much more. Less dunking the bag in the cup from now on. I'll be using my tea pot complete with cozy and having a little ritual once all is quite. Tea from a favourite mug, maybe something to yummy nibble on (when the diet is over) and five minutes peace before cranking up a gear and trying to get all the boring stuff done so that I can keep the evenings clear to craft and blog.
Something happened yesterday which has really made me evaluate my blogging. My dearest Bee has read my blog this week. I've never kept it a secret from her, I've taken photo's of her for this blog and I've talked about her in this blog. She's in my cast list in my side bar, she was even a follower when I was with typepad but she has been very busy with her family and work so computer time is limited for her. I don't think she realised how much I've been loving blogging.
We are like sisters. We grew up together and have been through everything side by side. We now live an hour away from each other and we don't get to see each other often enough. Whenever we talk on the phone you can guarantee a child will start pestering us, or a there'll be loud crying as one of the kids tries to kill the other, or someone needs a wee.... you know how it is. So I don't really chatter on and on about my blog. We talk about what we've been up to, the good and the bad. We chat about "stuff" we could talk for hours and hours about nothing. We could talk four times a day and still have more to chat over. But we don't get the opportunity. We are always pulled away. Bee works two evenings a week and by the time Mr C and I have had our meal (late by most peoples standards) and tidied up Bee is usually tucked up in bed or flaked out. I am a bit of a burn the candle at both ends and so I sit up blogging and crafting and not really able to string a sentence together. I sort of switch off and get lost in crochet! What I'm taking an age to get to is that we were on the phone yesterday after Bee had read my blog for the first time this year probably and she tearfully said she felt like she didn't really know me anymore. That my blog is a part of me she'd not seen properly before. I mean, she knows I like to make stuff, I've sat making stuff when I'm with her (and tried to help her with learning crochet) but I guess we are too busy talking about all the other stuff that she was unaware of this side of me. So I've been thinking about how and why I blog and if I live too much in cyberland. I haven't come to much of a conclusion yet but I generally feel that as I do all this stuff late at night or little bits though out the day, upload a pic while the tea is cooking, a type sentence while the kids eat...Crafting while waiting for the school gates to open or the boys swim...I kind of feel that my blogging/crafting fits in and around my real life. I guess I'm surprised to find that I hadn't been blathering on and on to Bee about it. And as a result she felt a bit disconnected from me. I don't like that. I don't like to hear her tears down the phone, not when it was sort of my doing and I'm too far away to be able to fly over to her. I'm rambling. But the upside is that she's started blogging!!!! She's always written a diary so she will like blogging (I hope!) It'll be a fantastic memento for her children in years to come. Anyway brain dump over...
I dressed all wrong today. I assumed it would be a grey mizzy day again and so put some bright clothes on. My mistake? Thick purple tights. I had to come home to change out of them and find my flip flops before I started to over heat and pong!