Sunday 15 April 2012

Picture Perfect Sundays!

Good Morning lovely people! Once again just a quick one from me today!
It's been a tremendously busy week for me! I've had extra performances at work due to the schools being on a break for Easter.
Trying to find time to do all of my other bits and pieces (work on the blog, go to German school, singing lessons, gym and of course crafting) have proven difficult.
I've even been looking on Ebay, for a pocket watch that can stop time. I believe they're out there? I haven't found one yet! I really must keep looking! 
Even though it's been hard to fit everything in, being busy is how I like it! A BUSY Matt, is a VERY happy Matt :-)

So on this glorious Sunday Morning, I thought I'd give you a "Picture Perfect" post. A chance for me to share a couple of pics!

Now this picture, we've posted before. Its of a beautiful house that sits on the river close to our apartment. I just love it! Its a bright saffron colour and looks so perfect sat upon the glimmering water.

The reason I'm sharing this picture with you again, is because whilst searching through my laptop I came across another picture of the same house.
This picture was taken just a couple of weeks before the first. You can really see just how quick the seasons are changing!
I cant believe just a month ago we had such cold weathers that the river became an ice skaters dream! People were walking on the river as if it were a road!
I love the shapes of the paths that have been made in the snow and ice. Swirly and smooth!
BRRRRR! It makes me feel cold just looking at it!

After finishing my peg project, I feel like I had a little slump in creative energy and inspiration.
I NEED to have a project on the go, but for a brief moment I really didn't know what the next one should be. 
No ideas and no projects, make me feel a little lost. Thank God that feeling didn't last too long!!! I now have ideas and inspiration coming out of my ears!!!
Here's what I've started working with:

A crafting clock.

Some new colours of embroidery floss.

Some wooden bits and bobs.

I'm combining the wood with yummy yarn and some crochet creativeness. I cant wait to show you what I come up with! 

A spur of the moment bundle shot of mine and Dennis' blankets.
I feel such a sense of pride when I look at the things we have made!
I thought in the near future I would write a post that looks at each of the blankets individually. A chance to show them in a little more detail.

A postcard from our local Yarn shop/knit cafe! How fun is that!

How cute is the little sheep at the bottom just peering over edge of the card!

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this tree outside of the stage-door at work. It's in full blossom and looks so so pretty. The blossom looks delicate and light. I think it almost looks like a water colour painting.

I hope you are all having a 'Picture Perfect Sunday"!
I'm so very excited for tomorrow when Dennis and I pick the winners to the Y.A.R.N competition. You still have time to enter today (if you haven't already.) So many fantastic entries to choose from! I can't wait to share them with you!

Happy Sunday Funday!!!
Matt xxx
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  1. It's hard to choose your next project isn't it? So many things to knit, crochet and stitch and just so little time! I am busy now to finish my graduation project which our classes will show to their parents, family and friends on the 24th. I'm sooo nervous! Between school and other responsibilities I find the time to blog, crochet a amigurumi or two and work on my granny square blanket. Sometimes I wish the time COULD stay still for a time :) Let me know if you found that clock on Ebay ;)
    Your photos look awesome and it's incredible indeed how fast the weather is changing. I'm hoping for a warm summer soon to come, because here in Holland it's more like autumn again BRRR!

    P.S. that postcard is too cute!

  2. The blankets are gorgeous - a more detailed look would be lovely!

  3. Pati from London15 April 2012 at 15:37

    Hi guys! I can't wait to see what you do with the clock!! I'm having a bit of a lazy day with my kids and now, hubby has taken over and I have just started to study (well... not really as you can see... but needed my blogland inspiration fix to get in the mood). I have to revise for my Uni exams which will happen in a few weeks time and can't wait for them to finish so that I can get back to my crochet and enjoying life in general. Seeing your blankets in detail would be lovely.
    Have a Springy Sunday, Pati from London xx

  4. I know what you mean about feeling proud over a finished project! Nothing bets that feeling except for when you give it to who it is intended, in my opinion anyway! I can't wait to see the finished clock!

    Happy days!

  5. Hi Guys!

    What a lovely sunday you had!!! We had a great one ourselves! playing outside all day with my boys, and when they did not need me (playing soccor - please no thank you..) then I went inside and crochetting away!! Granny's, double thread, so nice and thick!! (blacket is on the way!)... please show us yours!! (:LOL!!)

    Have a lovely evening aswell!


  6. p.s. wondering what the clock will become!!!!


  7. Beautiful collection of blankets. There's nothing warmer than a crochet or knit blanket to snuggle under. Today our sky in San Francisco looks like a sheet of typing paper. Which is perfect for those who like pictures of typing paper, or for snuggling, which I'll be doing after my daily walk. Brrr.

  8. Oh.. love that house.. is it a floating home? The clock I can imagine will become colorful! I've painted several clocks, I should share some on my blog. I'm resting today after some very busy weeks. It will be quiet as my husband has just left for the 3rd day of helping our son paint his house. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Oh, those blankets look sooo yummy all snuggled together! I would love to see and hear more about them! I'm currently building up a stash of gorgeous bamboo wool and will soon have to make a descision about what type of blanket to turn it into - so many choices!!! Would love to get some inspiration from yours :)
    love Karen x x

  10. INTERESTING! Can't wait to see what you do with the clock project. Love the blooming tree picture. Our trees haven't bloomed yet!


  11. Hello!! Oh please please do the detail post for those blankets, I can believe you've done so many...they look beautiful! By the way..I've been searching for that clock too!! There must be one somewhere! If you find the store please let me know, i definitely need to stop time! Or maybe you can craft it in your new project! :)

  12. Your posts are sumptuous and your pics edible! Yum

  13. Oh my heavens, those blankets!!! I know I'm not the only one whose heart started pounding at the sight. So much crochet goodness all in one place! Well done, both of you. Also, I am fully prepared to move into that lake house at a moment's notice, just let me know. Skating, right outside the front door? I'm there. ;) Have a great day!

  14. You're a talented photographer! Lovely shots and I'm very curious about your new project!

  15. Why is it that crochet and nature walks go together so well??!!! Have a great week!


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