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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Snap happy

We've been blessed with some lovely mild temperatures and spring sunshine this week. It's made the world of difference to my overall mood. I've definitely had a sunnier disposition that's for sure. 


My crochet hook has been dusted off and put to some use after being badly neglected. I like to think of it as a temporary blip. I admit I lost enthusiasm for a moment, but surprising how a bit of good light can make you feel energised and motivated once again.


I've been hooking up some 7 round traditional granny squares. The yarn is acrylic, the hook a 4mm, the blocks joined as I go, and the colour scheme very random. Apart from making sure that my 4th and final rows are kept the same colour. I'm rather pleased with them so far *happy face*


Let's see how long this project can keep me engaged! You know me; the eternal flibbertigibbet. I really must commit to one project at a time. But it seems like an impossibility for me *arghhhhh* 





I've been very snap happy too. My camera is never too far from my hands, and I kinda went a bit mad. The addition of some lovely blooms, and some new crochet squares just sent me a bit batty. I know you don't mind me overloading you with visual stimuli??! Especially when it's hooky related!




Before I scoot, I've been meaning to ask who's been watching Kirstie Allsopp's new property programme Best of Both Worlds? I'm a sucker for these shows, (another favourite being Escape To The Country) and I think this one has been fantastic. Not that I'm green with envy or anything, but some of the places Kirstie's visited in this series have been sickeningly beautiful. A bit of escapism is good for you though, so I guess I'll keep watching and dreaming.........

Enjoy the weekend

x x x x x x x

32 comments:

  1. All of that gorgeous crochet makes me want to find some fun spring colors and my hook and get going. I love what you have done and your runner in your previous post is amazing.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  2. Dear Sharron, I pop in every morning to visit and this morning I was rewarded with some lovely granny blocks and beautiful fresh flowers. I too am very much energized with the arrival of sunshine. Your exciting color choices for your projects never cease to amaze me. What a gift you have, thank you for sharing!

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  3. Love the colours of the crochet and the flowers are beautiful!

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  4. I saw the kirstie programme for the first time the other night. I do like this kind of programme. Loving your crochet, the colours are good. Do you take part in Simply Knitting's pinterest board "today i'm making?" I won this month with my molly blanket!! the prize is a year's subscription to a craft mag of your choice. You would easily win with your gorgeous makes... for the woman who loathes having to count anything, I'm currently trying to master intarsia crochet! Hope the sun is still out. xx

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  5. Beautiful squares and so neatly joined. Glad you've found your inspiration again! I love your pastel coloured flowers as well.

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  6. Hi Sharron! Beautiful colors! Beautiful flowers!
    Happy Spring!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. I absolutely adore your picture, and NO, you cannot get too much of them.
    Everything you say, is true, the lovely weather makes me want to crochet and use as many colours as possible. At this moment I'm doing the same thing and it's remarkable that my colour combination looks a lot like yours:

    Check it out:
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2014/03/granny-flowers-la-brigitte.html


    Here in Belgium there's no Kirstie Allsopp's new property programme Best of Both Worlds. Do we miss al lot?

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  8. The colours you've used to make your grannies look great, they really feel like Springtime... the fair weather after the long grey days of Winter is always a source of inspirations, I believe... : )

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  9. Nice crochet again. I got a bit bored with the granny for while and tried out some new stitches and it gave me a hole new boost. Jo x

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  10. Some colourful springtime happiness with your hook. I really must blow the dust off mine. Keep enjoying this lovely weather we are getting xx

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  11. Lovely crochet, lovely flowers, lovely pictures. Haven't seen Best of Both Worlds but might catch up on 4oD. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Jane x

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  12. I love the colors in your squares, especially that main blue-green one. I've been taking more photos than usual lately too, I guess there's just more good stuff to photograph in spring. :)

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  13. I am a big fan of Escape to the Country too. It's usually on when my little girl is having her nap so I can enjoy a cup of tea, usually my crochet and watch the programme in peace (she does babble a lot when she's awake, a lot like her Daddy) Oh my, I'm happy for you to load as many of your superb photos as you want!!! The flower ones are gorgeous! I have a 7 round granny square with same colour on round 4 and 7 blanket on the go too, it will be a picnic blanket. Your colours are wonderful - as usual :o) Sam xxxxx

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  14. ahhhhh....It's good to hear that others experience that 'temporary blip' of not using a crochet hook! And yes! ~ a bit of light is motivational ~ along with beautiful blogs such as yours that showcase your love for delightful crochet! Thank you for being so inspiring!

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  15. Gorgeous pictures - I really must try that join as you go method. I agree the good weather really lifts the spirits.

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  16. I'm so glad you and your crochet hook met up again lovely Sharron, you've been doing a great job together! I'm loving all the colours you've incorporated into these great grannies, and so neat and perfect as usual!
    Your lovely spring blooms and crochet pics are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing such a bright post - sunshine always helps! Happy days, Joy xo

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  17. PS I meant to mention that we also get 'Escape to the Country' programmes and love them, even though the ones we see are years old! Haven't seen Kirstie's show though. Seeing the old country and styles of homes is so interesting though. x

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  18. Your granny squares are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful pictures of both you new crochet project and your flowers... Spring is in the air . Have a great weekend :)

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  20. Totally gorgeous!!! I am new to crochet but all this loveliness is so inspiring!! Sarah xo

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  21. Pretty squares, I notice I'm not the only one oohing and aaahing over the teal/green colour. U mind sharing what it is exactly?

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  22. Hello lovely Annie.oving all your gorgeous images and your crochet is fabulous!! Especially like the colours your using!! I often think these programmes are pretty addictive, I haven't however gotten pulled into Kirsti's show, possibly not a bad thing, but I must say I'm curious now xoxo

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  23. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS. The flowers are stunning, so is the crochet. I too am far too flittery when it comes to crochet projects. I keep telling myself to stay focu....ooooo new yarn....

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  24. What is it with us crocheted and not being able to focus for too long on one thing?????

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  25. Very happy, bright crochet! I love it, so spring-like - and I completely understand the multiple WIP syndrome with crochet, I can't stop myself from buying just one more ball of special pretty yarn...Chrissie x

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  26. So many gorgeous colours, a really bright and cheerful pick-me up !
    Kate x

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  27. Hi Sharron, I really like the way the teal coloured yarn on the 4th and final rounds stay the same (note to self on this) it really makes all the other random colours join together for a fantastic overall effect.
    Stunning photography as always, such beautiful flowers that are worth capturing forever in a hooky related post.

    my blog : linda-dawn-designs.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Hi Sharron,
    your blog is very nice, I found it in a round to zapping blog.
    Even my hook sometimes feel neglected. lazy me!
    I really like your blog and start to follow you with pleasure.
    Excuse my bad english, I'm Italian.
    bye bye
    Sara

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  29. You've reminded me to get going on putting my granny squares together. Your blanket is very pretty and your photos are so sunny.

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  30. Che meraviglia questi colori, un'esplosione di primavera!
    Ciao
    Paola

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  31. I LOVE these grannies! The colors are beautiful!

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