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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 handmade. 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 CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Summer lovin'

Several weeks have passed since I last posted here at Annie's Place. We've been blessed with lots of wonderful weather in my little corner of England, and I've been busying myself away from technology, tending to home and family. I've missed you all, and hope to pick up where I left off last time I was here. I'm looking forward to catching up with all your news too, so the kettle's on and I'm prepped to immerse myself once again. 

I've spent many blissful hours in the great outdoors, both locally and further afield. Plenty of al fresco dining has taken place. A cool box full of tasty treats, a picnic blanket, and a quiet spot. That's my idea of relaxation. Oh and not forgetting my hook & some yarn. But I guess that goes without saying. 

I took another trip to Cambridge, and even though it's only a short drive from home via some lovely country roads it felt a million miles away. I love the ambience of the place, and the fact that it's steeped in history. I'm sure it would be something quite special to study there. 

We also welcomed thousands of visitors to Bedford at the end of July for the Biennial River Festival. It's something I always look forward to, and it's lovely to see everyone having fun in the sun. One of the greatest spectacles for me this year was Jet Boots Bob. I'll let the pictures above speak for themselves. 

Needless to say there were lots of wide eyed children and adults, oohing and ahhing at the strange sight of a man being thrust high into the air on jets of water. It looked super fun, but I'm not sure I'd have the stomach nor the balance for it.

On the crochet front I've been a bit lazy. However after many months of hibernation I decided to revisit the Granny Square blanket I started at the back end of 2012. Yes 2012, can you believe it? Oh how time flies! I had every intention of finishing it a lot sooner than this, but as per usual I get drawn into starting something else and become distracted. 

Anyhoo, I'm back on it and will endeavour to have it all done & dusted by the time the weather changes. I think it's coming along well, and looks rather nice sitting alongside my Mini Squares Cushion

It has not escaped my notice that in my absence I've had a lot of new faces stop by. I welcome you all, and hope you'll visit again.

Till next time
x x x x x


  1. Welcome back!I look forward to Reading and looking at Your posta!

  2. Glad you're having a lovely Summer, and your blanket looks amazing!
    Hope to read from you again soon! x

  3. Hi Sharron. I just discovered your blog yesterday and had some pleasant hours reading it and looking at all the beautiful photo's. You've inspired me a lot. I will definitely follow it from now on. Your Granny Square blanket is awesome

    Greetings, Anke

  4. I've just finished a blanket made up of 3-round granny squares. I need to take photos and then I will be posting about it. Looks like you'll been enjoying your time away from technology.

  5. Ciao Annie bentornata... belle foto e belle vacanze. Buona settimana.

  6. It's so nice to see you are back. I'm so glad you had a great summer. Your blanket looks wonderful. I'm trying to finish one myself. I look forward to your next post.

    Best Wishes \,
    Aunt Bea

  7. Sounds like you are having a lovely summer! I love Cambridge, one of my favourite places to visit.


  8. It's lovely to see you back-I missed your lovely posts!

  9. Welcome back Sharron, what great pictures of the river festival, amazing. Your blanket is looking good and it doesn't look like it's far off being finished so good luck with getting it done.

  10. I am glad you are back posting again, it is lovely to see you - I do enjoy your posts. Your blanket and cushion look gorgeous.

  11. Sooooo lovely to see you back Sharron!!! Oh how I've missed you and the beautiful photos you take!! I am so in love with that blanket and cushion combo!! X

  12. Yep, I can think of no better way to relax!!!! WOW, that jet thing looks like a lot of fun!!!! Enjoy your beautiful summer days!!!
    AMarie xxx

  13. Hi Sharron, lovely to have you back. It looks like you've been having the best of Summers from all your gorgeous photo's. Looking forward to catching up again soon, Kate x

  14. Good to read you again..
    So beautiful pics and granny square blanket.

  15. So glad you are having a wonderful summer, that is how summer should be full of outside activities, family and fun.
    Hugs to you,

  16. Hi Sharron,

    Glad you are having a good summer! I started following you a while ago, I love your colourful crochet, so pretty!

    Looking forward to reading more from you soon!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be/ (this is my new blog!)

  17. Hi Sharron, good to see you back. Great summer photos. Looking forward to seeing the granny blanket! Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Jane x

  18. Your blanket is beautiful! I am glad that you have been off out and about having some nice times and not worrying about the computer! xx

  19. Really happy to see you back after your summer break. Coincidentally I have been looking for some cusion ideas and had been wondering about doing a very small granny square one, then today I saw the one you have. It looks so lovely its decided me! xx

  20. Love your granny square throw, hope to see it soon in it's glory.
    Glad you have made the most of such a glorious summer.

  21. So glad to see you are back and you have had a good break. xx

  22. Hello I m new in your blog...congratulations for it and all your hand made works!!!Lovely photoes from your summer trips!!I m at first steps with crochet ...and I hope I ll improve it!!Kisses from Italia!!

  23. I adore your granny blanket! I think that this style is going to be my very next blanket project. I'm sure I will not be able to contain myself and will start long before I finish my many other WIP's!

  24. Very lovely blanket!

  25. Hello, Annie!
    I knew your blog today and I'm loving everything already put their jobs as favorites ...
    I'm starting to crochet and I am enjoying it.
    And the pictures of his travels are really beautiful.
    I'll keep following the blog, to learn more from the tutorials !!!
    Maria Isabel

  26. Just came across your blog when I was looking for some inspiration for my tiny granny squares which are waiting to be turned into someething useful and pretty. Lovely pictures and ideas. Thank you for sharing. I am sure I will become a regular visitor!


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