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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.....?!!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Snippets of Summer

It has been a really beautiful day here today, and although I feel the pull to be outside I'm currently glued to coverage of the first day of Athletics at the Rio Olympics. It's been a bit chaotic here in my world for the past few months, getting used to a new routine and I'm grateful for the welcome distraction of three weeks of great sport.  I've particularly enjoyed the Swimming, Diving & Gymnastics this week.


Crochetwise I'm in the middle of bag construction. I put this down a while ago, and have only just picked it back up.I'm working with some Katia Planet Acrylic Yarn in a lovely Saffron colourway. It's a colour I'm increasingly drawn too. I love it, don't you?


The Bedford River Festival came and went last month. The weather was superb, and again it was a fantastic weekend of fun on the river. It comes around every other year, and I always look forward to it. I generally park myself by the Jazz Stage; under a tree with some refreshments, and just soak up the atmosphere.


Another spectacle that is currently very much a talking point locally is the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10. This aircraft has been constructed firmly behind closed doors at the Cardington Hangars just a few miles from my home. It's the biggest aircraft in the world, some have referred to as the Kim Kardashian of Aircrafts ;) It's finally made an appearance and is currently sitting outside the sheds in the adjacent field undergoing final ground tests and will take flight soon. Exciting times...

Along with many others I've been patiently awaiting this moment, and as soon as I got wind that it was in view I popped down to get a few snaps of this iconic piece of engineering.....






































Great news, Sally has reached her target of £500 for her charity blanket. Thank you to anyone that donated. I'm sure she's over the moon with the kindness and support for this project. 

Right, I'm off to enjoy some more of the athletics. 
Come on Jess & KJT!!!!
xxx

13 comments:

  1. I'm always thrilled when I see a new post from you, the bag looks lovely 😍

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    1. Morning Emily, I appreciate you popping in to say hello! Thank you for being so kind. Nice to know you're there :)

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  2. I too was pleased to see your post pop up on my feed. My girls are 9 and 6 and have become obsessed with the olympics but I went out side and caught up later in the day. I have started to use that colour more too. I have just edged a blanket in it. Jo x

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    1. Hi Jo, that's lovely to hear you were pleased to see an update from me. Means a lot, thank you. I'm really absorbed by all the sports and watch as much as I can. Feels good knowing we're collectively routing on our teams. Great that your girls are so engaged too. A blanket edged in that Saffron colour sounds yummy. Have a wonderful weekend. Sharron x

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  3. Do love seeing things happening in your country as I live down under and don't think i will get to visit but do so through your photos...thank you.
    May I ask as to where I can get the pattern for those lovely squares at the beginning of this entry????

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    1. Thanks for leaving a message, and you can find the pattern here: http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2014/02/04/february-crochet-along-granny-square-tote/

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  4. I do love that color of yarn!

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  5. Great post, lovely photos!xx
    www.basicallyalice.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Your crochet is absolutely beautiful ♥ Love your snippets ♥

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  7. Sharron, love this post !!!
    I sent an email to you and am anxiously awaiting your reply!!

    Becky

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  8. Sharron, thanks for your reply. I have another question and sent you another email !!!

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  9. Those look like some great places to visit.

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  10. Miss your lovely blog updates - hope you're doing well!!

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