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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.....?!!

Thursday 4 July 2013

In bloom....

Good day lovely people. I'm in such a happy place right now, 
for the summer sun has finally arrived! 

Yes indeedy, I am sitting here at my desk composing this post & listening to some wonderful dinner jazz from Helen Mayhew at Jazz FM. Intermittently staring out of the window, watching the light diminish minute by minute. 

The piece playing right at this moment is a beautiful, somewhat heart wrenching acoustic version of the Beatles classic 'Here, There & Everywhere', by Ralph Towner. I confess I have a wee lump in my throat as I type. What a perfect soundtrack to a summer's evening it has turned out to be.

And joy of joys, I may even get some outside hooky time this weekend. I think I have a long overdue date with a picnic blanket, a hook and some yarn, down by the river side. 

The Sweet Williams on display in my home this week inspired me to attempt my very own floral motif. I've been happily hooking away on what I would like to call my 'Maisie' flower. 

It's a fairly easy pattern that I created through a bit of trial and error. I think it's kinda cute, and has a very simple joining method. With the added bonus of very few yarn tails to deal with. I'd be happy to write up a tutorial if there's enough interest. 

It would make a lovely centre piece or runner for a table. I haven't blocked them yet, not sure whether to bother as I quite like these colourful little discs with a ruffled petal edge. To block or not to block, that is the question?

I know I say this often, but I really do 
appreciate the time you take out of your 
busy lives to visit me here. 
Every comment is read, and 
is received with gratitude. 
You really are a lovely bunch!

Happy Fourth of July to all who are celebrating!!

See you soon 

x x x x x x


  1. Hello lovely Sharron - I am very happy that sunshine has settled on you but must add that your beautiful new 'Maisie' flowers are sunshine in themselves - how gorgeous - you've done a great job!
    The frilly edged Sweet Williams are so sweet, and I can just about hear your wonderful music - what else would you need; flowers, music, a bit of lovely hooky - maybe just the riverside! I hope the sun keeps shining for your weekend!
    Joy xo

  2. Hello Sharron,
    The Sweet William is lovely and very cheery. Your crochet is beautiful and I just want to try each pattern. Please please write out the pattern as this one I just must attempt. You are very talented and also very kind to share your work and your patterns and I am very appreciative as I'm sure many others are. Enjoy your warm weather. Here in southern Australia we are in the middle of winter and today its rather cold so it would be a good day to do some hooking.
    Blessings Gail

  3. Greetings from Canada,
    I love your beautiful and colourful crochet.
    Tutorial for the Maisie flower, yes please!

  4. Wow, definitely loving your Maisie flower. You have a lovely selection of different colours. I'll be waiting to see the finished blanket.
    I don't think you need to block, I too like the ruffled edges.
    I'd be interested in a pattern if you were to write one.
    Sally x

  5. Hello! I am new to your blog and love it! I'm following you now. I also have a link party call Fresh-Cut Friday that happens once a month. This post would be a perfect addition!
    I hope you come by and say hi.


  6. this is so very lovely. I would LOVE to see a pattern - but if not thank you so much for the eye candy :)

  7. The WIP is beautiful - please write the pattern! I just bought many different colours and this might just be a stunning way of using the yarn! It looks like you are finally enjoying a beaitiful summer after a rough entry to the season. Enjoy!

  8. I adore your Maisie flower so pretty and those colours are glorious. Makes me want to pick up my hook! Enjoy the sunshine.

  9. Wonferful blanket!!!! Wonderful colours! Is it Catania????
    Have a nice day,

  10. I just love your flower motif, very beautiful and yes I would love a tutorial of this please. you are so talented and your blog is an absolute joy to visit as always x thank you for sharing x

  11. Of course we would love you to write a tutorial, I know they take time but they really are appreciated. I have a patch of sweet William in my garden which I am rather chuffed with as I remembered to plant them in Autumn and it feels like a reward for my off season effort. Jo X

  12. Hello Annie
    The disc flowers do look lovely. They can even be perfect for coasters!
    I will be interested, if you don't mind writing the pattern ;)

  13. You flowers look beautiful. I envy you.

    You pattern is pretty and the colors are awesome as usual.

  14. I love your blog, and your Maisies are just lovely. You have a knack for picking the colors that just go together as well. :)
    Sweet Williams is a cute name, in French we call them 'Poet's Carnations'.

  15. Dear Sharron
    Beautiful sweet williams echoing lovely crochet colours too. I love this time of year!
    I am sure there will be huge interest in your crochet pattern.
    Best wishes

  16. Hi Sharron, you clever thing, your flower motifs are beautiful and I love the colours. What yarn have you used? Yes please, my hand is up for a tutorial! :o)

    Jane x

    PS: I like the idea of as few yarn tails as possible, they drive me nuts!

  17. You are one clever lady for coming up with such a lovely pattern! I agree that the petals look nice ruffled. In my opinion, they don't need blocking :).

  18. Such a pretty post Sharron...lots of my favourite colours here at the moment too. I love the Sweet William pics and your crochet is gorgeous!...I like the pretty ruffles too and think it would look gorgeous on a summer table,
    Happy Friday,
    Susan x

  19. gorgeous flower motif Sharron! keep it up! Id love to see it on different colours too, but looks fabulous the way you have done it and put it will the other colour blocks! Helen x

  20. Great work! I would be more than happy to 'borrow' this pattern from you please.... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  21. Those flowers are gorgeous, such lovely vibrant colours, and I really love your crochet circles. Love looking at all your crochet makes.

  22. Please write up a tutorial for these gorgeous motifs! They are breathtaking!

  23. Really beautiful! I too have sweet Williams in a vase next to me as I type. I would love your tutorial on the beautiful Maisie Flowers. X

  24. Lovely sweet williams and I love your crochet flowers too! The colours are fab, you should definitely do a tutorial! :)

    S x

  25. Wow, what a lovely flowers and the colours are stunning.
    Well done!

    Have a nice weekend.
    Groetjes, Monique

  26. Lovely motifs - they look gorgeous all joined together in those pretty colours, take care Sam xx

  27. What beautiful crochet! I love everything about this motif...you are so clever! Yes please to a tutorial! xxx

  28. Such beautiful flowers. I adore all the different colours. So pretty.

    I love your idea of crocheting by the river. It's going to be a gorgeously warm this weekend. Sounds like the perfect getaway. Don't forget to pack the Pimms!!

  29. the 'maisie' motifs are lovely! absolutely YES! to a tutorial on these. :)

  30. Lovely, lovely flower discs! I raise my hand and vote YES for a tutorial! Also, I like the ruffled edge effect. I think it would be a shame to squash them flat. I am an admirer of your work, and your white granny afghan is the first thing I saw online that led me into the gorgeous world of new colors and styles in crochet! Haven't wanted to put my hook down since! Your white afghan, with the lime green edging is spectacular! Myself and all of my family and friends declare your version of this granny pattern their favorite, and are joyfully mesmerized by the colors. I just wanted you to know how much your work is loved. :-)

  31. Just beautiful! The pattern would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for such a beautiful blog.

  32. Such beautiful flower discs... as always you are so talented and your work so inspiring. I would block it myself as I think it makes the whoe project look more professional, but I can see what you are saying... the ruffly edges look cute on the floer pattern... either way your work is just gorgeous :) Great weekend for you.

  33. Hello! I think your flower motif is just beautiful and a tutorial would be so lovely. I love your crochet. I've been drooling over everything in your sidebar! :)

  34. ooh, yes please write up the tutorial! It's such a lovely pattern! I'm so enjoying your blog too - a real breath of fresh air. It almost feels like popping in for a coffee and a chat :-)


  35. Hi There,Oh, A Big Yes Please!!!To the tutorial!!!I don't think blocking is necessary at all!!!They look lovely just like that!!!Have a happy weekend!!!

  36. I totally agree with Anna-Marie! I am in love with your beautiful Maisies flowers....they are so pretty. Ohhhhh, I have so many ideas swimming around in my head right now...yes....tutorial please!
    xx Shari

  37. Gorgeous & I love the colours

  38. Your sweet William photographs are beautiful and I adore your Maisie flower - I am voting along with all your other admirers - yes please for a tutoriall. Happy hooking x

  39. Beautiful, I saw the Maisie flowers on your ravelry and tried to look up the pattern. Please write up a tutorial. It's very very pretty and your colours are stunning

  40. Oh yes please, I vote for a tutorial! The sweet williams look gorgeous and I bet they smell amazing. I am actually sitting outside with my jasmine's scent filling the air, quiet has been restored as all the little ones are now asleep along with the birds and I am drinking a lovely coffee to keep me awake for a couple more hours while I wander through blogland. Sometimes days and evenings can be so perfect can't they? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Chel x

  41. Would love a tutorial for this, it's beautiful.love how you use so much colour in one piece of work.

  42. Hello Sharron,
    Each time I read your new post, I'm happy ! You simply make my day and I really enjoy your crochet !! Thank you very much for sharing, have yourself a great day !

  43. Your crochet is just beautiful, it really is. You have such a good eye for colour. I think your circles are perfect, i wish my efforts looked that good before blocking! A table runner made up of those flowers would be gorgeous. x

  44. I would love to see a tutorial for your Maisie flower, I want to make something for my partner's gran and her name is Maisie so this would be perfect, it's so pretty, I'm sure she'd love it as much as I do.

  45. Always a pleasure to visit your blog, the flowers are gorgeous and the 'music' just right. I echo everyone comments the Maria flowers are beautiful and I for one would love a tutorial when you have time.

    Thank you for brightening our day.

    Peg xx


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