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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
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