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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.....?!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Happy Autumn Days

I am well and truly embracing the Autumn season upon us. More than happy to hibernate under lamplight with my latest hooky work in progress. 


The lovely church you see in the picture above can be found in the heart of the Georgian Market Town of Oundle in Northamptonshire. It's such a pretty place, steeped in history. I stopped by there on my way to Peterborough recently and had to take a few snaps. I've often dreamt of living somewhere like this. I covet the limestone cottages that are commonplace in this part of rural Northants. They look so cosy this time of year.

One thing I didn't foresee was finding a LYS there, and making a purchase of some new yarn. There was a display of Rico Baby Classic DK in the window, and because the colours took my eye I went in for a closer look, and a squish of course. I opted for 5 colours (017, 040, 041, 043, 044 if you're interested). I hadn't purchased any new yarn for months so this felt like a real treat. 


From there, it was onwards to Peterborough for a browse. I love crisp, sunny Autumn days. The light was wonderful and illuminated the stunning Norman Cathedral beautifully. The blue sky and wispy clouds made for a fabulous backdrop. I thoroughly enjoyed my meander along the cobbled streets surrounding this magnificent building. The sun had diminished by 4:30pm, so I headed back to the car for the hour or so journey home.

Once home I couldn't wait to snuggle up on the sofa with my hook and new yarn. I decided to crochet up some Happy Flower Blocks. I've enjoyed revisiting this pattern, working with a more subtle palette this time. I'm having fun with it, but am yet undecided what to do with the pile I'm fast accumulating. 

Well, it's just a short post from me today. For those that continue to drop by for a read I say a big hello!! I hope to be back again soon x x x x

24 comments:

  1. This post is so 'Autumn'! Love your squares!

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  2. Ciao belle immagini. Buona serata.

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  3. Oh Sharron, you should have told me you were coming to the Cathedral, I was at work today and could have met up with you and given you a bit of a tour xx

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    1. That would've been lovely Chel!!! You would be the perfect person to show me around. It certainly won't be my only visit, so I'll be sure to call on you next time xx

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  4. Lovely to get your latest post on your blog Sharron, and although I live in New Zealand I did understand the embarrassing bodies comment. We have that program here. Can you please explain to me your favourite way of joining your squares. I dabble in crochet, as Patchwork Quilting is my main addiction, but I love the tutorial you did on the Happy Flower block and would love to make some. :-)

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  5. How lovely to find a yarn shop on your day out. The colours of your new yarn are so beautiful and the happy flower blocks are coming on well. Can' wait to see what you make from them.

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  6. Such gorgeous colours, you were clearly inspired by the soft Autumn light reflecting on beautiful old stones like those of that lovely church! I find myself reaching for softer palettes as well during this time of the year. I love your Happy Flower blocks in these tones! xxxx

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  7. Lovely photos, you have really captured the atmosphere! I do love crisp autumn days like these, too. And finding a yarn shop on the way is always a great bonus! The squares look gorgeous in those muted tones. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I love these little places which came direct from the Middle Age and if you found a LYS, it's always better.

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  9. I love the colours of your new yarn. It's the kind of palette I normally go for (although I've been venturing into some bolder combinations lately). The crochet squares are looking lovely and are already inspiring me! Beautiful shots of a pretty village in the Autumn too - I love the seasons and this year I'm particularly enjoying each and every one! Looking forward to seeing what the flower blocks become x
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  10. Lovely Autumn pictures, and the Cathedral is really beautiful! I also love your squares, such nice natural colours... : )

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  11. Haven't called in for a while but was not disappointed. Lovely colours and views. Happy crochet Jo x

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  12. Lovely colours and I'm sure you will think of something to do with them. We got to Peterborough quite often but not been to Oundle.

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  13. I love this post. Then again, I always love your posts... :p
    I love Autumn and I love your crochet work. I too love beautiful churches.

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  14. Hello, my first visit to your lovely blog, what beautiful colours. Will be back soon. Woo xx

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  15. Your yarn colours are beautiful and go so well together, your squares are very pretty! I look forward to seeing some more as and when. xx

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  16. Of course you had to buy new yarn, it is beautiful. Love the photos.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. The colours in the first set of photos just caught my attention - the yarns are so perfectly matched to the colours of the stone and the sky. Beautiful

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  18. Great to see you back Sharron! Gorgeous colours- everywhere!
    Look forward to seeing the results of the crochet! X

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  19. I've just started following your blog and was amazed to see the photos of Oundle. We have a boat moored at the marina and now for sure I'll have to take a wander through the village! Who can pass up a wool shop? So looking forward to making up some of your projects. Great blog with loads of info !!

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  20. leuke blog om te lezen! en zeker om weer terug te bezoeken ♥

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  21. Nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award - see your nomination at http://sallyandcraftyvamp.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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