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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.....?!!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Lunchtime hooky : All for a good cause

I'm welcoming in March with a little bit of hooky for a wonderful cause. I received a very sweet message last month from a lady who had come by my pattern for the 'Happy Flower Block'.

Sally very generously said she had 'fell in love' with it and wondered if I minded her using this motif in a community fundraising blanket project for 'Friends of the Elderly'. A fantastic charity supporting older people in our community. Very apt as my blog is dedicated to the memory of my late Grandmother Annie (pictured in my side bar), who would be just over 100 years old were she still with us today. 

Well of course I was more than happy for Sally to go ahead and use the pattern, and as my little contribution I've hooked up a few squares to add to the collection she is steadily accumulating through her Facebook Page

As Sally plans on using the 7th round of my pattern as the joining round she only requires squares made up to round 6, so I set to the task of doing just that this lunchtime whilst supping on some hot tea and chomping on a Turkey Mayo sandwich. Can't think of a better way to spend a couple of hours tbh. 'Twas lovely.......

As Sally has favoured Stylecraft's Special DK as the preferred yarn for the project (although she welcomes any similar Acrylic being utilised too) I used it as a justifiable excuse *cough cough* to do a little online shopping to purchase more supplies. 

If any of you lovely readers are interested in supporting Sally on this journey, I do hope you will pop by her FB page HERE for all the details. 

In other news, I'm attempting my first crochet bag project. 
Wish me luck...........xx

13 comments:

  1. Those squares are beautiful. I will try and crochet a few for this cause, a great way of using up odds and ends left over from other projects. xx

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    1. Your contribution will be gratefully received Jan. No pressure, Sally has given late Spring early Summer as the cut off for donations. Thank you for leaving a lovely message xx

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    2. Thank-you Jan, and thank-you Sharron, your post is written beautifully, with beautiful colourful squares by a beautiful person <3 I appreciate your kind heart :-)

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  2. Could you say what colours you have in the basket please?

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    1. Stylecraft Special DK in Denim, Parma Violet, Pale Rose, Camel, Tomato, Mustard, Gold, Stone, Parchment & Raspberry. The green is Acrylic but can't recall the brand, sorry :)

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  3. I love this easy square .. Soo pretty! Think I might use it for my next blanket!

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  4. Thank you, your squares look amazing, wonderful colour placement x

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  5. What a lovely project to be part of and so nice that it will be in memory of your Annie.

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  6. How lovely for your pattern to be picked for such a great cause, well done!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. Having followed and admired your blog for some time, I've started hooking up some of my own squares as a contribution to a good cause and to salve my conscience, use up some of my huge stash! Could you possibly pass on the postal address as I'm not on Facebook?
    Many thanks.

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    1. Hi there, thanks for your kind words about the blog. I'm sure Sally would love your donation but there's a slight problem. As you're an Anonymous commenter unfortunately the postal address is a private residence therefore I cannot share this here on a public forum. If you could email me personally I can pass on your message to Sally, who can then give you the address privately. Hope that makes sense!

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  8. Dear Sharron, I love reading your blog posts. You have such a wonderful sense for colours. I do admire your photos a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing them with us. Viola

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  9. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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