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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.....?!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Sunburst Flower Crochet and the Sky Garden

Hey there my lovelies, today there's been a hint of Spring in the air and as a consequence I'm feeling a little less lethargic. Had a lovely couple of hours at the Albero Lounge on the Riverside in Bedford this morning. There's a knit & natter on a Wednesday between 10am and midday. It's a lovely way to spend a couple of chilled out hours with like minded ladies. 

I confess we spend a fair amount of that two hours chatting, giggling, and supping on refreshments,  interspersed with a few rows of knitting and rounds of crochet. We're a friendly lot so if you're local and want to join us please do. It would be lovely to see you.

The motif you see above is an adaptation of a pattern in a book I bought many moons ago; 201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects and ideas. It's called the Sunburst Flower by Melody Griffiths. I thought it would make a good base for a pretty vase of flowers, but used my cuppa just to demonstrate the finished size for you. The pattern looks complex, but once you wrap the old grey matter around it and get into a rhythm it's fairly straightforward. 

In other news I've had many trips into the Capital recently, and whenever I go into the City I make sure to book a FREE visit to the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street. To spend an hour taking in the spectacular views over the London Skyline is a must do if you're visiting this area for any reason.

I planned my visit to ensure I would have the opportunity to see the Sunset, and believe me I was not disappointed. The light was incredible, and I was mesmerised by the golden hue enveloping the cityscape. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and it felt quite magical. I found a strange kind of peace being high up there, despite the throng of people all gathered on the viewing deck with me. I felt blessed to be able to capture that moment with my loved ones, who joined me that day. Little moments in time like that should be savoured. 

I'm grateful for the simple pleasures so much more now I know the fragility of life. And with that in mind I'd like to end this post by acknowledging a life well lived. That of Professor Stephen Hawking. What an extraordinary man, scientist and all round visionary. May he rest in eternal paradise, free from the disease that he never allowed to hinder his capabilities. 

What an inspiration.......


  1. Your ctochet is si beautiful! I like this!

  2. A lovely post Sharron and finished off with such a tribute to a very brilliant mind.


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