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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Needles , hooks and reading books.

First things first , here is Miss Martha who helped me to pick out the winner of my giveaway.I decided to include some red-heart ribbon and a pack of red beads , just to make it more interesting. Look a little closer , and you can see that the winner is :Mylene , well done Mylene , if you can send me your details , I will get it in the post to you as soon as I can. Miss Martha was sitting in a charity shop when I went hunting the other day .I tried , I really did try to resist , I put her down and picked her up several times before giving in. I always said if I had a daughter I'd call her Martha , but my husband didn't like the name , so I've given it to a bear instead.

I'm still not really stitching much , but I have been filling my time . Lots of books have passed before my eyes , and today I tried something different.

I've wanted to learn to crochet for a while , but missed out on the first issue of the magazine that's recently been published over here , so bought a book instead and today was the day I decided to give it a go. Here is Miss Martha modelling the result.

I made a bag ! No pattern, it was a "wing it and see" kind of thing. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination , but not too shoddy for a first attempt.So , that's it. I've got reading duty now (well listening to reading anyhow) so best get on .

Thanks for dropping by ,



Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cath
Congratulations to Mylene today on winning your giveaway.
Glad you rescued Martha bear from the charity shop. Love her name. She is adorable.
Your crocheting looks great. You did fantastic.
Happy reading/listening.

Elaine said...

Aww Martha is just adorable Cath and the crochet bag is just too cute!
Congrats to Mylene.

Shellie said...

Congrats to Mylene
Martha is just adorable and well done teaching urself crochet you've doena great job.
Hugs Shellie

Dawn said...

Hi Cath,
Your little crochet bag looks great!
Well done to you for learning a new craft! I think the hardest part is getting used to how to hold the yarn and hook :) Will Janet be getting lots of squares now? :)

Congratulations to Mylene for winning!


Carol said...

What a sweet little bag, Cath! Congratulations on learning something new and having your first attempt at crochet turn out so well :)

Congrats to Mylene for the win--she will love it!

Mylene said...

Thank you so much, Cath and everyone. WOW! it sure a lovely surprise!!

The crocheted bag looks lovely!

Karan said...

Congratulations to Mylene. :0)
Miss Martha looks lovely & so does the bag - well done on the first!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations to Mylene!

Cute little crochet bag, its a great start!

Cole said...

Your little crochet bag is sweet! I've taught my self to crochet too ~ persistence pays off! Well done :)