Blog post The First: spring is in the air

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Hello!  Well this is very exciting, my first ever blog post.  I have to say there was a period of time when I thought this would never happen. I have been intending to blog for so many years now but have never quite had the confidence time to do it.  I graduated from the Open University last year after 5 years of study and I really don’t think I could have been consistent with my blogging during that time, but now I can!  I have been entirely absorbed by all the amazing blogging talent out there and am extremely excited to have a go at being part of it, so here goes…

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I thought I would start with a bit of colour inspiration for my current project.  I’m making a spring themed blanket using a stitch I have not come across before but thought would make a great blanket.  The colour choices for this blanket were not greatly considered I have to say, they were certainly influenced by the flowers and plants I have in my garden, but honestly I didn’t labour over matching everything exactly.

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So here it is, what do you think?  I am absolutely loving this project.  Even though I didn’t try to match my colours exactly, I was still the queen of procrastination when it came to choosing them and in the end I just had to force myself to start and hope it all worked and I have to say, I think it does.  I was hoping to have a little more to show you, but this morning I had to frog 9 rows because I started one of the rows at the wrong end, like you do.  It meant that the slanting treble stitch was slanting the same way randomly in two of the rows and I just couldn’t handle that.

If you would like to have a go at making a blanket using this stitch, I am working on a tutorial at the moment to show how it’s done.  I’m hoping to have it ready this week.

Thanks for reading, chat soon!

Juliet xx

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Juliet and welcome to blogland!!!
    I’ve been here just over 2 years myself and I love it!! And I have to say, I also love the blanket you’re working on and your colour choices. I may have to file it away in the back of my mind for a rainy day project. Do the little crosses appear on both sides? Good luck with the tutorial – they’re great fun to do although time consuming.

    Best wishes, Tina 🙂

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    1. And I meant to say as well – very nice first post!!

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      1. Juliet

        Hi Tina!

        Thank you so much for your comment and your encouraging words, I really appreciate it! I turn my work at the end of each row, so the blanket it entirely reversible – it’s a lovely stitch! I am really enjoying working on the tutorial, although you’re right, they do take a lot of time. I popped over to your blog, you make very beautiful things! xx

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  2. Elizabeth Seymour

    Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the blog, love the blanket! More more more! Your very own Libby xxxxxx

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    1. Juliet

      Hello hello!

      Thank you very much lovely, I really appreciate you popping by! xXxXxXx

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