Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Adding colour

Good morning!  My apologies for being absent from Ungardened Moments as I've been somewhat discracted by hubby's recovery and other unexpected stressful domestic situations.  You never know what life is going to throw at you next.

In between stressful situations, we managed to sneak in an overnight stay at a Victorian provincial city to see my neice perform in a stage production of Peter Pan.  It was a delightful show and lovely to see my neice doing what she loves most, acting, dancing and performing.  Of course, spending time with extended family is always lovely.

Little bits and pieces of craftiness have been happening here and there when I can fit them in.  I recently decided to add some colour to my life and found this fabric to make some cushion covers for the family room.

I love the colours, bold and bright.  The pattern is wild and a bit out there for me but suiting my mood at the moment. :)   I then started wondering how a granny square cushion might look in these colours, so a purchase of wool was made.

A little pile of granny squares is starting to grow.

There are some interesting colour combinations here with more to come I suspect.

I've just realised that I was casting a shadow when I took some of these photos, so the colours are somewhat dull.  Well I'll be of to add some more squares to the pile.  Have a lovely day everyone.

Anne  xx


  1. Hey Anne, the colours in the fabric are has me wishing Spring was here......

    Your granny square cushion will look lovely and cheery.

    Hope hubby is on the up and up and and the week is less stressful for you.

    Beautiful sunny day here after a frosty morning, hope it's lovely and sunny in the Dandenongs too.

    Claire :}

  2. Should be very happifying. It looks like yoyu are making your life easier by sewing the ends in as you go. I think that is a great idea because it takes away the dauntingness of putting it all together later. Cherrie

  3. Keep on adding to that pile Anne! Love the fabric you have chosen for your cushion cover. Pam x

  4. Cushions in that fabric and the granny squares will certainly brighten up any room!

  5. thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog!
    Love the colours of you granny squares. They'll add a gorgeous touch to anyone's sofa.

  6. The fabric is wonderful and how inspirational to use the same colours in a granny square cover. You are going to have fun with those two and the others that are bound to follow!

    The idea of an evening at the theatre is very appealing. How much more wonderful to watch someone you love performing. Adding colour to your life in so many ways!

  7. Love those colours.
    Enough to brighten up a dreary day.
    Looking forward to seeing it finished.

  8. How glorious Anne! Isn't it fascinating how the colours come together differently once you start crocheting them. That'll certainly give you a lift through the winter. Hope your hubby is doing ok..takes time sometimes just to recover from a big shock if nothing else..for you all!! Thinking of you. Much love Catherine x

  9. Loads of beautiful bright colours should boost your day. They've certainly boosted mine. It's always fun to use lots of colours to make different colour combinations. It makes you want to do more and more squares. The cushions will look fantastic. Love the material too.
    Love from Mum

  10. Just come across your blog via Bunny Mummy. Love how you have picked up the colours from that piece of fabric to make the granny squares!!

  11. I love that fabric and the colors! Hope hubby heals quickly. Bright colors are great to work with in winter... :-)

  12. Anne,
    I hope your husband is very well!
    Sounds that your neice perform was really a delightful show.

    Love the design of the fabric and the bright colors! Love also the crochet! You are very talented!

    Have a nice day.

  13. I love that fabric! I've been working on lots of granny squares too ^_^

  14. Gorgeous fabric & lovely little squares. I love the colour combo !

  15. HI Anne, so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment. I love that colourful fabric and it will make wonderful cushion covers. What are your plans for the granny squares?


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