Operation Yarny H.U.G begins…

A little later than I had anticipated, but operation Yarny H.U.G has begun. 

H.U.G being a ‘Happy Unexpected Gift… a yarny one of course!

hooking happy...
hooking happy…

Whilst I was enjoying the short daily posts throughout February as part of #yarnlovechallenge I set to work with my hook and some scraps of yarn and made these beautiful may roses by Lucy @Attic24.

may roses in the making...
may roses in the making…

With the addition of a hanging loop and a clip, I soon had a little tree full…

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Jess approved of course…

I also have a small shoe box full of half completed ones too. 

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With the cute little cards attached I am ready to leave them all over, just waiting, ready to be found…A Happy Unexpected Gift; a great big yarny HUG.

Why not join me in spreading a bit of yarny love.  To get involved just leave me a message. 

Take it, embrace it, be a part of it!

xxxxx

Library…

Day 21 of

#yarnlovechallenge 

and it’s still not too late join in. 

The theme for today is ‘library!’.

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This isn’t my library… but probably the world’s smallest library ever, in a phone box!

You can read all about my visit here. 

I made these cute little flower bookmarks and left them as a present.

xxxxx

A yarny HUG in 2017

A yarny HUG or Happy Unexpected Gift. 

A new project launched here at the nest which will run over the course of 2017.  Aiming to distribute love, joy and hope at random through yarny little gifts.

 

I will post more about this over the coming weeks.

There will be the chance to join me if you wish,

Take it, embrace it and be a part of it!

xxxxx

 

Not a lot…but quite a bit!

my poppy
my poppy

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This is the sum total of my craftiness this week….not a lot.  This is my poppy made just for me, being as all the previous poppies I had made for myself were oohed and aahed over and taken by my family and friends…not that I minded in the least, I take great joy from knowing that my hooking is appreciated!  I did however run out of the pretty topaz glass beads for the centre, but found these little glossy black beads instead which just makes this one extra special and mine!

 

I did achieve quite a bit else, this week saw my interview for my Return to Nursing Practice which was on Thursday.  After much of the week re teaching myself fractions and how to do long division and multiplication of decimals (yawn, yawn) I took my numeracy and literacy tests and successfully got through the gruelling interview and so start this new and daunting journey on the 13th January 2015! (cue angelic hosts singing Hallelujah!!)

 

I hope to make progress this coming week on my own pattern and who knows maybe even finish it so that I can share it with you in time for Christmas.

If you have not read all about the Leibster Award, please take a peek just here, I have 10 nominations to make and if you would like me to nominate you to receive the online award, then just let me know by leaving me a comment.

Leibster Award
Leibster Award

Enjoy your week

xxx

 

Remember Them Poppies

so quick and easy to make
remembrance Poppy

So quick and easy to make, the pattern is by Anne Egan and was in this months edition of Simply Crochet.

light topaz 4mm crystal bicone beads
light topaz 4mm crystal bicone beads

 The actual poppy takes just over 5 minutes to hook up and I added the beads… which took a bit longer and of course the brooch pin on the back

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All in all a really quick make… I have had to make several, as friends and family have visited they have all taken one…of course I’ve told them that they still need to make their donation towards the poppy appeal.

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so quick and easy to make
so quick and easy to make

 Do you have any highly recommended 30 min or less makes… if so let me know.

A Happy Ripple

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A Happy Ripple

Progress this week has been good… despite a trapped nerve!  I have started the ripple afghan, which I am making for a friend at work who has just been made redundant… that bit sucks!

I have chosen happy colours, so that she can snuggle under a rainbow and remember that she will be missed greatly, but also that their is a bright future ahead of her.  So with out any further ado here is the proof of my progress!

happy ripple in progress
happy ripple in progress

 

ripple so far
ripple so far

I have also made a start on the headbands for bowdazzling a charity for young girls undergoing chemotherapy….

basket of headbands
basket of headbands
Nicky Trench flower
Nicky Trench flower
circle headband
one dot headband
pastel band
dotty headband
bow headband
bow headband
small bow headband
small bow headband
turban style headband
turban style headband

So there you have it week 2 wrapped up x