Monday, 5 September 2016

I should be......

I should be finishing my Lotus Moon Tile Afghan for Kendal…

I should be doing this month’s Bamm squares…

I should be pulling out my next UFO (The Puffed Wheat Afghan) and starting on the little squares….

I should be writing my blog post and catching up on blogs….

I should be gardening and cutting the grass…

I should be making orange marmalade with the 5 kilos of oranges that were given to me a week ago…..

I should be doing house work…..

Instead I have been sucked into a GREAT BIG VORTEX called Freeform! To be fair it is one of my 2016 projects, but at the expense of everything else? LOL! 

I made the error of checking of the IFFF group and saw that during September and October they were running a ffal on the theme of leaves and turning a new leaf. That night I had a dream that became my musing for the Ffal.


She walked into the woods shuffling the autumn leaves as she trudged on, a wind blew up and more leaves fell around her. She did not notice their vibrant colours, her head  down, she thought her life was dead and rusted as the leaves. The path ran alongside a small stream, she noticed a yellow gold leaf floating at the edge, she picked it up, it was beautiful, its shape different from the others, I wonder where it came from she mused, she turned it over, it was lime green! What, how?  She muttered, then she noticed that the light was different, lighter and a sweet scent pervaded the air.  Lifting her head she looked at the other side of the stream, there were blue skies, birds singing, flowers nodding in a gentle breeze, the trees were alive with green leaves.  Astonished she turned the leaf over, suddenly, it was dark, dank and a chill passed over her.  She looked behind back down the path she had walked.  In the distance she could see a golden glow, beautiful, but so far away, her past glories?  Turning the leaf over the spring like scene appeared again , she wanted to so much be part of it but the stream separated her from it.  Maybe she could jump the stream?  It was rather wide.  Indecision stalled her.  A Bellbird sang its song to her, calling her, "Come life is for living!"  She took a deep breath and ran to the edge and leapt into her new life.

My start on this musing

Then last night when I should have been writing this post, I started on this piece

Would you say I am addicted to freeform!?!  Yep!

I have been getting on with Lotus Moon Tile Afghan last week and I am in the process of joining the octagons and squares, still have the triangle bits to crochet (they go on the sides to make the edges straight.)

I have to say I love the “join as you go” that Polly Plum suggests it is so neat looking, and so easy to do.

The link on how to do it is here.

On the front of Marmalade making I have started on making some covers for the jars that I am giving away.

In real life it is more orange and I think I will use raffia to tie them on the jars, hopefully by next week I will have made the marmalade!

Also next week I will show you a picture of the finished Moon Tiles. 

I still haven’t written the blog post for the award that Anna of Annas Simple crochet gave me.  So I will do it quickly here.

The rules:
1) Name who has given you the award
2) Name the rules and post your award
3) Share 7 things about you
4) Nominate up to 7 blogs and inform them of the award

7 Things about myself
I I like to see the funny side of life (love laughing a lot)
2   I am reading David Balducci’s Total Control at the moment.
3  My favourite season is Spring, everything is so fresh and vivid.
4  I am a hopeless romantic.
   If we didn’t have to worry about protein I could just live on vegetables and fruit.
I  I hate strong winds.
I  I love elderly people, they have so much knowledge, and it is fascinating to hear them talk of the old days.  Also their sense of humour often astounds me.

As to the nominations, I have struggled with this as many of the blogs I visit don’t accept them etc etc, so I am going to cheat and offer it to any of the YOP group, please feel free to take it and post.  I couldn’t choose as they are all lovely.  If you are not part of the YOP group click on link below (banner) and it will take you to the list of participants.  (I don’t know if non Ravelry people can view without belonging, does any one know)

Well that’s it today; I now can cross blog writing off my list for a week, so on to finishing the Afghan joining, then I will let myself do some more of my ffal panels!

See you again next week or on my rounds.



  1. Hahaha! Welcome to my world, lol, as a self-confessed freeform addict, I absolutely recognize another freeform addict when I see one, hahaha. There is no hope for us but to carry on regardless.
    Loving the musings and progress on your FFAL. The New Leaf challenge opens up a whole host of possibilities and new adventures. Your colours, texture and leaf elements are hellacious.
    Love the colours of you Lotus Moon afghan.

    1. Thank you Cyra, I have succumbed big time. lol.

  2. Freeform crochet both intrigues and mystifies me. How do you know where to put what? lol I'd love to actually be able to see you make one of your freeform creations. I love that jar topper doily. I think I want to make one of those. :)

    1. Thank you Becki, I was like you until a few months ago and then something clicks. I forgot to put the link for the jar topper doily it is from Crochet Memories (

    2. Oh, thank you for the link. I almost asked, but didn't want to bother you. lol. Going now to check it out!

  3. The freeform craze has really caught on. I tried it about 20 years ago and never could get the hang of it. I will just sit here and admire your art. Your jar covers are precious. They will look great with the rafia for tieing them.

  4. The freeform craze has really caught on. I tried it about 20 years ago and never could get the hang of it. I will just sit here and admire your art. Your jar covers are precious. They will look great with the rafia for tieing them.

  5. That's great you are enjoying freeform so much. It's looking great! Really love the lotus moon tiles.

  6. I have to try the freefrom someday...
    I'm pleased to know you a little more !
    Have fun this week !

  7. I like the colours you use. Very pretty. I was totally hooked on free-form crochet one Christmas. Fun for me but perhaps not for people around me! Looking forward to see what you are making! Anna x

  8. I had to read your blog entry twice today. True story. I loved it that much. What fun you are having -- and thank you for taking me along.

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  10. Wow you are a busy beaver and this free form is so fun! What a great idea... you have so much on the go. The marmalade toppers are awesome!! Enjoy your much loved suits you well!! Your free form pieces are as beautiful as the rest!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. Amei a toalhinha e o colorido das flores.
    Abraços e feliz dia.

  12. I like your free form a lot. I haven't tried it and I don't think I would be able to do one.

  13. I like your free form a lot. I haven't tried it and I don't think I would be able to do one.

  14. All your projects look wonderful and I pinned many pictures. :-) I'm glad to have found you through Anna's blog and now follow you on Bloglovin.