Friday, 26 January 2018

January 2018 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Once again, despite a chaotic a busy life, I've managed to get myself ready for Hawthorn's Photo hunt.  So shall we see what I have come up with?

1   Yellow

I know a lot of people hate dandelions but I love them!  They make me smile
and some grass verges near us are bright yellow - wonderful.
Bees and insects love them so I think we ought to.


2  Starts with O...

What begins with O?  Owl of course, in fact Boris!
Any excuse to feature Boris.


3  Light

We set out walking locally and it was a dull and grey and overcast day.
But look at the patch of light that appeared!  Just for us.....


4  Found

I've made several blankets from Attic24 and have saved the unused yarn. 
Recently I came across this stash and decided to wind all the same colours together.
However I've started a new Attic24 blanket and it uses these colours.
So I put them to one side, in a safe place.  Two weeks later I wanted to find them.
I could not find them.  I looked and looked but my eyes did not alight upon them.
Then I FOUND them.  I was looking for a plastic bag, having forgotten 
I'd put them in this wicker basket.....
Normally it is Beloved who asks (generally daily) 'have you seen XXX?' - it
is rare for me to 'lose' anything......


5  Colourful

Well, with about 12 hours before this goes live I changed my mind about the photo for Colourful!!!  I'll save the other one for another time......

I hope you agree that the new quilt make the sofa look colourful.....
I only collected it on Wednesday from the lady doing the long arm quilting,
trimmed it down the same day and yesterday I managed to sew the binding on
which I have yet to hand sew on.  I'm really pleased with it and love
to see all my colourful fabrics.  I took the 2 arm chair quilts to her
on Wednesday and I might get them back within a fortnight....
If anyone has any spare hours they are not using, please send them to me, thanks!


6  Own Choice

I saw a small bag made from hexagons months ago; I took a few photos and
thought no more.  Later I decided to make a bigger version.  I had a bit of a
struggle with it as I'd not realised that had to be pentagons on row 3
so make the sides appear.  I had to make alternate hexagons into pentagons
so that the sides would appear; I did this by folding them.
The bag is about 44 cm wide and about 28 cm tall.
Photo 1 - the base
Photo 2 - side view 1
Photo 3 - side view 2
Photo 4 - side view 3
Photo 5 - side view 4
Photo 6 - yarn for latest Attic24 blanket ready to be used.

Well, thanks for stopping and having a look.  Don't forget to look at Hawthorn's photos by clicking here.

22 comments:

  1. Great selection. Love the quilted items & I nearly, used an owl for O, but thought you'd possibly feature Boris & chose something else. Dandelions go berserk here in Oz on so many nature strips & front lawns during summer too. Take care.

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    1. Don't let the possibility of me using an owl stop you using one! The more owls the merrier. I have a lovely picture in my mind of all your dandelions!

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  2. Your baskets are smashing.
    Arilx

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    1. I've just started to make a slightly smaller one, using black/white fabrics teamed with red/black fabrics. I am pleased you like my basket.

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  3. wonderful selection :) Glad you included your 'colourful' choice, it has been amazing watching the progress, so glad others get to see it too :) Of course you had to have Boris, like I had to have Moss (both for ... starts with an O) xx

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    1. Yes, any excuse to feature Boris! Great to see how everyone else has interpreted your list.

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  4. Hi :) Came over to say 'hello' via Kate's photo challenge. Love your colours, definitely an autumn theme going on. Particularly like the sofa quilt, and am intrigued by the bag in your 'own choice'.

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    1. Hello to you too! I'm still hand stitching the binding hem onto my latest quilt; might be finished by next Friday.....

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  5. Hi such a colourful post, I do envy you being able to crochet, I keep trying but for me it doesnt work . The quilts are stunning but I do like the wool in the basket. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am glad you liked my photos. I used to knit a lot but now it is mostly crochet (and quilting); I am happy with one crochet stitch on my hook and there is no problem if it falls off, unlike knitting......

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  6. Great photos! Your sofadoes look very colourful with the blanket draped over it. Love Boris the owl:)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. I do love my colourful quilts but am aware not everyone likes my colour scheme!

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  7. I've seen a lot of O for owl shots but this is the first real owl! Lovely collection of colours in your basket and I like your photo for light. I'm a lover of dandelion too. I don't really believe in weeds!

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    1. Your comments made me smile (it is a damp and grey day today). Weeds are a tricky topic too!

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  8. Boris is gorgeous, and so is the dandelion. My sister's favourite flower in fact. I enjoyed your contributions :)

    Diana

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    1. Seems I've made another Photo Hunt Scavenger smile. Let's hope I can do similar in the future.

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  9. I was drawn to your yarn basket as I am a crocheter too and have made some Attic 24 projects. Boris is rather beautiful.

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    1. I think I'm on my 5th Attic 24 blanket; she is great. Happy crocheting!

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  10. Love the Owl, and the basket of yarn but I love the hexagons sewn into basket (own choice)

    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my photos; it always is a quandary what to choose in the hope they will make people smile.

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  11. Love all your pictures but Boris and the perfect dandelion are my favourites. Then your quilt deserves a special mention too and your hexagonal bags....in fact all of them.😊

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