Wednesday, 27 July 2011

busy hands

i am crochet obsessed lately!!

i find i can no longer sit idly in front of the tv so i have been keeping my hands busy with a crochet hook and some wool.

i currently have not one but two throw blankets on the go
although the granny stripe is pretty and eye-catching,
i love the ripple pattern best of all.
do you have a preference?

now don't be shocked but...

i actually opened my sketchbook the other day and played with some watercolours on a background so there's hope for me yet.

here i am at my art desk feeling quite happy and smug about it
i chose this pic for week 29 in the 52 weeks of me project

brad, aaron and i went to see the last harry potter movie yesterday.
i LOVED it and it has made me want to finally get around to reading the books. i've seen the last three harry potter movies in full but have only ever caught glimpses of the earlier ones when the kids watched them. i'm now looking forward to the complete harry potter experience.

i've been a bit under the weather this past week but seem to be on top of it now.
just in time for my rheumatologist appointment tomorrow.
wish me luck.

i hope you are all having a wonderful week.

~ love, light and peace ~


  1. Hi Mum,

    This is a great post! I love what you've been doing with both blankets in the first few pictures! I don't know what one I like, I'm liking the look of both of them! I also love seeing your watercolour work! You're pretty good!

    As for Harry Potter, I really enjoyed the movie as well, but it is so sad that the series have now come to an end. Oh well, at least there is The Chronicles Of Narnia to go now, only 4 more books in that series left to be made into movies!

    I hope you enjoy your Harry Potter Experience!

    Love Brad!

  2. What a colourful through, and yes, I prefer the ripple pattern too. So effective.
    All the best for tomorrow

  3. They are both really nice. I love the bright colors on the stripes, but the ruffled one looks softer to actually snuggle up to, you know?

    Paints! Wow! I love the backgrounds you did--and the picture!! :):)

    I've seen all the Harry Potter movies but the last one. From what I've heard, the movies are a little different from the books--that they changed some things. Not a huge surprise. They so often do when they make movies. I only read the first one or two books--but I think I'm fine with just seeing the movies. ;) Not enough time to do all the things I'd like to do, you know? LOLOL!

    Sorry you've not been up to snuff. I know how that goes. Let us know what happens with the rheumatologist, okay? Best to you, Sweetie!! :):)

  4. Too bad you and I don't live closer. We could crochet the day away together. It's all I've been doing lately too, but on a much smaller scale. I've not tried a ripple -- will start with a baby blanket when I decide to give it a go. I love the granny stripe so much since it works up so quickly. Hope your appointment goes well. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. O those blankets are great! I hope you are feeling better, with all that color around you, how can you not! Have a great day!

  6. I think all artists go through a phase where they go and do something else for a while. Just a way of rejuvenating oneself I think. The crochet is beautiful and I look forward to seeing what you do with that lovely water colour background.

  7. Hi Serena. Your picture is beautiful, of you that is. I love your quilts and that's a lot of work. You have been very busy. They are beautiful, great work.I love them both, no preference. I like your work space too. Good luck with the appt. tomorrow and I do hope you are feeling better. You have a nice smile and it looks like you are happy, yay for that!! ::hugs::

  8. Hi Serena,

    I love the colors that you are using on the two throw balnkets. I like the ripple stitch too. Love the watercolor backgrounds that you did. :)
    Another nice picture of you!
    Good luck at the Doctor's appointment.

  9. Oh Love the quilts! Both of them awesome! I took my grandsons to see Harry. It was great! Nothing like a war using light wands....Hope you are feeling better soon Serena.

  10. I love those blankets, you are a crocheting machine lol. I love the colour combinations. You look very contented in your art space.
    Good luck at the rheumatologist's

  11. I wish I could crochet, but I don't know how, I try it but mess up what I do. I love the Harry Potter books, they are much better than the movies.

  12. I am so glad you are feeling better, Serena!!!!! YES!

    I love that multi-colored striped aphgan! Those colors are eye poppingly fun!!! What a cheery thing!

    Good luck with the watercoloring..maybe this will be an inspiration to your artsy eye! You are off to a good start!

    Glad to hear you liked HP> my kids saw it is 3D...I must get over to see it...maybe tonight!

  13. love the ripple stitch blanket..modern and fresh...can hardly wait to see the final Harry Potter...take care of yourself...

  14. Both blankets are pretty but I love the granny stripe the best. The colours are marvelous.

    Hope your appointment went well.

  15. good luck :)
    i really like both patterns, but if i had to choose it would be the ripple one :)

    love the purples and oranges flowing together :)

    i have tried reading the potter books, but found them so boring i kept falling asleep :p

  16. The colors in the granny stripe are gorgeous! I love it but I also think the ripple pattern is great, too.

    I'm probably one of a small handful of people on this earth who haven't read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies.

  17. oooh watercolours... I ve been doing a bit with mine lately, so interested what youre going to do with yours! Good luck at the docs!

  18. Great to see you happy, painting and working with that gorgeous wool. Stunning pieces.

    Fingers crossed for the Rheumatologist - don't forget HUMIRA if it's available to you.



  19. I love Harry Potter! the first book is my favourite, I think because it was all so vivid and imaginative and different.

    I have been under the weather too - that time of year I guess.
    just want to say thankyou for your kind support on my blog - it is going to be so difficult when my grandbabies move away - I know you will understand, yes.. because you have a sweet grandbaby too xo

    hope you feel better soon xo

  20. WOW!!! The blankets are stunning. You make it look so easy. I love the colors in the granny stripes but I also love the curvy lines. Awesome!

  21. Once an artist... Always an artist! You can't run away from it! Enjoy all and every talent God gave you.
    Have a great week Serena!

  22. I love the bright colors in your crocheted blankets. I have been working on a much smaller one for my newest grandbabe.

  23. Like the watercolour, you can see the influence of the blankets. I'd leave it as it is - an interesting abstract.

  24. Love the color combo of the granny stripe and the thicker stripes of the ripple. :-)

  25. great photo of you...beautiful afgans. I think this winter I might try teaching myself.