Friday, 27 March 2015

Five on Friday

As always a big thank you for all your wonderful comments and your interest in my father, he is slightly improved and managing to get out of bed for short periods.  A warm welcome to new followers, I hope you find something of interest and enjoy your visit.

Once again I am joining Amy over at lovemademyhome.blogspot.co.uk/ for Five on Friday. 

My five for this week are WIPs, projects that I am working on.

1.  Wilbur's quilt.

 
Steady progress is being made, I am pleased with the overall effect and the bright colours.
 
2.  Garden Furniture.


 
Rain stopped progress.  I forgot to take a before picture but the set was looking tired and shabby, so it is in the process of been given a new lease of life.  Only 2 more chairs to go.
 
3.  Garden bench.



 
Some of the wood on this bench was rotten so needed to be replaced and obviously re-stained and the black re-painted.  Quite a big job...
 
4.  Crochet Lap Blanket.

 
This has been on the go for quite awhile, I had actually forgotten all about it until I started to de-clutter the craft room and came across it.  I love the yarn and the colour, so its definitely on my to do list.
 
5.  Washcloths.  Last but not least.
 



I bought some new towels for the guest room recently and need to finish off a pile of washcloths to match them.  I love the luxury of a hand crafted wash cloth and also like to have some made ready for little gifts when needed.  Hope you enjoyed my Five on Friday.

See you soon.
 







30 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely projects. Have a great weekend. X

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  2. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  3. Lots of lovely projects, I've bought some cotton yarn to try & crochet a wash cloth with. I'm hoping to make one next week. Hope you have a great weekend, x

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  4. Oh yeah, the garden is calling and we need to take care for the garden furnitures... my cat is lucky, that "her" chair is out now -
    What a bright colorful quilt you make and: I've never seen crochet wash clothes before. What a great idea from rests of yarn.
    Have a great weekend

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  5. I like making quilts too. Yours is very attractive. Lovely crotches too. Looking at all your projects, I am tempted to dig out my stuffs to start a new project.

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  6. The quilt is beautiful! It's great being able to get the garden furniture out! We had a set like yours but the dog chewed it when he was a puppy, my husband tried to hide it at first until I tried to sit down one day and there wasn't a leg on the chair anymore. Good luck with the bench, a big job worth doing, I bet x

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  7. I am glad that your Dad is getting stronger and continues to improve. Your quilt is coming along really well isn't it!!! After you have finished refinishing your garden furniture do you want to come and do mine! You are doing a much better job than I manage and it all looks great!!! xx

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    1. I meant to say thank you so much for joining in and I hope that you have a great weekend! Sorry I forgot, but at least I remembered! xx

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  8. What a great colourful quilt. I have never quilted and I imagine its quite a feat to create one. Crochet washcloths are great aren't they, an make a lovely handmade gift. Hopefully it will be warm enough for you to enjoy your outdoor setting.

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  9. We are mirroring each other at the moment, must be the weather, furniture painting and restoration is a need to do annual job in our house hold, have managed the fences so far and one bench. Much more to do. I also am making a wash cloth, love them, they are so soft. yours look lovely, what yarn are you using? Glad you father is getting better.

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    1. The yarn I am using is Hayfield Authentic Cotton Rich DK, hope that helps.

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  10. You are indeed a busy woman !!!!!
    Have a shinny weekend !
    Anna

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  11. You are making good progress on the quilt and crochet work. I'm longing to get my garden furniture outside, but even though the calendar says spring the weather doesn't think so :) I'm visiting from 5 on Friday, where I've joined for the first time this week.

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  12. Your quilt is so happy! Well, it makes me happy looking at it, cheerful and bright. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  13. I have enjoyed your five this Friday. Your quilt is really nice-- I love the bright colours. Your crochet projects are looking good too. The garden bench is a big job indeed. Hope your garden table and chairs will inspire you to keep going-- they look brand new! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Lovely five on Friday. What a bright and jolly quilt that is going to be. Lucky Wilbur!

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  15. You always have many projects going on and they all turn out beautifully! I love all the potted plants you have grouped together. Makes a pretty little garden.

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  16. You amaze me with your creativity and talent :) Happy weekend and happy sewing. Hugs!

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  17. Wow so many things happening at your end. The quilt is lovely! There are always so many things to do in Spring, it's nice to be out doors but the list can be so long and rather daunting. good to hear about your dad, took care of my parents for years too, it sure can be tough. Have a great weekend!

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  18. So many nice things .... I like your colorful quilt ... and it's so nice to live outdoor ! Have a lovely weekend...

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  19. All such lovely projects. I like to switch things up and always have small things like dishcloths and doilies on the go daily. Best wishes, Tammy

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  20. I love all of your projects you are working on and such a nice Five on Friday. Thanks too for your lovely comment on my Five on Friday post. Have a wonderful day and weekend.
    Julie xo

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  21. So much has been happening in your life since I last saw your blog roll into my sight :-) I have just scrolled back to catch up. First, I am sorry that your father has been so ill, but I am glad he is getting better, and glad that in spite of the worry you were able to take and enjoy your Florida trip. [You showed me part of the USA I haven't seen before although I have visited FL several times :-)] I enjoy seeing the progress of your varied craft interests and especially love the quilt you are working on. You inspire me to not give up on cutting the squares for a quilt I have been wanting to make for a loooooonnnnng time :-)
    Wishing you and yours a healthy happy Spring. xx

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  22. Great Five on Friday post, love all of your projects.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  23. You've been very busy! Re-painting garden furniture is one of my least favourite tasks so I'm impressed that you've got so much done! xx

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  24. The garden projects are lovely.
    We are getting snow here in Pennsylvania as I type!

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  25. I enjoyed all your photos! Good job on your wash cloth project. I just finished a hot-pad.. next up is a rainbow Lucy bag. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. You have a lot going on! Great projects to continue over the weekend. Glad to hear your father is doing better!
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. I love your five - thank you for sharing, especially that garden bench. Hope you have had a good weekend. x

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  28. so glad your dad is on the mend again and may it stay that way! lovely quilt!!

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