2018 Friday Photo Challenge (Week 9) Cosy & February round up

Nothing says ‘cosy’ like a crocheted blanket. Here are some of the blankets I have worked on in the last few years including my two current blanket WIPs (work in progress); my rainbow ripple and the Seaside stash busting CAL from Coastal Crochet.

I can’t forget my Attic 24 Cosy Stripe blanket today either – it even has ‘cosy’ in the name!!

February round up

Here’s a round up of some of the other blog posts joining in with the Postcard from Gibraltar Friday Photo Challenge. If you have joined in this month and I have missed you out, please let me know and I will add your link to this monthly round up for February.

Also don’t forget to check out the Instagram hashtag #postcardfromgibfridayphoto to see all the other weekly entries for the challenge.

Week 5 – Green: 

Crafty Creek has the sort of garden I aspire to have one day…

I love how everyone has a different take on the prompts each week, ‘green’ gave us all the chance to go off on all sorts of tangents, from gin to tiles to motorbikes, lots of beautiful nature and greenery featured too. We filled each other’s Instagram feeds with green and Eleonora from Coastal Crochet joined in this week too for the first time and shared some of her beautiful crochet covered green sea glass finds.

Week 6 – Wall Art:

Anne Marie spotted some beautiful ornamental tiles in Spain

What a fine collection of photographs and pictures Crafty Creek has!

The tiles of the Boston subway featured as ‘wall art’ on Instagram, along with beautiful embroidery, mosaics, tiles, graffiti, and paintings. Do check out the hashtag and see all of the amazing photos included in this week’s collection.

Week 7 – Hearts:

Sandra at Wild Daffodil had a fabulous selection of hearts.

Crafty Creek’s embroidery is just beautiful!

Among our Instagram Friday photos this week, a cute patchwork table runner, beautiful buttons, the gorgeous county of Derbyshire under snow, Janet Bryden’s 94 year old Mum, heart shaped sweets in the form of chocolates AND Love Hearts, and a heart shaped leaf. Not forgetting of course the amazing 7000 hearts for Yarndale appeal run by Bonnies Little Crafts and remembered by Pinklady558.

Week 8 – Movement:

Wild Daffodil’s post about Maggie dancing is wonderful

Crafty Creek also joined in, with great shots of penguins at the zoo

On Instagram we had photos from the ski slopes, a ferris wheel at the Princes Street Christmas Market in Edinburgh, motorbike racing, sifting flour during baking, a blurred wildlife photograph, tectonic plate movement, the Falkirk wheel and even some in-car knitting.

If you fancy joining in with the challenge, here are the up coming weekly prompts.

Sunday Sevens #22 13.3.16

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series inspired by Natalie at  Threads & Bobbins blog. If you fancy joining in pop over to her blog to find out more. 

This week, we’ve had company…

Cake!! 

 Remember that lemon curd I made a couple of weeks ago? Well the last of it was used to fill this sponge to celebrate a visit by my Mum & Dad this week. Mmmm it was yummy and it was so lovely to have a visit from these very special people. The little Postcards do miss out on ‘grandparent time’ by living so far away from them, but we have absolutely made the most of our time together. 

Pattern creation for a new skirt.

There wasn’t any sewing to show for my dressmaking class this week. After last week’s triumph of completing my full circle skirt, it was time to embark on the latest adventure and that is a panelled skirt which will flare out from the hip. I have still got a bit of cutting and sticking to do for my homework adding my seam allowances etc, but I’m looking forward to doing some fabric shopping soon and getting cracking at my next lesson. (My home furnishing class didn’t yield anything exciting either this week but hopefully I’ll be ready to reveal my current curtain soon!)

Freesias

 One evening this week, I attended a function at the Rock Hotel. When I was walking up the path to the front door I was struck by the strong scent of freesias. I love freesias – both my Mum and myself had them in our wedding bouquets. I couldn’t understand why I was smelling them though as I was walking along outside until I spotted these unassuming white blooms. If only I could convey the gorgeous smell that was in the evening air at that moment – it was so lovely!

A sunset swimming lesson  Normally my mid week early evening routine involves taking children to after school activities. This week however, as my parents were over visiting I didn’t need to drag the non-participating children to their sibling’s activities. This meant that I was able to spend that time appreciating  the surroundings and having a few moments to myself. While watching a little postcard having his swimming lesson, I spotted this fab view and sunset.

The blanket border has begun: After 15 months of making my cosy stripe Attic 24 blanket I’m on the border… The end is nigh…

 Bunny update Bunny was a bit off colour last weekend but he’s back in the pink and eating his way through his fair share of carrots and red peppers! He’s really enjoyed watching a bit of late night TV and having evening cuddles this week.

Boat trip  We had a beautiful day yesterday. It’s a long weekend in Gibraltar this weekend as it’s Commonwealth Day tomorrow. We thought we’d make the most of our time off and decided to hop on a boat and take a trip out into the Bay. It was glorious and I promise I will tell you all about it soon…

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time, bye for now.