I am rather late with Five on Friday as it is now Sunday afternoon. It has been a hectic few days preparing for and celebrating a 94th family birthday. We had a lovely time yesterday and the 'birthday girl' enjoyed having all the family and everyone together. Peace has returned now and I think we are both looking forward to a quiet Sunday dinner later today.
It is good to be joining with Amy and Love Made my Home for the last few weeks before Five on Friday moves to Tricky at Fastblog
Thank you Amy for all your hardwork and hosting over the last few years.
My five this week are a new subscription from Little Box of Crochet.
1. Box filled with lots of goodies
2. Nine balls of rainbow yarn
3. First project started
4. Second project in progress
5. Two lovely Lucy mug cosies
My God Mother taught me to crochet when I was about 11 years old and I did lots of crochet when I was younger. Apart from an occasional christening shawl I have done very little crochet in recent years until I came across Lucy's blog at Attic 24. As many of you who follow Lucy's blog will know, she lives close to the Yorkshire Dales and often posts wonderful photographs of the area, as well her beautiful colourful crochet. This is near where I grew up and seeing Lucy's photos of Bolton Abbey and the Dales are like walking down memory lane. Lucy's enthusiasm for crochet also inspired me to start hooking again.
I had come across Little Box of Crochet through other blogs I read and also seeing lovely creations on Instagram. The subscription box was created by Amanda Bloom and her daughter Jenny and you can read all about them and the creation of the boxes here. I had been tempted to join the subscription for many months but told myself I had enough projects on the go without adding another one to the list. However, temptation overcame me when February's Box featured a rainbow design from Lucy at Attic 24. It was just too much to resist and I am sooooo glad I gave in to temptation because it was a thrill to receive a box filled with lovely goodies. The pattern booklet was easy to follow and the yarn lovely to use and I am thrilled with my Lucy mug cosies. They go perfectly with my new red teapot too.
Here is an extra photo (bending the rules I know but cannot curb my delight)
They look good on the dresser too with the hand painted plates.
I hope you have had a good week and found a few rainbows too.