Life here at Spring Cottage is very busy at the moment with all the gala paraphernalia.

Building new float sides because the old ones were rotten. Gluing on sheets of polystyrene using lots of PVA. Drawing the design onto the polystyrene. Cutting lots and lots of plastic table clothes into strips to poke into the polystyrene. Getting the parents involved has been hard work but they are slowly coming around.
M has made lots of pink flowers. All will be revealed at a later date we have to keep it a secret for the time being.

Whilst we have been doing all this I've also been making L's costume. The dress is done but for the hem. It needs trimming and then I'm going to use bias binding to make a quick a neat hem.
The train/coat is coming along nicely. Another big sewing day on Sunday and the biggest part will be done.  I need to have the bulk of it done by Sunday because next week I start the exam invigilating so not a lot of free time.

Meanwhile I've managed to complete my first ever blanket. I started it late February when I needed some cheerfulness to help me get through the grief of loosing mum. I love the way the colours have turned out (thank you L for sorting out the colour stripes). It really is bright cheerful. I wanted to separate the colours and I debated on either black or white. I chose white and I'm so happy I did as I feel the colours wouldn't have had the same impact.                                             I edged the blanket with four row of triple crochet on the ends and double crochet on the sides (it's wide enough) and the finished with a simple shell. 
This will end up on L's bed. She just loves it. I worked on this in the evenings whilst watching the telly. I also have another blanket on the go but this is in small granny squares using up all the odds and ends I have. This could take a while to finish. I have 265 squares but I think I will need at least double that. (three round granny squares).                                                                                                                                               I need to get back to my sewing sew so I'll say have a great day and and a fabulous weekend.                                                                                                                                                          Carolx




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  1. Your blanket is very cheerful, the colours are lovely, hope the process of making it did help you in some way.

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    1. Thank you TD. I think making the blanket and all the gala stuff that is going on has kept my mind occupied. I do miss mum especially at this time with all the gala preparations. I was the church Rose Queen and she was so proud and I know she would be equally proud of L too.
      Carolx

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  2. Your blanket is beautiful. The colours fit together so well. Hope you are doing ok x

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    1. Thank you Hazzy. I'm doing ok. Just keeping myself busy and then I don't have to think about things too much.
      Carolx

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  3. Busy bee you are!
    I hope we get to see a pic of the float.
    Jane x

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    1. There will be lots of pictures, Jane. Hoping gala day is nice and sunny.

      Carolx

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  4. Your blanket looks lovely. Lucky L.
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Mum. L prefers blankets to a duvet as she gets very hot in bed and like to throw off the layers.
      Carolx

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  5. Such pretty colours in your blanket. Good luck invigilating those exams! Poor kids! I hate exam season

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    1. Thank you. This week I've done French written, French listening, two Chemistry papers and two RE papers. How are the SAT's going in your school?
      Carolx

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    2. Thank you. This week I've done French written, French listening, two Chemistry papers and two RE papers. How are the SAT's going in your school?
      Carolx

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