Monday, 13 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day and exquisite squares for The Beautiful Blogger Blanket from Darja!

Happy Valentines Day!  

I can't be with my hubby today.....

'The Confirmation', by Edwin Muir (1887 - 1959)

Yes, yours my love, is the right human face,
I in my mind had waited for this long.
Seeing the false and searching the true,
Then I found you as a traveller finds a place
Of welcome amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads.
But you, what shall I call you?
A fountain in a waste.
A well of water in a country dry.
Or anything that's honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world bright.
Your open heart simple with giving, give the primal deed.
The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed.
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea, 
Not beautiful or rare in every part,
But like yourself, as they were meant to be.


On with business.. Darja sent
 me 2 of the most exquisite pieces
 of crochet from North Yorkshire, UK.

I am not sure what pattern Darja
 used for her squares.. 

The first begins with a aqua centre and
 has circles of buttercup yellow and grassy
 green before the final round which
 is a pinky-purple... 

They are made so neatly! 

The second square has a yellow centre
 and circles of pinky-purple, red and yellow
 before the final purple round. 

Beautiful work Darja!  

Thank you for joining in with 
The Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012! 
You now have 2 chances to win
 the whole blanket!



  1. Very pretty, this is going to be a gorgeous blanket. I hope my squares get to you soon. Happy Valentine's Day.

  2. Hi Kashi... Your squares are safely here.. I'll be blogging about them later in the week... Happy Valentine's day to you too.. :)x

  3. Those are so beautiful. We are keeping your blog very busy with all our squares!

    1. Yes, it's a busy month Harriet.. I don't think I have ever taken so many photos, written so many posts, had so many packages plop through the letter-box or done so much square joining...but I am loving every minute of it, and it is so lovely to see everyone come together in such a generous way... I shall miss it when it's over! :)x

    2. Hello Stocki,
      Occasionally, I wondered how you are going to get it all together. Not only the squares, but all your activities. I wish you every success with everything you do!
      Big hug!

    3. Oops, I wrote hello Stocki.... I mean Jill. So sorry!

  4. Lovely squares. Happy Valentine's Day to you. :)

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  6. Jill what a beautiful poem.
    Lovely squares again. the excitement levels are getting higher all the time.

  7. They are beautiful squares. I can't wait to see the blanket finished. Its going to be fabulous :)

  8. A new to me poem, it's lovely! As are the squares :D


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