Thursday, 31 January 2013

South African squares for the BBB2013!

Last year we had squares from South Africa
 from Laura of My House in Africa

This year Christelle of Haak-en-Sikie
 has sent us 2 gorgeous little squares to 
keep South Africa in the running! 

Apparently Christelle was on holiday
 in Austria when she sent her squares.. 
Do you think she was organised enough 
to make them in SA and take them on 
holiday with her... or did she make them 
in Austria? 

Both squares are from a pattern called, 
'Ingrid tea Cosy' which is on Christelle's
 friend's blog I Love Pom-poms... 

Another beautiful blog to discover too!

The yarn Christelle has used is from a 
locally produced cotton called 'Vinnis'.  

How I wish there was a locally produced 
yarn in Oxford, UK! The top square is made
 with Vinnis Nikkim and the bottom one
 is made using Vinnis Serina which is an
 organic bamboo.
Cover Photo
Ons Hekel's profile picture - A wonderful ripple
Christelle also hosts a crochet group on 
They make some amazing crochet articles. 
There are 946 members! 

Thank you so much for joining in with the 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2013 
Christelle, you have 2 entries! 


The countries from which we have
 had squares for the BBB2013 so far are:

South Africa
The Netherlands
The U.S.A

Send me up to 4 squares by 
February 14th 2013 and get 
your country on the map! 

A small note from me:  I have listed 10 balls

 of scarf yarn (the one ball makes one scarf 
type) on Ebay UK.. the auctions end in three days
 and they are all starting at 99p... go get yourself  
a bargain! I sell as oxfordglass.

Hugs,  Jill x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Linda sent 4 gorgeous squares!


As I wasn't able to post for the last few weeks
 I have decided to delay the end date for the 

Squares now to reach me by Valentine's Day
 - 14th February 2013... so if you haven't sent
 your squares, get them in the post soon! 

Can you work as fast as this lady? 

 You can be guaranteed to smile on a Monday if 
you follow Linda of Linda's Crafty Corner 

Every Monday Linda posts jokes, funny stories
 or cartoons. She has brightened up many a 
dreary Monday for me....

Linda is also a prolific crocheter... AND she
which is an amazing fun project designed to 
get you all whittling away your stash at an 
alarming rate!  
Amid all this Linda has sent us FOUR
 beautiful squares for the 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2013! 

Here they are:  

1.  Squircle v-3
This pattern is from Debi at 

Thanks for giving Linda permission 
to use the pattern Debi! 

2.  Granny Flower Square
Also from Debi at 

3.  Flower Square 
From 'Simply Crochet' magazine
 - The summer 2012 edition

4.  Motif #121 
From the fantastic book, 
'Beyond the Square Motifs' by Edie Eckman 

Coincidentally I have just bought Edie Eckman's 
new book, 'Connect the Shapes - Crochet Motifs'
... it is AMAZING)!

Linda used Patons DK cotton for all of her squares.

So 4 chances to win the whole 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013 
for you Linda.... 

More squares tomorrow... and a big 
again to the lovely Faith of 'Faith'  
who despite a recent house move AND
 knitting socks along with
which has just started, has also
 offered to help me with the BBB2013...

I'm not going to take you up on it this year, 
but you are a Superwoman Faith! x

Hugs,  Jill x

Monday, 28 January 2013

Phew! I'm here again...

I have a lot of catching up to do... 

Your squares have been happily plopping through
my postbox and yesterday there was finally enough
sun to take some photos... I am going to post one 
persons squares every day now until they are all up.  

Who shall we start with?

Cheryl of Creating Chezabee

These squares arrived just before Christmas... 
Cheryl actually sent an extra square because 
she lost the first one she made, made another 
one....and then found the first one down the 
side of the sofa!  She has kindly sent it anyway. 

Cheryl has also just blogged about the squares here.

Square 1: Pattern from The Lazy Hobby Hopper blog

I had never seen this blog and it is a lovely little 
discovery... thanks Cheryl! 

Square 2: Pattern from Priscilla's Crochet 

Square 3: Inspired from a pattern found on Rosehip
(but slightly altered by Cheryl)

Square 4: Cheryl's own pattern.

Square 5: Is the same as Square 2.

Cheryl comes from Hampshire in the UK.  
They are gorgeous aren't they? I love the colours... 

Cheryl hasn't said which yarn she used... 
can you let us know please Cheryl? 

So 4 entries to win the whole 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2013 
go to Cheryl... 


Yesterday was a good day for me as I finally opened an 
Etsy shop called Stocki.  This has been a long time in the making..
especially gathering enough work to sell all in one place.

Please do pop over and have a look at the handmade items that 
I have for sale there... I will also be selling some
 yarns there, and plan to add to the stock every week. 
There is also a permanent link on the right side-bar
 of this blog to help you.

Hugs, Jill x