3 Mar 2017

Five on Friday

Hello everyone.  Being Friday it's that time again when we get together for the Five on Friday linkup, the first of a new month!  Happy March to you all!   We are grateful to Amy for organising the linkup. The linkup is here if you would like to join in or see who is participating this week. Tricky and Carly of FAST blog will be taking on and hosting the Five on Friday meetup link on the 24th March, which is much appreciated.

I'm taking a blogging break next week, but I hope to participate in Five on Friday meetup at the end of the month. This Friday I'm sharing some of what I've been doing at home and locally over the last few weeks.


I finished the embroidery that I started when we were taking
a holiday in Italy in November. 



I've been working on my crocheting and finished off the edges
of this blanket after sewing in the strands of yarn on the back.
(I shall continue working on the one in grey, mocha brown and blue
 yarn as it needs a lot more squares crocheted before it's a complete blanket).

On a sunny morning this week I walked in the local park,
went into the library to take some books back before 
going to meet a friend.  It was good to see the crocuses out.
There were yellow crocuses elsewhere as well as these pretty 
mauve and purple ones.



My friend and I went and had a cup of tea and a chat
in one of the tea rooms near the park. We haven't seen one another
 for a while so we had lots of news to catch up on.


Thank you for visiting, for your interest and your kind comments left on my blog posts. Until the next time we meet I wish you peaceful days.

30 comments:

  1. What lovely things to fill your week. I love going for a cuppa and a bit of cake with a friend. It's a great way to relax.

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  2. Beautiful photos. I love your blanket. The colours are gorgeous. Enjoy your blogging break.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  3. My mother love to embroidery and crochet and when I saw the Cozy on the teapot before I read the words I thought maybe you made the Cozy. Nice looking place to have tea. Enjoy your break

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  4. the park looks wonderful, what a beautiful green space. Most places out here are barren and dusty so I love seeing the green spaces that I grew up knowing

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  5. How nice to meet up with a friend and tea. Love the afghan, what pretty colors. It looks like spring is on its way in your area.

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  6. Gorgeous embroidery picture, and I love the crochet. What lovely spring crocuses as well! Have a nice break!

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    1. Friend @ A Colorful World blog, if you read this I want you to know that I'm still unable to leave comments on your blog posts because it's set up for G+. I have no other way of communicating with you, but I'm still following your blog. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Indeed, thanks everyone for reading and leaving comments. Time prevents me from replying individually here this time as I'm doing catch up with reading your recent blogs posts, Linda P.

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  7. Lovely things to fill up your week. It's always nice to meet up with friends and catch up on news. The crocus look so colourful in your local park. How lovely to walk through the garden to the library. Your embroidery and blanket are lovely too. Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  8. I've been working hard to catch up with old friends - it's so nice to spend time with them, isn't it?!

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  9. A lovely five. How nice to be able to work with your hands and make nice things that can be enjoyed!

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  10. Your embroidery picture is lovely. It's satisfying to finish projects, isn't it? I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpses of the spring flowers blooming out your way. We're still waiting - and I'm getting impatient! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Hello Linda, such a beautiful embroidery piece and it looks so lovely in the frame.
    Pretty flowers too. Have a good break :D)

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  12. It looks like you're keeping busy. Your embroidery is beautiful, I have a piece which my Nana did during the war and it's very precious to me. I'm no whizz with a needle so I admire those who are.

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  13. bonjour
    de bien agréable nouvelles
    la broderie est très belle , je pense que c'est une Anémone
    adorables crocus , faire attention à ne pas mettre un pieds dessus
    j'espère que vous aller bien
    tendresse
    bisous de France

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  14. The tea room looks very cosy. Its lovely to see the Spring flowers blooming when we're out and about now.
    Your embroidery is beautiful, you must have great patience. It's years since I have done any.
    Have a lovely weekend Linda :)

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  15. Your needlework is gorgeous - I've never had the ability to do that sort of embroidery. Enjoy your break! Jx

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  16. Your embroidery and crochet work are just lovely. After many years I am beginning to get an urge to do some needlework. Not sure I can remember how. Love seeing the inside of the tearoom. How nice to take some time to chat and sip tea with a friend. Oh those pretty crocus. How I do love seeing them. Have a wonderful blog break, dear friend.

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  17. Your embroidery looks beautiful and I like the colours of your crochet blanket. The picture of the crocus reminds me of visiting Harrogate where the Stray is covered in crocus at this time of year. Have a good week.

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  18. Oh it looks like real spring in your corner with all the green grass and crocuses, too. "Sweeet" as the kids of 15 years ago used to say. I am intrigued by the blanket you are making...will you show it complete and unfolded? I love embroidery. Alas, my eyes are too old and tired to handle it any more. Thankfully, I made a few pieces when I could. Have a nice break!

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    1. I don't do much embroidery either these days because of it's easy to get eye strain, but I took my time with this piece. I did show the blanket in full on 28th October Five on Friday. Vee so I've added it again to this post for you to see. Thank you I'm looking forward to the break.

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  19. I love that embroidery, and the blues in your blanket are so pretty. You had a sunny morning? goodness, I haven't seen any sun since I got back, just lots of rain and wind with a few sleet showers, my poor crocus are washed out so it's good to see yours.xxx

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  20. Your handiwork is beautiful. I am about to join together the squares of my first crochet blanket and I keep putting it off, I'm a bit daunted by the prospect. I love those striped croci, are they Pickwick? x

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    1. Thank you. The joining of the squares and tying in of the yarn on the back takes time doesn't it? I did that whilst we were staying with our daughter (sitting together in an evening). I don't know the name of that variety of crocus as the park gardeners have planted patches of them in the grass. They come up every year at this time. Pickwick sounds an interesting name for a flower.

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  21. Hello Linda, Your needlework is beautiful, both the embroidery and the blanket. It sounds like you had a lovely week. I think it's the little daily gifts, being able to take an early spring walk, crocheting with a daughter, tea with a good friend that are the special gifts from God that shows his love for us. Blessings to you my friend.

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  22. What a lovely collection of five things. Your blanket is coming along wonderfully and looks really good and your embroidery is so pretty too!! Love the crochet!

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  23. Great post, Linda... I love crocuses also. We have a few blooming --but not too many... The drought we had last Summer/Fall really did some damage to some of our plants/flowers...

    Love your blanket.. Those colors are SO pretty together.

    Hope you are feeling well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. It's always lovely to meet up with friends for a chat over a cuppa.

    I love your blanket, the colours look great.

    Enjoy your blogging break

    All the best Jan

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  25. Lots of lovely things happening in your corner of the world. The embroidery and blanket are beautiful. Have a great new week.

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  26. I thought I had commented on your post here ...
    Just to say I love the colour of your blanket and the crocus.
    It's so nice to meet up with friends for a cup of tea and chat.

    All the best Jan

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  27. What a talented lady you are my friend!!!
    Your art work is absolutely marvellous.
    Thank you for sharing the lovely morning view of your area it is gorgeous!
    Happy March to you too dear,enjoy your break

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