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Monday, 4 February 2013

Introducing Oscar . . .

Here he is, 
Olivia's big bro . . .


   Oscar Owl

We had a fairly quiet weekend - and I'm happy to say that the Jerry-dog has her wag back, so I seemed to get lots of little projects done & dusted.

 

Oscar was first on the list, followed by finishing up my I Love Hearts goodies - just need to get them wrapped and then they're ready to be posted up north to my swap partner, Hazel in bonnie Scotland.
Did some baking . . .yummy yoghurt & honey bread, and pain au chocolat . . . and spent some time curled up on the sofa practising crochet.
 

I'm doing a short Crochet course with the lovely (and oh-so-patient) Diane at Harry & Floss so I was doing my homework for this week's class. Homework is a very sweet little hot water bottle cover.  I'm not sure mine will turn out quite like Diane's (that's hers in the pic) but I am hopeful it will somewhat resemble it ; - )
Having sort of wombled my way through trying to teach myself how to crochet, it's fab learning the proper technique under Diane's expert tutelage.  Can't wait for this Thursday's class to see what's next.

Off to finish the Monday chores now, and then back to my craft room to sew some more houses - Row 10 in the Bee in my Bonnet Row-Along.

Wishing you a happy Monday,
xoxo






35 comments:

  1. Oscar is adorable, Gilly. I'm so glad that Jerry is back to normal. :o)

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    1. Thanks Anne - all is well in puppydom!
      Have a lovely week,
      xx

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  2. Glad your Jerry dog is feeling better! Such cute owls Gilly!! And love the crochet water bottle covers, can't wait to see yours! I'm headed over to her blog right now! :) Thanks for sharing! xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly - Diane makes some lovely things and her workshops & courses are fab.
      Have a great week,
      xx

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  3. Cute owls! Glad Jerry is back to normal! Can't wait to see your Row 10!

    Cheery wave!
    Bev

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    1. Thanks Bev - Row 10 is taking shape slowly but surely. Am really hoping to get it done before Row 11 comes out!
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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  4. Glad to hear Jerry is back on form. And Oscar is wonderful - a very British owl!
    Have fun with your crochet - thats a gorgeous hot water bottle cover!!
    Gill xx

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    1. Thanks Gill - yes, Oscar is rather patriotic, isn't he!
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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  5. Lots of cuteness today!! Oscar and Olivia are adorable, and I love your hot water bottle covers!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie :-)
      Have a fab week,
      xx

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  6. How cute they are! I love to knit and crochet but often need someone's help as I'm not truly advanced; I consider myself an intermediate. I love them both, but I think I like knitting just a wee bit more.

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    1. Thanks Connie! I'm more of a knitter at this stage, but am developing a serious addiction to crochet now too!
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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    1. Why, thank you kindly :-)
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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    1. Thanks Anne - I do too, but am happy they are going to a good home together ;-)
      xx

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  9. Oh, you always have such pretty projects

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    1. Aw, thanks Mina - that's very sweet of you to say :-)
      xx

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  10. You have lovely projects, and the hot water bottle cover is cute...hope yours turns out as lovely, I couldn't get mine that neat!! :)

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    1. Thanks Hazel - and I think yours would be way neater!!
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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  11. Well I didn't have to wait long to see Oscar, he's great Gilly.
    Btw thanks a million for your order today on etsy, you made me a very happy lady! Will send to you tomorrow morning. x

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    1. Thanks Jen! Love your prints - can't wait to put it up in my kitchen. I even have a spare Ribba frame all ready and waiting!
      Happy Tuesday,
      xx

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  12. Oscar is so cute! I love him :D
    Have fun with crochet class!
    Sarah x

    PS I'm so glad to hear Jerry is feeling happier <3

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    1. Thanks Sarah :-)
      Have a happy week,
      xx

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  13. Oscar is so cute!! They make such a sweet pair!!! Hope your day was lovely!! xo Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather - an happily the two sweetie-owls are going together to a lovely home :-)
      Have a happy week,
      xx

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  14. Oh I love the owls Gillie! Will you be selling them, because I'd be very interested.

    I'm also going to a crochet class and making a hot water bottle cover, but a granny square one! Yours looks lovely, and I'd like to try that too.

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Oh thanks Claire :-) I've just emailed you re the owls. Look forward to seeing your granny hottie cover too,
      happy Tuesday
      xx

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  15. Oscar is a lovely as Olivia ... you made me laugh about wombling through crochet ... that's what I'm doing ... think I need to find an actual class ... Bee xx

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    1. tee hee - wombling just sounds so appropriate, doesn't it!
      I've only done 1 class so far, but have already learnt so much. Hope you find one close by too,
      xx

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  16. How handsome is he!!!

    Glad to read the hound has her wag back :)

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  17. That looks like it says hell, sorry, it's actually he, but with three exclamation marks.

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  18. Isn't crochet fun? I have pretty much given up on knitting since I learned to crochet a little over a year ago.

    I don't know which owl is cuter. They are both so fun.

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  19. Oscar is so cute! I love his belly. I enjoy crocheting as well....never far from my hook and yarn stash. Right now I'm making a bunch of kitty beds for the local shelter....have a great evening.

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  20. I am loving Oscar and the hot water bottle is amazing.
    Claire

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