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Saturday, 1 May 2010

African Flower Motif Love!

Happy Weekend to you all!  Here in the UK it is Bank Holiday weekend so we all get Monday off yipee!!  To tell you the truth, it couldn't have come at a better time.  Last week I was in London with hubby on an exhibition stand - and although enjoyable, it takes its toll on your legs and feet, plus the fact we were acutely aware that outside, summer arrived for a short while ..... and we were stuck inside!  I have to confess I didn't get round to any SIBOL squares, so hopefully some will be done this weekend, but I did discover the joys of the African Flower Motif, OOOHHH they are a joy to make! (Sorry I do sound so daft, all excited over a motif!)

This is me squashed behind the exhibition stand for a ten minute break! Its amazing how you can make your home in such a small space for a few days! I think this is quite a strange place to be crocheting - I think you should all post a picture of the weirdest place you have done crochet - could be a new Flickr group! 

Anyway back to the motif - this is how they turned out

I feel ridiculously happy with these! I don't even know what I am going to make with them yet - I just keep gazing at them - such eye candy!!!

I have been a good girl and sewn/crocheted all the ends in as I have gone along and sewn them together, unlike the mini hex blanket which has taken me aaaages to sew the ends in!  Big reveal moment for that blanket next week and I am very happy with it!

The end of the week after arriving back from London has still been frantic because we are in the process of having the windows replaced - so much banging and dust - so I had to escape - and a friend kindly invited me to go with her to a Decorative Living Fair - a very small version of Country Living Fair.

Off we went and had a smashing afternoon, it was all lovely vintage stuff, bunting, flowers and coffee and cakes, set in the garden of a lovely country house with  views across a valley

- my idea of a perfect afternoon and a nice way to end a busy week.

Speak soon xx


  1. Wow, this motif is so nice!
    WHere can I find the pattern? Or is it yours?

  2. i love the flower motif, the color combo looks awesome together. looks like a wonderful time at the country fair.
    i hope someday my dh and i get to visit london once again, we had a great time there on vacation a few years ago, and my dd was able to go with us and what a treat to see her enjoy herself so much.

  3. Wowwwww Kim! Your African Flowers are fantastic! I know, it's so addictive.

    Have a happy weekend too.

    ~X~ Karin

  4. I am with Celia, where can I get this pattern? Your creativity is just too inspiring... first the mini hexis and now this!!

  5. I love those African flower motifs too but just haven't had the time to try them out yet. There just not enough time in each day to crochet as much as I'd like :O) x

  6. I haven't either!
    Thanks for your mail Kimbles.
    Glad you had a nice week.
    I thought you'd find a special place to do your crocheting!
    Had a day out with your friend too, how lovely!
    I'll send you a mail,
    Hugs and nice to have you back!
    Love Suex

  7. Hi Kim! LOVE your African flowers! Aren't they FUN to do?!! I was only going to keep the table runner I made from them out for Easter, but it's so pretty, I just couldn't pack it away yet!... The Fair looks like it must have been good fun! Hope you're enjoying this rest beautiful weekend! ~tina

  8. So, do you think we can talk Mrs. Twins, Sue into doing an African Flower one. I really really want to give these a try again. I did on while in Florida, but forgot. Need to start up.

    Loven' your color picks,
    Happy Relaxing Sunday

  9. Sounds like the sort of afternoon that I would love.
    Your new crochet creations are delicious!

  10. LOVE!! the African Flower motifs. I have the pattern in my Ravelry queue. I've got to get around to trying it. The colors in yours are yummy!

  11. African Flowers is so very addictive and so very pretty - I do like yours a lot

  12. At least you found space and time for a little fun ... that fair looks lovely. I love those kind of events !
    love Louise xx