It is made with 9 mini blocks which are joined as you go. As always, please read the instructions carefully and refer back to the notes where necessary.
For more information go to the Secret Garden web page.
|Last Thursday, the delivery arrived. You know some things you imagine are always bigger when you see them in real life?|
This delivery was HUGE.
Luckily, Kathryn was here. I gave her the easy job of standing there with the clipboard and checking off the packs as I unpacked and sorted them. Then I had the easy job of making lunch while Kathryn took the yarn upstairs.
When she had finished, she said "You didn't need to get into your spare room did you? I thought she was joking.
The afternoon was spent working on the computer.
That evening I decided to go and organise the spare room. Kathryn had not been joking.
It took me well over an hour to sort and stack the yarn. It is now all stacked neatly against the wall. You can get into the room and use the spare bed. However, if I have more than one visitor, they are going to have a yarn mattress.
The best bit of all of this was my son. He is away in London all week for college.
|Benjamin made me some gorgeous Butterfly earrings.|
He is studying at the Goldsmiths Centre in London and used some of his work experience time to make them.
|Heather made me a cake.
Those of you who crochet will understand the theme perfectly!
The open day went well. I had a few visitors who had come for my birthday rather than the yarn.
|I am donating the DK version of the Secret Garden to Lupus.|
I have decided that the best way to raise money from is is with a prize draw via Just Giving. This way people from all over the world can take part and we can get lots of money.
You can join in by visiting my Just Giving page.
There is no minimum donation. For every £5 you donate, you will receive one entry into the prize draw. Please make sure you leave your full name and email address to enter.
I have a series of open days planned thoughout the year but, if you live locally and would like to visit, you are welcome to telephone me to arrange an appointment.
I stock a wide range of hooks and notions as well as some gorgeous yarn. You may even get a cuppa.
If you would like to know more about the open days, click on the poster to go to the website.
I look forward to seeing you.