Monday, June 04, 2007

I'm back!

We had a great week in France, the weather wasn't that great, so I did manage quite a bit of crochet! I have now completed 20 squares. Only 28 I think, to go!! Getting there slowly but surely. This is where I was...

It's part of a chateau in the Dordogne and it's set in the middle of 12 acres, so you don't see anyone other that who you're there with. I did manage some shopping as well, and of course some swimming and laying in the sun...dodging the clouds and rain.

My friend loved her bag and we spent some time shopping for red accessories and clothes to coordinate with it! She is as major a sun worshipper as I am and so we were great company cloud watching and dashing out when there was something worth laying in!

In the meantime, I have joined a swap, my first ever and the links are on the right of my blog. I need to find some lovely green yarn to sen this month and I look forward to receiving some from Celia in Tenerife who is sending to me. It's soooo exciting, I can't wait to choose and send and to get a parcel. I am intending to get on with the swing jacket this week, in amongst all the washing and ironing from holiday of course!

Needless to say I didn't get anywhere with the ripple project. I stared and stared at quite a good tutorial I found on You Tube on single and double ripple crochet, but I just don't get it and it could drive me mad if I let it. If anyone out there knows of an easy way for me to learn, let me know please!!!


Cass said...

YAY I'm in that swap too! Watch out, it's totally addicting.

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I'm not jealous. ;)

Erin D. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place to stay! How restful!

Oh, and that red purse you made is so pretty, your friend will love it!

I wish I knew some advice for the ripple, but it looked hard that's why I decided to start with plain stripes for the first ghan, LOL!

Maybe they can help you on the ripple along blog?

lomester said...

That place looks so relaxing and quiet.

Glad you had a wonderful time even if the weather did not always cooperate.