Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Yarn Along ........ Remembrance

This week I've started reading 'The girls' by Lori Lansens, it's a book that's been sitting in a big pile of things to read in the summerhouse for a few years now, just waiting to be read.  I think it came with a group of books as part of a TV book club I used to follow but I never quite got around to reading it

Yarn wise over the past week I've completed a couple of little things, which is all I really felt up to with the current flare up of my ME/Lyme disease. 

The first was something for the craft club which is held at our local library.  Next year will be 100 years since the start of the First World War, so at the library the plan is to make a display of poppies in remembrance of the war dead from the town and raise money for charity.

I'm not sure how many that will be but I fear, that sadly it will be a significant amount for our small seaside town. As the memorial plaque for both World Wars in the entrance to our local hospital covers both sides of the Foyer.

The pattern for this crocheted poppy  is by Wendy Poole I've put a link 'here'

Feeling so poorly this week I made the poppy over five days a petal each day and then I stitched a big black button to the centre. You could probably make one in about half hour though.

and Ta-Dah my poppy was finished, 
due to brain fog I completely forgot to take a picture of my finished poppy with my book for the top of this post, before I handed it in.  Doh !!

 Seeing as I had the red yarn out, I also made a cute 'Attic 24 Ladybird'  this week, just for a bit of fun, which is pictured with my book at the top of this post.

What have you been making and reading this week, why not join in too and link up with Ginny'sYarn along

Happy Crafting

Clare x


  1. Your poppy looks great, well done - what a lovely tribute that will be. Hope you're feeling better as the week progresses.

  2. Sorry to hear you're having a flare up - I hope it passes without making too much of a nuisance of itself x
    Loving the poppies and ladybird :o)

  3. Such lovely work!

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by the Summerhouse.x