Spring Crochet, Poem and Godot

25 Feb

1   Attic 24 inspired the project which I have finished today and which is to be a birthday present for Grand-baby T who has a  bed all decorated with flowers and who, I am hoping, will love this. I have thoroughly enjoyed making it and made use of Lesley Stanfield’s delightful book, 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet. Click on any photo in the gallery for detail.

2   I saw this delightful little poem the other day and it just seemed right for today. Snow is expected in Atlanta where my brother and Sister-in-law live and Spring is showing here – not too far away for the rest of you I hope.

Winter Poem – Nikki Giovanni

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
i reached to love them all
and i squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and i stood perfectly
still and was a flower

3    This cartoon came my way via Facebook today and it made me laugh! An ex-pupil who is now a teacher himself wrote to tell me that he remembered studying part of the play when in Year 7. We also worked on one of my favourite poems, The Hunchback in the Park by Dylan Thomas and a non-fiction text on homelessness from Shelter. It was a brilliant  project if I say so myself!




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23 responses to “Spring Crochet, Poem and Godot

  1. barbara fielder

    March 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    The wreath is beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you! I must say I was pleased with the end result. Thank you for helping me to choose the colours 🙂

  2. saymber

    February 26, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I had loved the rainbow wreath and flowers as individuals but together…just perfect! You did a fantastic job and I thank you for showing your work 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      That is so lovely of you! I really enjoyed every part of making it but best of all as it began to come together. 🙂

  3. ladysighs

    February 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    All so very beautiful. I know the grandbabe will like it and love it for many years. And probably love and cherish it even more after many many many years. 🙂

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    so pretty…and to be handmade by you…grandbaby should love it!

  5. hotelgoddess

    February 26, 2015 at 5:38 am


    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thank you! I am very pleased with the end result 🙂

  6. calvin

    February 26, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Spring wreath, the work of happy fingers no doubt.

    The days are longer. The only sign of spring that is visible here. Fields and forest floor blanketed in snow. We’ve exceeded 50 days of well below Zero Celsius, with some nighttime temperatures falling to -30C. If you tell me Spring is approaching, I will believe you, as I know you wouldn’t fib, but everywhere I look here, the landscape is very still Winter.

    Winter Poem, perfectly encapsulates the vitality of the season, an the transition to the next. Godd shtufffs, thank you !

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2015 at 7:20 am

      I cannot imagine such prolonged and such cold temperatures! You must wear many layers to go out and I hope your home is well insulated.
      Definitely the work of happy fingers! It was all quite a challenge too, relearning the skills and using online tutorials but I am pleased with the result.. I was pleased with coming across that delicate winter poem too., glad you liked it. 🙂

  7. hjbryant

    February 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Crochet flowers are delightful, and love the cartoon!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

      The cartoon made me laugh out loud! Glad you liked it too! 🙂

  8. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    The colors you chose to work with are such a wonderful reprieve from winter…Loved the cartoon; it made me laugh as well.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Really vibrant aren’t they? I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Always good to laugh! 🙂

  9. creativityandfamily

    February 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    It’s lovely, I think there will one very happy Grandbaby. If T is too young to appreciate all the hard I’m sure they’ll love the bright colours. Sharon x

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Grand baby T will be four in March. I’m looking forward to finding out her reaction…… 🙂

  10. john zande

    February 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    LOL, the cartoon is priceless!

  11. Hil

    February 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    It’s beautiful..xx

  12. Grannymar

    February 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I love the colours and the detail.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2015 at 8:07 am

      It was fun to make all the bits and then to decide how to put it all together 🙂


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