Tuesday, 17 April 2012

WOYWW 150 from Cromer

On holiday in Cromer, Norfolk and my limited workdesk is either the dining table of the apartment or the front passenger seat of the car where I'm making headway with Afghan No2 (34 squares completed) as we tour around this lovely area. It's raining a lot, just my luck, so hence the opportunity to crochet.
That's the latest Mollie Makes magazine in my basket... still to be read.
Right now I'm in the Saffron Tea shop of a craft centre (stamping stuff here too, yeah!) taking advantage of free internet access but probably won't be able to desk hop until after we return home on Thursday as I may not have internet in the Country Club where we are staying.
BTW... a big thanks to Neet for linking me this week.
I'm sure everyone must be sick of seeing my Afghan throw but I brought it with me to crochet 3 rows around the edge and I'm so thrilled that I completed it in the evenings. Now it is totally finished and whilst the edge rows were tedious they really give it a lovely quality edge. 
I'm sooooo glad that Elizabeth has started one too....pop over to read all about it here and the fun award she sent to me! I look forward to seeing it progress, Elizabeth!
This is the dining table of our holiday apartment with my lovely blanket and the little bag of art supplies I brought along with my art note book where I'm doodling some ideas for inspiration.
Love the windmills in this area and especially this one below. It is now someone's home but DH thought it was a visitor attraction and drove right down their drive.... oops! Sorry Mrs!
See you all soon....but pop over to Julia's at stamping-ground to see lots more workdesks from all over the globe.... great snooping on great crafters!


okienurse said...

Loved Cromer and Wells by the Sea! I to the UK about every other year until 2004 and haven't been back since...I need to save up some pennies and book a flight. I miss it. Were there any pier shows going on? Lovely place! I am so green with envy right now!

Sheilagh said...

I would love to take some lessons from you on crochet, are you a miracle worker by any chance?



Helen said...

Well, I can't tell you what number I am cos Julia's not posted yet, but I love the finished throw. Laughed at your trying to visit the windmill... bet they get that a lot! Enjoy the rest of your holiday, hope you see some sunshine. Helen at ????!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the windmill..kind of rare in our part of the world. Pretty colors in your afghan and hope you have great fun with your traveling break. Hoping to catch up from my little break away. Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Cracked me up when I read that Dave drove down the drive of someone's house. I bet he was real embarrassed!
Enjoy your holiday remains and a safe journey home - today - it's wet!
Hugs, Neet xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Jo! There can´t be too many pics about your lovely Afghan!
It first looked that I was number 8 in Julias WOYWW list, but we were posting at the same time - so I´m the number 9 :D
Have a lovely week!
Tuire xx

Annie said...

Good to see you're having a well deserved break away. Just hope the weather improves for you.
A x

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fabulous place to live! I love your afghan throw I so must learn to crochet..... Enjoy the rest of your holidays and thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Karen said...

I love the Afghan, it looks fab! I hope the weather starts to improve for you soon and enjoy the rest of your holiday :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Joanne said...

Only been to Norfolk once about 41yrs ago. I rather fancy a trip there again. Blanket looking good.
Hugs Joanne xx

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, it is my first viewing of your afghan throw and it looks beautiful. What a great idea to take it on holiday with you, much easier than other crafty stuff. Happy WOYWW, Anne #29

Sandy said...

Lovely photo of the windmill.. Yay for you that you have finished your throw.. Looks lovely and warm..

Paul B said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time there Jo. Not sick of seeing your lovley Afghan throw at all!!!! Would love to see more of your sketchbook though. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Pxx

Unknown said...

That's dedication - posting from your holiday! Hope the weather is better than it is here in the south! Suzanne #40

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous throw....never get sick of seeing it. I love the colours. Fab photo of the windmill, I love Norfolk, fabulous countryside, so peaceful.
Sophie x

Jacqueline said...

Love your crochet piece! I have just taught myself the basics...have mastered a small throw and it's basically just a giant 'granny square'! I'm really pleased with it because it's my first attempt!

Thanks for sharing and so sorry your holiday weather isn't good!


Jackie x

Ann B said...

Cromer! A lovely place, have you had any crab yet, or is it out of season? We were in Norfolk last June (going again in September) but I didn't find any craft shops - details please.
Enjoy your holiday and if you fancy a nice walk then Sherringham Woods is a great place.

Ann B

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the crochet,!!!have a great day hugs tracex 68

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh such a pretty windmill, I would've driven down there too! Glad to see I'm not the only one taking crafty stuff where ever I go. Anyway take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Victoria said...

oh love that blanket you have made
Thank you for the glimpse of your work this week on WOYWW x

lisa said...

What a shame the weather hasn't been better for your break, Jo. It's been miserable and cold here too but not so bad when you are at home. Norfolk is beautiful especially in the sunshine. Still you sound like you are making the most of it. That blanket is amazing, it's grown huge since I last saw it.
So sorry to hear you were all poorly while your Brighton Belles were with you. I hope you are all much better now.
Hugs Lisax

Spyder said...

Haven't been to Norfolk for a long time, I remeber thinking how far you could see coz it was sooo flat! Hope the weather improves...it's was chucking it down here too! Thank you for my snoop!! Have a fabulous crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!

#43 (now I'm #53 or 54...I type too slow!

Julia Dunnit said...

Can you imagine them panicking and turning off the lights and lying on the floor to avoid strange visitors? HOw funny! Lovely photos.The blankie is just gorgeous...and so is the rear view of your DH!!

Lynn Holland said...

I am a nightmare when I go upto our caravan, its takes me two minutes to pack clothes and necessaries and an hour to decide what to take with me craft wise.
If you like crochet Google Teeny Weeny Design and Crochetime. Both girls do fabulous work. If you have a look through my blog you will spot some pieces I have bought from them.
Hope the hols going well
One I Made Earlier Today

Miriam said...

Lovely crochet. Enjoy your holiday.


Hazel said...

I love Norfolk - great pic of the windmill. Your blanket is looking good. Enjoy the rest of your stay. - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Danielle said...

Beautiful throw! You make me want to get back into crocheting. The windmill home is gorgeous. I would love to live there. dani #104

Lisa said...

Enjoy the rest of your jollydays

Lisa #113

millefeuilles said...

I have had such a wonderful time reading your latest posts; such a flamboyant flash of colour and creativity. I think your afghan colour range is perfectly beautiful.

I have arrived here via Patchwork Chickens so I am sending you a warm hello from France.


Tertia said...

I love the throw! Pity about the weather, but makes for time to play.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jo, Cromer sounds like a lovely place to be even if the weather isn't so good ... love the windmill. I do believe that we have a search and find system in-built that leads us to all craft shops no matter what area we holiday in ... that one has the added bonus of having a tea shop too. Your crochet is going well ... I've left an update on my blog this week so you can see how slow I am :) Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

Rita said...

Fabulous Blanket Jo. I remeber years ago doing them and sending them to a mission in Africa. Great for using up lots of odd wool too. Glad your feeling better though. Have a lovely day. Hugs Rita xxx 55

May said...

I would never tire of your fabulous afghan... its beautiful, Hope you are enjoying your wee break, Hugs May x x No2

Unknown said...

that blanket looks lovely and i see some yummi stuff on your table! great idea to doodle ideas for upcoming projects ;) wishing you better weather for the rest of your holiday!
have a happy week :)

BumbleVee said...

I can't spy the latest Mollie Makes .... but, I know that my friend Gretel ...who does fabulous needle felting is on the cover ... well, her little doglets are anyway! I must find one here in Canada... because I want to try making one of her little doggies. How I wish I lived close enough to do a class with her.

love the pretty colours of your afghan...



Cynthia Patterson said...

I love the colours in your crochet blanket...lovely!
I wish I could crochet more, but I played to much "Nintendo" when I was younger and have wrecked my wrists....I know silly girl.

Kewl Windmill pic!


Scrappekatten said...

147. Taking a nap on the sofa after a tasty dinner - with your Afghan LOL

Kyla said...

A wonderful blanket and I laughed when I read about driving up a strangers drive!!! LOL!

Kyla #105

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your blanket - don't apologise for repeated showings, it's fab to see it evolve. Especially as I'm a non-crocheter. I'm always impressed by others who do it so beautifully! We're going over to east Anglia for our hols in July - I must remember not to drive up to that windmill, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Anne said...

Love the blanket and I don't mind how many times I look at folks creations. My friend and her DH went into someones house in France - they thought it was a shop!!!!!
I long for a holiday especially if I can craft and read a bit with no disturbance. DH and I are working on it. Anne x

Hettie said...

I hope the weather improves for you whilst you are away. Lovely blankie. Can I borrow it now please? It is freezing here at the moment! Never mind, electric blankie is on!

Lee said...

Fab pics Jo,glad you are enjoying yourselves.I have blogged my latest creations.Your afghan is Fantastic.Have a great time, chat when you get home.Huggles xxx

Joynana said...

Your afghan is gorgeous. Great photos too. #95

505whimsygirl said...

Have I told you before that I LOVE granny squares?!? I love your color combinations too. How nice for your DH to drive so you can crochet. The windmill is beautiful. What a cool house.


Alexandra MacVean said...

I used to crochet with my grandmother. We'd take plastic lids, cut stars, circles, candy canes, and what nots - and then we made Christmas ornaments from them. I remember selling them to my school teachers one year just so I could buy presents for my family. :)


karen said...

I will not tire of seeing the progress of your afghans! It looks fab with the edging, truly finished. Love those colours! I hope you have enjoyed your trip!
xoxo Karen #172

Amanda said...

What a great idea to take something crafty on holiday, and to get it finished is an added bonus. Enjoy the rest of your fab holiday. Hugs Amanda 146

RosC said...

Hello again Jo. How pleasant to be on holidays. I really love touring trips and can imagine your spot with note book and the doings on the table. One can end up in places mistakenly... occasionally it brings lovely surprises, doesn't it.
Happy days,
Ros. #124

Twiglet said...

I love Norfolk - we stayed at Cley. Hope the sun shines for you. I think Molly Makes is improving as they go along. I love the little doglets by Gretel Parker - she has written and illustrated some lovely children's books with her little felted animals etc "Middle of Nowhere" blog if you are interested. Have a great break.x Jo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I enjoy seeing how your blanket is coming along. Thanks for sharing it again. And you just keep getting to it when you can it will be done before you know it. I'm pleased that you brought along some crafting goodies. To me that is more important than clothes when traveling.

Lisa-Jane said...

I am in awe of anyone who can crochet - its such a peaceful hobby (other than swearing which my mum does sometimes!) Happy WOYWW #45

Eliza said...

That is a beautiful crochet blanket so much work has gone into it, nice to know you have finished it I bet.

Thanks for sharing.

Eliza #103

Shoshi said...

Lovely lovely Norfolk! Thanks for sharing the photos. We can never see enough of that fabby Afghan - the colours are good enough to eat. It's great to have crafty things we can do when away from our regular creative space, isn't it.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great project that afghan and since you started #2 your daughters don't have to fight over that first one. it's no wonder your DH thought that windmill was a tourist attraction! it's so pretty! happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing,
hugs, #116 peggy aplSEEDS

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Jo, and so glad you like my zentangle! I so agree with your sentiment about the gift I received - I have often said that it is harder to receive than to give (which people usually disagree with!) but when you think about it, we all love to give, but find all sorts of excuses not to receive lol!! I was very touched, anyway, as I hadn't expected anything at all.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Shoshi #58