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Friday, August 10, 2012

Lynette Anderson and a crochet blanket

What a fantastic day it was
This photo is of what I completed in my class.
The Shepherd's Cottage Bag Stitchery.

The class was held at Grandmother's Garden down in Gordonton here in New Zealand. I have admired Lynette Anderson's designs for years... many years.. maybe over 10 years  or more.. ooch that makes me feel abit old  lol

Anyway, I had the most wonderful day. There were around 9 of us in the class and we all just enjoyed sitting stitching and getting to know each other. I learnt some awesome skills from Lynette - as she is into 'quick and easy' as I am myself.... I was rather inspired to be with a creative lady that I could totally relate to on the creative line. She loves to draw and likes to do things the easy way and I just found this soooo encouraging. Lynette is a lovely lady.. gentle and just lovely to be around. If you ever have a chance to go to one of her classes I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you spend the money and go.. you will NOT be disappointed.

If I could I would organise for her to come to Auckland so us Aucklander's could be spoilt with her creative flair. If I ever have my own shop maybe one day...  in my dreams (dreams are free)!

The day started with looking at the pattern and listening to instructions.

The ironing on of the transfer (notice the quilt in the background) This is a new quilt in Lynette's new Christmas book coming out soon. Sorry I cannot remember the title name. I have ordered one of course! I have the new fabrics for the website so I have to make something up from it.... and maybe something of my own design.... after being inspired by Lynette.

Lynette Anderson at work
and again

work in progress

and some of you know my fear of hexies... I admire anyone that takes on these cuties and I really havnt wanted to.
Well, one of the reason's I took this class is I wanted to try to give these a go.. Well I have to say my fear of hexies vanished in about 30 seconds... I am now officially addicted to Lynette's way of doing these.

They are so quick, cute and easy... 

Quick and Easy that's my motto  :-)

So thanks Lynette for making this a fabulous day! 

Also... this is my now finished crochet blanket.
I love to crochet. I ran out of wool...I would like this to have been a much bigger blanket but I am very happy with the end result. It is machine washable 100% wool and is so warm. I look like a real granny sitting stitching and crocheting with this over my legs LOL... oh dear, never mind.

Have a great weekend everyone


sunny said...

what a fun class! I'm glad you got over your fear of hexies. They are quite addicting once you get started. I really like your big granny. When I try to make big ones, they don't turn out square, somthing wonky happens at the corners. any tips?

Leeanne said...

So nice to have met you! wasn't it a lovely class!
Enjoy making your bag, I look forward to seeing more.

Anthea said...

Such gorgeous work, well done! And those hexys are just delicious, i just bought some of that fabric range myself. What a wonderful experience in your crafting career, to meet Lynette who you have long admired.

AnitaS said...

I am happy you had such a great time with Lynette. Love your blanket.

Wendy said...

Glad to hear you had a great day, your project is looking gorgeous and I love your crochet rug too! I had a lovely day at the Thursday class too.

Lynette Anderson said...

It was so nice to meet you and I hope we get to stitch together again sometime soon :)

Annelies said...

Beautiful pictures. I met Lynette in Amsterdam and we had a great time.

barb's creations said...

Glad to hear you had such a fun time,I was like you with thinking hexies were to hard but now I'm addicted to making them.Love your crocheted granny blanket,very pretty colour combination :) Barb.

Michelle said...

Looks like all you gals had such a fabulous time!!! I saw a lovely photo of you and Lynette on her blog...:O)

Cat said...

That crochet blanket is simply gorgeous

Deb said...

It was a great photo of you with Lynette Lis. So pleased you had a wonderful day. So jealus the christchurch one was cancelled.

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