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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A Little Bit of Crochet and Tales from The Wheelchair

Afternoon Folks. So far, so good on my attempt to get back into daily blogging. Thought I'd share with you my first attempt at crocheting a poncho. I didn't have a pattern but after making 16 granny squares I used the template from my knitted poncho to work out how to connect them all together. All together not a bad attempt for a newbie. Can you spot the ruffled edging??? Should have taken a closer piccie.

And here's the recipient, our wee Scottish Grand-Daugher having fun chasing bubbles in her poncho.

So back to the wheelchair.....

Imagine, one passenger with poorly leg on leg-raise, one pusher, and 2 dogs.....

OK, you need more of a visual....Further imagine one dog being held on lead by person in chair and other dog with lead wrapped around opposite handle....

Getting a better picture now. Well we must have been a sight as we attracted quite a lot of interest in our stroll/push around the block especially when one dog decided to pull in one direction and the other dog in the opposite direction. On top of that add uneven paving, potholes......

Next time I think I will insist on a dedicated pusher and a separate dog handler. Anyway we had a giggle and I got some fresh air.

Oh, before I forget....had clingfilm time again this morning. I could get quite addicted to this stuff, lol.

Enjoy the little bit of sun that's trying to make an appearance.

TTFN, xxx


  1. Who's a clever girl then? What a lovely job you made of this poncho and the Grandee looks so happy chasing the bubbles and wearing her new outfit.
    Neet x

  2. Have this picture in my head of the two dogs tied to the front and you cracking the whip and shouting 'Mush!'.
    Casey looks like she is having fun - such a pretty little girl.
    Ann B


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