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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A cornucopia of colour

Gosh, has it been a week already since I last said hello? I'm so pleased to see so many lovely new faces popping in to have a look-see. I extend the warmest of welcomes to you all.......x
January's coming to a close, and it looks like we've seen the back of Jack Frost, for now at least. I bet the utility companies aren't best pleased about the milder temperatures though. I can well imagine the board room fat cats were rubbing their hands together this last couple of weeks, thinking about the bumper profits coming from the recent cold snap, grrrrrr!

Let's not dwell on that though eh? How's about we focus on all things light & bright & crochet related instead. Good idea? I thought so. You may remember my post a little while back, where I was endeavouring to try out new stitch combinations? One pattern I happened upon whilst browsing for inspiration was the Sunburst Granny Square, which included puff and cluster stitches. Something totally new to me. I really liked the look of it, but decided I'd much prefer a smaller block, so just followed the first 4 rounds on a 3.5mm hook, utilising the lovely Catania Cotton I had in stash. I noticed my original sample picture has turned up on a fair few pin boards on pinterest, which was rather lovely to see.  


So, a new project was born. I like to call it my Sunburst Patchwork. I'm really happy with how each colourful block looks, slip-stitched together side by side. I shall make a concerted effort to do a few squares a day, alongside my other wips, I promise.

However, my bedroom is now over run with crochet, both chairs are covered. You can't sit down!!



I think some of those cushions need to find a new home, don't you.......? x

43 comments:

  1. Dear Sharron
    What gorgeous colours to brighten up a rather grey and miserable day. I think your Sunburst Patchwork will look amazing when it is finished.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  2. I do love your Sunburst Squares! May I copy you for one of my to-do stoep cushions...?

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  3. I don't think a bedroom could ever have enough crochet ;-) Love the Sunburst patchwork

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  4. Beautiful, bright, wonderful crochet.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. This colours are so wunderful! My english is bad and I don't understand all what you write, but I love to look at the pictures :O) Of course, I understood that the cushions need a new home :O)) I mean, they are so pretty, you can't give them away?! The blue one...hmmmmmm ;O) Raphaele xx

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  6. What stunning pieces, very effective! Beth

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  7. You can't have too many crocheted cushions or blankets. Love the sunburst patchwork, very colourful. Sue

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  8. I'm one of your new peeps! Hello from Nova Scotia. Your colorful cushions are so beautiful and inspiring. I made my first cushion cover this month and I suspect it won't be my last. Mine was crochet squares on both sides, any hints for sewing crochet to fabric? Looking forward to following your posts. Best, Anne.

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  9. I love the granny work - I'm inspired:)

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  10. Such beautiful, happy, vibrant colours! It reminds me of days spent in my Grandmother's house as a child--happy times! I'm also one of your 'new peeps', and I'm so glad I stumbled across you! Greetings from Miami :-)

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  11. Your sunburst patchwork looks beautiful! I am also jealous of your lovely pile of cushions.

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  12. So gorgeous and colorful!! Love all your pretty cushions!! xo Heather

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  13. Your crochet work is gorgeous; stunning colour combinations you have.I look at your work and be happy. Lovely!

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  14. Love love the Sunburst Patchwork! And don't worry about the chairs - who needs to sit down when there's all that loveliness to look at anyway?? ;-) xxxx

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  15. I think a person can never ever have to many pillows! Keep them al for yourself ;)

    Love, Kirsten

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  16. Enjoying feasting my eyes on your colourful crochet lovliness as usual!

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  17. what a colourful posting♥♥♥
    xo,martina

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  18. just received the chirpy, colour injection I needed for the day...thanks!

    ALL looking great :D

    xx

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  19. I love your latest crochet project. The colours are wonderful. I don't know how well I would fair using cotton, but I was very tempted when I saw your box of newly purchased yarn... Have a good day x

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  20. Love your colors. Crochet always looks best in piles, don't you think?. X

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  21. So lovely! I wish I could be so good at choosing colours, hopefully it will come with practice :-) Laurelin.

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  22. what a beautiful colourful world you live in! will you be opening a shop?! Heather x

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  23. The sunburst design is gorgeous! I would love to make something with that square. Your bedroom must be so cheerful with all that colorful hooky stuff! How lovely.

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  24. Hi.Wonderful,great,beatiful crochet.I follow your blog.Have a good day :)))

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  25. What a wonderful new twist to the sunburst granny square! I love the look and especially those blocks that give a sort of gradient effect (from light to dark in one colour). Gives me ideas (like I need more ;) )

    Many greetings from Belgium!
    Charlotte

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  26. Beautiful work - the colours are lovely! xx

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  27. Gorgeous! Those colours are so vibrant you must smile as you finish each one. I've been having a bit of a nosey at your crochet projects - they are the sort of things I always have in my head but never quite get around to doing - MUST TRY HARDER!

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  28. Hello, attracted by the colors of your work and great picturs of it, I become a follower;) take a look at my painting with crochet at my blog and you understand why. Byebye... from the Netherlands

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  29. Hi Sharon I have found you through Barbara, lovely to meet you and see your blog, your work is fantastic so colourful it's hard to believe you are relatively new to crochet and blogging you have a new follower and you are welcome to visit my crafty corner at any time :)

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  30. HI, Just found you through Barbara at K town. You do some very lovely work. Very Pretty. I can't believe that you are new to the hooking world. I just became your newest follower and hope you will hop on over and check out my stuff..Blessings

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  31. Hi Sharon, after reading the guest post, I guess no one can wait to stop by your blog to see these lovely treats!:) glad to meet you!

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  32. Popped in from Made in K-town. Lovely place, so full of color, th sunburst squares are awesome n the color detail is amazing...

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  33. Hi Sharron, Found you Through Barbara at K town and I am so glad that I did. Your blog is wonderful. The photos are fantastic, And your colour choices!! A true colour heaven. So lucky for us that you joined Blogland and that you are sharing these gorgeous treats with us. Looking forward to lots of crochet coloured bliss from you.
    Regards from India
    Sangeetha www.crochetkari.com

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  34. Goodness! I've been crocheting for 27 years and am still a total novice. It was only when I started blogging nearly 4 years ago that I figured out how to read a pattern. It doesn't come quite so easily to me. I can't believe you've only been crocheting for a couple of years. Now that's talent! :) Have a great week. Tammy

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  35. Hi, Annie! I love splash of colors in your blog, so beautiful! I came from Barbara's blog and stayed here :)Have a nice week ahead! Anna

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  36. Wow...love all your colors and all These beautiful pillows and blankets.. You are very talented. :) wonderful to have found your blog.

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  37. You've made some beautiful things. All your cushions look gorgeous together :)

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  38. Color burst into my day! Thanks for your lovely post. I think there is now such thing as too many cushions :) The blanket is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes from Iceland,
    Birgitta

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  39. Oii, adorei seus trabalhos em crochê, parabéns! GOSTEI MUITO DESSE PONTO DESSA POSTAGEM, VOÇÊ PODERIA ME ENVIAR O GRÁFICO, GOSTARIA DE FAZER UMA ALMOFADA PRA MIM!
    ADRIANABRANDELLI@HOTMAIL.COM

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  40. You have such a great eye for colour.

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  41. You have such beautiful colors for all your gorgeous projects !! I don't know if its just where I live at on the USA but we just don't seem to have the fabulous color yarn here. Makes me envious but in a good happy way. At least I can dream in blog land !! 😊😊😊😊

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  42. Oh! I have discovered paradise! Until about 12 months ago i had never turned on a computer, Now i'm addicted to craft sites. So great to know there are so many people out there as crazy about crafts as i am. Oh the joy at setting eyes on your delightfully colourful crochet,love colour can't get enough of it. just want to surround myself with rainbow coloured everything. YOU have a great talent and a wonderful eye for colour and pattern.

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