Where have I been?

Hello lovely Readers, if you’re still out there!

I just looked back and realised it’s been almost four months since I’ve contributed even as much as a granny square to the crochet community. I’d like to give a reason, or to regale you with stories of my amazing adventures over the last months, but honestly, life just seemed to get in the way. I started the year in a crochet frenzy, complete with a new notebook full of ideas, and blog posting schedules, and photography topics and plans. I had really good intentions – honestly!

Some of my procrastination and frustration I’m sure, is due to unrealistically high standards I expect for my photos. We live in a long narrow house – the block is only 5.5 metres wide, and large parts of the year it’s really hard to get perfect light for perfect photographs. Some days it doesn’t even seem like the sun peeps over the fence at all! Every time I have something to photograph, I try to convince myself that the light will be fine, even when I know it’s not, and then get so disappointed when I download the photos and they’re just not quite right.

But this week I’ve started to miss my little blog, and all that comes with blogging – the people I talk too, reading your blogs, the projects I make and the projects you all make that inspire me. I thought I would give “not being perfect” a go, and to post nearly-there photos … that I’m sure nobody will complain about.

So, without any photo-quality apologies, because I’m not doing that anymore, here are some pictures of the blanket I finished a few months ago for Bella’s Babies. It’s 8ply 100% cotton, with the design idea from Color’n Cream.

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Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS I didn’t feel right ending this without giving you a little update on lovely Moo. She is well, and happy, in fact happier than ever if that’s possible. On Sunday we’re taking part in Million Paws Walk. It’s an annual walk for dogs and humans to raise funds for the RSPCA. This will be Moo’s 3rd year in a row – she counting down the days!

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27 thoughts on “Where have I been?

  1. The blanket is fabulous, it is good to see you post some of your work again. As for the quality of the photos, they look great to me. However, that is coming from someone who doesn’t discriminate when uploading photos 🙂

    • Thanks Missy xxx 😀 It’s good to be back. Honestly, I really don’t know why I took so long. I couldn’t sleep last night ~ my head was too full of new crochet projects!

    • Thanks so much Claire (and Mollie of course)! I love how similar Mollie and Moo look. I’m also loving your “crochet/knit on trains” series. x

      • Mollie and Moo are two very beautiful girls 🙂
        Thank you re the train posts – I travel to London 3 times a month and I have to be productive!

  2. Welcome back!! Your Moo is beautiful! Love the blanket! We have all been back and forth for one reason or another. Plenty of light is an issue I deal with too here living with and caring for my elderly mother, her home doesn’t get that much….so I know what you mean. I decided that when the winds here die down to take my items outside to photo! All I can do. Sandy

    • Thanks so much Sandy! Yes, I agree, outside photos are so much better. I’ve never quite mastered making things look natural inside with a flash … x

      • No, neither have I!! But if your camera has the ability to turn the flash off….that could be helpful! I wanted to do photos today…once again…but…the Santa Ana winds are back and blowing stuff all over, so not a good day, it has been off and on for a couple of weeks now!

  3. Glad your back. I missed you and Moo. The photos are lovely. What a great blanket. You crochet work is wonderful. Hugs and kisses to Moo!

    • Thanks so much! I woke up this morning and saw all these comments welcoming Moo and I back ~ I really feel blessed to be part of this lovely online community of crafters.

  4. Love the beautiful blanket and I missed you and Moo! I figured that you were simply busy with life! I too have problems with lighting in my house to get photos of projects right! Love you and Moo! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    • Hello! So lovely to see you again. Yes, we can’t wait for the Paws Walk… it’s a bit of hard work for me as Moo wants to say hello to EVERY dog, but she enjoys it so much that I can’t help but enjoy it too. x

  5. So happy to see you here blogging again! And super glad everything’s okay and that you just took a break, it’s good for the soul sometimes 🙂

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