Lucias Fig Tree

Lifestyle, Stories, Travel

My YARN SHOP DAY at TREADS in Dunbarton

Let me tell you about last Saturday. As part of YSD I was at  TREADS WOOL SHOP in Dunbarton.  (143 Glasgow road, Dunbarton, G82 1RQ ). Dumbarton is a town on the north bank of the River Clyde about half an hour from Glasgow. I got an amazing welcome from the owner Linda, her daughter Lorna, Nancy, the knitting expert, and Prince, Nancy’s dog, and official shop mascot. Treads is not dissimilar to Aladin’s cave, it is full to the brim with yarn, buttons, ribbons, knitting and  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories

May’s Blanket: an old pair of jeans and a journey.

If you have been following my blog, you are by now aware that what I am aiming to do with this crochet journey is to experiment how you can use crochet as a medium to weave a story into the fabric of a blanket. Furthermore, I would like to encourage all of you out there to do the same and to create your little piece of history. Today I want  to introduce something else that it is very important to me: “Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect”. It is a Buddhist  ...

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Patterns, Stories

April blanket: ‘the Norian blanket’

My belated Easter post…I have been sitting on this blog entry for 10 days…the plan was to get it published before Easter, but things have gotten in the way so I am just now making the final touches to the post. So I hope all of you had a lovely Easter or spring break with your families, loved ones and maybe with some crochet too!  Whether you managed to find some free time for starting a new project or continuing with some WIPs. I had a bit of extra time to surf the net last  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories

My 10,000 girls…

You all know I got four children but the  ones  of you that know me in real life,  also know that I have some extra   10,000 to 50,000  little girls. The number depends on  the time of the year!     I am an urban beekeeper! and I LOVE MY BEES!!!!   Beekeeping is just  FANTASTIC!!!! Even simply sitting down near the hive with a cup of tea or..indeed a crochet project and watching the coming and going of the hive is an extremely relaxing experience. I went into beekeeping for  ...

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