Lucias Fig Tree

Lifestyle, Stories, Travel

Yarn,friends,more yarn,macaroons and a family’s ceilidh…part one

Let’s start with a question: Do I need more yarn? ABSOLUTELY NOT !!! Do I WANT  more yarn? ALWAYS!!! Saying that let me start telling you about my weekend. Every year I go to two yarn exhibitions: Yarndale and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. The reason why is because I like the spirit behind them. They both are a gathering of mainly independent producers, dyers and designers. And they are so worth going to because of the amazing talent and creativity behind those stalls. On Friday  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories, Travel

More about the macaroons blanket…

I meant to write more about this month’s blanket at the weekend but I got sidetracked by non-crochet related things… So back to Paris, macaroons and obviously crochet! I thought selecting the colors for my new blanket was going to be an easy task this time, as I have so many lovely pictures of macaroons to use as inspiration, but the reality is that having too much inspiration complicates things! I  must have pulled out most of the yarn I have, to try an choose a reasonable but  ...

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Stories, Travel

THE MARCH’s BLANKET IS ABOUT CELEBRATIONS AND MACAROONS…

So where to start with my March’s blanket… I thought my March’s blanket is going to be about celebrations..and macaroons… On the beginning of the week, I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary! I have been married and also I have been living in Scotland for 25 years! Now I bet you are wondering what macaroons got to do with it? Well, there is a little story behind it all. I met my husband Michael in Paris in 1988; we got married four years later in 1992 on the 29th  ...

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Patterns, Stories, Travel

The Emily’s epilogue

I finished the blanket about a week ago, but I wasn’t so pleased with the quality of the pictures I took indoor. The weather has been quite poor  (surprise, surprise) and  I couldn’t  photograph outside, but I managed a couple of hours’ window on Monday and I got a few pictures. You must be wondering why I am so obsessed with outdoor’s photography; it is because my blankets are very much just about colors, and it matters a great deal to me for the images to be as  ...

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