A very brief one because, well, chicken pox. And a vomiting bug. Our house is not a healthy place just now. In a few days’ time, I’m sure we’ll swap round illnesses, just to mix things up a bit.
But I just wanted to show you some progress on the big housey crochet project from before I got vomity. I’ve paused work on the garden to embroider some rambling roses all over the house, because no wonky ol’ cottage is complete without a rosebush scrambling up its walls. I used some Rowan Fine Tweed left over from this project. I’ve been studying rosebushes whilst we’ve been out and about, so I had a pretty clear idea of what I was trying to achieve. First, some thick old trunks: this rosebush is old.
Here’s the branches finished:-
I’ve got a couple of shades of green for the leaves, so I started with the darker shade:-
…and then added touches of the lighter green:-
It’s coming on: look!
Now I get to embroider enthusiastically blooming red roses over it all. Or at least I will once I start feeling human again. Yup, this bug is so bad that I’m not even knitting/crocheting/embroidering. I really don’t recommend it.
Henrietta Handy says
Hate to hear your house is poorly. Hope everyone feels better right soon. Love the work you’re doing!
The Twisted Yarn says
Thank you for those kind words. We’ll all be right as rain again soon, no doubt.
I hope you are all soon on the road to getting well again. Isn’t it lovely how families share their illnesses? It wouldn’t do to leave anyone out! The embroidery is looking fantastic, sometimes embellishing is better than the actual making. I’m sure your rambling roses will look superb. Can’t wait to see the finished item
Feel better soon, both you and the kiddos…We’ll miss you in the meantime, but you’ve got a beautiful thing going on there;-) Think of the roses;-)
You are absolutely stunning!!!
Looks amazing! Wishing you all well too.
Get well soon, have a good rest!
Amy at love made my home says
Hope that all the ickies are gone soon! xx
Caroline Fox Betts says
That Rowan fine tweed is good enough to eat! Doesn’t it just conjure up the Lake District, bracken and heather hillsides? The icky-sick bug sounds awful. I hope your Aunt didn’t get it too. Do they still use Calamine lotion for Chicken Pox? I remember screaming because it was cold, so they had to heat it up in a saucepan of water first! <3
Get well soon, can’t wait to see what method you use for the flowers, will we see a bullion stitch or two perchance?
You poor things. Do hope the household resumes normality soon. Rose is looking very old and creaky.
I didn’t hit like because as much as I love what you are creating, I don’t want to foster that vommy bug in any way, shape or form. If I hit “like” it might hang around for a bit longer. Who knows, it might be a narcissistic bug that enjoys seeing how many people click “like”. It might have machinations of taking over your district, your city, your country…the world! “Oh NO Mr bug, I am NOT encouraging you in your desires!” On the other hand, pre-vom embroidery is particularly schmick Ms Twisted. Now get over that bug and enjoy the last of that sunshine before it buggers off and works out that it is supposed to be heading in our direction.
That’s looking fab! Feel better soon x
Cricket Fox says
Take care. that is looking amazing
Beautiful work! Hope you’re in good health again soon!
Wow. I couldn’t do that feeling well. Hope everyone is alright soon.
Sharon Mann says
Wishing you all a quick recovery. Can’t wait to see your finished crochet house. ☕️?
I am so sorry to hear you guys are not well. Take it very easy and get better soon. Sending you all BIG HUGS and Lots of Love!
ps: I adore that mug of yours with the pretty bunnies. So cute!
Sharon - creativityandfamily says
Oh you poor lot! What a miserable way to start the hols. I do hope you are all soon feeling much better! The house is looking great, you really are keeping us all in suspense with this one! x
Get well soon. The cottage is looking very pretty.
I love that button front door handle! Hope you get well soon!
Elsie Pop says
I’m in embroidery awe! This looks great already – looking forward to seeing the roses. Hope you feel better soon. xx
Jenny - prettycolumn (@riley_jl) says
oh no! Best best wishes and thoughts to you all, I hope you feel better soon!
I can’t get over how amazing the rose bush is already looking – your attention to detail and yarn choice is amazing, this has been such an exciting project to see build up, can’t wait to see it all come together! jenny xx
Hope everyone feels better soon. The project is wonderfully exciting. You are so talented.
Hope you feel better soon.
Poor you. Get well soon, all of you.
One of the good things about children is that as they get older they generally manage to direct their vomiting – like into buckets, or the loo. Meanwhile happy mopping!
Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. (((hugs)))
I hope your household gets healthier soon. Too ill to knit or crochet? Not good!
Many Bright Things says
MAybe you need to add a topical plague cross to the door of your house project…! I hope you make a speedy recovery.
This yarn is also so stunning! Just reading through you posts as I’ve just discovered your blog! I hope you’re check mine out if you get the chance 🙂