I was once Flaming Nora.
Remember her?
Well I'm back now, I think.
Sorry I've been away so long.

Its been a bit of a month so far.
The house was sold, the house wasn't sold, the house may be sold, 
the house may not be sold.
Work is colossal and relentless.
The stress of keeping the house clean and tidy is mind blowing.
How is it as soon as the Hippy and the boys walk in the door of an evening every thing cascades in to instant chaos and filthy mess?
Deep breaths, it won't last for ever, soon I will look back and laugh.
As a result this lovely place has suffered.
I've been keeping sane with a spot of crochet.
Teaching my self how to make granny squares.

Yes I know I'm not sure how I can crochet an entire campfire scene and yet not be able to manage a simple granny square either.
But I can do it now, oh yes indeedie.
And must thank the Royal Sisters for the fantastic tutorial.
I've also been experimenting with making crochet trimming.

The ric-rack at the back is from a fantastic tutorial over at Foxs Lane. The rest of it is made up in my head. 
Nothing ground breaking or amazing, 
but I'm pleased to have worked it out all by my self.
So what have you all been up to?
Hope what ever it is its fun fun fun.
Love Nora xxx


  1. Oh wow. That trim is so pretty.

    One day I'll show you my attempted crochet square. Not while you're drinking - I don't want to see tea splurting everywhere 'cause you're laughing so much.

  2. Oh hello you! Well done on the grannies and trim! It's been ages and ages since I picked up a hook, no excuses, just plain lazy is all.
    The whole house thing is beyond me at the moment, I'm over it, being in Limbo sucks. Now, if I were on a tropical isle, something cool and frothy in a glass, then and only then would I have a better attitude about doing the limbo. How low can you go?
    Apologies for the nonsense, my few remaining marbles have scattered under the furniture and are being held ransom by massive dust bunnies, with fangs!

  3. Oh you poor thing - house selling, and particularly not-selling and almost-selling, is very traumatic! I hope it moves back into the sold category soon. Your grannies are looking gorgeous! Yes, I love Michelle's blog too, and Kate's crochet ric rac is so gorgeous. It looks beautiful :) Kx

  4. Keeping the house clean - what hell!! Hope it all sorts out soon for you, that limbo is tough.
    Clever you making up your own trims, have a house point.

  5. crochet will chill you out...I guarantee it. Hope the house thingy is sorted soon...the stress!!!


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