Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Pass the Book

I had a perfectly lovely day last Sunday, sitting in Emma's garden beach hut admiring her jewellery, and trying not to squeak too loudly when she sold lots and lots of gorgeous trinkets. You can see the fun here if you haven't already done so. Mavis and Celia arrived in the afternoon and we had a fabulous impromptu tea party (wherein I proved I should never, ever be allowed to make tea in someone else's teapot).

I spent a good part of the day crocheting pebbles - as you do - inspired by the gorgeous creations of Margaret Oomen at Resurrection Fern. Initially I used the pattern she'd very generously provided at Purl Bee last week, but soon was chaining and trebling and doubling at will - I'm pretty rubbish at following patterns, and using a 0.6mm hook with fine perle cotton there was not much chance of keeping the stitch counts and tension regular!


Sitting in the garden I suddenly remembered with horror that I have Emma's first Pass The Book sitting on my windowsill and it really, really needs to go to a new home. I was sent it by Fiona at Tizduster (clever, clever silver and clay sculpting Fiona) along with some gorgeous silver earrings and some chocolate, many weeks ago. I read this lovely little book by Miss Read in about an hour and a half sitting in the sunlit living room of a beautiful cottage in Suffolk on a birthday weekend trip - yes, that's how long it's taken me to sort this out!


Anyway, it's time to pass the book on, so if you'd like to read it, leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a name at the weekend or early next week. The person whose name is chosen will receive a little parcel of goodies along with the book - not sure what yet but there are bound to be toadstools in there somewhere!

26 comments:

  1. Oh, you lucky girl -- you were able to go to Miss Emma's -- how exciting! I'd love to have the book visit my house for a short stay. Although, I don't live in a place nearly as charming as that little cottage picture!

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  2. Lovely to see you on Sunday - wasn't it fun (and I'd happily drunk the tea - looked fine to me).

    You didn't show me the pebbles! They look fab - I love the colour you've used - like fishing nets. I'd stumbled on them on etsy (?) a few days ago and thought they looked interesting.

    I haven't put my name into the hat for the book before, but you can pop my name in this time.

    Celia
    x

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  3. I'd like to read it - my local secondhand book store doesn't seem to have much that catches my eye lately.

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  4. the tea party sounded lots of fun!

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  5. The crocheted pebbles are wonderful, so delicate and lacey. I'd love to have gone to Emma's and admired her lovely garden and jewellery.x

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  6. I love Miss Read books and the pebbles are so beautiful, the colours you have used work so well, such a lovely drift woody feel.

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  7. Just a thimbleful...

    The crochet covered pebbles are delightful - what a nice day you had sitting with Emma in the the summerhouse with tongues as busy as fingers! Your tea was great, by the way,not at all like 'builders tea' and the biscuits scrummy.

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  8. humph I missed the surprise tea party - hey ho maybe next year.

    How on earth you crochet pebbles i don't know.

    Oh yes please enter me to your book pass it on.

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  9. I always used to read my aunt's collection of Miss Read books, they hold fond memories. As for Margie's stones, you did a grand job, I was trying to work out from the tutorial whether I could have a go. I'd love to learn crochet, but I need another hobbylike a hole in the head...

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  10. You needn't include me in the book pass - pricey shipping, and I have other Miss Reads that I can re-read. But I wanted to say that I love the crocheted pebbles (I'm always wishing that R. Fern would sell the originals and not just pictures of them!) and that that last photo is dreamy!

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  11. I've already been a recipient of the book so don't include me in the draw. I just wanted to pop by and admire those pebbles!

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  12. Hello, wasn't it lovely? Those sea urchin-y crochet pebbles are just gorgeous - thankyou so much for my little number, it's highly prized et me tell you. Eech, look at the beams in that cottage. Dreamy. (DOn't include my name in the hat, just popping by) x

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  13. Oh how I wish I could have been at Emma's too, but still here in the States (so please don't worry about putting me in the book draw--too much postage). And the crocheted pebbles are lovely! K x

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  14. Yes please. I'd like to be entered into the booky draw. Does it include a sit in that gorgeous room with the sun streaming in through the door? No? Well I'll enter anyhow.
    Have a lovely Thursday, Ax

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  15. Thanks for the link to Margaret's crochet pattern. I've been wanting to try to make one of these stones for ages. Also thanks for the mention.Fiona.

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  16. i would have loved to have come to Emma's - it all looked so gorgeous! I have read that book and have a few others of hers as well - great way to spend an hour or two!!

    xx

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  17. Your pebbles look lovely - although I'm VERY envious that you were at Emma's! ;o) Lucy xxx

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  18. Oh look at your pebbles - they are gorgeous! I saw the pattern on Purl Bee but didn't feel brave enough to attempt it. Looking at yours has made me want to do some even more! Sounds like you had a lovely time at Emma's. I'd have loved to have come but wasn't able to this time - hopefully the next time I will. Anyway, if you'd like to pass the book to someone even more tardy than you then I'd be the one!

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  19. Oh, I'm so envious of your afternoon at Emma's!
    I have stashed that wonderful pebble pattern with me to take on my hols in 2 weeks - I can send the children off in search of suitable pebbles for to make gorgeous!

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  20. The pebbles are simply gorgeous, and I'm sure I shall have a go at doing some myself, soon. I'd love to be in with a chance of the Pass the Book, thank you.

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  21. Your pebbles are so pretty! Makes me want to work on my crochet skills.

    Too bad I'm in the US or I'd throw my hat in the ring for the book. Such a nice idea! But that darn postage!

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  22. I really MUST learn to crochet. If I had a pound for every time I had written that on someones blog post...I still wound't be able to crochet!!
    Emma's garden and beach hut look like a wonderful place to enjoy a a sunny afternoon, glad you had a great time x

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  23. I love those pebbles - had seen them on another website and thought they were great.
    Would love to take Miss Read with me on holidays (and then pass her on) so she becomes even more travelled than I'm sure she already is :-)

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  24. I'm hoping the tea was a difference of opinion rather than something a bit more destructive?

    I would guess I'm now far far too late to join pass the book, however on the grounds that today we officially ran out of space to store books in our house, perhaps I should take it as a sign to read the ones I have rather than starting afresh!
    x

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  25. Beautiful pebbles. They look like a pretty version of the buoys you find on the beach. Thank you for sharing that.

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  26. oh I love those stones!!

    Gotta find me one... not many around here... sigh....

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