Hello… how are you all in these difficult times? ❤️❤️❤️
Coronavirus has caused such worry and uncertainty all around the world in so many ways… I hope you are keeping well, wherever you are.
My regular workshops at Yak and Made and Making have had to stop and the ‘Coastal Crochet Coasters‘ workshop which I was due to host in Dorset together with Sandra of Wild Daffodil has also sadly been cancelled. New dates will be arranged but nobody yet knows when…
My weekly local crochet group has had to stop too and a couple of other exciting crochet ventures have been put on hold… it’s all really sad… but our health is the most important and we must all do what we can… ❤️
My day job as a nurse continues so there’s no self isolation for me at present but I do know that for many who are self isolating, crochet and other crafts are a wonderful way to keep busy. And keeping our online connections with each other is more important than ever! We are so lucky to have that… 🙂 ❤️ With people confined to their homes, I have read that many are learning new craft skills such as crochet – the increased learning of these crafts has to be a little silver lining! 🙂
And a project you might want to get involved in is ‘Hearts for Trivento‘…
Last year I participated in the ‘Trivento Yarn Bombing Festival‘ in Italy which was an amazing community event involving people from all around the world. Do you remember the piece I contributed? You can read all about it here… Trivento 2019 ‘Yarn Bombing Day’…
Well I was super excited earlier in the year to be asked to contribute again to this year’s festival due to take place on the 8th and 9th of August, 2020 in Trivento, Italy. And this time I was planning to combine it with our family summer holiday and go to the actual festival myself and install my own yarnbomb…
Flights and accommodation have been booked, all before Coronavirus came along…. 🙁 Of course we now have no idea if the Yarn Bombing Festival will be able to take place. It’s still over 4 months away and at the time of writing this the organisers are still hoping it will proceed – time will tell and I really hope that it does!
I’m yet to start my own yarnbomb installation. But I did discover that my crochet friends at ‘Little Box of Crochet’ are also contributing a yarnbomb…
They are asking for people to send in hearts for their installation and you can read all about it here…
The free pattern for the hearts is on the Little Box of Crochet website… just click on the link above.
Despite the uncertainty of the festival due to Coronavirus they still want hearts to be sent in…
I thought it would be really lovely to take part in the Little Box of Crochet piece as well as my own and I started to make hearts using some left over hand dyed yarns. You might recognise some of these gorgeous yarns from previous projects of mine…
It’s the perfect way to use up any scraps of yarn… 🙂
My lovely friend Liz who comes to my local crochet group made these…
And combined with mine they all look fabulous together… ❤️💖💜
So if you want a little bit of your crochet to hopefully be in Trivento in August (or maybe at a later date) then get crocheting hearts and send them in to Little Box of Crochet at:
LAMARSH CO8 5EX
If the festival goes ahead then I’ll be taking lots of photos for you all when I’m in Trivento and probably some videos too. Of course I’ll share them all here on my blog so you may spot your own heart if you make one! 🙂
The organisers also have a community installation they are working on and have asked for butterflies to be crocheted…🦋
This sounds like another fabulous project to be involved in and here’s the link to the pattern and more details…
So a couple of projects to keep you busy! I really hope the festival will be able to go ahead and that I find myself in Italy this August but I’m fully aware that may not happen… do please keep crocheting the hearts and butterflies – I know they will be used when the time is right. 🙂
And it’s now less than 3 weeks until the start of my next Crochet Along (CAL)… the connections we make and the sharing of progress during the CAL will be more special than ever… 🙂
Happy Crocheting Everyone! 🙂
Lots of lovely community projects to keep us going!
Absolutely… hope you’re keeping well Sandra! 😊❤️❤️
Very sweet patterns. I’m planning to crochet little baskets & fill with mini eggs for my elderly neighbours and residents at the sheltered housing where my Mum used to live. I thought this would let them know that though they have had to shut themselves away, we are still thinking of them. 🙂
What other ideas have people had?
That is such a lovely idea Alison… little things that will make a big difference! 😊❤️
Lovely sweet patterns, I will definitely do these & send to people. At the moment I’m crocheting little baskets & filling them with mini eggs for Easter for my elderly neighbours and residents at the sheltered housing where my Mum used to live. Let them know that though they have had to shut themselves away they’ve not been forgotten.
Very special! 😊❤️
Well done and thank you Eleonora for posting on your blog as well as doing your main job as a nurse! Your posts are always lovely and most appreciated! I will be participating in those community projects whilst staying at home…..💜🦋💜🦋💜🦋
You’re very welcome! That’s lovely to hear… little projects like this will help! Take care… 😊❤️
What a lovely heart-centred post. Sharing on to inspire others to discover their “inner hooker” 💚
The inner hooker is there in so many people! Hopefully more will discover it… 😊❤️❤️
Stay well…. I’m sure/I hope that in your day job, you are being shown appreciation and kindness 😍
Awww… thank you so much! 😊❤️
Didn’t realise you were a nurse. Hope you have all the protection you need to keep you safe and hope people appreciate all that you do.
Thank you so much! 😊💙
Looking forward to the April 10 CAL – that blanket is gorgeous! I’d love to see a picture of it opened all the way up so we can see the whole thing. 🙂
Looking forward to the April 10 CAL – the blanket is gorgeous! I’d love to see a picture of it opened all the way up so we could see the whole thing. 🙂
If you click on a link in this introduction post you can see the whole blanket… 😊💙 https://coastalcrochet.com/2020/02/25/beachcombing-blanket-cal-introductions-and-planning/
Sorry – which link do I need to click? All the pictures on the page above show the blanket folded. TIA
Oh, wait – I’ve found it! LOL It’s beautiful! Thank you!
Keeping you in my prayers. I do so hope you stay well. Sending best wishes from Naples, Florida.
Thank you so much Cheryl… 😊❤️
Wow! You are amazing . Love your crochet beach scene and hearts too. I hope you get to go on your trip – you may still – everything is so up in the air right now but things change. Here’s a question – how advanced a crocheter do you need to be to do the next CAL ??
Hi Tinaor… so long as you can crochet and know the basic crochet stitches then the CAL is very achievable!! 😊💙💙
Thank you for sharing, they would be lovely to work on at home.
Absolutely… enjoy! 😊❤️
Hi Eleonora, Just want to say thank you for your selfless work for NHS. It’s a tough world out there & pretty scary, take care and protect yourself as much as you can. I am all set for your new cal, cant wait. With heart felt wishes to you and your collegues Yvonne 😍😍
Thank you so much Yvonne! 😊❤️❤️