Simple Saturday Pleasures


Early morning sun.


A bunch of daffs.

A pile of new cards for my fireplace patchwork.


Something sublime to listen to whilst crocheting.


Yes, this is my Ravilious blanket. It has undergone quite a transformation.

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  1. Oooh I was wondering what happened to your Ravilious blanket Sue, it's looking good x

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  2. I love the pattern you've chosen for the blanket. I think the lines and soft changes of horizontal colour evoke the lines of the landscape that Ravilious painted, far more than granny squares would have. I'd love to see it spread out so we can see the full effect.

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    1. I'm so glad you think so Kari, that was exactly my thinking too. It is coming along quickly so it won't be long before I can show you the finished thing.

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  3. I see the links between your Ravillious blanket and your cards of the lino prints! And yes, granny squares just wouldn't have cut the mustard.

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  4. Your Ravilious blanket is gong to be absolutely stunning.

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  5. Sue, there I was, clicking on your site to see your newest post, and then as I neared its end, I saw the reference to a Ravillious blanket, and found your beautiful way of aligning the Rowan wool colors to the color moods of some Ravillious pictures, and then learned of your family connection to the artist.

    Well. Blogging can truly be an amazing connector. I guess that I was not then following your posts back when you first showed the yarn and Ravillious pictures. So...I'll now try to catch up. Your color sense is sublime... you caught the moody colorways of the art very well with those wools. You made a fine choice not to go the granny square route. The colors flow much more gracefully in your crocheted rows.

    Have you acquired one of the Ravillious prints? I also know of the gallery in that link, via the truly marvelous www.spitalfieldslife.com blogs by The Gentle Author, whom I have met.

    xo

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    1. Frances it is my ambition to own a print of Train Landscape (the one from the railway carriage). As soon as the 'Tom's Drum Fund'account has enough money in it to buy him a new drumkit it will become 'Sue's Ravilious Fund'!

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  6. Your blanket is really coming along now Sue, and those daffs are really cheerful! Julie x

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  7. Do I spot a card with a photo by James Ravilious?

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    1. Yes you do. A very talented family.

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  8. How lovely to find myself redirected to the Ravilious post, and all those marvellous hues. Your blanket is beautiful, and the ripple much more in keeping than granny squares would have been.

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  9. Wolf Hall nearly finished me off and I was really alarmed that I didn't love it and had to make myself finish it. So glad you are enjoying it. And how perfect, to crochet and 'read' at the same time! The blanket is looking rather splendid. Ax

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  10. Lovely to revisit your Ravilious post Sue, and I agree with the other posters, you have captured his essence much better this way. I also scurried off to find out about James R. and found the most charming photos. Talented family indeed. Your not without a bit of talent yourself - your socks look great and once again beautiful photographs. Best wishes.

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  11. Ooh - your blanket is beautiful Sue. Can't wait to see it fully finished. I just love the colour choices. I loved Wolf Hall, haven't read the sequel yet but must do.

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  12. Your blanket is looking good. Whilst I appreciate the draughtsmanship of Ravilious, his paintings have always evoked a feeling of desolation in me, shame really. I hope you get the painting/print that you want.

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  13. Love the daffs! one of the best things this time of year!

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  14. Very nice things here. I like your postcard patchwork very much. And crocheting while listening to an audio book (do they still call them that??), what a blooming good idea. x

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  15. You are all about the wool at the moment! Love the blanket, especially the beautiful edges.

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  16. I'd forgotten about your Ravilious blanket - which is lovely in it's stripy incarnation (works better than granny squares, I think).

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  17. I love the colours and am impressed by your patience. It looks big.

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  18. Ooh, I can't wait to see your blanket in all it's glory. The colours are gorgeous and the horizontal stripes are a perfect reflection of the paintings.

    And, thank you for sharing your love of Eric's paintings :-)I love finding out about something/somebody new. It is one of the best things about blogland.

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  19. I keep meaning to get around to Wolf Hall but the size of it makes me sigh. You have made yours pocket sized.

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    1. 24 hour's worth . I'm on Bring Up the Bodies now.

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  20. love the postcards - and love these shades too, they are very English and very sophisticated. Good for you getting on with your project. So easy to run out of steam with blankets, I find.

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  21. I love the postcard collection.

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    1. thanks Lizzi, and I see the Google route has worked for you!

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  22. Loved reading about the inspiration for your blanket and seeing the images that you chose as examples. I find the journey of inspiration for creative things fascinating and this is a wonderful one. So looking forward to seeing the whole blanket. Did you unravell the original squares or are you thinking of using them as part of the new design? I'm thinking that too might be interesting. E x

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  23. I wondered where that blanket was! It's looking good :D

    I really could get into Wolf Hall ... I wonder if I'd enjoy it more as an audio book.

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