This book started my crafting love affair,
long ago in my childhood.
Being a 70's child, I was free to explore my gran's bookcase,
and guess what appeared!
Being a Blue Peter girl, the bright colourful pages,
conjured up majestic ideas of things to create,
along with a magical mess to tidy up.
Hours upon hours of crafty fun,
the time flew by,
along with the holiday sun,
and the time spent with my lovely gran.
Now I am the proud owner of this book,
and the lovely memories of time spent learning with my gran,
are treasured all the more.
My love of craft books is still as strong,
my bookcase groans under the strain.
Still plenty of new skills to be found,
time to expand knowledge is all the more rare,
where shall I start, I sit and stare.
Inspired by the 1970's The Complete Book of Handicrafts,
I choose an intrepid journey into Patchwork and Quilting,
a new challenge for this year.
So, I look forward to learning this new craft,
I aim to create a beautiful quilt,
to snuggle down on the sofa
with more crafty books to explore.
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