For those of you who follow me regularly you will have noticed a gap in my blog posts.

At the beginning of this year life threw my family a curve ball, my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor from which he would not recover.  He has always been a significant part of my life and has never really been unwell so the news that he was terminally ill was devastating.

My Dad had a very full life and gave his Children and Grandchildren some amazing gifts to carry through their own lives.  He had a amazing array of hobbies and interests, not least of which was photography, gardening and cooking all of which I love and share with you here.

My Dad always encouraged us to follow our dreams, helping when we got a bit stuck.  I’m not quite sure how I will will go to when now when I get a bit stuck. But what I do know is that I have two amazing sisters and a brother who I can always turn too. That in itself is a gift that will help me through the rest of my life.

My Dad’s illness came to a end peacefully on 11th November 2017, we will morn his loss for a long time but we will also carry him with us every day through the wonderful gifts he gave us.

Crochet is a wonderful healer during the last few weeks my hands have not been idle and I’ve been busy making lots of beautiful things.


From top left to right; a pretty hat for my friends little girl, pattern coming soon. Crochet Poppies for remembrance, I sold these to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Forever Green Scarf, it took a while to get to the end of this design and make, pattern coming soon.

Bottom row left are seaside theme Christmas appliques for my friend to add to her sea themed Christmas Wreath or for her tree she is still a little undecided, we both love the mermaid which was a challenge to make as i was following a Japanese crochet diagram. Last of all crochet baubles, this pattern will be published next week I am very excited to share these they have been a joy to make and so effective for such an easy pattern.

As well as my makes I’ve been preparing patterns for a soon to be opened Etsy store.

Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for liking what I do, I have some exciting ideas for he coming year that I can’t wait to share with you.


Published by amandajonescrochet

Hi I'm Amanda, I'm a creator, maker and crochet designer. I love to make and create having fun on the way, come join me and you can have some fun too.

4 thoughts on “November

  1. I’m so sorry to hear your very sad news. Your Dad sounds a lot like mine was. Do what I do Amanda…keep talking to him like I talk to mine. My Dad has been an angel for almost 10 years but he’s always by my side and forever in my heart. Bless you and your Family xx

  2. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 6 years ago and it still hurts. No one can even begin to explain how devastating and painful such a loss is. Yes you will mourn for a long time just remember there’s no set amount of time to grieve so don’t let anyone tell you after some time that you need to get over it, pull yourself together or whatever other thing well meaning people say. Please accept my condolences. Your father will live forever in your heart.

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