Saturday, August 1, 2015

FHF Swaps and OPAM for July…..


July saw me cooking up a storm in my kitchen as well as working on numerous projects ( Lots of secret ones at the moment ) and unable to show any finishes till now with the ruler swap I was involved in with FHF Swaps friends and suddenly realising I hadn’t shown you the ruler bag I’d made for my partner Ondrea. I knew Ondrea loved the colour purple so it had to be in there somewhere and because I couldn’t find a pattern I liked I made up my own version to fit her 12’ ruler…..


I also included a few little extras with Ondrea’s parcel and I’ve heard back that she loved what I made and sent her “PHEW” Wipes sweat of my brow and now onto the next swap which i can only show you a picture of what I may or may not be using  all of in our next FHF swap item……


Lots of pretty felt for me to play with, I’m still thinking on how I want to use these gorgeous colors but to me that’s half the fun Smile So only one item finished for OPAM this month but that’s better than none isn’t it????

Monday, July 27, 2015

Scandinavian Roses update…..


Going back through my blog I realised I haven’t shown a photo of this stitchery project since May……gives wrist a small tap and making tut, tut sounds!


So this is where I’m at with this project, slowly but surely it’s getting stitched in-between my other crafty pursuits and work/home commitments but I am getting there! I’m hoping to get blocks 5 & 6 prepped and ready to be able to start working on once this block is finished Smile

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bread making… journey


My latest attempt at baking bread using the cloche my sister Anne bought me Smile the cloche made the top of the bread soooo crunchy! I sprinkled this one with sesame seeds before popping it in the oven and my next attempt will be with cheese and assorted herbs to mix it up a bit……maybe some rolls?? the list is endless, I think I’ve been bitten badly by the bread baking bug LOL Smile

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Busy, busy……


This start became…….


This pile of circles, 17 colours for my next blanket using big baby 4ply now to add the cream edging to turn these 160 circles into squares Smile

Sunday, July 19, 2015

FHF Ruler Swap….


This parcel was waiting for me when I arrived home from work on Friday form Mel so I only had to endure one sleep before I could open it without too much temptation LOL….


This is what I opened up yesterday after being a good girl and doing all my chores, the washing the dreaded grocery shopping etc…. and then I couldn’t take a photo till now as my camera decided to not work and I wanted a daylight photo to show of how utterly beautiful my swap items were….DUH! slaps forehead, after recharging it overnight I could finally take a photo of all my gorgeous goodies from my lovely partner Mel and finally do a blog post!

Mel certainly spoilt me with not one pouch but two, one for my 12” ruler and the smaller one for my rotary cutter and then to top it off she added a super cute bundle of matching fabric and a yummy tin of buttons!! Thanks you Mel you certainly brightened up my week and put a huge smile on my face Smile

If you want to see what everyone else received in this swap pop over to FHF swaps and have a look for yourself……I am as soon as I make myself another cuppa Smile

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cooking up a storm!


When the cold weather hits I like nothing better than heading to my kitchen to try out some new to me recipes….the one above is a blueberry, lemon and pecan cake with a lemon/sugar drizzle spooned over it while still hot Smile


Here it is sliced up ready to try out with a cuppa, anyone up for a slice or two with me??? 


I’ve also been perfecting the art of bread making and this is my first attempt with making bread in a bread tin, it rose beautifully and tasted very yummy…..



I also made another batch of chicken and leek pot pies using my new ramekins and I can see me using these quite a bit in my cooking future….. I’ve also been relaxing at night with my Scandinavian stitches and crochet projects ( two on the go at the moment )  I’ll try to do another post with pictures of how I’m progressing with all of them soon. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm with all this chilly weather we’ve been experiencing Smile

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday Night With Friends Results…..


Friday night saw me sewing together my coloured “Willow” blocks into a lap size blanket, I still have a few more rows to add on before it’s finished but it’s getting there rather quickly Smile


I also couldn’t resist starting another secret project which I’ll be working on over the next few months for someone very special…..A very big thank you to Chez for hosting another wonderful night and If you want to see what everyone else got up to last night pop over to Chez's blog.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Night With friends tonight!

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Are you going to be joining in the fun??? You can still sign up here  if you’re interested……see you tonight!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Halfway there…..


Slowly, slowly this stitchery is being worked on around other projects, deadlines and swaps and off course my never ending crochet blankets SmileI’m also trying to fit in a few minutes here and there on my Rosalie Quinlan Scandinavian Roses stitcheries, I should have a progress photo to show you by this weekend if all goes to plan.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Another finish for June….



Finally finished crocheting a very simple edging around my willow blanket and couldn’t resist taking a photo of it on my bed, I’m really pleased with how this one has turned out and I can see the beginning of how I’d like my bedroom to look…….. now I just need to get on with making a few small crocheted scatter cushions in red, white & cream with accents of blue and green to mix it up a bit SmileWhat do you think?