Sneak peek – Elephant Ear Plant continued

The leaves took forever, partially because by the last leaf (the one nearest the right side of the hoop) I was, I’ll admit, getting a little bored but the leaves are done now and I’m storming ahead, with the plant pot and table (bar the legs) completed and I’ve made a good start with the…

On the menu – Uplifting Chilli and Lemon Spaghetti

Friday This is Uplifting Chilli and Lemon Spaghetti from the wonderful Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger. It’s a very simple dish, it’s the ideal sort of thing to make when you feel tired and foot sore and have pretty much minimal energy for cooking but feel that you should make something. Just the simple act…

Sneak peek – elephant ear plant

I am currently in the mood for slow, detailed embroidery that takes ages. This is the elephant ear plant pattern from Sarah K Benning (she changes the patterns in her shop on a monthly basis, so this one is no longer available).

In Bloom

Pattern by Jess Wariorka for DMC.

Sneak peek – WIP

I know it doesn’t look like it but I tidied my desk recently. I normally keep WIP hoops in a craft bag but this one is so big, I’m keeping it out on my desk. You can find the pattern in the DMC pattern library.

January 2019 books

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is an interesting book about the science of meditation. It goes into how research was started and how it initially wasn’t very accurate because the scientists weren’t distinguishing between types of meditation and…

January 2019 photos – aka the Shoreditch Street Art Post

January has not been that photogenic for me, however we did go and have a look at the street art in Shoreditch, as S had recently been on a school art trip to the area and she wanted to share what she’d learnt. Chewing gum art outside Old Street station. A commissioned piece by Camille…