Sneak peek – Good Times Blanket

I now have two blankets on the go, the Intarsia Mountain blanket is currently on a back burner, I’m still loving doing it but it’s quite limiting about where and when I can work on it, basically it has to be on my bed, with the multiple balls of wool spread out, the only distraction,…

On the menu – ice cream cake

Friday No photo for this one, I was too concerned about it melting. I made Copy Cat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake for S’s birthday. I didn’t include the frosting because she’s not keen on frosting, I just sprinkled some hundreds and thousands directly on top instead. Anyway, it was nice, the fudge sauce in…

October 2018 photos

Other than a walk on the Thames Path, this month I’ve photographed mainly the cat that’s not my cat. – and Richmond Park, which is looking glorious at the moment.

October 2018 books

Only three books this month šŸ˜±Ā and it seems a lot longer than the beginning of the month, that I finished reading the DCI Daley series (although I haven’t read the short stories). My excuse for the lack of finished books this month, is that I’m currently in the middle of two extremely long books, hopefully…

Sneak peek – pin cushion

I’ve been working a lot on my very delayed ebook this week (it’s amazing how having some time off from ‘actual’ work, can speed things up). I’ve been writing the how to section and doing some illustrations, here’s a pin cushion. IĀ hope that the ebook will be out sometime next month. Here’s the cover.

On the menu – Cheesy Ham & Leek Pie

Friday This, Cheesy Leek & Ham Pie from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals was absolutely lovely. I swapped the ham for pancetta, as that’s what I had, frying it first with the leek. Not wanting to waste the rest of the puff pastry sheet, I quadrupled the recipe, planning on freezing the rest…

A day out in tweets

We had a nice day out today, I’ve just tweeted on my personal accountĀ about it and now I’m too tired to write anymore, so I thought I’d just link to the tweets, there’s some stuff that we did today, that I would very enthusiastically recommend, others not so. Saw this today and it is so…

Thames Path South – section 3c

We did the next bit of section 3 on the south side of the Thames Path today, Greenwich to Thames Barrier. It was considerably nicer weather than when we did sections 3a and b, so some photos. Excuse the mainly black and white shots, the area felt very much a black and white area, when…

Sneak peek – more blanket

I hit a bit of a pause this week on the current Lisa Congdon monthly art challenge, this week they were doing black silhouettes and I did do a couple but I didn’t find them as fun as the earlier ink stuff, so I’ve been concentrating on my knitting. I may go back to the…