Last Minute Cowl

That’s the first of my handmade Christmas presents done. The pattern is the Last Minute Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and it was pretty quick to do, I started it on Tuesday and it’s Friday today and obviously life happened in between. (In a Twitter convo recently I said that I wasn’t going grey yet, the…

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,…

5 things I liked this week – 29.12.17

1. Getting seats on trains. 2. Getting one of Z’s amazing hand drawn Christmas cards (they’re always very personalised). 3. Some nice walks somewhere different. 4. Watching old walking programmes about the Lake District with my dad (I would love to walk there one day). 5. Watching The Miniaturist on TV.

On the menu – Mug Bread

Monday I like nice bread to go with the cold meats and beer for Christmas tea. I would probably, to be honest, normally go and buy some but we were away this Christmas and not in easy reach of nice, fresh bread (particularly with the shops shut the day before). So I made sure I…

On the menu – Mince Pie Cookies and Creamy Tomato Pasta

Tuesday I made Nigella’s Cranberry mince pies on Friday (not blogged, as not a new recipe for me, I make them pretty much every year, they have the perfect mincemeat for people who don’t like mincemeat) and as I had some mincemeat left, I made Mince Pie Cookies from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. I…

5 things I liked this week – 17.11.17

1. Star Trek Discovery, of course, but eek, waiting until January now for the next bit! 2. The movie, The Accountant, a brilliant ASD anti hero. 3. Getting a large chunk of my Christmas shopping done (sorry, not sorry). 4. Doing the next bit of the Thames Path. 5. Discovering bibimbap.

Sneak peek- SeptemberHouse

I got a bit dispirited by my Mario unpicking, so I did another embroidery this week, one of these lovely patterns from Corinne at SeptemberHouse, it’s finished but I used red embroidery floss and Sulky Solvy, always a risky combination and of course some of the red dye from the floss leached out when I rinsed…

Christmas Pattern Back In Store

So my grand plans for my Etsy store this year didn’t exactly go to plan, life got in the way. I still have hopes for it, so maybe next year. Anyway, the Christmas pattern that I released way too late last Christmas, is back up on my store and to show you how not particularly…