Monday, 22 September 2014

It works

Here's the cat blanket in use.

Hey, it works...

and it's nearly the right colour!


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Here's ...

… the pusscat blanket for DD's new cat.

It's done in pusscat colours to match pusscat.

And here's babypuss. We are picking her up tonight.

I'm not sure whether she's a monkey, a pig or a cat!!! :)



Friday, 19 September 2014

I win!

Yes, I did just that. First it was a pattern for this superb afghan from Apple Blossom Dreams.  I had to answer a question and I was correct. Lucky me.

Astri, I hope you don't mind but I pinched a picture ofyour beautiful afghan.

And next I won a giveaway from the Vintage Knitter. It arrived today and I'm 'well pleased'. It will prove a very interesting read.

Thank you so much, my bloggy pals and thank you to all the new commenters. I will have a great time visiting your blogs.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

It's a lovely day,

the sun is shining, the flowers are sill blooming.

and I may have a little sit outside for a while.

What a wonderful late summer we're having.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Love is ...

… sharing the one plum that grew on the plum tree.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Opposite the Kitchen Window - September 2014

Quite busy here today.

Soup has been rescued from the freezer for our lunch, the tomatoes were a gift from a friend and I'm baking a cake.

I had some pears which were going a bit soft and I wasn't likely to eat them so I thought I'd make a pear cake using a sponge mixture with the pears in the middle.

I still have a pile of satsumas to eat up. The whiskey's doing OK!

I 2 loaves this morning and the flour is still out. An acquaintance gave us a quick demonstration on how to play the spoons so I've chosen 2 suitable ones to practise with! I've just about got the 'hold'. Now for the rhythms.

The cake turned out pretty well and some of the slices are going to the freezer for another day.

Hello and welcome to 2 new followers. I hope you enjoy your visits.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

From my seat

Late afternoon with the sun shining and time for a sit - or rather a snooze! The doors of the garden room are open but pusscats don't want to go for a walk, preferring a warm knee. To my right is DH zzzedding - it was a hard morning walking round the Car Boot Sale.

I'm busy crocheting a pusscat blanket for DD's new kitten.

In front of me is one of the purchases from the CB - a Britannia pub table, minus top. It will soon be painted green to match the other garden furniture and DH will make a new top. (Not today!)

To my left there is a recipe in a magazine for marinaded chops with rice that I fancy making for tea.

Looking up there is the collection of stones and a pusscat hiding basket. They can't fit in underneath now so DH can have the basket if she wants for the new kitten.

To my left is a view of the old school table again with my Singer hand sewing machine proudly on display. My 2012 blue blanket is on the sofa.

Above are the orchids in baskets and pots.


PS The tea was awful. I'll be making up my own concoctions in future!