Wednesday 27 May 2009

And today I........

.... made a dozen bread buns

Tuesday 26 May 2009

I like

white flowers,

flowers in white jugs,

wild flowers (cowslips),

homes magazines

and beer in my favourite beer glass.


We're always needing serviettes being slobby eaters. These ones are from the Charity Shop and two sets had transfers to embroider. It may take me a while to complete both sets.

String bags

I've been making these string bags using different yarns.






Plastic yarn

Some bags I've kept and some I've given away.
  1. Chain 7 and slip stitch into a circle;
  2. Eighteen double crochet into the circle;
  3. {Double crochet (dc) and chain one} into each of the 18 dc of the previous row;
  4. {dc, chain one} TWICE into each of the holes made by the chain stitches of the previous row (you now have 36 dcs and 36 chains);
  5. {single crochet (sc), chain three} into each of the 36 holes in previous row;
  6. {sc, chain four} into each hole for 14 rows;
  7. {dc, chain two} into each hole for 2 rows;
  8. {two dcs in each hole} for nine holes only! then:
  9. chain 30, turn around, and slip attach in two stitches to other end of the nine holes you just put two double crochets into;
  10. turn around one more time and {double crochet into two chains, skip one} 20 times. You now have 20 double crochets on the handle;
  11. {dc, chain two} into nine holes only;
  12. repeat steps 8-11 and you should be back where you started;
  13. dc into each of the 20 dcs of the handle;
  14. {dc, chain two} into nine holes;
  15. repeat steps 13-14 then slip chain into a couple more stitches.

I think

I think I shall simply record all the things I do as I live my simple life. I cannot promise to put in everything. It depends if I have time. Let's see how it goes. Here's a picture that I like to start us off.