Some time around Christmas, my mum bought an embellisher machine. She'd seen them and thought they were cool. I'd seen them and thought they were cool, but thought they were out of my price range. So mum bought one for us both to share and left it at my house for me to play with. Thank you, Mum, you're the best! Here are the results of my first playtime...
Also today, I spent time in the garden digging and planting potatoes and onions. I think I'm going to have to add some quick cropping plants too - I am not known for my patience.
Monday, 5 April 2010
25 motif challenge.
Also on the finishing front, here's the shrug I've been working on since January. The yarn is Noro Iro and the pattern comes from Jenny Watson's Designer Mini Knits. I fell in love with the pattern but then couldn't find a stockist for this particular yarn here in the UK. Kaleidoscope Yarns in Vermont came to my rescue with an unmissable offer at the end of last year - 20% off that more than paid for the postage. Here I am posing in my new shrug before heading out to dinner at my mum's house. How do you like our original 60s? / 70s? wallpaper?!
Saturday, 3 April 2010
I've been working on a few crafting projects - I'll add details in a later post - and have been reading and cooking and watching movies and cycling too. Yesterday, I tried a new recipe discovered in the pages of the April issue of Country Living magazine. Here's the last portion of rhubarb flapjack crumble served with a cup of tea for elevenses. I'd share with you, but I'll have to wolf it down before the cat comes over to investigate.