Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday Night With friends and what else I’ve been up to….

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Friday saw me linking up with Cheryll and other like - minded women for a night of crafting deciding I’d work on something for myself after working on various secret projects for others over the past few weeks…..this is what I decided to work on my “Scandinavian Roses” stitchery by Rosalie Quinlan, I just love working on this project and as I said at the beginning this one will be my long term project with no hurrying or pushing to get blocks done and so it has been  for me for this BOM Smile if you want to see what everyone else got up to last night just pop over to Cheryll's blog, thanks Cheryll for motivating me to pick up this block and put a few more stitches into it “"Smile

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I’ve also found some time to plant myself a small herb garden after my renewed interest in  baking and discovering how expensive fresh herbs are I decided to try starting my own herb garden in an unused planter that I’ve had sitting around……I started of with planting the herbs I’m using the most of in my baking at the moment which may extend when I bake more, especially when experimenting with my bread making in the future Smile

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And on the subject of baking I experimented with my latest loaf of bread by adding some grated cheese to the mix and let me just say it was super yummy with my home made pea & ham soup on a very chilly afternoon for our lunch, I’ll certainly be experimenting some more maybe with feta, bacon….the list could go on forever LOl….

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I also made some yummy scones which we had with lashing of jam and cream….there goes the diet!

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I’ve also been busy with some knitting, not my forte as I’m soooooo slow! but I’m enjoying the rhythmic clacking of the needles as I knit and it’s a great pick up/put down project when I want to work on something which doesn’t require much brain power of an evening Smileand I’m loving the variegated wool I’m using for this project/

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Finally a finish I can show you as this scrumptious scarf is for me, finally a finish for me and just in time to wear it for this winter, this one is going to be my work scarf as I spend a lot of time outdoors with my job so it should keep me pretty warm…….I have a funny feeling my knitted one in the previous photo will still be getting worked on next winter lol.

Time for me to grab myself another cuppa and start blog surfing and seeing what everyone else got up to last night, I hope you’re all staying toasty warm today and have a lovely weekend Smile

23 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Goodluck with the bread... I need to plant a few new herbs to.... And some spinach...

Chookyblue...... said...

Goodluck with the bread... I need to plant a few new herbs to.... And some spinach...

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

It is a lovely idea to just walk outside and gather from your garden. Good luck with your stitching project, and knitting.

Happy days.
Bev.

kiwikid said...

The herb garden looks wonderful Barb....have something similar happening here. Your stitching is coming along well. Your bread making sounds wonderful, nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread!!Love your scarves!

Marilyn Barber said...

I love your redwork stitchery - even better that it is for you. And your scarves will be well used - this year or next. Enjoy your bread making and flavour enhancing - nothing beats home-made bread.

Diane Sloan said...

Yum...the bread and scones look amazing....love your redwork too. Knitting as well? How many hands do you have???

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wonderful post, love your stitching and knitting projects. The food looks so good.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Helen said...

Love watching your progress on Scandinavia Rose. Your scarf looks so warm and cosy, love it. Yummiest bread I can smell it from hear :)

Melody said...

Lots of lovely creativity at your place, especially wonderful are creative efforts you can eat...fabulous looking scones and bread.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching and knitting Barb. Great job on the herbs....I can smell that yummy bread and scones x

Dasha said...

I have parsley growing, but should really get around to putting some coriander and basil in as well. Its good to be able to go gather what you need when you need it instead of trying to remember to buy some when you are shopping (and less expensive of course).
The bread and soup lunch sounds wonderful.

Susan said...

I love seeing your progress on Scandinavian Rose.....it saves me from having to start it! Can't beat home made bread and scones, but unfortunately neither are very good for the waistline.

shez said...

Hi Barb,wow i love your stitchery,and i am loving the things you make i am getting inspired by you in the kitchen,i just bought a new bread pan,enjoy your Sunday my friend xx

Fiona said...

the stitching is lovely... deffinitely long term project.. mine needs to see the light of day again. Nothing like fresh herbs from the garden and also fresh home made bread...
Hugz

Ondrea said...

It is nice having a project to just do at your leisure especially when you have so many projects on the go and due to be finished by certain dates. Knitting huh? What has come over you girl! Queen of crochet is now knitting lol. LOve what you are making with such yummy yarn too. Well done. Good on you creating a herb garden. You can also plant thongs like lettuce and tomatoes in pots. Your bread looks yummy but a big no no for me. Enjoy.

Radka said...

Your Scandinavian Rose is looking lovely; yes it is a long job, but well worth it, such a beautiful design. All my blocks are ready to be put together, that could take some time yet!
Have a good week,
xx

Christine M said...

You've been very busy Barb. That bread is making me hungry!

Raewyn said...

Great to see what you've been up to Barb, very nice to spent some time working on something just for you. Also love your scarves, the knitted one with the variegated yarn is coming up extra nice. As for the baking - oh yum, looking good :-)

Jo said...

Your baking looks and I'm sure smells and tastes lovely....
Great looking scarf... Knitting is easy and relaxing too..

Julimond said...

It is years ago, i made Redwork. But i love it. Yours is very beautiful.
And your knitting is wonderful.

Iris...knitting socks in the evening

Cheryl said...

Love your scarf Barb in that pretty wool and your long term project is progressing nicely. You are going great with your break making

marina said...

great progress on your stitching Barb,
lots of delicious baking happening at your place too! yumm.
lovely wooliness too, such pretty wool.

Josie said...

Love your Scandanavian Roses Barb. It's a gorgeous project to chill out with. Loving your knitting too. Your new scarf looks like it will keep you nice and cosy when you're out working. As for your baking..... are there any leftovers lol. My mouth is watering just looking at that bread.... as for the scones.... yummy! xxx