Wednesday, November 30, 2011

crocheting and reading

I had some leftover wool from other projects, so I crocheted some squares...

Then I edged them with 2 rows of crochet in some grey wool/alpaca yarn I had...

Don't know what I'm going to make them into, but while I think about it...I'm reading Philip Yancey's 'What's So Amazing About Grace?'
I started it awhile ago, but got side tracked with other reading material.  I'm enjoying getting back to reading it...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lee Francois sermons

I use to listen to Lee Francois sermons from Willingdon church in Canada. He has since started a new church called Crossridge and I've just discovered they have uploaded lots of sermons.  He is a really good preacher.  I've just listened to the first sermon.    The link is here.

And a link to their general sermon page is here.

Looks like I'm in for a feast of good listening this week. I'd encourage you to enjoy some good listening too!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

knitting and reading

I'm knitting a diagonal baby blanket...almost finished!

And reading this delightful book about Beatrix Potter.  I so enjoyed the recent Miss Potter movie, and really enjoy reading anything about Beatrix.

 The book has some lovely watercolour paintings...

and interesting old photos....

I do so like the way she dressed...all those long skirts and tweed :o)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This morning it was too windy and the tide was too high to go beach walking, so I
made jam drop biscuits instead.

The recipe I used is here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

book bargains

Picked up some book bargains at Vinnies (op shop) today.  These old hardcover children's books for 50 cents each.  They were printed 50 - 60 years ago.  They will go in the  'grandchildren library' ...but I will read them too!

Then I went to the library and borrowed these craft magazines.  Now that I have a sewing machine....I am looking for ideas to sew.  Looks like it will be a busy weekend :o)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I've been looking for an easy bread recipe for awhile, and yesterday I found a recipe here on Sarah's blog.

So this morning I made it...and it was delicious...which is it means I will eat more of it than I should!

I also replaced 2 cups of the white flour with 1 cup of wholewheat, 1/2 a cup of spelt and 1/2 a cup of rye. It is very quick and easy to make.

If you make it, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Community craft shop

Took my turn in the craft shop today...and actually sold one of my hats!!!!  I thought you might like to see some pictures of inside the shop.