Thursday, December 15, 2016

The north wind doth blow...

...but for us it doesn't bring snow!

For Yarn Along...

Almost finished the cream (although it looks white in the photo)/blue/green baby blanket, just need to do the edging.

Have had this one - Quicksand - on my bookshelf for awhile.  Thought I might dip into it...

These are going off to a couple of charities within Australia...

9 Beanies
5 pairs of fingerless gloves
2 baby blankets
And a partridge in a pear tree!!

And here's the recipe for the Anzac biscuits I mentioned making in my previous post...

Anzac Biscuits

1 cup (90g) rolled oats
1 cup (150g) plain flour
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (40g) dessicated coconut
125g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in large bowl.
Melt butter and add syrup, water and soda.

Stir into dry ingredients.

Roll into small balls, slightly flatten, place on greased/lined baking trays and bake at 150'C/300F for about 20 minutes.  Cool on trays...although if you remove from trays while they are still hot they stay a bit soft in the middle...just the way I like them :))


Very windy here today, so thought it appropriate to finish with this poem...

Christmas Day

Words John Wheeler             Music William G James

The north wind is tossing the leaves.
The red dust is over the town;
The sparrows are under the eaves,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.

The tree ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by;
The joy bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.

A north wind in Australia is a hot wind.)


Time for morning coffee...

Enjoy your day!!


  1. I never heard that nice poem; your toast looks good. :) Your needlework is always beyond excellent; the cookies look good! It's hard to get my mind around a hot north wind.

    1. Hi Lisa - I had forgotten about the poem until I came across it again recently.

      The toast tastes good too :) And the cookies :))

      My crochet is very basic, but thanks for the kind comments!

      Hope you aren't suffering too much with this polar vortex we have been hearing about that has hit the US? xx