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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Will I Ever Finish It?

I started thisquilt about 4 years is for me. I wonder if I will ever finish it because I keep having to stop and make other things. Not that I haven't enjoyed the other projects but I would like to see this one finished. 

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Trip to Devon

We have just had a few days holiday down in Devon, its been really nice to be away from the phone and the internet and to spend time with the family.  The twins are wearing the hats I just made them and also the coats and scarves I made last winter, Maggie on the left and Primrose on the right...thats them posing for the photo!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

A Country Walk & Some Wooly Hats

I have been been busy making wooly hats for Christmas gifts for my great nieces and nephews, its a simple garter stitch pattern and I added crocheted flowers for the girls and a pompom for the boys. I am now making one each for my twin grandaughters with ear flaps on. Although Autumn is here in the UK we have had some lovely sunny days...great for a walk at Ashridge Park.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Hay Bales: Primrose & Maggie Boo

I love these photo's, top one taken during their first summer and the bottom one taken this year, there was one taken last summer too but it's on film and not digital. Oh yes...there is someone hiding behind that top bale...holding them on!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Cotswolds

We are back from our trip to The Cotswolds and had a lovely time. On our journey home we stopped off at Broadway, this is a beautiful village with lots of history go to this link to read more
I enjoy taking photo's of different types of architecture and so this village was a real treat for me, as was the yummy lunch of roast pepper, tomato & basil soup we had in the Market Pantry Deli.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

This week we are meeting up with my sister and her husband in Tewksbury, they will be in their camper van and we will be in our caravan. I thought I would make some cookies to take with us...I know my sister will make a cake or two. I used the recipe below and they have turned out really well!

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspn baking soda
1/2 teaspn salt
3/ cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespn vanlla extract
1 egg & 1 egg yolk
2 cups choc chips

Preheat oven to 325 f or 165 c. Grease / line cookie sheets Sift together flour, soda & salt, set aside Cream melted butter, brown & white sugar until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips by hand using wooden spoon. Drop dough ¼ cup at a time onto sheets about 2” apart Bake for 15-17 mins in the preheated oven Cool on baking sheets for a few mins before transferring to wire rack to cool

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Back Home

 We had a lovely time in Devon visiting our family. Saturday we went and had lunch at the Crabshell Inn on the river estury in Kingsbridge . Kingsbridge is a lovely town that we like to visit, there are lots of interesting independant shops to look around and little coffee shops to stop in