Wednesday, 6 April 2011

In my absence...

...I've been busy!!

I have been baking, planting and crocheting like a good 'un!

I have planted various herbs in pots on my kitchen windowsill. Chives, basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, coriander, plus lavender and various salad leaves. I also have chili peppers and bell peppers growing, and starting to flower, woohoo!!

On the baking side, I have made some more banana bread, some more normal bread, some soups, some pies and the odd quiche.

On the crocheting side is where I have been busiest though!

First, I finished my blanket...

I won tickets to 'Sewing for Pleasure', (in a competition run on a website I am a big fan of - a fantastic fair with hundreds of stalls full of fabric, wool, paper crafts, sewing machines, craft books, more fabric, beads, jewellery findings, sewing bags, more paper crafts... Very much fun. Well, while there, I bought some blank cards (for later projects) 10 balls of yarn for £10 (bargain!) and some other bits and pieces. After I finished my blanket, I wanted to use my new wool for something, but couldn't really face starting another 48 hours of blanket making! So I decided on...

A new bag!
Lined and everything!

Obviously there are no close-ups of my stitching, because I'm still not very good, but I'm quite pleased with the bag all the same. The bag was finished within a week, so, seeing as I was on a roll I wanted another project quick! And I found this on ravelry - And from that, I managed to make these...

I didn't make them for anyone in particular, just to see if I could. But after I'd made one, Hairy Face asked to have them. He wore the one I had made until I finished its pair, at which point he popped that one on too! Excellent!

So that's all from me for now, hope you like!

Peggy xx


  1. You have been incredibly busy! I'm tired just reading about all your projects...

    I love and adore your blanket and I think it will be treasured for generations to come.

    You rock!

    So, what's next on your action plan? I'm going to chance some nettle soup...wonder what the small ones will make of that!

    mwah xxx big love xxxx

  2. Nice to have you back, I love the crocheted slippers! Sounds like you have been very busy.

  3. Hi Louise
    thanks for visiting by blog, Yes my Mum was into sewing and knitting, that's where I got my first interest in it.
    Made my wedding dress on her old Singer treadle sewing machine. Lovely old thing, you could sew anything from leather to silk on it without changing the needle. lol


  4. Well, look at you! What a lot you've gotten done lately -- so many pretty things. And most impressive of all may be sewing all those granny squares together -- not my favorite thing to do -- at all ;).

  5. Hello, thanks for your comment! No, I've never walked on Alderley Edge, even though it't not far away! Dave spent some of his childhood there and has wanted to go back for a walk for as long as I've known him! We intended to go once a few years ago but something changed pur plans while we were on the way - we must make sure we go this year!