Thursday, August 17, 2017

c'est fini

Just email a photo to Salihan at Ecoyarns of my finished blanket...

So if you want to make one too...go visit Ecoyarns and buy some Mithral yarn!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

When it rains...

Another rainy

Make date scones...
 clean up while they cook

Wrap in a teatowel when cooked...

And make a pot of tea...

 I should have stopped at two

While listening...

And reading...

And before you know it...the sun will be shining again...

And you can go for a walk :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Weekend Words

Good morning world!!!


 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5 King James Version (KJV)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The next best thing...

If you can't go to the sea, then you need to bring the sea to you...


And while on the sea theme, I picked up this book at the op shop recently.  I read it years ago (along with her other books), and really enjoyed it.  Looking forward to a re-read...

Even though we still have a few weeks to go till the official date, spring is definitely in the air, with trees beginning  to blossom and bulbs starting to bloom.  It is also very windy today, which is quite typical for spring here,  and my head does not like it,  so has decided to ache :(. 
 I have been working in the garden all week, cutting out plants I don't want, before the spring growth starts in earnest. 
But I feel a trip to the sea (Stanley) is in order, at least before the year's end...

On the crafting front, the Hobbit/Mithral blanket is finished (except for the ends I've still to weave in that are hiding at the back)...

 it's actually not as bright as it looks here, but much more muted (thank goodness!)

And these little blankets are being packaged up and posted to KOGO...

KOGO make up baby bundles for disadvantaged new mums (among other things), and these are a good size for carry baskets/baby capsules/car seats.  I sold some in the local craft shop, but these had been there for awhile, so decided to bring them home, send them off...and make more!  I hope they can use them.

Will leave you with this quote I read recently via Philip Yancey's Grace Notes:

"It is always simple to fall: there are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands."  (G. K. Chesterton)
Onwards and upwards!! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Weekend Words

Law in the Heart
"The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide"   (Psalm 37:31).

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be, for in the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

God with us in covenant makes us eager to obey His will and walk in His commands.

We are here guaranteed that obedient-hearted man shall be sustained, he will do that which is right, and he shall therefore do that which is wise. Holy action is always the most prudent, though it may not at the time seem to be so.

The Word of God has never misled a single soul yet; its plain directions to walk humbly, justly, lovingly, and in the fear of the LORD are as much words of wisdom to make our way prosperous as rules of holiness to keep our garments clean. He walks surely who walks righteously.
                                                                                                                (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Eat your greens

Made this the other day...

Fry up chopped onion, garlic, bacon (optional) and grated ginger in a little olive oil till onion is soft.

Add  sliced mushrooms, brussel sprouts and broccoli (or any greens that you have).

A 'dash' of cumin, coriander, cardamom or whatever takes your fancy.

Steam/saute till vegies just soft.

Sprinkle with lots of chopped parsley (fresh chopped coriander is nice too but I didn't have any), ground black pepper.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Knitting   Coffee   Warmth
It doesn't get much better...