my weekend in pictures

My first attempt at hand quilting, thanks to a lesson from my buddy Fiona.

Homemade snickerdropper!!  My favourite sweet thing in the world (quote Ysolda: ‘It’s like snickers and millionaire shortbread had a baby!’), a treat from our old knit night cafe and now re-created for me by Fiona…

This would have been done if it wasn’t for a sudden thread shortage.  Anybody recognise the pattern?

I knit.  A lot.  I spent most of yesterday evening wrestling with ribbing and icord, and now my knitting basket is overflowing with an almost completed Carter Cardigan…

A new phase of decorating has begun and I spent hours standing inside a very small space covered in tile paint.  And somehow managed to get it all over my legs, through my painting trousers.  Goodbye grubby-yellow shower room!

The only thing missing was a little time at my spinning wheel, so that is at the top of my list for crafting fun this week…

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10 thoughts on “my weekend in pictures

  1. I’d love to try hand-quilting someday. I don’t have a machine that can do it at the moment, so I suppose if I want to try quilting at all, it’ll have to be by hand!

    And that snickerdropper looks delicious!

  2. i LOVE to hand-quilt! to me, it’s almost as relaxing as knitting, provided i don’t stick my finger too much!! hand-quilting has a ‘home-made’ look…machinne quilting(which i’ve also done) reminds me of ‘store-bought’!! everyone has their preferences… what pattern is it? i didn’t recognize it. (could it be one particular to Scotland? i live in IOWA-USA)

    i’m anxious to see that gorgeous red knit completed! your knitting is beautiful!
    nice to meet you here!! ^)^linda

  3. Quilting by hand is relaxing! Your stitches are very good. I was one of the first quilt teacher here in Italy, It seems ages ago… I’ve give up with patchwork and quilting about 3 year ago when I was pregnant, I’ve got a sort of nausea when of it at the time, and then with the baby was very difficult to resume quilting. But never say never, I have a very large fabric stash that wait to me. 🙂
    The Carter Cardigan look beautiful! Can’t wait to see a photo of it on you.

  4. I don’t mind sharing.

    2oz butter/ margarine
    5 Snickers Bars – roughly chopped
    2 or 3 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
    Large packet of digestive biscuits – crushed
    Chocolate (melted) for topping

    Melt the butter
    Add in Snickers bars and syrup until melted
    Add in crushed biscuits gradually until coated in the Snickers mixture
    Turn out onto a greased baking tray
    Allow to cool, then cover in melted chocolate
    Should make about 20 pieces

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