….well the sun is shining, birds are singing and the flowers are blooming…..if you ignore the fact that stick your nose out of the door and you get frostbite you might almost think spring is here! It’s definately on it’s way though as these little viola’s know (totally self set and looking very pretty)…..
Also some cheap and cheerful colour for the pots either side of the front door………
Anyway let’s get to the real point of this post, an update on my flower blanket. Not got quite as much done this week as I would have liked but it’s growing slowly! Decided to add another colour to the mix, a touch of green, so here it is so far…….
and a couple of close ups……
Got a book out the library the other week, a compendium of crochet stitches, so yesterday afternoon I decided to try a flower motif that was in there using a popcorn stitch (never done that before)…….it wasn’t perfect but not too bad for a first go, used a double knit cotton……
after I’d done that one I had another go, again using the popcorn stitch in the middle but this time making the pattern up as I went, a smaller flower but I thought quite pretty….
and to finish off this flowery post…….
……some shortbread style biscuits I made yesterday…….
8oz plain flour , 5.5oz butter, 4.5 oz castor sugar, teasp vanilla extract
Rub the fat into the flour till it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix together to make a smooth dough/paste. Roll out on a lightly floured board to a depth of approximately 1″ and cut into required shapes.
Bake in a preheated oven 180C/gas mark 4 for around 15-20 minutes or until firm and very lightly golden. Cool, make a cuppa and eat!!!!! LOL!