Hello!!! I don't quite know how I have got there, but my little bit of cyberspace is one year old today. Whilst thinking about what to write in this post, my daughter said I should focus on all of the positive things which have come out of blogging.
So here are some lovely country flowers and herbs for you - my bloggy friends which I have made over the past year. I have to give special mention to Mrs Twins and The Garden Bell who have given me much encouragement over the year and of course to Lucy at Attic 24 who even though we don't chat directly, has inspired me so much!
I have learnt so much too, from patterns to recipes, to how to do more of the more complicated stuff on blogger, it has been a pleasure.
Of course another highlight has been taking part in the SIBOL project and although I haven't been able to take as much as part as I would have liked in the last few weeks (don't mention the sore hands - be positive!!) I am really proud to have sent a few squares and be a "Sibolette".
I would love to do a little blog giveaway, so if you leave me your name I will choose a winner at the end of next week. I am not promising it will be anything crocheted as that is a difficult area for me at the moment - but it will still be something nice!
This week I have been pickling onions, which is quite sweet because my very first post was on the same subject - the years take on a sort of pattern don't they!
It was raining the day I did these - I usually sit outside, so instead I just cried my eyes out indoors!!!!
Leave them overnight sprinkled with salt
Next morning, rinse off and pack into sterilised jars, adding malt vinegar and a spoonful of sugar to take the bite off - and there you are!
I have also been making rolls at home too. I have a Panasonic Breadmaker and we use it loads to make our bread, but recently I have been making the dough
Then making rolls - ok they don't look like shop ones, but they are very tasty!
Also made some of the lovely oatie cookies which I got from the Attic24 blog - these have become firm favourites in our house, and they are so quick to do
So I have been doing stuff, but just not quite the stuff that is my first love!!
It has been so lovely catching up with you all - one year on, what a special year.
Speak soon xx
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