Monday, 23 April 2012

Happen it will!

You know that shetland lace weight that thought it wanted to be a half hap shawl - then changed its mind? Well it turned out that it wanted to be a hap scarf instead! This is from Sarah Don's The Art of Shetland Lace - new shell pattern - or new shale - think they're the same thing really!
I've made it long enough to fold over and go cosily round the neck. Now all I have to do is finish off all those ends..... and dress it. Just in time for spring. Ah well, spring can be chilly here!

Monday, 9 April 2012


There have been a few recently ... this is a good thing although the diet will need to start sometime soon!
First was my sister's Silver Wedding Anniversary when younger nephew did the baking bit and I did the decorating bit:
Then I spent a lovely couple of days in what turned out to real summer weather (in the Highlands in March!) with friends - so we needed a summery  cake with strawberries and cream!
And of course now it's Easter - so bunny rabbits and eggs and chocolate was required. I'm very pleased how this one came out - large and fluffly for a wheat free cake!
So that's us sorted then, though the rabbits didn't last long! Happy Easter everyone.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

And he's here!

He's here - he's no longer legless or even armless - and he has eyes... he's not quite so happy with his nose but we'll just leave that one for now and see what happens. May I introduce Owen?