Friday, 25 September 2020

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Welcome to another Friday Chat Day, hope your week has gone well
amidst the new government announcements and general concern. 
Let's bury our heads for a bit...


The Summer Harmony Blanket - all 100 squares joined together.
Now to start the border. 
Oh how I love the colours, the cooler greens and blues radiating to the
pinks, lilacs and reds.

The border consists of all 17 colours so looking forward to adding that.
And because I can't just have one project on the go I've started 
something else...
this is going to be another Harmony Blanket using a different colour
palette and it is my full intention to list this one for sale and it
should be finished in time for Christmas.
(I cannot take any credit for typing out those colour tags, a lady on
a Facebook group has made those available to print and use - very kind).


This photo taken at the beginning of the week in lovely sunshine shows a
snoozing Bella and my tomatoes ripening.

And I took delivery of Percy - my new Palm.
My plan was to have him at the front of my house but for now
I've repotted him and kept him out back.

He is a Hardy Cotton Palm hence all those cotton bits,
which I'm not so sure about, the tidy me wants to give him a haircut!


My planned recipe is coming next week as Tesco delivery 
unfortunately didn't have a vital ingredient. 

I have made sure to order ingredients for a
Christmas cake and highly recommend everyone stocks up on flour etc.

This year I intend to make a rich fruit cake with plenty
of time to feed it alcohol.  I'll be sharing that recipe.
But just in case any of us  run out of time there's 
always my Last Minute Christmas Cake over on the recipes tab.

And the mug cake recipe last week, some asked about 
microwave wattage - my microwave is 900 so fairly high,
you may wish to adjust timings accordingly.


I caught up with The Singapore Grip.
Based on J G Farrell's novel.
What a cast and it was watchable but didn't quite meet my expectations.

And Bake Off is back. Hurrah!
A few 'hold your breath' moments this week and I love Matt Lucas so totally enjoyable.

Thank you for the kind enquiries regarding Mum, she's not having a 
good time at the moment and is feeling quite unwell.
She is due to go into hospital on Monday for a procedure that will hopefully
make her feel better.
In between Bella is a regular visitor administering doggy kisses!

And that wraps up yet another week.
Time truly feels like it is on fast forward, this weekend I will be 
in my cabin working on October's Charity Kit.
It is mentally designed so that's a start!

Take care friends, have a super weekend,
keep safe and keep smiling.


hazel young said...

Beautiful colours on the blanket Christine. Great idea with the tags. Lovely photo of Bella and you crop of tomatoes. I think I would want to trim Percy too. Hoping your mum's procedure goes well and she's feeling better soon. Gorgeous Bella photo. Have a great week, stay safe xx Hazel said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you a lovely chat again.
I hope all goes well with your Mum next week.
Your blanket is so pretty. Bella is so cute and looks very pleased
with herself.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Crochet blanket looks great. You must have had a bumper crop of tomatoes-well done. I agree with your thoughts on the palm-I’d want yo tidy up the frilly bits!

Hope everything goes ok for your Mums procedure & she’s soon recovering.


Jean D said...

Morning Christine, I know I don’t always comment on your blogs, but I do read them and always mean to comment but don’t get around to
It. Don’t ask me why, the time just goes somewhere or other!
I love your blankets, I spotted another one the other day, on Lucy’s blog., the Aria blanket, I ‘m very tempted by it but haven’t finished the one I started last Autumn yet!
I haven’t made the ugly mug cake yet, but yesterday my granddaughter, Taylor, said did I know you can make a cake in a mug, so now I’m going to make one with her apparently. That will be nice.
I hope Elliott is now really settled in his new abode and that your Mum will feel better after her treatment. Take care. Jean x

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your Mum's still not feeling too good and fingers crossed for a positive outcome from the next procedure. WakeyL

Littlelamb said...

Hope everything goes well for your mum next week. Your blanket looks gorgeous. Now it has turned a lot colder I shall be getting on with my blanket. I do like Percy Palm and your tomatoes are looking good. Take care and have a good weekend.

jdunkley said...

Hi Christine, I hope that your mum feels better soon.
I am making my Christmas cake over the weekend, luckily my Tesco delivery was good and bought the ingredients that I didnt already have.

karenlotty said...

Thanks for the chat I hope your mum’s procedure goes well and she’ll be feeling much better
The crochet looks amazing and what a great idea for the tags I’ll bear that in mind if ever I get around to doing the Harmony blanket or similar
Percy looks very settled!
Bella looks so cute and very regal looking on “her” chair
I hope a total lockdown doesn’t happen The thought of not seeing my daughter and her young family would be unbearable
Take care

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Christine. It's great every Friday to catch up with your news snd your latest recipe, thank you. Your crochet blanket is fabulous as always and you seem to finish them so quickly, sorry your mums not well but hopefully after her procedure she'll feel better.
Take care x

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