zondag 13 november 2016

Lazy Sunday

Hi everyone,

All is well at our home. We have been quite busy.
Leila is growing like mad.

 She gets quite tired of the news these day ;)

Here she is with her friends on the couch.
It's just as if they're saying: You can find another spot to sit can't you ?

One of the socks is already finished. I really love the pattern.

I hope you're all having a great day.
Talk to you all soon !

maandag 24 oktober 2016

Sokken patroontje uit 1948

Even een bericht in het nederlands en een nieuwe sok op de naalden.
Het patroontje heb ik gevonden in een oude Maandblad voor Handwerken uit 1948.
Breiwol is van Lidl en deze sok wordt gebreid op naalden 2.5

Het patroontje:

toer 1 ; * 4 recht, 1 averecht, 2 recht, 1 averecht*

toer: 2 : * 4 recht, 1 averecht, 2 recht samenbreien, 1 averecht*

toer 3 : * 4 recht, 1 averecht, uit volgende steek 1 recht en 1 recht gedraaid breien, 1 averecht*

Dit is het effect. Het lijken net kleine kabeltjes.

Voor de sok zelf heb ik het basispatroon gebruikt uit het magazine Landleven.


Dit is een afbeelding van het originele patroon.

Baking day

Hi everyone, 

today I planned a baking day.
I made a chimichurri bread and Belgian syrup cookies.

I made the bread with 200 gram regular flower and 300 whole wheat flower.
There's all kinds of herbs in the bread and garlic.

These Belgian syrup cookies are made with brown sugar and dark syrup.

Look who doesn't want to move from the kitchen. It's little Miss Leila. She is nearly 6 months old en growing up very fast.
She has been teething and that has finished now.

It is getting colder, so there's more time to spend with the computer. I will keep you posted ;)


zaterdag 17 september 2016

Of dogs and throws

Hi everyone, 

Oh my, how time flies when you are having fun !
We have been quite busy outside the home as well as in the home.
Our pup has grown into a little lady already.
 She isn't fully grown yet, but the real puppy days are behind us now.

She can sleep in really funny poses.

Here she is with my husband. She wears the collar our sweet Miss Charlie wore at the end.
We kept the collar and last week, little Miss Leila broke through her puppy collar and her new collar was still too big, so we used Miss Charlie's collar.

She grows so fast. She is nearly 15 KG now and that means that she is half of her grown weight.

The back garden looks a bit like a war zone at the moment, but I will be working on that part of the garden again next year, when Leila has grown up ;)

I am still kntting and baking. At the moment there's some ankle socks on my knitting pins.
I had some yarn left over from two pairs of socks and now I can make another pair, so that is great use of yarn.

The bed throw is growing too, although I stopped working on it when the weather was so warm. I will pick it up again with cooler weather.

I hope you're all doing fine !

zaterdag 20 augustus 2016

I'm still here ;)

Hi everyone, 

wow, times does fly when your having fun.
It has been quite busy in our home.
I have been busy knitting, working on my bed throw, baking, reading and most of all taking care of my family and a certain new family member.

Cakes have been baked.
This is a fresh prune cake with caramel sauce.

This is our new family member Leila.
She is growing so fast. She is very sweet and naughty at the same time. She is nearly house broken. We have had several days now without accidents in the house, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
She loves going to the beach and riding in her bicycle cart.
She has a few very big friends too.

She loves to give them a little kiss in the morning.

I hope you're all having a wonderful Summer too.

vrijdag 1 juli 2016

Puppy at the vet

Hi everyone,

I received these pictures this morning. Leila has been to the vet with her brothers and sisters.
She has had her first shot and just look at that face. She is clearly not amused.
She was very brave though and was licking the vet.
She is such a sweet little girl.
The vet told the breeder that the pups look very healthy.
That means Leila has been for a drive in the car again. She will get used to it. We will have a long drive home with her. We have to drive for  three and a half hours. We will be pausing a lot, which is better with a little pup.

Look at that little face. It's just as if she's thinking: what is this place ????

I hope you'll have a wonderful day.

maandag 27 juni 2016

Of pups and baking

Hi everyone, 

this coming Saturday, we will only have to wait 2 more weeks before Leila will come to live with us.
We have been preparing. A bench has been bought, there are toys at hand, a little lawn has been made and now the waiting begins.
Here she is, 5 weeks old.

In the meantime I am keeping busy with knitting, housework, cooking and baking.
In the evening, just before I fall asleep, I read too.

Here is what is on the needles at this moment. It is a shrug. Just a little bit of sleeve to go and then I have to knit all around when the sleeves are put together.

Cookies have been made. I used a special press thingy, but had put the dough into the fridge in between baking and that didn't work with the press anymore. The dough has to be soft when I use it. A lesson I have learnt and I will not repeat that mistake a second time ;)

After the press thingy didn't work I made some larger cookies with the rest of the dough.
The cookies taste very good, so the dough isn't the problem.

I combined:

300 gram flower
100 gram fine sugar
200 gram real butter
vanilla sugar
1 egg

Combine it all together to a dough and the little cookies were baked at 180 degrees celsius and the larger 20 minutes on 180 degrees celsius.

I hope you're all having a wonderful day too.