Sunday, 26 July 2015

British summertime


Well it looks like summer is over in July, not that I'm bothered because it gives me the opportunity to get in with my blanket production line. As you know I've been working on two blankets at the same time, not a good idea but it stops me getting bored. I like the granny stripe one because its so easy to do in front of the tv. The squares take a little more concentration and time to sew in all those ends but they are addictive.

blanket production line




Not that many rows to go for Megans university blanket and then it's the border and sewing in all those ends. I'm really pleased with the way this blanket has turned out and the colour palette. I would like to make one just with blue colours and also try the Attic24 cosy blanket. You may notice I've started to add the Pin it button to some of my posts to help with my Pinterest account. I do regularly pin, sometimes too much, I can lose an evening without even trying. 

I've recently joined Instagram and it's great fun, another way to share your work and photos and I love looking at other people's work, you can find me by searching #amandahurrell

Tonight it's paella night in our house and I sort of followed Jamie's recipe to prepare all the lovely ingredients. I've only made it a few times so I'm still a novice and added too much chicken stock but it was still yummy. I like it because it's a one pan meal you can share. Just add some bread, bowls, wine and hungry family!

Paella time

It was raining too hard today to do anything in the garden. I have more purple tipee dwarf beans to go in, you can never have enough beans. And Moss isn't so bored now that I have an exercise plan and he has started hydrotherapy, more of that in my next post.

6 comments:

Jo said...

Your blankets are looking lovely and the paella yum yum. Glad to hear that Moss is recovering well.

mamasmercantile said...

Both blankets are looking good, the colours are a delight. The paella looks amazing the perfect family meal, inspirational I have the family coming at the weekend. I have to confess I am getting a little fed up of all this rain...

Mitzi said...

Your blankets are coming along aren't they. I will look for you on instagram and pinterest. My Pinterest account is under my name rather than Lazy days and Sundays and my instagram account is lazydayssunday.

serendipity said...

Lovely blankets. Good idea to alternate so you don't get bored. xx Debbie

Bridget said...

How funny,I've just followed Mitzi on Instagram. Off to find you x

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Never made paella for my lot, but they all like rice, veg and prawns so it might just work! Thx for the idea :) I'm trying to avoid IG as I too lose days on Pinterest and I fear IG will be the same. On the other hand maybe a good place for inspiration ?
Jillxo