Home cooking & baking august

I know I always say it but I really can’t believe I’m back with another round up of the month…..time goes so quickly!!

The garden continues to bloom…..

…..and produce lots of tomatoes!

Which I’m quickly turning into homemade tomato sauce and what we don’t eat now is being frozen for pasta, soups etc…..nothing like the taste of summer in winter.

I also managed to to get a pic of our garden visitor, one of them anyway, there are two as I have seen them together.

On Saturday 5th August I had a lovely day out at Yarnfolk, Northern Ireland’s first yarn festival, it was brilliant!

There were so many tempting yarns and of course some were purchased (see middle pic, bottom row in above collage) ! 😉

I really hope this event will be an annual occurrence!

The yarn festival was held in Whitehead, Co Antrim so it was lovely to spend some time at the coast too.

It was such a lovely clear day, so much so that we could see Scotland!

On the crafting front I have been continuing on with my Free Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry.

I have also made a quilt!!

It has been on my to-do list for such a long time and I have eventually got round to doing it.

It’s not a huge one, it’s for my granddaughter’s teepee but I’m quite pleased with myself. 🙂

It’s by no means perfect but I must admit I was pretty pleased with my corners! 😉

I also crocheted a little cushion to match.

There was another little cardie for Amelie this month!

And I also finished her little pink aran sweater too!

And of course there were some new little creatures as well…..all now in their new homes.

We had a lovely family day on the 27th of the month when my HB celebrated a special birthday!

My son was home from Berlin and we were all together to celebrate…..and Amelie loved the balloon.

So that was August…..there’s still another month of summer according to the GRD calendar, so let’s not panic or make any mention of any of those other seasons just yet!!

Happy September. 🙂

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Ali August 31, 2017 - 10:04 am

You had a very productive month. I love the wee pink aran jumper.

Jane's Journal August 31, 2017 - 1:49 pm

How delightful V…what a great August you enjoyed. Your Yarn event looked awesome. Loving your knits for A and goodness me how neat your sweet quilt is. What a lovely thing for a tepee! Enjoy September and your own celebrations….I won’t mention the C word quite yet xxx

Janine August 31, 2017 - 7:23 pm

You’ve been very busy this month Vivienne. Love everything you do but do you ever get to make something for yourself?

Gina September 1, 2017 - 7:08 am

You have been very productive this month… love the quilt and matching cushion. Belated birthday greetings to your husband

Elizabeth Campbell September 1, 2017 - 11:40 am

O ! Vivienne what a lovely display of craft you have made. Amelie must be very proud of you. The pics of Ireland brings back memories to me. Flowers are beautiful you are good at gardening too and a birthday girl soon. Love & Blessing x Elizabeth

Simone September 1, 2017 - 2:39 pm

It looks like August has been good to you Vivienne. I hope September exceeds it! x

Helen Philipps September 1, 2017 - 7:34 pm

Such a wonderful post filled with gorgeous pictures! You have made so many lovely new things this month Vivienne! I love them all! (and how lovely you have made such a pretty quilt!) Wishing you a happy sunny September too! XOX

Helen September 2, 2017 - 7:17 am

You surely packed a lot into this month . I hope your husband enjoyed his 50th birthday celebrations!

Anne DT September 2, 2017 - 6:17 pm

Super, super August in every way. Thanks for sharing more photos, Vivienne. Time flies…. Here’s to September and new adventures, creations.
Anne D.T. xx

Mia September 3, 2017 - 3:48 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

I couldn’t agree with you more: August just… disappeared, time flies! But you accomplished SO MUCH during it! Knits, a quilt, crocheted pillow, bunnies, gardening, visit to yarn festival… Just to mention a few. Wow! And you report it all with such lovely pictures, thank you for sharing!

Here’s to happy September!


Vicki Wise Mason September 4, 2017 - 6:51 pm

Hello from Waynesville, North Carolina, USA!!
What kind of animal is that in your garden?? What a surprise it was to see it!
What a lovely post….thanks for sharing!

Robin September 5, 2017 - 8:46 pm

What a magnificent month you had Vivienne! You accomplished so many beautiful items, and all the garden goodness too. All so lovely

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