Sunday, 28 November 2010

Nesting, Part II

All the eensy weensy clothes and bedlinen are washed and put away in lined drawers. We're getting ready here in Brook Green.

My parents came to stay last week which was wonderful. I made Bramble Fool:

We had a great week shopping and gallery-visiting. They are two extremely excited grandparents-to-be!
DH gave me some beautiful pale pink/white roses tinged in green:
The Baby's Room is coming together, with all the furniture built. Toys, baby wipes and bedlinen have not been taken out yet, but all in good time.

In the meantime, I am about 3 rows away from finishing Louise's beret, but have inconveniently run out of yarn (which shouldn't have happened according to the pattern). This means another trip into town just to get one ball, so I'll probably go tomorrow. It's cold here in London and she'll need a good head-warmer ASAP.
The Little Sister Dress is on hold in the meantime. More on that next time.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Can you guess what this is?

This is going to be a Little Sister Dress, by Tora Froseth. I've been wanting to make one for forever, and now I have an excuse! Of course, we don't know the sex of the baby yet, so if it's a boy I promise I won't force him to wear this!
However, this project will have to go on hold because up next is a beret for Louise in navy.

Meanwhile, having some time on my hands now that I'm on Maternity Leave, I've been doing lots of things around the house.

These are garlic and oregano croutons all safely packed up in the freezer to go with some parsnip and honey soup that I've also frozen (there's enough soup to get us through the next three winters!).

Chilli is next on the menu, and I'll be making extra quantities to freeze for those nights to come when we just don't have the time (or energy) to cook.
My little brother Rory and his girlfriend Rachel came to stay last week for his birthday so I made some blueberry muffins:

Back to the needles now, and I must pack the hospital bag!