Friday, June 10, 2016

Here & Now


It's time for the June Here & Now post as part of the new monthly link-up hosted by Say! Little Hen.   You can find this month's links in the June Here & Now at Say! Little Hen.  Since we're sharing our Here & Now in lieu of a formal garden week recap, here are some soggy photos of today's wet weather garden.  I hope that everyone else is cosy, dry, and warm! :) I am currently:
Eating //  Warm winter soups, hearty vegetarian chilis, and spicy curries with homemade paneer.
Drinking //  Wine. Not right now in the middle of the afternoon (hehehe) but I do have a lovely bottle for tonight's Friday dinner!
Making //  Plans for sewing grocery bags, but am still deciding the details.  Suggestions welcome!
Thinking //  About learning to knit during wet winter weather. Beginner's recommendations?
Dreaming //  Of delicious home-baked pecan pie after reading Sarah's post! Yum!

Since last month's Here & Now, autumn has rolled into winter, I finished the homemade dog beds (I will share the details on the dogs' blog sometime soon) and Oli is having an afternoon nap on one beside me right now. The house doesn't feel much closer to being unpacked and settled, but slowly we'll get there! Eventually...  As a special update for Meg ref delicious mandarin comments last month and Sarah's post today, our mandarins still aren't quite ripe but very soon, especially if we get some more sunshine!


Curious to see more?  You can follow along here at Green in Real Life (links on the sidebar) for my urban garden adventures with a sprinkle of everyday greener living, drop by Creativity Unmasked for my creative and crafty side, or head to the dogs at Dalmatian DIY for homemade treats, toys, and other pet posts. See you again soon!

9 comments:

  1. A nice glass of red wine by the fire could be quite nice a wet afternoon. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Absolutely! A nice glass of red wine is lovely at just about any time and in any weather. :)

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  2. Gorgeous photos & post Laura! Isn't winter food the best?
    I'd love to give you some beginner's recommendations for knitting (it's so much fun!), what would you like to make? i.e a toy, homewares, a baby knit, a knit for yourself...

    Thanks so much for joining in again!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm thinking I should start with something as easy as possible - I have zero skill and am not the most patient learner. I wouldn't want to risk throwing it all in on the frustration of early disasters. :) I'm not sure what the simplest starting point might be....maybe dishcloths or something super simple like that which is easy as well as forgiveably useful even if I mangle my first attempts). Hehe. Thoughts?

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    2. Oh yes dishcloths are a great starting point! They're a great item to get your tension neat and you can finish them off quickly. They're the first thing I started to knit :-)
      I have a free downloadable dishcloth pattern on my blog if you'd like to take a look at it (http://www.saylittlehen.com/p/hand-knitting-patterns.html), and there's heaps of patterns for different designs on Ravelry.
      Ravelry is a must if you're looking into knitting too :-)

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    3. Excellent! I shall check that out for when I work up some courage and buy supplies. Thanks, Sarah!

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  3. Spicy curries and homemade paneer! Yum
    Kate x

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  4. Spicy curries and homemade paneer! Yum
    Kate x

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    1. I know! Mmmmm.... It's a very good thing that the dogs keep me active, as I do LOVE to eat! :)

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