Thursday, 23 August 2007


I'm posting this early as on the 25th I'll be in York, celebrating my birthday and trying not to fall into craft shops with my friends.

Random Applique and friend have challenged us to a blogging game of scattergories. This weeks challenge is brought to you by the letter L and the categories Animals, Food and Sewing. Miraculously I had some of these photos already (those are the ones with the good images - its been truly awful weather here, as it often is for my birthday - sigh). I've taken the categories quite loosely to make it more fun to investigate, hope this still qualifies!

Oops, I've just reread the rules, and I'm only supposed to post one picture per category. Ah well, the more the merrier I say!

So we have from left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Lemon thyme, which went into a lovely tea of garlic (from our garden) cooked slowly in lots of olice oil until golden and soft, then add the thyme, stir into cooked pasta and add crumbled piquant goats cheese - yum!
  2. Lemongrass - you can't see, but this is a packet of seeds, as I'm expanding my culinary horticultural experience - so it will be food in a few months time!
  3. Leeks - our first leeks looked like grass for many months, but turned out delicious, particularly shredded and fried with cooked potatoes, shredded sprouts, garlic and cubes of bacon
  4. A lorikeet, at Woburn safari park. Took a liking to husband's beard. I volunteered to be photographer rather than cup holder - phew!
  5. Lionel, the leopard. Nuff said.
  6. A Loghtan sheep (I think). This is a rare breed from the Isle of Man, seen in Rockingham Forest. The type we'd love to have on our theoretical smallholding ...
  7. Linen - waiting to be turned into number 8. This is from a shop called russell and chapple, and is gorgeous heavyweight linen, just dying to be turned into a hanging. It was pretty expensive, at £20 a metre, but as it's theatrical fabric it is over 2 metres wide, which means as long as you don't mind the herringbone going the wrong way it will make a perfect Tree of Life hanging for the firebreast
  8. My first crewelwork hanging (on linen). I love the simplicity of the stitches, combined with the medieval earthy colours.
  9. Leftovers (yarnwise) waiting for something exciting to happen to them. I wonder if it will?


Dy said...

Oh, well done! I love your photo of lemon thyme in particular

corry said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for your visit, I'll think it over If I would write down the star pattern. I'm dutch and writing knitting instructies in english???? I don't know all the right words. But if I write the pattern down, I'll post it for sure!

Michelle Watters said...

Hell Miss Crafty Librarian. Loved your Scatterday photos. I think you can have as many as you like. I couldn't have done more than one L animal though.

Liz Needle said...

Hi Miss/ Crafty Librarian. Glad to have you in Scatterdays. Loved your mosaic of Ls. Let's see what you do with G's