Sunday 28 July 2019

Back to 1981

This will take you back!

I remember I had the day off work so that we could watch the Royal Wedding on tv.

I kept these souvenir edition newspapers of the big day.  My favourite has to be this family tree showing lots of coats of arms - really colourful.

But what really drew my attention as I was looking through these before I threw them into the recycling were the adverts!

I especially like the technology items - hard to imagine that this was 1981!  Think I'm starting to feel my age!

Love, Liz

Thursday 25 July 2019

What's for pudding?

Hmm ... let me just consult my recipes ... from 1960!

Wow - those colours pop, don't they?  This is a pull-out cookery booklet from Woman magazine from  6 February 1960.  It must have been my mother's and I've kept it all these years.

Don't think I've ever made anything out of it.  Don't think my mother did either - she wasn't one for "fancy" food.  Wonder why she kept this?

So, to answer the question - I think we'll have fruit salad.  But without the orange semolina cake!

Do you remember any of these recipes?

Love, Liz

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Be You Just You

I've another finished cross stitch to show you today - Be You Just You by Nathalie Cichon for Jardin Prive.  It is unlike anything else I've stitched and I love it! 

Took me ages to decide what fabric to surround it, but I felt that this floral fabric just made it "pop".

Found a cute little button to add to it.

It was my local needlework shop's first birthday yesterday!  Happy Birthday to Hearts & Stitches in Greenock.  It is a lovely shop run by Sandra - you can see her all dressed up for the occasion in the picture below.  It's always a pleasure to shop there, there's a happy, friendly welcome when you visit.  You can buy stitching kits, thread, yarn, ribbon, buttons - all sorts of lovely things.

So if you are ever in Greenock - pop in and say hello.  Our high streets need more great shops like this!

Love, Liz

Friday 5 July 2019

Black and white knit

Just in case you thought I had neglected my knitting - which I have been, slightly, I wanted to show you another of my retro hand-knit tea cosies.

I enjoyed knitting this one - both sides are different, so it made for a more interesting finish.  I've previously knit one in these colours.

Big pom pom on top - I love these!

I don't suppose we need a tea cosy in summer, but it really will keep your teapot warm for that second cuppa.

Have a great weekend.

Love, Liz