I love lemons! I love the taste of them, the colour of them, the smell of them, they are a wonderful fruit And recently I have been doing some preserving and baking with lemons
I tried my hand at making a jar of lemon curd, as we had quite a few lemons that needed using (they were on special in the supermarket, lol ) so I decided that lemon curd would be a good idea. I have never made this before, but had a rather good recipe in my Peggy Cole book, so I used that and was very pleased with the results. It is delicious, so tangy and yummy … ( please excuse the photos in this post, they were took with my phone)
And what did I do with this lemon curd? Well, of course I had it on toast, but I also baked a lemon sponge cake, and filled the middle with the lemon curd, and put a thin layer on top also, so my sprinkles had something to stick too, and it was delicious, even if I do say so myself ..
And I have also made another lemon sponge cake, this time filled and topped with lemon butter icing, and green glitter sugar on top, yum …
So, what else have I been apart from making lemony things Well, I baked John a plain almond cake, which he loved, he is a huge fan of almonds ..
I love crochet and knitting spotting Here are a few of my recent screen grabs
These is from Call The Midwife….
This is from Dexter…
And these are from Superscrimpers …
It’s fun crochet and knitting spotting
My good friend Sarah and I have been going to each others houses on a Friday afternoon for tea, crochet and chatter, and it is lovely I really enjoy our Friday get togethers And also on Tuesday just gone, we went to our first Women’s Guild meeting together, and really enjoyed it The ladies there were all so lovely, friendly and very welcoming. The meeting we happened to go to was the AGM, so it was interesting to hear all about what is going to be happening in the upcoming year, and also it was a pie and pea’s supper night, and we were invited to join them in eating, but we declined as we had just had tea before we came out At each meeting there is a little competition, just for fun, and whoever wins the most competitions in the year, gets a prize at the end of the year So, the competition on Tuesday was a decorated egg, with it been near Easter, and because Sarah and I were new to the Women’s Guild, we were asked to be the judges, lol So we had to judge the egg’s, and choose our favourite, we decided on an egg decorated with the Union Jack, because we thought it was fitting with it been the Jubilee this year, and also the Olympics So that was fun
The Women’s Guild are monthly meetings, meeting up at our local community hall the second Tuesday of each month, but they also have in-between meetings too, and one is to be held on the 29th of this month, in the afternoon, and I am going to go, it is for tea and cake, and to decorate eggs for Easter, so that will be nice And they also have a craft group, which I am thinking of joining, and the Seaburn Show in September, which I have to find out more about, but it is, from what I can gather, very much like a County Show, which are held up and down the country in the Summer and Autumn months, and you can enter the competitions, for things like crochet, knitting, embroidery ect…, and also baking, preserves, photography and flower arranging, so that will be good. I think I will enter with some baking, preserves and crochet So all in all, the Women’s Guild is brilliant, I would recommend it to anyone, and I am really looking forward to becoming a member
Speaking of County Shows, I am seriously thinking of entering our local County Show in July. It is the Gateshead Flower Show, and I have had the programme sent out to me by post, on how to enter, what to enter ect…, and I am thinking of entering the ‘piece of cotton crochet’ competition, and the ‘any other craft article’ competition, and some of the baking categories and preserves too, so that will be good fun I think I will crochet a doily for the cotton crochet competition, so I will have to have a few practice runs first, before I make my final piece to enter
Other news is my in-between scrappy blanket is finished now (I will take piccies soon and post it in my next post) and my Lark Rise Crochet Lace Blanket is nearly done I am working on the border now
Okey dokey, better go now Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your lovely comments
Take care everyone, bye for now