I hope you are all having a happy Sunday today. My plans for today are sitting in the snuggly warmth with a cup of tea and doing bits of my crochet blanket. May do a bit of decluttering of the da da da dreaded kitchen drawers. They are so full of junk it is out of control.
Bit of a yacky week this week as ended on Friday with the Dentist and a deep clean :(. Not the greatest of days.
Little Sofia has been kicking away loads and I decided to have a little chat in the bath last night to her and sang her a song and saw the most amazing kicks as well as feeling them. Amazing. I can not wait to meet her. I am 23 weeks now the size of a large Mango according to my babybump app.
Miss Ell's has been settling into school well too - bless her and has made lots of new friends.
I have finished making my hat to go with the little mitts if you remember I showed you last time. Quite please with how they have turned out. Although I must admit that when it came to threading through stitches towards the end that was quite hard to do. I had to unravel and start all over again. Because it was a fun textured yarn it was hard to see what I was doing with the threading.
Here it is - Sofia's finished set.... ta dahhhh
Changing the subject slightly I have decided to change the name of Sofia's Spelling to this way of spelling it rather than Sophia. Reason being is the name is Italian in origin and on hubby's side there is an Italian line. So I think it would be rather nice to spell the name this way.
I want to start on making a pair of baby bootees soon in two different sizes. I have made them before for baby Beau - our niece and they are adorable. I will show you the pair I made for baby Beau.
I had some good news recently and won this book. Now then I admit I am not a first time mum but when I entered the competition I had my sister in mind as she will be a first time mum. Rach is 4 weeks behind me and due for her 20 week scan soon. I am going to read the book and then pass on to Rach. What I have read so far is spot on advice and I would recommend this for first timers to put there mind at ease. I know most of the stuff but what did surprise me was when I was breast feeding I did not know that it was supposed to hurt to begin with and it does it hurts like hell and then it becomes easier. I just assumed I was breastfeeding incorrectly etc.... The book is by Hollie Smith and if you would like to see what she is about she also has a blog www.holliesmith.co.uk
Now then if you get the chance today try and buy The Telegraph as they had a free Cath Kidston booklet in saturday's copy which I had to get and today they have one for clothes I think. I got the booklet which has some fab patterns in for Home and Gifts. Love love love ..... Well worth the £2.00 to buy the paper.
I have also been doing a bit of experimental cooking and made this ......
SAUSAGE AND BEAN HOTPOT
Serves 4 - cooking time 35 minutes
1x 454 pack of pork sausages
1 onion or leek
1 420 g tin of baked beans
1 410 g tin of red kidney beans
1 400g can of chopped tomatoes
2 red peppers.
Cut sausages in half/ peel and slice onion/leek finely
Place sausages and onion/leek in a large flameproof casserole dish or large frying pan ( in my case I used a wok as could not find a pan big enough.
Gently cook for 10 minutes, turning at regular intervals until sausages are browned and onion/leek is soft. However to be honest I cooked my sausages off first in the oven to make sure they were cooked through.
Slice red peppers and add to hot pot along with the tin of tomatoes.. Cook for five minutes.
Add baked beans, drained kidney beans, continue to cook for a further five ,ten minutes.
Serve with mash, pasta or similar.
A real cowboy meal. Enjoy if you decide to make too.
Righto have a lovely week and hopefully next time I will have the bootees done xxxxxxxx Leah
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