I closed it with some buttons rather than crocheting it together.
Speaking of love, I'm loving the way my red and turquoise quilt is coming along. Want a sneaky peek?
Turn oven on to 150°C/Gas Mark 2 and use a piece of parchment paper to cover a baking tray.
Mix the sugar and eggs in a free-standing mixer and beat until thick. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix in slowly. Add the nuts. It should have the consistancy of sticky cookie dough (that's very sticky!). Spoon out onto baking tray into a long oval shape and bake for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and turn oven down to 140°/Gas Mark 1. Leave to cool slightly for 10 minutes.
Cut up into rougly 1/2" slices and place back on baking tray, cut side up. Toast back in oven for 10 minutes each side.
Find a jar big enough to put them in - this one is from Ikea and is the perfect size, even if you do have to break a couple to get them all in snugly...
...display on kitchen windowsill as a reminder that they are a fat-free treat to have daily!
I also used an old jumper that I'd ruined in the wash as the back. It was the perfect colour. I might even get round to putting some buttons on to fasten it one day...
Every now and then the breeze sends me the most gorgeous scent of this old-fashioned pink over to my right. It reminds me of when I was young and visiting my great-nan, who had a garden full of them. Can you see it through the arm of the chair? I'm taking all these photos from my seat!
If I look up and over the rail above the pinks, the acid yellow of my robinia stands out vividly against the darker green of the other trees.
To my left I notice that my sweet peas are also in a race to the top of the wigwam. These are bought from the garden centre - I didn't even get round to sowing my own ones of these this year.
And look, up above them is blue sky with some wispy clouds.
The reason that I will spend my day out here today. Still going round and round...
I've got until the end of August to make at least one more and another little something for the middle of September.
In the meantime, more yarn has been purchased and I'll give you a teeny glimpse then spill the beans in my next post...