Tuesday 28 July 2009

Award, yarn and summer harvest

Last week I received this award from Dolores . I'm honoured, because the text that goes with this award sounds very special:

The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kinds of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to some bloggers who may choose more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Because I'm not very good at choosing just some, and I have just recently rearranged my sidebar, this award goes to every blog listed there. They are all my favourites, and you just might find a very special blog among them. Take a look! If you are listed there, you can take the award from here and give it forward to your Karma Friends.

July is my busy month at home with little time for the important things like quilting and sewing, so I have been mostly knitting and crocheting in the evenings in front of the TV. Tour de France was excellent for more complicated projects, and the favourite shows like Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, or Inspector Lewis (thank you Melanie for the Oxford background information!) work well with easier patterns.

I sent these to cheer Suzie up a little.

This went for AnneMarie, she is on holiday right now.

And this was made for Stephanie, who wanted to learn the Granny Square.

I really love this smocked washcloth pattern.

The summer days are getting shorter now and some of nature's harvest is ready to be used. Mr. K picked the first chanterelles of the summer:

With a small onion and two slices of bacon it was just enough to make two delicious portions on fresh bread:

The dessert was a tiny portion, but tasted like childhood summers:

Wild strawberries. We later found some more, maybe ten all together. Just enough to remember the taste.


  1. Your granny necklaces look wonderful. I hope that they were well received.

    Thanks for letting me know.

  2. I just love my granny square necklace and I'm sure the other ladies do too!

  3. Hello, what a special award for a wonderful lady. I love your blog and our friendship. YOur so special to post so much about your country and family and to share is so fantastic. Your granny squares are really neat and that bread looks yummy. Have a wonderful day. Many hugs, Marie

  4. Good for you Ulla on your well deserved award! Now go and enjoy all those goodies that you made last posting! YUM!

  5. I love the little granny square on a necklass chain. What a great idea! You do beautiful work.

  6. the smocked knitting is lovely Ulla. Are your days really getting shorter already?

  7. The granny square necklace idea is originally from Kirsty here: http://kootoyoo.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-make-granny-square-necklace.html. I just made the string adjustable with sliding knots.

    @ Karen: the sun sets at ten in the evening, 50 minutes earlier than in June, and rises at 4.53, which is 58 minutes later than on midsummer morning. So yes, the evenings are not as light, and the night is dark for some hours.

  8. What a nice award to receive, Ulla! Mr. Squash and I are watching Inspector Lewis as well right now! We were so sad when Inspector Morse was over, and happy to find a continuation (sort of)! Love the granny squares and I can almost smell the bread from here!

  9. The chantarelle bread looks delicious!!!
    Isn't it nice to receive an award - I love the way it was worded!!

  10. oh, ulla! i LOVE the granny square necklaces! they are wonderful! ☺

  11. That was so lovely of you. Yes the smocked pattern is so pretty. Mmm wild strawberries you can never find enough. My mouth just watered at the mushrooms on fresh bread. We went on a mushroom forrage at Shotover in Oxford once and after wards ate the good ones we found. Delicious!


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