Wednesday, 10 August 2011

An Autumn Day and Yarn Along

Yesterday we had sunshine and warmth, today we have blustery winds and rain!  The drop in temperature called for a soup lunch with homemade bread.

I'm still in planning mode for the forthcoming term so my knitting has slowed somewhat, still I cast on for the second sock and it should be finished soon:

The book was a recommendation from my friend Eva over on

I read this book right through first time around and am now attempting to digest its meaning more prayerfully.  This book encourages one to find ritual and meaning in every day life in addition to that which is found in community celebration.  In short an endorsement to live one's faith whatever that might be in a very real and tangible way.

The fruit leathers from yesterday have dried well and have been a hit with everyone, the kitchen has had a permanent fruity smell all morning!

 Damson Fruit Leather.

In door play this morning looked like this:
Good old Lego they never tire of it!

As I write Benedict is currently at swimming and Pip is undertaking a much needed nap, must go and wake her though otherwise she won't get to bed this evening!
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  1. Your sock looks beautiful and I am going to put the book on my wish list.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one in thinking that Autumn seems to arrived early ;o). Those are beautiful socks! Would you mind telling me how you make fruit leather? We love it but have been unable to find it here in England. It is common place in South Africa and we miss it :o)

    Shirley Ann

  3. yummy fruit leathers and i really like the stripes in the blue socks! autumn...sounds so far away yet right around the corner...


  4. Sara made the fruit leathers. I think she found the recipe from all but essentially she cooked the fruit in water until it was really soft, drained the liquid and pushed the fruit pulp through a sieve. Once the fruit had been sieved she added sugar to taste, lined a baking sheet with heat resistant cling film, spread the pulp with a pallet knife and baked for several hours in a low oven 100 - 120 Centigrade.

    The apple and pear mix is my favourite, the damson is still quite tart despite having a hefty dose of sugar added to the mix!

    Hope this helps Shirley Ann!

    Blessings San x

  5. It got colder here also today, but still shorts weather. Tomorrow will be warmer again. I'm so glad that you are enjoying the book. I had some e-mail conversations with the author a while back (she was born in Germany and studied for a while in Switzerland). She is a very interesting person. Have you bought her children's book (A Walk Through Our Church)?


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