Friday, 30 March 2018

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things  I find each week that pique my interest, bring me joy, inspire me to learn, create, do, become . . . Maybe they will do the same for you!   
Lets Knit.  Little Soldier baby blanket.  Free download! Design by Judy Ferguson.

Knitted Fair Isle Bangle Bracelets.  From Verity Briton.  Very unsual! 
Daisy Fields Market Tote from The Lavender Chair.  Free pattern. Dorianna Rivelli on Ravelry.

From Just Pootling.  A Daisy Garland.  Cute for the summer!  I think I would do the centres in yellow and the beads in green. 

Japanese Flower Coasters from Daisy Cottage Designs. A free Pattern.  

I could not find the source for this, but it is fairly self explanatory.  How to paint a daisy.  


Granny Stripe Blanket, a way to get rid of your scraps.  A free pattern from Your Crochet

White Whiskers Cap from Christine de Savoie on Ravelry. Not free, but so so cute. 
I love this cable knit cardigan.  I think it is just beautiful.  Free pattern on Craft Passions.  
 Clothespin Mice.  Something to do with the kids.  From Dzieciaki W Domu.  Its a complete pictorial tutorial, so no worries about a foreign language. 
Thrifty Home. How to make Name Stones.   Great idea for gifts.  They would make great paper weights. 
From Empress of Dirt.  Soda Can Garden Charms. DIY.  

Stenciled Dish Towels.  Handmade by Charlotte. Cute!  There is also a free printable gift tag.
Reform Stead, The beginners guide to making Kefir.  
From Garden Therapy. Homemade Evergreen and Herb Mason Jar Candles.  
Upcycled Cake Tin Light Fixtures. From Adventures of Mel.   
Clean Mama Net.  How to clean Cast Iron.  
This Southern Girl.  Crochet Chicken Pot Holder.  Free pattern.  
Smashed Peas & Carrots. DIY reusable and washable baking dish covers.  
Sew Very Crafty.  Picnic patterns, for a carry all, blanket, utelsil holders, etc. All free.  
And those are my finds for this week.  I hope you found something useful! 
A thought to carry with you . . . 

A picture one for today as I am running really late.  I was very late getting up this morning, so not like me.  I find since my GP changed my gastric medication my problem with reflux has gotten a bazillion times worse and it has been keeping me up all night. I think I need to go back to my old tablets.  I am not sure what the problem is.  Its very uncomfortable and I can't sleep.  😪  
On the plus side I had a message from my sister to tell me that mom's procedure went well and if all was okay this morning, they could go home.  Thanks for all the prayers! 
In The English Kitchen today  . . . .  Sweet Glazed Easter Bread.  In memory of my Aunt Thelma who always baked us beautiful Easter Breads. 

Have a wonderful Friday!  Its Good Friday so I hope you spare a thought for Jesus and what He went through for us.  In any case, don't forget!

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And I do too! 


  1. thanks for letting us know your Mom is well and going home. That is wonderful news, but not so good that you are feeling worse. Adjust those meds if you need to or call the doctor for are supposed to be getting better not worse. Take good care !

    1. Thanks Pam! Had a message from my sister to tell me they are now home so that is also good. I am going to the surgery on Tuesday for blood tests so I am going to ask to make an appointment to see my Doctor on that day so I can have my old tablets re-instated, as obviously the new ones are not working well. God bless and Happy Easter! xoxo

  2. That is great news re your mom..:)
    I hate changes in medicine..and I hear you and feel for you.
    And why do we feel bad ..BOTHERING doctors if things don't work.Honestly I am so disappointed in the medical field in some instances.In others hats off to the best of the best.Who care.
    I love the stitchery things:) The chicken is exactly the one I received for my bday:) so cute.
    Take care Marie.

    1. Oh how lovely Monique! I need to make me some of those chickens. I think they are so cute! I always feel like a pest when I go to the Doctors, not like the old days when they used to come to your home if you needed them to! But we live in modern times. You have a lovely weekend and Happy Easter! xoxo

  3. Hi Marie~

    I'am so sorry that you are still having issues with your medication. Nothing is worse than not getting a good nights sleep because of heartburn. I have been suffering with that myself; the only thing that helps me is baking soda, sad but true.

    I love daisy's and the tutorial for painting them really does look easy. I hope to get back into painting, drawing, or at least just being a little bit more creative this summer. I have some fun ideas in my's just making my mind up to do them!

    I made a granny stitch afghan and I love it! It was really easy and seemed to go quickly. I also like the look of the stitch, it reminds me of ric-rac.

    Again, I really love my milk kefir. It's so good for you, I hope you get a chance to make it.

    I use cast iron every single day, you really do have to season them and keep them seasoned so foods don't stick. My doctor told me years ago, to use cast iron, because I was anemic. It really does work!

    When I was a senior in high school, I did my term paper on the, Beatles. Just the other day, when Bob and I were going through old papers, I found that paper...I still love the Beatles music!!

    Definitely having some precious thoughts about the Savior today...what a blessing!

    Hugs and much Love to you!


    1. I have a cast iron skillet that I don't use near often enough Barb! What a wonderful find in that highschool paper! Would love to read it! I loved the Beatles when I was a girl, from the age of 8 on and the greatest thrill of my life a few years ago was to visit the Cavern and spend some time at the venue where they got their start. The walls are covered with signatures of people who have been there. Its amazing! Love and hugs to you too! Happy Easter and Conference weekend! xoxo

  4. I like that daisy garland..I have sunflower and daisy decorations in my den.

    I love that cable knit cardigan so much that I'd pay someone to make it for me.

    Those cake tins should be on the counter instead of made into light fixtures..just like the bundt pans..what a waste!

    When I saw that chicken pot holder I immediately thought of Monique's. Lol. I need to find someone that has the time to crochet some things. I don't have time to crochet now..don't sit still long enough. Lol.

    There's a movie that actors are singing all the Beatles songs..don't remember now..I'll find out.

    So glad that your Mom is feeling much better..I hope you will be feeling better soon too!
    Always in my thoughts and prayers Marie.xo

    1. I'll crochet you a chicken potholder Jan! Just let me know. I would be happy to do it! That movie sounds good, with the Beatles songs. I love the Beatles. Love and hugs to you! xoxo


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