Friday, 17 April 2020

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, inspire memories . . . maybe they will do the same for you!    


Every Thursday evening at 8 PM people in our country get outside and make some noise in thanks for all that our Health Care workers, and helpers nationwide are doing to help and support us during this horrible Pandemic.   We are all in shock.  No doubt about it.  But we are all also very grateful.  We go out into the garden, clap, bang on pots and pans, shout, sing, whatever.  This serves two purposes. One, it lets the NHS and everyone know how very grateful we are and two, it gives us a great opportunity to let off steam.  The emotions surrounding all of this are tremendous.  I always cry. Always. With heartfelt gratitude.  Mostly.  But there is an underlying fear, shock, anxiety, etc.  It is a real mix of feelings.

Daisy Square Blanket.  Tillie Tulip on Ravelry.  A free pattern.

Grow a Good Life.  Easy Flour Tortillas.  
Seasonal Homestead. How much to plant for a years supply of food.  
Apartment Therapy.  How to braid your onions.    

Hidden Springs Homestead.  Simple guide to canning.   


The Garden Glove.  Guide to square foot gardening success. 
Plant Care Today.  How to make a soda bottle drip feeder/waterer for vegetables.

Proper Crop Size to avoid overplanting.  Recommendations per person. 
Plant Instructions.  Guide to herb growing.   I managed to get some seeds for parsley, chives, basil and lettuce. 
Healing Harvest.  How to get started with an emergency food storage plan.  
Companion Planting.  A great source of information. 


Simple Life Mom.  Homemade Shampoo Bars.  
Crochet Instinct.  Stash Buster Blanket.  

Carnival Granny Stripe Blanket.  I am crocheting this at the moment.  A Pattern by Amanda of 8bysix.  
Our Heritage of Health.  How to  dry your own herbs. 

Kitchn.  How to preserve Basil.  
Lullaby Lodge.  Granny Flower Square tutorial.  
Pretty Prudent. DIY Bento Tote.  
ctpub.  DIY Needle Pouch.  Complete Tutorial. 
Craft Passion.  Face Mask Tutorial.  
Pretty Little Apron. Homemade Burger Buns.  
A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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In The English Kitchen today . . .  Asian Glazed Salmon.  You can make it for two or for four.  This is downright delicious and so simple. You can have it on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Have a wonderful Friday.  Whatever you get up to, STAY HOME, stay safe and don't forget! 
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And I do too!     



  1. Love the raised garden and a great post Marie

  2. Gret garden ideas..your blankie will be beautiful..Those masks look great.I did make 2..had only enough elastic for two:( Not as great as these though..wish I had more elastic..the outpouring of mask offerings on IG is heartwarming!
    Have a good day..Take care!

    1. I have plans to make some, but haven't gotten to it yet. I am procrastinating I guess! Elastic is impossible to find at the moment. Most of it comes from China. You take care also! xoxo

  3. It's so nice to think about gardening. My grandmother used to can everything. I tried when I was younger and had a family. There was plenty of shelves in the basement of the house to store things. Nothing tastes better. Canned food in the store cannot match the taste, but it is a lot of work and these days, I give up the better taste and buy cans in the store. It's not worth all the work for just me. The only planting I do is herbs in containers. They do taste so good and add a lot of flavor to what I cook.

    1. I used to make all of our pickles and jams, freeze vegetables, etc. I do grow herbs now, but it would be nice to be able to can my own things again. Like you, the problem is storage! xoxo

  4. Great ideas, Marie...sent some onto my daughter who is planting her garden at her house now!! THANKS!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. Oh, I wish I had the seeds and a man who was handy in the construction way Elizabeth. He could organise the moon, but ask him to hang a picture on a wall and it is bound to be crooked and a few inches off from where you wanted it to be! lol xoxo


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