Tuesday 7th August 2012We have a family tradition, if you could call it that. When my mother was expecting me and then later my sister shoe crocheted a blanket for each of us. I still have mine and I'm almost certain my sister still has hers.
When I was expecting both of my children I again made them a blanket each. Bec's was quite a good size, but Emily's was only a small square one. I think I was just tired after chasing around a toddler all day that I didn't have the energy to make Emily's bigger.
My sister doesn't crochet, so my mother made each of her children (five) a blanket each, all except the youngest. She had made the granny squares but still wanted to go around them each one more time and then put them together. She asked me if I would mind assisting her with this task, so I was given all the granny squares and bought some black wool to tie them all in together. This was something I worked on while visiting Emily last week and last night I finished it!
Sunday night for dinner I made a spinach and ricotta pie. I made the ricotta and the spinach was from my garden. While I will never be able to grow enough food for us to be self sufficient I love being able to put something I have grown on the table each night.
There was enough pie left over for Ron's and my lunch yesterday, so I thought I would take a photo before it was all gone.