Small Delights



The incredibly neat stitching and beautiful patterns of my new potholders made by Feather Your Nest. At first I thought they were too lovely to use, but they were made to use and so I do with much pleasure.


The contrast of yellow and blue. So good together.


 Kristina's exquisite knitting. She assures me that I will be able to knit a pair of socks. I am doubtful.


The oddly satisfying act of gathering up frozen kale into a bag so that I can make colcannon next time I have leftover mash.


The shadow of  forsythia branches as the morning sun hits my sitting room wall.

Sparkling orange on the kitchen windowsill as the afternoon sun streams through my washing up liquid bottle.

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  1. These are such wonderful photos. I love colcannon too. My mother made it for us when we were small and would put money in it, wrapped of course, to make us eat it all before it got cold. Somehow I would never need the extra encouragement!
    Rosie

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  2. Yes indeed. And have you ever tried kale crisps? Surprisingly addictive.

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  3. Forsythia already in bloom ? This is crazy ! Everything is still bare here... I will make a reseach about colcannon, I bought kale at the market this week-end and we enjoyed it in the soup, plus some leaves chopped in a tomato sauce for the spaghetti. Lovely.

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  4. I'm just learning to like - well, not hate - kale. I read other people's uses for it with interest.

    Magical photo of the washing-up liquid!

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  5. Oh I love the potholders--Tracy is such an amazing quilter. And you can most definitely knit a pair of socks--fear not! K x

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  6. I'm with you on blue and yellow - have just had my bedroom painted yellow with blue carpet and curtains - 2 different friends proclaimed 'very Van Gogh' - when they saw it! Hadn't thought of that even though he's my favourite painter.

    I have to say the washing-up liquid bottle is a work of art!

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  7. I love to do stuff too and then think they are too nice to use so I put them away for a special occasion or maybe gifts . Nice to have things on hand.lol
    The joy is in the making of them.:)

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  8. Lovely photos. I thought the last one was golden syrup! Love the pot holders - off to find out about them! X

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    1. Yes, it does look just like golden syrup!

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  9. What lovely images, Sue. I thought the wash up liquid was marmalade! Yellow and blue - a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned.

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  10. What fabulous images and wonderful small delights... enhanced of course by the sunshine!

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  11. I'll second the assurance that you will be able to knit a pair of socks :) I always tell people to start with baby's socks as a practice run ... they're less scary somehow. Not that I knit many socks ... I suffer horribly from second sock syndrome, aka an aversion to knitting anything twice.

    Gorgeous images Sue :) It's Baudelaire, isn't it ... "A multitude of small delights constitute happiness"

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  12. Yes indeed, Alice has it on her blog

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  13. Beautiful photos. I really appreciate the way you take time to savor the simple, small things.

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  14. So much sun and happiness in your pictures today - lovely!

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  15. Have to agree with other posts, the washing up liquid looks terrific, good enough to eat!! Small but colourful delights

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  16. I agree with all of the above, beauty in small things. I have to say that I have hardly got buds on my forsythia, let alone flowers. Julie x

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  17. Love the pictures of the forsythia and trying not to feel too jealous.......mine nowhere near flowering yet!
    P x

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  18. Ha ha, I was expecting the last paragraph to be waxing lyrical on the morning light streaming through your jar of homemade marmalade, not bloody washing up liquid! Go hang your head in shame ;)

    Like your shadow of forsythia pic.

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  19. sorry, did a spelling mistake....

    I was going to say that the next time you blog photos of gleaming jars of quince jelly, I will be suspicious of their contents....
    tee hee
    x

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    1. Blimey, I hadn't thought of that! And quince jelly is exactly the same colour as Fairy Liquid Tangerine and Ginger Flower ;)

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  20. Lovely! Reminds me, I have another "10 things that make me smile" post lurking about in the recesses of my brain....

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  21. Just goes to show that even humble everyday washing up liquid can make for a great picture when the light is right and someone observant is around with camera in hand.
    Knitting a pair of socks is one of my Little Intentions for this year and I have made a start. Do give it a try, Sue. I have just about come to terms with knitting in the round again.
    And you have inspired me to make a start with another of my intentions for this year, completing a monthly photo challenge. So far so good but it is only the 7th!

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  22. Glorious springly colours. Now we just need the sun to come back and repeat them!

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  23. Hope it's still Springlike and hasn't turned cooler again? Socks. Simple. Even I can (and do) knit them. It's all I can knit quite frankly! Shout if you need help, it really is most satisfying.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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    1. Cooler? It's flipping Arctic today, snow and biting wind! Good to hear socks are simple, I am seriously thinking of having a go.

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  24. Small delights are the best kind. I love finding little moments like this throughout my week, taking pleasure in the everyday.

    Gillian x

    ps - I took your advice and closed comments on posts over 30 days old - no more anonymous spam comments! Hurrah! Thank you.

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    1. Good to hear Gillian. It isn't working for me though as spam is still turning up on the new posts.

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