Monday, 8 October 2012

Weekend Close ups

Hello Lovelies , just thought I would share a few pictures I took over the weekend. No views this time, they all seem to be close ups.

Firstly more simple baking , again involving oats and golden syrup :0)
These beauties are Sues Oaty Ginger biscuits and they were a BIG hit . I'll certainly be making more of these........

My mixture seemed a bit dry so I added an extra tablespoon of golden syrup and they were yummy ! All gone now.


Secondly crochet.......in the still warmish  afternoon sun it was lovely to sit in the garden with my seaside ripple..........

The sun may have been shining but these mushrooms in the grass reminded me that there will not be many more alfresco crochet days left this year.........


Thirdly a gorgeous pansy flower. My summer annuals are past their best so I planted up a pot of pansies to go next to the front door . This flower go knocked off but I could not throw it out so I popped it in a little glass on the kitchen windowsill.........

What a wonderful red/pink flower....I love red and pink together at the moment.

On Sunday we woke to a very Autumnal misty morning........I grabbed my camera and went into the garden........the dewy drops of water made the many cobwebs look wonderful......


I love the way  macro photography  shows up tiny beauty that the naked eye can't easily see......


After a fruitful crochet weekend ( haven't had one of those in ages ) I'm  onto the border of my ripple ....yipee...... I feel a ta-dah post approaching very soon ........


Can't wait :0)
Thank you for all your continued lovely comments ....they really do make my day .
Jacquie x

38 comments:

  1. Best close-ups ever! :) Your blanket looks adorable already.
    xo,
    wink

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  2. I've just noticed that your blanket and the cobwebs have in common the wavy pattern!!! How funny!!! ;oD
    xxx Alessandra

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  3. Your oatey ginger biscuits look so yummy I'm heading off to the kitchen to make some. More wonderful photos. The colours of the pansy are gorgeous and the spiders web looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

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  4. Those are fantastic pictures. The one of the spider web with the mist on it looks like a string of pearls. Beautiful!

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  5. Those biscuits look delicious, and I love the colours you're using on your ripple blanket.

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  6. Beautiful photos Jacquie! The spider web is AmAzInG!
    Victoria xx

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  7. Gorgeous pictures - those spiderswebs look stunning - like strings of pearls :)

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  8. The oaty bikkies look yummy x

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  9. yummy biccies, thanks for the link to those. Your ripple looks stunning.

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  10. Ripples of sea, surf, sand and sky - perfect colours, looking froward to the tada.

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  11. Wow, that web! Those biscuits look very yummy! Ada :)

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  12. Mmmmm I am liking the look of those biscuits ... nom, nom!! I love your cobweb photos!!
    xx

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  13. Beautiful close up of the web - was thinking exactly the same as Deborah, like tiny pearl necklaces. I've really missed having access to a macro lens, my son has taken the one I used to use (well it is his...!) over to Shropshire with him. Definitely on the wish list... x

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  14. Love the spiderweb close up.

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  15. Wonderful photos. I have linked to your blog to day. I have made a babyblanket after your tutorial. Thank you for your good tutorial.
    Mariann in Ruthsdatter

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  16. Nothing better than homemade biscuits!! Yum.
    Lovely ripple growing and beautiful pictures.
    Comments on our blogs can and do make our days lovely.

    wendy from oz

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  17. Fantastic close ups!! I love the spiderweb shots!
    Kate :}

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  18. You are a clever thing! I don't know where you get the time to do all the things you do. A very organised lady, methinks. Your bikkies look lovely, but have you tried an ANZAC biscuit? Huge here in Oz since around WWI. Recipe is simple and they will go like the proverbial:
    Put the oven on. A slow oven is best, which is around 145 to 150 degrees celsius.
    1 cup oats
    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup brown sugar (the stuff that is sticky and fine grained)
    3/4 cup of dessicated coconut. Combine these four ingredients in a bowl and get them well combined. I find I have to smoosh out sugar lumps, even if you do sift it, you will get lumps!
    Next, in a saucepan place 125g/4oz of butter or margarine and 2 tablespoons of golden syrup. Heat very gently and keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. While the butter is melting, boil the kettle.
    When the butter mix is melted, add 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb soda to a cup and pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water into it and stir well. If a lump gets through, the person who cops it is not going to be pleased with the taste. Once you are satisfied there is no lumps, pour mixture into melted butter and stir through thoroughly. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and combine carefully until there is no dry bits left and smoosh any sugary lumps if they are there.
    Put spoonfuls of the mix, like your other oaty creations onto a tray and bake in the slow oven for 20 minutes. Slide off onto a rack to cool and watch them disappear.
    Great to eat while snuggled under a lovely rug like your ripple creation with a hot cup of your favourite beverage!

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    1. Wow , thanks so much for this Robyn.....I will make some very soon
      Jacquie x

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  19. Lovely photos! There is a glorious quality to the light at this time of year isn't there? Love the colors in your ripple, am looking forward to your taadah post ;-) have a lively week, Helen

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  20. Beautiful photos. I love your blog & have learned so much! Thank you. by the way I can't access the 'Adding a Chain Round to Granny Squares' post. Thanks for brightening the day.

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  21. Can't wait for that Tah Dah post....great cobweb photos too.

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  22. Nice to see the pics. Small details captured so well. Love to see your post always.

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  23. beautiful photos amazing spiders web i think you shoul d make a calendar and sell them of your photos!

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  24. Cooking, hooking and and beautiful photography...3 of my favorite things. Your oaty ginger biscuits look lovely. I must try them out a nice twist on my favorite oat and golden syrup bikky combo - the humble Anzac!

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  25. Those spider webs are amazing! What fun to photograph!

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  26. Loving the crochet....any instructions available? Also I will try the biscuts! They look yummy...

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  27. Olá Jacquie, bom dia.
    Que seu dia seja muito abençoado!
    Seu trabalho está ficando lindissimo!!
    Como sempre suas fotos são espetácular.

    Tudo combinando, biscoito, crochet,e flor para enfeitar!!
    Beijoss em teu coração , feliz semana!! tina artesanato!!

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  28. Gorgeous photos--that spider web is a stunner. Bet you were glad the spider wasn't at home. :)

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  29. Biscuits cooling on the wire rack...so delish!

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  30. Those biscuits look absolutely delicious! And the web photos are perfect :D

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  31. Isn't it lovely to just while away the hours with some crochet? I really miss having any time to do it at the moment. Can't wait to pick up my hooks again
    x x x

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  32. Your biscuits look lovely - I bet they didn't hang around long! The photo of the web is amazing. I remember walking to school in the Autumn alongside a park with big metal railings. Between each railing was a spider web covered in dew. It was so pretty that I felt enchanted and mesmerised by it - so much so I didn't look crossing a road and almost got squished!! Lily. xxx

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  33. I absolutely love the photo of the spider's web with the droplets on!

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  34. Your blog is SO inspiring!

    The photos of the spider's web is simply stunning. I have been 'playing' with macro photography for a little while now with varying degrees of success. May I ask what type of camera you use and if you use a specialised macro lens for the closeup shots?

    Keep the photos coming ...

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    1. Hi karen , thank you for your lovely comment . I don't have a macro lens. Just a compact camera ....canon IXUS.....it seems to be very good at close ups and I just love it :0)
      Jacquie x

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