Monday 29 November 2010
Now to be realistic I,m sorry for people that have no heating (my outside pipe from the boiler froze 3 times last year at the coldest time possible but that has been rearranged) I feel for people going to work and waiting for buses ) I don,t have much patience for those who don,t keep well stocked cupboards . Basics like red beans, chick peas , tin tomatoes . rice and bulgar wheat are excellent standbys and for the freezer , mince and sausage . I,m lucky my milk is delivered to my door, but I have been told you can freeze milk , dosen,t the top pop off when it freezes?
I found I have no bread flour but I,ll get by with making pizza dough or flat bread
Reading a magazine my pharmacist gave to me on Saturday morning it said dairy food for winter . I don,t know about that , I think it can feel cloggy in the throat and chest but it said cheese is good , that suits me fine , cheese on toast , comfort food , goody !!
Sunday 28 November 2010
My lunch is almost cooked . it,s a roast dnner with bread and butter pudding to follow , mmmmm, shall I have cream or creme anglaise , decisions ,decisions .!! I will not have any energy when I have eat my lunch , I,ll most likely fall asleep.
These are 4 more stockings to be filled . I purchased a panel with 2 stockings on for £1.25 from the fabric guild . I put holly fabric on the backs so that made 4 stockings .
This is my little fish pond frozen over again . I coverered part of it with ply hoping it would shelter my fish a little . I really don,t know how they survive . Goodness knows where the birds are ,they are not visiting my bird station .
I did have some unidentifiable paw prints on my snow covered patio . I wonder what lurks out there when it,s dark .
Friday 26 November 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
I,m beginning to look forward to christmas . I shall be spending it with my family in Bristol . there are young children 3 years and 2 years old so it will be exciting
I have made 4 more christmas stockings and I,ve been busy crocheting cup cakes for the children to play tea parties . Anyone wishing to crochet cup cakes there are free patterns on the internet and if you put --Jean Greenhowe -- on your google bar she has wonderful free patterns for all kinds of knitted small items. I am putting different colour icings on the cup cakes , Ellie is learning colours . I,ll put a picture on tomorrow .
Gooseberry patch has put free wallpaper on their site , I have used one of their pictures for my header . Lovely and seasonal
Bluebell and myself had a little tour of the charity shops this afternoon . I bought 2 christmas plates , 2 pink transfer ware cereal dishes , I love pink transfer stuff . Bluebell looks for more up market china like chintz ,nothing more to blog but I,ll make a note to put pics on tomorrow
Friday 19 November 2010
Sunday 14 November 2010
Monday 8 November 2010
What do you do to help yourself , well , I have spent a lot of time looking at blogs and I have seen marvellous quilts , stunning applique , colours to blow your mind into a psychedelic frenzy . I am putting a few sites on my blog for you to browse . Also click on the sidebar of these sites to find more incredible work
http://leeprairiedesigns.blogspot.com/ this site hasthe most beautiful pincushions that were made for a swap . there are lots of pincushions
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/ Liza Prior Lucy is showing front basting . Lucy features in Kaffe Fassett books . I noticed the site hasn,t highlighted. perhaps you would find it by putting the address in
http://gloriouscolour.com/ a site for applique
browse and enjoy also http://www.psiquilt .com where there is a tutorial for a thread bag