Thursday, 30 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
I hope tomorrow morning is just like it was today, I shall be out to get more pics! Going to get on with some of those outstanding projects now, been baking today so need a change of scenery!
Take care all
Saturday, 18 April 2009
First find a suitable mug or two - one for a cuppa the other for the cake.
Gather ingredients together (see Karon's blog for list)
Put them all together, as per the instructions, in your mug. Having first swapped the drinking chocolate you got out by mistake for cocoa powder like it says!
After the alloted 3 minutes in the microwave you will have an explosion of chocolate cake which could earn itself a place in the Tate Gallery! It does, however taste very good, and ready in 3 minutes - brilliant!
I think next time I shall make 2 cakes from this recipe then there may not be as big a clear up job! It certainly was a distinctive pudding when placed with all the other delicious offerings! I took the whole lot, microwave plate included as I thought it should been seen in its entirety!
Just got back from todays event at Tilehouse Street Church in Hitchin, a garden sale to raise funds for their building project. It was a fabulous day with plenty of people visiting to get their plants and gifts. We were treated to a good lunch of lasagne and trifle and even managed to find room for a cream tea this afternoon!
My stall was very well sited under the springtime pictures the children had made of sheep and flowers - it matched my bunting perfectly!
Gilly from Garden Divas was next to me with all her fabulous gardening goodies. If you haven't yet seen Garden Divas then pay a visit to their website where you can find all the glorious girly gardening gifts and treats you could want!
And now, if you'll excuse me, I am going to drink this cuppa and have a wee rest!
Take care all
Friday, 17 April 2009
Pass the pillowcase is another one, not just for kids, oh no. There is a house not far from us where this is played every year at Christmas with the results documented in the yearly family photograph! (you know who you are) Get a pillowcase, fill it with random items of clothing (include snorkels and wigs, hats, gloves and anything else that is dated or outragous) then proceed as you would with pass the parcel. When the music stops that person has to reach into the pillowcase, without looking, pick out an item and wear it in an alternative fashion! The result is a colourful, yet easily dis-ownable family of odd bods!
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Love from Missy x
So that'll teach me to remember to replace her cushion after using the table to measure fabric!
I'll be picking fur out of my clothes for an eternity! Oh no, I forgot, I don't iron, phew close shave there!
I seem to have rather a lot of projects on the go at present!
This is my strippy quilt which is all pieced together with it's fab panels, measured and waiting for the wadding and backing to arrive.
Then I fell in love with these fabrics too and wanted to make another strippy quilt! You can't quite see all the colours in this picture but they are so soft and gentle it is going to be lovely to work with.
And I have some ideas forming about these fabrics and ribbons, so will be playing about with those over the next however long!
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
I think they are just so clever to have the vision of what each piece can look like with hard work and good taste! I have to repeat - definately good taste - you see the first picture, well I thought it looked familiar when I first saw it in person at market, turns out that I have a cupboard the same but in its original, still needing tlc state! One day I shall treat it to a makeover but for now it blends in with the rest of our 'worn in' furniture!
Next time I am at Welwyn I shall corner another clever crafter and show you what they can do! I am off to walk the dog now in the mist and rain - don't know exactly what happened to the sunshine that was forecast for the weekend!
Take care all, til tomorrow
Saturday, 11 April 2009
To be fair, all I have left to do is hoover the stairs and keep the door shut on my workroom! Everything else in every other room of the house has been duely dusted, wiped, cleaned, disinfected, washed and scrubbed, not necessarily in that order!
Now the other problem I have is that now I have watched Antz, how am I going to deal with the little critters if they decide to pay a visit in the warmer weather? Couldn't possibly just exterminate them with no thought now! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film, did just managed to catch the fact that Finding Nemo is coming on later too! Maybe today will be my day off after all!
Well if I am to skive off again shortly, I had better put some effort in now. Does anyone else get days where your head just wont focus on any one thing in particular? I am just not feeling 'driven' today, like I forgot to set myself a few goals before going to bed last night so therefore I am just drifting through the day. So I am going to drift off here then, take care all, til tomorrow
Friday, 10 April 2009
This paddock is a little further ahead than the others, already showing its yellow blooms.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Right going to go and prepare myself now for the day ahead, a good sleep is required me thinks and I feel like sitting in my pyjamas for the rest of the evening. Good night folks, til tomorrow
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
And the best bit? If I had spoken to the same person as I eventually did at 4pm this afternoon, three weeks ago when the problem first occured (actually I think it may have only been 2 weeks) then this whole fiasco would not have happened at all! All it needed was some code entering to kick start it back into action. I wouldn't be as miffed if it hadn't happened exactly the same last year which is what I kept telling everyone at the no-help call centre but until last thing this afternoon no-one seemed to be hearing me! This time I have written all the instructions down too so I will fix it myself next time!
So, have I done anything whilst not being here? I did take a stand at the Festival of Food last weekend, booked it only 3 days before the event which meant I had a marathon of baking to do last week! Did it though and it was a success. I had quite a bit of interest in my biccies and have a few farm shops and coffee shops to catch up with on the back of it. I also decided to get myself out there and show off my biscuits to local outlets this week too. I figure that no-one will know I am here unless I go and tell them, so I did! Hope to know how things are going better over the next few weeks.
Well I am quite sure I have more to say but I am eager to catch up with what you have all been doing so I'll leave you now and catch you tomorrow!
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
I trust you are all keeping well and on line. I am still not back in the land of the t'internet, hence I have grabbed a moment to borrow a friends internet briefly.
I do, however, believe there to be a modem at home waiting for me to return and then with any luck we shall be back in business! Keep your fingers and everything crossed for me as following technical instructions is not a strong point of mine! Give me flat pack furniture anyday over connecting computery things!
Am looking forward to catching up with you all soon. Don't want to overstay my welcome on someone elses computer so shall love you and leave you for now.
Take care all