Sunday, September 29, 2013

A busy weekend here...

 I am not sure how I will go with crocheting.  I quite like doing it but my little left finger aches from holding the yarn tight.  I might need to re-adjust my hold.
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 My first attempt at a round centred granny square.  Its a bit wonky but with practice I'd have it right.  It is getting used to what stitch to end the rotation into.  Once I get that sorted, it will be easy.
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 Friday night dinner - chicken tacos.  These were really good and there was enough left over for lunch Saturday - bonus!
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 Lazy Bonnie Cat!  She was all snuggly on her bed, pawing and clawing and looking sexy!  Mind the gross mess behind her - sheis the messiest eater.  If I give her scraps off lamb chops, chicken etc, she drags it out of the bowl onto the floor to eat! I have a piece of cardboard down to protect the floor but it looks gross!
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 Today I am hosting afternoon tea for my auntie and uncle, Mum and sisters.  I made a date loaf using a recipe from Gooseberry Jam (recipe here).  It is really easy and turns out a lovely loaf.
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 I made plain scones to have with raspberry jam and cream...
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 and cheese, bacon & chive scones topped with cheese.
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 An oven full of cherry shortbreads...
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 Here's the spread.  I also had tuna mornay vol au vents and there's rocky road on the table too!
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 I had a bare pot that needed something colourful in it so I went to the nursery and picked up this pretty 'Osteospermum'.  Isn't it pretty?  I hope it grows on and I can divide it up.
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 Our IGA supermarket had these lovely bunches of flowers out for $6 so I snapped one up!  Bargain!
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 Now, this is how a man stacks the cutlery in our dishwasher in our house, late on a Saturday night....
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 And this is how the lady of the house does it!  I call it Lady Logic!
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 Finally, here's a couple of funnies - I can imagine our youth of today doing this!
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And I know this face only too well - Brianna!  When I say "How do I do ------ on my phone?' this is the look I get! Haha!
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It's been a nice weekend here, all but for the windy weather, quite mild.  It was lovely to catch up with my rellies who I hadn't seen for a few years.  The house is clean and tidy, the lawns are mowed, weeds whipper-snipped, the skylights have been vacuumed of bugs, the air conditioner filters have been de-fuzzed, blown down lights have been replaced in the kitchen (all thanks, Gus) and some washing done.  Dinner is in the making (steak and salad) and its time for a wine and some TV watching before an early night, I think!
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I hope you've had a nice weekend
Cheers - Joolz

2 comments:

  1. Joolz...readjust your hold on the yarn. It is too tight if your finger hurts in any way.

    I pray that your tea was a time of joy :)

    Have a blessed day!

    m.

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  2. If I haven't crocheted in a while, I get an ache in my little finger too but then it goes away after a day or so

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