Saturday, 27 September 2014
After trying to think of an alternative pattern for the new grandchild's quilt, I have gone back to the original plan of pinwheels. I am a bit stubborn like that, and get things in my head that I want to do, and then can't shift my thoughts to something else. Anyway, I have made the pinwheels bigger so it is not so fiddly. It is still going to take ages and a lot of faffing around but hopefully it will turn out o.k. I have taken over the kitchen table, as my so called 'work room' which is actually the spare room hasn't got anywhere to do the cutting and laying out. I am very envious of Dawn from http://doingitforourselfs.blogspot.co.uk who has a wonderful log cabin to work in.
There is fabric draped everywhere, and I will be asking OH to carry down my sewing machine to set up on the table as well. I have to keep going upstairs to my work room to sew, then down again to prepare the next blocks. All too exhausting. It will have to be meals on our laps for a while.
The pinwheels are not perfect but I'm pleased with them. If anyone wants a tutorial on how I made them, let me know.
I have also been working on a recipe for quinoa patties. I made some ages ago but can't find the recipe, I haven't a clue where I saw it, online, magazine, book could have been anywhere. I doubt I will find it again. So I had a go at making up my own recipe, but they turned out too soft. The ones I made before had a better texture to them and I couldn't figure out why. Reading through my notes later I realise I had added too much water when I cooked the quinoa, all down to bad maths on my part!!! I will try again in the next few weeks and post it on here, I am bit 'quinoa'd' out for now.
When we went to Perranporth last night we parked in the car park right on the front so I wouldn't have to walk so far. It is a privately owned car park where there used to be a man taking the money. We often go to the beach in the evening and could park there for free after the attendant had gone home. They have now installed machines with signs saying you have to pay 365 days of the years, 24 hours a day. Not even xmas day is free! Talk about being mean. We often go there on xmas day and new years day for a walk. We will not be parking there out of principle! I think a lot of local people will be doing the same. The council car parks by the beaches are usually free in the winter so we will be going to them instead. Car parking prices in general just seem to be going up and up, is it expensive to park where you live?
The bar on the beach in yesterdays post had Wheatus playing there last night, I wonder if they still play Teenage Dirtbag even though they all must been way past their teens now.
I seem to be walking better, though still have to stop and rest, but I could overtake a tortoise now. The one thing I long to do, but still can't, is lie on my side. It's often the simple things we miss. I continue to sleep on my back and snore for the forceable future.
Anyway enough of my ramblings, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
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