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Brendaintheboro
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. Stitching on my quilt to keep my mind off feeling yucky but have to keep running to the toilet. Not nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been in the garden most of today painting fence pan naps and the gate. I want all of the garden done by the end of this challenge.
Starting my birthday cards today and if I get time I'm going to make a shopping bag out of old jeans for my god daughters birthday.
Don't think I will be sleeping much in March.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should read fence panels think spell cheque went mad.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spell check and auto-correct are nightmares, especially on Kindle! My posts to csarina have all been auto-changing 'csarina' to 'canadian'! LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frugaldom wrote:
Spell check and auto-correct are nightmares, especially on Kindle! My posts to csarina have all been auto-changing 'csarina' to 'canadian'! LOL


I did notice but wondered what was going on, no problem!! March is going to be an expensive month for us with the move, will have to do my best to replenish the finances in the next few months.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: What did I make today? Reply with quote

Today I...

1. Made the effort to start back on my personal fitness campaign by going out for a 3-mile walk
2. Made my first online photo album of 2014 outings
3. Made an indoor mini-garden from a disposable plastic tub


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I am also going to continue, as per February challenge in making the time to blog on a daily basis.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed the time and haven't posted what I have made today.   I'm an hour ahead ie it's after midnight here, but I'm working on British time!

Well, I have taken lots of photos for listings and I've created a little area which I can use in the future.  I needed to find a place where the background is neutral but well-lit for my piccies, and on a table at the right height to place the item.  

I also part-made a social evening by ringing round to invite people we know to come to a jazz evening.  We are organising this with a friend.  It will be free for all, bring your own drink, food, plate and glass - we provide the music (there is a whip-round for the band) and tables/chairs.  Roped in 10 more people - I think they'll enjoy themselves, and I'm determined to get us a social life back, but frugally.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Love it! Reply with quote

Making a frugal social life is on my 'to do' list, creeping ever closer now we have a living room with a sofa and a partially stocked mini-bar. Well done with the organising and don't forget t post a piccie of what you make to help. I have made a tray of cookies and 2 cheesecakes so far, am about to make lunch.
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Brendaintheboro
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYK youve inspired me to make a lemon drizzle cake.it's in the minioven as we "speak". Bought 3 lemons from ald* on Thursday and meant to do it yesterday but wasn't well enough. Thankfully only a 24 hr bug for me.
Still? Have 2 lemonbs left. Ideas friends?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I made an increase to my veggie seedlings.
Started work on a crazy patchwork blanket using scraps
Made an effort to be nice to my mil lol



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lemon drizzle cake voted a success.

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It wasn't burned and looks darker than in reality[/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Lemons Reply with quote

Brenda, how about using one of the lemons to make the natural room fragrance? I'm just going to warm mine in the microwave to rejuvenate it when needed but must persuade myself not to drink it! Made this one today, but I think you already saw the blog about it. I've saved a lemon for another drizzle cake for friends who are visiting this coming week.



The ribbon is just to make sure people realise it isn't a jar of juice sitting on my mini-bar!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes when I read the blog I thought about trying that. Lemon smells don't affect me.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the interest of frugality I am going to email more and snail mail less.  A letter form OZ to the US costs $2.60.  Ridiculous.  But everything was sourced from home stashes as much as possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been to my sawing/knitting group and spent the afternoon teaching a new mum how to dressmake. It made the old brain work.
I know it's not me making,but it did  feel like a good way to spend my afternoon.
So my card making will have to start after tea.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Day 3 Reply with quote

Today I made a couple of these little items!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to be running a day behind.

Sunday - sunny, so made a new bed in the garden - put in a new honeysuckle from a neighbours cutting.  Made a nice seating area in the back garden, cleared up all the left over holly wreates, piled in the corner rotting, and checked the herbs daughter put in a plastic homemade tunnel - loads of coriander!

Monday - made the fires!  Freezing cold.  Made chicken and ham turnovers for tea - leftover chicken, literally the wings only, and about 2 oz bacon bits.  Did jacket potatoes started off in micro, and leftover garden red cabbage.  

Made a few listings too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been experimenting with English piecing and making pincushions for gifts.  Last night I sewed one of the patches in the wrong way and learned that I do tiny stitches indeed and that I doubt most of my stitching will ever pop!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Room for a littleun would love to join this month plan is to makeover our bedroom. On a very tight budget
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone's welcome, as are their photos.

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