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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Flourgirl I love your blog,never know you were on here. The potatoes look good and I'm going to give them a go this week. Anything that saves time is a great help.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much time for creative play today.  However I was pleased to see some thyme, basil and chive seedlings have appeared.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you New Start, hope you enjoy the potatoes if you decide to make them, we are having leftovers with sausages, carrots and onion gravy tonight.

not sure who you are in blogland, if you are a follower, thank you and if you have a blog let me know xx

Project today, making my grotty oven fit for use again! and a bit of a patchwork bag making session.

Susan, take care of yourself, you are having a very difficult time just now, just completing every day chores must be a challenge in itself.  xx
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I mentioned on the daily post we had a new helper today and she made a fantastic difference.  Meanwhile I have done little creative stuff but am as excited as a five year old over my sprouting herbs.  I am also pleased the one of the parsley plants has come back as well as some marjoram.

Enjoy your day.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little Patchwork Tote bag for todays Making it in March project, something else for the sale table.



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And a stitched card.  5 inch square. ( blogged)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done with your seedlings coming through, Suzan, I'm still waiting for mine to germinate.

Lovely bag and card, flourgirl.

My 'making' has reduced to mainly foodstuff as I'm just not making enough time to do anything else and that needs to stop! I must make myself make time for other things!


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Today's foodie makes - more ice cream and a syrup sponge.

I now have 3 duck egg shells sitting waiting to be painted and macramé hangers made for them but my couple of hours 'free' time today went on a 5 mile walk to make the most of the best day we have had this year so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG! That syrup sponge looks divine!

No puddings, cakes biscutes or chocolate here at the moment we are invited out to dinner tomorrow, so I will have to be good when it comes to dessert!

Love the macrame seed hangers, I didn't realise you planted the whole shell....numpty me! Brilliant idea.

Suzan, its good news about your new helper, once things settle it may give you a little free time for yourself x
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the entire shell can be planted out into the garden, it breaks down eventually, but I have bonded mine with PVA so they last longer as indoor pots. Here are the 3 recent ones I painted - they dry out to look sort of marbled because of the glue underneath the food colouring.


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I still haven't knotted up their macramé holders yet!  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more tote bags made today, just one more to do and thats used up some fabric and bits that have been waiting to be sewn up for a while.

Making 'posh nosh' tonight for dinner, half price rump steak with the trimmings and probably fruit and ice-cream for dessert. I might even open a bottle of wine we got for a Christmas present.

Makes for tomorrow will include baking
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have actually made something today.  I managed to piece some hexies together.  It was so relaxing to sit and chat and sew.  Loved every minute of that part of my day.

The seedlings are going well too.  I must look at my vegetable starting kits that were not used last year and do something with them.  It would be good to have fresh fruit and veg from the back yard.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished another card,forgot to take a photo  .
Spent most of the weekend in the garden. I love being outside.
I also made Indian croquettes made with lentils. This was one of the thing I wanted to do in March and OH liked very much. He says he will not eat beans or lentils. So for me this is a break through and should help to cut the meat bill down.  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope everyone has a brilliant day.

I haven't created much today but have bought some bigger pots to replant my lime and herbs.  The herbs will need a little longer before transplanting.  I am trying to organise the next seeds to plant as autumn is the best time  here.  Tomorrow I will visit some dirt.

I also spent some time in the kitchen with Miss 17.  She is becoming quite confident at prepping our simple home meals.  She also spent a huge part of the day helping with the laundry too.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I did not manage to repot the plants.  Tomorrow will do.  Tonight though I have found time to finish off the hexagon group I started on Monday and began another grouping.  I am liking this so much more than other things I have tried.

The only thing I made was some potato cakes/rissoles.  I don't remember who spoke of them but thank you.  My family would not eat bubble and squeak in a pink fit.  However shape the stuff, crumb it and bake it and the plates were clean.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I have made this for a friends grandchild. It is really lemon and white. The wool came from Aldi and I'm very please with it.
Now going to start the next card.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love snuggly crochet.  That is a pretty gift to share.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely blanket New Start, lemon and white always look pretty together, beautifully crocheted.

Today my bit for MIIM was to make use of a £10off a £50 shop in Sainsburys, I shopped wisely, bought offers and stocked up on orange basic items, that will keep us going a while.

Yesterday I completed the 4 tote bags I had cut out, next up is some more patchwork.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the blanket new start lemon and white so nice and fresh together.

I made 3 hankies this morning from my fabric stash, have cut and ironed another 4 so will try and get them stitched this week.

Does making potato cakes count as MIIM?!

laters...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, I do feel guilty as I don't appear to have made anything this month.

Well, I have, but it's all the usual things ie cooking, making beds - both the sleeptime sort and gardening sort, making things tidy eg vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom.  

Just wondered - and this isn't a kop out - does making other members of the family make things count?  I'm thinking of OH making a pile of split wood for the fire, daughter and her hamster cage, son making himself useful by setting out tables and chairs last week at the jazz do etc etc.

I have been doing some mending, but that's not making anything really.      
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Course it is BL - you're making a living
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of great efforts and I love reading about them.  I am still plodding with my hexies and relaxing too.  Nothing new to add to my creation pile.

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