Hello, I hope you all had a nice weekend.
I tried out a new recipe to take to Sally's place where we did a little more to the ongoing job of slowly sprucing up her duplex.
Just a variation on a quiche replacing loads of fattening cream with low-fat ricotta.
It received the tick of approval from the hungry recipients accompanied by a healthy salad.
Our daytime temperatures are beginning to climb and there is a definite feeling of warm weather ahead but the nights are still cool enough to snuggle under the warm covers.
I really LOve the cold nights of winter all snuggled up under my doona!
I have temporarily abandoned my little granny garden squares - can't face all those ends at the moment!
I am busily practising my new crochet skills on this...
It is just a very large granny square that is a good way to practise my "skills".
It has grown quite quickly and I will keep going with it till it reaches lap blanket size. Then I will attempt to put an edge all round it.
The "wool" is very cheap and not very nice ( acrylic yarn ) but I am really enjoying the rhythm of the easy stitch and I am beginning to achieve a more uniform looking result.
I plan to finish a whole ball of blue before I bring in another band of white so not too many ends!
I am also trying to crochet over the ends as I go, though this is proving a bit difficult, but as I am leaving longer ends, if I have to sew them in at least I will be able to thread the needle !!!
I have also been buying material for a couple of new projects.
These for a lap quilt...
and these are the beginnings of a larger project.
I think choosing the material is one of the the hardest things to learn when you start quilting
but I really enjoy searching through the shops.
I am finding there are lots of friendly shopassistants out there with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
Finally, today was the day for my two yearly mammogram. Most of us know someone who has been touched by this disease so it is important that we do not neglect our regular checks.
This afternoon while I was looking on the internet for the pink ribbon insignia I found these cute wellies
It's a pity we don't wear wellies in Queensland, I can see myself in a pair of these
AND I'd be helping a good cause too !