Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Learning the Iris Stitch

At a recent get-together for members of the former Down to Earth Forum and the current Home Maker's Forum my friend Judy gave me a couple of dishcloths and I have been quite impressed with the fact that they don't go out of shape when they have been twisted and turned as I try to get the water out of them after use...unlike a couple of mine :-)

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Carnival has begun....

The 2017 Carnival of Flowers has begun and thankfully the weather has improved since Thursday when some friends and I visited Laurel Bank Park. After really lovely sunny weather lately it was a bit of a shock to the system to have some 'winter weather' finally.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tea bags or loose tea...which do you prefer?

A few weeks ago Rhonda, in her weekend reading section, gave the link to a video called 'Ever wondered how a tea bag is made'. I am not sure what I expected but I was quite surprised when I saw the process and, as the CEO likes to use teabags, I showed the video to him while he was drinking a cup of tea and he nearly gagged :-)

Saturday, 9 September 2017

If at first you don't succeed.....

I rebatched my first lot of soap a while back which you may have read about in the post Learning to rebatch soap and was less than impressed with the result but it was just a trial run for the big failed batch I had made which I didn't want to waste. I read that it was better to rebatch within a week to ten days so, as eight days were up, it was time to take the plunge once again. I don't want to bore you with soap stories but it helps if I record what I have done for future reference.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Blooms everywhere!

Well, it is only just over a week until our annual Carnival of Flowers starts on the 15th September. As it has been such a warm winter the flowers are blooming already so a couple of friends and I took advantage of the sunny weather and went for a stroll through Queens Park which always looks beautiful.


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