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Knittin' on top, top of the World.

Miniclapotis_just_hangin_around_in_the_s                                                    Mini-Clapotis is complete : completely knitted, completely blocked and completely documented!!! It took me over an hour, while listening to the Science Show , to unravel all of the dropped stitches. Who knew that when you deliberately drop stitched they could be so determined not to run???  Now I need weather cool enough to wear it. I am off to P&P this afternoon and I think I shall just wear it regardless. Lizzie would, though I think I Blocking_the_miniclapotisam just Jane, or a mixture of Jane and Mary.

Last night I watched JAG ( boring) NCIS (repeat) and Medical Investigation ( weird back story plot). MI finished this week. It is not terribly good, but not terribly bad either. It is watchable. Whilst watching I knitted quite a lot of Arisaig and I am nearing the division for the shoulder on the back. I think I will knit some bell shaped sleeves, with the flared ends in rib and then the resArisaig_armless_but_increasingly_backlyt of the sleeve in the heart-shaped lacy pattern. I will have to make this up as I go along as it isn’t what the pattern dictates. What a surprise, me, not following a pattern…

The Labradors are sunbaking. Out the front and out the back on the decking. They suddenly get too toasty warm and have to either hop in the paddle pool, or run inside for a bid slurpy drink and a lie in the shade.  We have already had Pork Chop Wars : Harki wants me to throw her Squeaky Pork Chop toy and if I miss the cue Peri steals it and runs away. Harki chases her and it is a big game!!!! Harki had been marauding about the house tearing up plastic bags. She is mistress of all she destroys!!!!

The aforementioned Science Show had an excellent piece on The Lancelot Code. You can listen to it. It tells of how a woman has found hidden Greek mathematical and scientific data in a French manuscript of the Arthurian Legends. It is all about the Golden Ratio and Geometry and Science. It is much more interesting than The Da Vinci Code which is just a poorly told rehash of things I saw on the ABC when I waHarki_on_the_edge_of_destructions about 12. I know there are heaps of people who lurve TDVC, and I have read it, but it didn’t inspire me that much. Reading has fallen by the wayside later, not from a terrible lack of opportunity, but rather from a lack of new books. I have an unfilled Hold list at the Library and there are not many new books out. Well, there are hardback copies that only millionaires can afford at $55 a pop. I have to wait for the Library or paperback, whichever comes first, and with the scarcity of Library funding it is usually the paperbacks. I do have 2 new Dr Who books, and I will start one today. I have also started ordering from Petrachs all the Tamora Pierce books from go to whoa.  Must have them…..

Jamie Oliver is on the Food Channel, so in his honour, a Jamie Recipe:

Banana and Blueberry French Toast

  • firm, nice white bread

  • bananas

  • blueberries or other fruit of your choice

  • honey

  • caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • butter for frying

  • crème fraiche or yoghurt

  • icing sugar for dusting

All you do is get 2 slices of nice white bread and butter them thinly on both sides. Toss your fruit in a little honey or sugar, or both, to sweeten it a bit. A little mashed banana holds it all together nicely. Beat a couple of eggs in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of caster sugar then dip both slices in the sweet egg mixture. Let the excess drip off then smear the fruit mixture on one slice , leaving a slight space around the edges of the bread. Put the other slice on top and press down. The egg will help the fruit to stick.

Fry in a little butter in a medium hot pan on both sides, pushing down so that the fruit is pressed into the bread. Once the bread is golden and slightly crispy, dust with icing sugar and serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or yoghurt and any of the remaining fruit.


Cry me a Creek!!!!

Creek_at_the_source I have finished 50% of  Project : Voldemort. It is going well!!! I have also been unable to resist the beautiful Baby Alpaca from my Secret Pal!!! It wound up so easily : no knots or anything. It fitted perfectly on the clothes airer and the only hard part was the Labradors 'helping'. I have started a scarf. Have I mentioned my forming addiction to scarves?? I couldn’t decide on a pattern. It needed to be lacy.  And scarfy. Then I saw River, the wrap/shawl thing from Rowan, and so may I present : Creek. It will not be as long, wide or deep as River, but it will be lovely. I have printed out a chart and I knitted away last night through 55 Degrees North and I have finished the foundation rows and 2 pattern repeats. I love it. I have used 11 g and knitted 14 cm so it will be about 126 cm unblocked. The lacy pattern meanders back and forth in a zigzag. It is so soft I have to stroke it every now and then!!!

There is a new Interweave magazine : Knitscene – for the spirited knitter. It has sCreek_a_trickleome free patterns on the site. There are a few things I would like to knit if it ever makes its way to our sunny shores….The Autumnal Knitty surprise will appear on Monday ( their time, so Tuesday ours?)

I had a minor panic when I realised I hadn’t seen Arisaig since the last Knitting Coven. I have neglected her and she wasn’t in the knitting basket. Thankfully she was discovered  along with the sad and lonely Wizard sock in the bag I took with me!!. I must start the other Wizard sock. I did contemplate that last night, but  when you are sleepy is not a good time to do a provisional cast on and short row toe. I am going to cast on with a crochet hook and crochet over a needle a la KnittyGritty and Secret pal advice. Their crocheting just unravelled like a dream.

We have been for a walk at the dam. Someone turned a tap on in the grounds and the water was  gushing down the hill. It is bore water I think, but I turned the tap off. Can’t afford to waste water and it could have been running all night.  The people at Tunbridge in the Midlands had to be evacuated as a 6 bazillion litre farm dam was threatening to burst and flood their town.  They are still waiting on a structural engineer’s report to see what will happen next.

Does anyone have more categories for each post then me?? I have so many I need a separate post for my post-post posts!!!

Sweet Chilli Chicken Drumsticks

  • 12 drumsticks

  • 180 ml sweet chilli sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tbspn fish sauce

  • 2 tbspn brown sugar

Place chicken in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered,  for 10-15 minutes. Drain. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and use half of the marinade to coat the chicken. Refrigerated for at least 2 hours. Cook the chicken on an oiled BBQ or grill plate on medium  till brown and heated through. Baste with the remaining marinade.


Fajita Hot!! - and I don't mean the food!!!

Marks_fajitas Yesterday I went to the Library to take back my overdue book. It was only 2 days so there wasn’t a fine. I went to Smokey Joe’s for Tea with the Madcages and Toby the Dog’s mum. We had Quesadilla and then a variety of mains. I have a picture!!!! Otherwise I slept and napped and dozed. Di and I also agreed that the new Australian Women’s Weekly, which comes out monthly, is very poor and we won’t be buying it anymore. The price has gone up and the quality down. I might still just buy the Christmas one if there is nice cooking to be had.

The Mini-Clapotis is finished!! It now needs to be blocked. I think I will thread strong wool through all the edges and use this to get a good shape, like using blocking wires. I had just 1Miniclapotis_thar_she_blows44 cm of the Silk Garden left. I did some quick maths last night: 25 cm was equal to 13 stitches, so I had to work out how many stitches were left to be knitted, divide by 13 and then compare this to the remaining meterage of yarn.  I did calculate I would just have enough – I was right!!!! This has so many greens and I love, love, love the dropped stitches. Weather : br cool so i can wear this hot scarf. Saw KnittyGritty for the first time. Who wants to knit a bikini, or embellish their thongs? [The flip flop/wearing kind, not the other,though each to his or her own.......] Well KnittyGritty has everything you need.....

Oh, it was just on the news that the Salmonella was in piping bags at the bakery, and that poor hygiene practices enabled it to be transferred to other products.  That is very bad, but explains why eating  bread and no cakes saved me from illness…

The Labradors had a little walk to the shop as I slept in till 9-15 this morning. We bought the new UK Simply Knitting magazine. I am waiting for the new Vogue Knitting to come to my newsagency. The had ordered it for me but it hadn’t arrived so they have given the north island a hurry up.

I also posted off my coupons and the email from Erin at Notebook: Magazine to Lincraft with the requested envelopes. I am hoping for green beads and green glitter!!!!

That’s all. I am still feeling fuzzy and pale but rest is everything and I have plenty of time for that. I have no engagements until next week, when the Knitting Coven will meet, then I am off to visit my friend Cathy, who has a new baby puppy : Molly, on Thursday. That is all I have to do, so I will be knitting Project : Voldemort and some new socks for me and Arisaig too.  Oh, and read Clarke and Dawe…….


The Forbidden Zone

I have been to the Doctor and I am reasonably OK, but the virus I have has affected my red blood cells again, so I just have to ride it out, or in my case, sit it out!!! I feel a tad pale so I hope my bones rally round and I make a whole heap more red  blood cells…..I did quite a bit of Project : Voldemort while I waited for about an hour to see the Doctor, so it was an ill wind etc etc....

Peek_a_boo_through_the_gate What a cute photo of the Labradors. They are looking through the second gate, from the Yard : Official , into The Forbidden Zone.  Peri is on the left, and Harki on the right. I won't open the gate till Peri stops bobbing up and down like a cork in the ocean. I don’t know how I survived without my camera. I think of all the opportunities to take photos of  The Labradors I have missed : what a loss!!! Mind you, the rest of the world was saved having their eyeballs burned out by the true awfulness of my results until now!!!  Aunty Captain Mrs Archer had paroxysms of laughter last night on the phone when I told her of Peri’s new Friend/Potential snack, Mr Furry Caterpillar.   He crawled off into the wilderness to live for another day….

I have knitted a whole ball of the Mini-Clapotis in Noro Silk Garden and I am spending way too much time withJoanies_mums_christmas_embroidery  a variety of things around my neck, trying to gauge if the scarf will be long enough. It will probably be a little more than a metre, and as any scarf I wear is for decorative rather than normal  purposes, I think it will probably be OK. I will have to BLOCK it. I quite like blocking now. I shall pin it out and then spray it with water and let it dry. I have a whole other ball to go, but I am very happy. It is lovely, even though there is more grey than I thought there would be.

I have also finished the embroidery on Joanie The Labrador’s Mum’s Christmas present. Last year I gave this to Aunty B&B and Joanie’s Mum asked for one of her own. It just has to be backed and have a little quilting and it is complete!!!

Oh, there is a new Bond, Daniel Craig!! He is a young Bond, well relatively speaking. Hurry up and make the film. Now, now, what about now???

At last, a recipe, and it is courtesy of my great Secret Pal, she has sent me a recipe for the Labradors!! I will be baking these at the weekend,  and as they are so thin now, they can have some. They  has rice cakes for their treat today, after their boiled celery and  diet dry dog food. They did have a bone when I went out. It makes my leaving more palatable, so to speak!!!

Basic Dog Treats

Mix together:

  • 3 ½ cups unbleached flour

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • ½ cup skim milk powder

Dissolve the yeast in the stock and leave for about 10 minutes.

  • 1 tbspn dried yeast

  • 3 ½ cups lukewarm stock

Roll out the dough to about 1 cm thickness, cut out biscuits and brush with egg wash ( egg and water mixed together) bake at 150 C ( 130 ff) for 45 minutes. Turn oven off and leave overnight to harden. Feed to Labradors!!!


The Windmills of My Mind - pass me my jousting lance...

Miniclapotis_gets_longer As you know, on Rachael’s recommendation, I subscribed to the Notebook Magazine, and I have loved it. It has little flaps to unfold and lots of sections and NO Celebrities. It has a calendar of activities to attempt each month, and I have actually done most of them for September, and, well, you saw that I finished my Quilt today’s task – I was early!! and Wednesday and Thursday are the special days for The Labradors – as if every day isn’t their day!!! So far, each month, their give-away has been from Lincraft – ‘just pop in and redeem it using the coupon’. We don’t have a Lincraft at all in Tasmania. They left, like thieves in the night, on February 16th 2002. I know, I have all the emails I sent to Vanessa at Lincraft on the north island : she didn’t even know they were closing and she was in the main office!!!  Apparently a lot of people without access to Lincraft emailed Notebook to complain ( that would be – Me!!) In the newsletter Kieren announce that if you sent in your coupon, Lincraft would honour it, but then I read in the actual magazine that Tasmania was NOT ELIGIBLE. Well that was like a red rag to a bull. I was all  ‘discriminating against our Island state and all its inhabitants’ and fired off another email. To their credit, the Erin form Notebook emailed me back and if I send a SAE to Lincraft they will post me off my tube of glitter. Now, I know you are all thinking  ‘ for Heaven’s sake get a life’ or words to that effect, but this IS my life!! At home all day, most days with the Labradors. I don’t speak to another person every day, and I have become, shall we say, a little too focussed on the things that have become important to me. I am all about the principle!!!

So here I am, in a state of extreme happiness, in my pyjamas at 3 pm. ( yes, got up, showered, put on clean Pride_and_prejudice_ticket_for_2 pyjamas, Georgette Heyer declined on the couch all day!!)

I have watched What Not To Wear and some other Lifestyle shows and knitted both Project :Voldemort and the Mini-Clapotis. I have supplemented my healthy soup with Jelly beans, Gobstoppers and Nerds!! Thank you SP!!!

I have won a double pass to the ABC’s screening of Pride and Prejudice, and though it may never measure up to the mini series, it does have a gorgeous picture on the ticket.

Peri has a new friend/potential snack food : Mr Furry Caterpillar. She played with it for 10 minutes Peris_new_caterpillar_friend_or_lunch and , in her munificence, decided to let him live!!! Harki  is not interested in caterpillars as food, or toys, at all!!!

I have also worked out the solutions to the Maths Assessment task for ELs at ACMA’s school. Oh I have so much to say about The ELs but I am biting my tongue……..It is best to choose 1 square metre of 5c coins as opposed to 1 kg of $1 coins, 1 metre’s length of $2 coins or a 50cm stack of 50 c coins!!! I think I would like 1 kg of $100 notes : they’re plastic and weigh next to nothing!!!


Help! Get me outta here! I'm a Kylie song!!!

                                                                      Which KySp6_presentslie song am I? "I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky."

WARNING : This post contains hyperbole, too many exclamation marks and a lot of photos in no particular order!!!. You have been warned. Look away now and save yourselves!!!!!

My Secret Pal sent me a parcel and we had been keeping an eagle eye out, but it came while we were on our walk. It was a flat consolatory walk on a lead, by the river. Look at what was in my parcel!!!

·        Beautiful wool, 2 skeins of gorgeous Baby Alpaca in glorious greens!!! Oh it is so soft and so variegated and green!! I don’t know what to make from it, it is almost too nice to use!! It is so pretty and delicate and you knit it on tiny needles!! Maybe a fluffy lacy scarf??? Or collar and cuffs on a cardigan I am yet to knit???? I don’t know, I am just loving the ‘having’ of it!!! Any suggestions about what I could knit?? Not socks, I want to see this!!!

·        A brooch for my Lacy Edged Cardigan!!! I was looking in a shop at the Presents_from_aunty_sp_for_the_labradors weekend for something and now I have this!! Perfect!! Now all I need is weather cool enough for cardigan wearing!!! A photo will ensue.

·        Presents for the Labradors!! The way to my heart!! And they love them. Peri is not usually a player but she has been running about with her toy and then stealing Harki’s . We have had big games and now they are worn out!!! Harki’s is a squeaky tyre animal and Peri’s a green squeaky light bulb. So cool!!! Thank you Aunty Secret Pal, they say!!My_new_sp_toy_mine_mine_mine

·        Lollies!!! Yummy real Turkish delight, of which I have devoured a piece even before breakfast. Sooo delicious!!! And Charlie and the Chocolate factory Gobstoppers and Nerds. We have all had a Gobstopper, except the Labradors just swallowed theirs, no savouring on their part. I am having a special Jelly bean, a coconut one. Yum!! We have all had some Nerds, they kind of go Pop in your mouth!!

·        All accompanied by a very green card, with a green pixie/wood nymph/ fairy on the front. Oh and the Labrador’s presents were wrapped in green too. Peris_new_squeaky_toy_from_aunty_sp

Thank you  Secret Pal!! What perfect presents these are. I do feel very spoiled!!  Oops, I am having another Jelly bean by accident: Green Apple…Blueberry…Juicy Pear…Must stop eating Jelly beans!!!! Peri_has_stolen_harkis_toy Harki_loves_her_toy_peri_wants_it I love all my presents but I love the fact that my Secret Pal remembered the Labradors!!! I promise NOT to knit something for them out of the special wool!!!!!!


Soon be living with a brand new plate! Gonna be great!!

My_new_dinner_set It rained a lot yesterday. We walked at the dam in the rain. I took my umbrella and if I lowered it and hid the Labradors ran back to find me. When we got home Peri ran away next door and I had to go out the front and into the garden to fetch her. Harki was very cross indeed.

Yesterday I met ACMA for brunch at the Konditorei Manfred. It was perfect. I had a croissant with turkey and camembert and ACMA had a club sandwich was of skyscraper proportions. We had dessert : sticky date pudding with oodles of sauce and berry cheesecake respectively but I couldn’t eat all of mine. The cheesecake was light and full of berries.

ACMA bought otters and I put a glittery sparkly bejewelled watch on lay-by. We looked for Lego – Belville – for ACMA’s niece but there was none to be had at all in Launceston. Oh , I picked up my new dinner set. It is not all green, but I do like it. And I also bought the 2006 Labrador Calendar that Petrachs put away each year. I do need another different sort. This year I had 3 Labrador calendars.

I have also begun Project:Voldemort, The Project that must not be named. ACMA helped choose the colours Getting_a_handle_on_things and it is 25-30% complete!!! It is going along smoothly and easily.

Today I didn’t wake up till 10am and I have had a bad headache all day. It has almost succumbed to a bombardment with drugs, but it is still lingering. I have made Quesadilla for lunch and had lots of tea and that seems to have helped.

There is not much else to tell. I am listening to the ABC doco about Richard Rodgers and I plan to iron all my green material ready for quilt making when I turn the computer off, and I shall watch the new Arts show with Michael Veitch while I do. I have bought handles too. I know not what I will actually do with them, but I needed them!!! There will no doubt be a bag soon…….

Chicken San Choi Bau

  • ½ tspn each sugar, soy sauce and salt to marinate

  • 300g chicken mince

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 250 g mushrooms, diced

  • 50 g bamboo shoots, chopped

  • 2 tbspn oyster sauce

  • 1 tbspn soy sauce

  • 2 tbspn peanut oil

  • iceberg lettuce leave, trimmed and chilled

Marinate chicken for an hour at least. Heat wok or pan and add oil. Fry the chicken, onion and garlic. As the chicken cooks, add the mushrooms and the bamboo and cook for another minute.  Stir in the sauces, mix thoroughly and place in a bowl and serve with the lettuce leaves. Fill the leaf cups and a little rice is nice too.


Rite said Fred.....

The_christmas_quilt_complete I have taken a better picture of my Christmas Quilt. You can see the little squares in the corners. I have stars and angels in the sky. Peri has been inspecting the quilt, in fact it was hard to keep her away. It was anathema to Harki: she wouldn't go near it at all. Yesterday after I went home, ACMA finished the top of her quilt and ironed it. ( in honour of me) She doesn't like the fiddly bits like ironing and pinning, but the quilt top is beautiful and I will bind it for her in a few weekends.
Last night knitted more of the Noro Silk Garden Mini-Clapotis : theOn_inspection_peri_likes_the_camels_best  Knitter's Rite of Passage piece.  I am about 50-60% through the first ball so I think I will need to buy another, making 3 altogether. I love the way the stripes in the knitting go one way and the dropped stitches another. I ran out of stitch markers so I cheated and purled the stitch to be dropped every knit row, making a garter stitch column. This worked rather well!!!
I am quite pale : I can't remember things, can't stand in line, am very cross and want to cry a lot, and I Miniclapotis_weve_only_just_begun can't say my worms correctly anymore. I am off for a nap...... The Labradors are already napping as I type...and I am typing this in an Outlook message from my email as I can't face opening Word in case everything goes Purple and Big again - except it is the recipe's turn to be Violet. Actually that was yesterday, but we are trying not to mention that again!!!
Beetroot Relish ( This month's Family Circle)
  • 5 baby beetroot, peeled and grated
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 tbspn brown sugar
  • 2 tbspn orange juice
  • 2 tbspn red wine vinegar
Heat the oil over a medium-high heat and fry the onion, stirring, for 5 minutes. Don't let it brown. Reduce the heat and add the beetroot and cook for 2-3 minutes more.  Finally add the sugar, juice and vinegar, stir well, cover and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Season and eat with meat, chicken, fish or very nice with egg dishes too.

Ultraviolet

Stitch_marker_knitting_1 A day at home: I am having a nice restful day at home. I have started knitting the Mini-Clapotis from my Noro Silk Garden, just because I could. It’s not that I need a scarf or can even envisage wearing one for 7 or 8 months, but I needed to start something new, and I can use Katt’s stitch markers!!! The yarn is very nice to knit with, though I am making the pattern up as I go along. I am using 4mm not %mm and so I have done extra increasing rows. I am now no longer on the same page as the patter, so to speak!!!

Yesterday at Spotlight I bought, as a result of ACMA’s insistence, 8 new zips. They are invisible zips, although I managed, Zippetty_do_dah_1 somehow, to take a photo of them. Perhaps they are Vampire zips? Anyway, they were on special but would not scan, so I got an extra 10 cents taken off the price of each, a massive saving of 80 cents.  The zips are exactly the right size and shades for my new yet-to-be-made Skirts. I bought all the green shades : twice!! See how I have no life and I spent 5 minutes doing weaving???

Suffolk_puff_tree_1 Taking a halfway reasonable picture of the Christmas quilt is proving difficult. I have managed a picture of the Suffolk Puff Christmas Tree though. I love making Suffolk Puffs, they are kind of hypnotic!!! This does give me leave to start a new quilt though. I may start ironing all my green material in readiness. I quite like ironing material. It is all the steaming and the spraying and the lovely flatness that ensues. I can never iron my clothes and hang them up in the wardrobe ready to wear. As soon as I take them down to put on they look creased, and I have to iron them all over again. I just hang them up all wrinkly. This is not to say that before I make it to the back gate I’m not covered in dog hairs, with a muddy paw print or two and a bazillion wrinkles!!!

The Labradors have been saving me from noises today. The bedroom window makes a noise when it is open and they have been rushing around in a state of heightened alert, ready to save me from the window with their special cocked ears and hackles. It is very funny!!!

I have just heard it reported that George W Bush has told foreign leaders that God told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. Can this be true? We can only hope for a Joan of Arc ending then??????? I must consult my starts before I decide on today’s recipe……Ah, the stars say…..

Spring Rice Pilaf

  • 3 spring onions, sliced

  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced

  • 1 tbspn butter

  • 1 tbspn oil

  • 300 g Arborio rice

  • 125 ml white wine ( or use extra stock)

  • 1 – 1.2 litres of chicken stock – heated til almost boiling

  • 2 small zucchini, diced finely

  • 2 or 3 vine ripened tomatoes, diced finely

  • salt and pepper

  • basil or parsley

  • grated parmesan cheese ( freshly grated for posh, out of the packet for every day!!)

Melt the butter and oil and cook the celery and onion gently till soft. Add the rice and stir well, add the wine and cook for 2 minutes.  Add  all but a cupful of the hot stock, stirring all the time and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cover. Simmer on very low heat for 18-20 minutes and do not peek. After 18 minutes, the surface of the rice will look like a crumpet or pikelet, with all little holes, if it is ready. Then add the zucchini, tomatoes and the final cup of stock.  Cook stirring, for 5 more minutes. Serve with green salad, sprinkled with the cheese and parsley or basil.

If you were here earlier there was a weird large purple post . I don’t know why it was all emboldened, big and purple??? I have had to delete it.

Ultraviolet ( the TV show with ,sigh, Jack Davenport) was all about Vampires, but they never said the word, not even once. The symbol for Ultraviolet in science is ‘V’ and they were  Section 5 ( V in Roman numerals!! Geddit???)


The end of the Quilt Road...

A_quilts_not_forever_its_just_for_christ Last night we started making our Christmas Brooches. They are so cute. We all made different ones and there are some ready to wear!!!

Today is Launceston Agricultural Show Day. It is a holiday for most people. I walked the Labradors and then went to ACMA’s to finish my at-least-10-years-old Christmas Quilt. It all began with a navy blue corduroy Country sampler quilt we saw in the Muffin Kitchen in the olden days!!! Last year ( or the year before ) I sewed up and backed ACMA’s and she sequinned the h*ll out of it. Hers is red. Mine is green!! What else and it is all(most) finished. I need 21 shiny green buttons to put at the corners of the patches and on each tab. Huzzah!! ACMA is making a quilt of every Christmas fabric she owns cut into rectangles and then made into a quilt. It will be bigger than Ben Hur.

OK, I would post pictures but ACMA downloaded them to the memory stick and they were there at her house but I can’t find them on the E drive here. I shall attempt a photo in the worst possible light on the lounge room floor…..

That’s it. I am exhausticated and I am just posting this photo and downloading the new Webshots updates and then I am off to bed.

Knitting? There is no knitting. There is only the resting and the sleeping of the exceedingly tired…..