It has been a slightly fraught half a day. Yesterday was hot, but it is lovely and cool with a breeze now. Yesterday afternoon Tattslotto was down all over the city and perhaps the state. I tried in two places; one person was very unhelpful but the other was nice and kind, despite three hours of explaining there was no Tattslotto. Luckily I have an emergency on-line account so I am all ticketed up. I have jammed three fingers on my left hand in the hall door. I have been stuck behind a cyclist on the windy narrow road to the dam, so that it took me twelve minutes instead of eight. I won't pass when the road is so windy and he wouldn't move over. I have had some toast and local ham and a cup of tea so I feel slightly better now!!
I have made the toile for my new dress bodice. I did a FBA and the front fits perfectly. Unfortunately I adjusted the back to be three sizes too big and waaaaaay too long. I totally overestimated my size. Sighs. MrsDrWho kindly pinned the seams on the back for me and now I can draft the back pieces again for a perfect fit. I am a tad excited!!!
I have a new book. It was on super special for $19 at the KMart (I've been kidnapped by) It is full of wonderful baking recipes.
I am particularly enamoured of the raspberry lemon meringue pie which the aforementioned MrsDrWho declared a carnival of taste and colour. There are lots of basic recipes, with up to nine variations to choose from: muffins, cakes, tarts, bread, cupcakes. Delicious!!!
Harki and Peri went for a walk around the dam grounds and Peri could not resist rolling in something smelly. Harki was very worried and decided to move right away.
Lorelai Gilmore likes the jetty and the seagulls. Today I was juggling her lead, the camera and three sore fingers and I accidentally let go of her. I thought she might leap off the end, but she didn't. She had a lovely sniff and then when I called her, she came. What a good little puppy she is!!
There is still knitting happening. I have knitted 17cm of the raglan 'seam' and I think it needs to be 27cm. I have not counted my stitches. It doesn't bear thinking about.
I just gave Harki a new squeaky toy, but Lorelai Gilmore has stolen it and is squeaking up the house!! I thought Harki was in the hall crying because she wasn't feeling well, but it is Gilly making horrendously bad harmonies as she squeaks away!!!
The secret bag is finished. I am going to line it with some fabric covered hard plastic so it keeps its shape. I am hoping to pass it on to Auntie Dutch soon so there can't be any pictures till then!!!