Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Lazing on Tuesday Afternoon

Another wet dreary day. I have blanked it out and had some playtime with Little Gem. I have a 12 1/2" blue and white patchwork block to make for a swap. I have seen a pattern that I like but it is far too big, my maths are not used to scaling blocks so I had a little play with measurements.

By this stage I knew it was too big, and the strips at 2 1/2" looked "clunky" and out of place. I am using the Aqua, Orange and Grey fabrics that I used earlier in the year. I have grown to like the combination and all these "experiments" will end up in a quilt.

The strips are now 2" and much better, I want to make the center square 1/2" bigger for the swap block and I will make the rounds 1 pattern. This will make the snowballed corners look like flying geese.

I like this combination as well but the center square ought to be  bolder. Another pile of scraps being used up and I gathered a stack of little bonus squares by saving all the corner trimmings win win.

Last nights dinner, the chicken madras went really well with a jacket potato.

Pudding, just like the little one that I gave to Nev, we were so full that it was not touched so will have it tonight.

Hot chilli onions will be ready for "you know when"

Not a mini mixer, a timer from Francesca, it is so cute but a bit on the quiet side so I have to carry it around with me.

That is my day so far, work tonight. I have to drive to the Bridge, park up and walk to work as the Bridge is under repair, It will not be fully operational until Friday. Oh Well the exercise will do me good.
Ben is under the weather today , he was leaping around like a monkey last night and hurt himself. He is moving about but slowly and is asking to be cuddled all the time, he is so glad that Fran is at home. If he is no better tomorrow I will take him to see the Vet, in the meantime it is no walks and lots of cuddles.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. A steady supply of tea, courtesy of Fran.

2. Happy time sewing.

3. An hour spent blog hopping with 2 cups of tea this morning.

4. Easy Peasy dinner tonight of Paprika Pork with Pasta.

5. A packet of Peanut Butter Oreos to help the tea down. I do not eat many shop bought biscuits but these are very moreish, I do not like the other flavours at all.

I think that it may be my turn to make tea so.    
                                             TTFN      Pam


  1. I love your color combinations - they are beautiful together. blessings, marlene

    1. Thank you, I like to step outside my comfort zone every once in a while. I have grown to like these colours together so now need to try something else.


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