Tea and cereal for me and breakfast for Ben, washing up, ironing and a quick sprint with Little Gem.
All the penny patch and plain blocks made and sewn into a 43" by 57" quilt top. I want to put 2 borders round and am juggling fabrics, I have to make my mind up soon as I want this made and quilted next week. It is for James and Cerys, I may have to post it as I can not see my way clear to get to Wales before Christmas.
I fiddled around tidying some more scraps away and gave Little Gem a defluff and a new needle ready for the next session. Then realised that it was very grey. Washing in and folded just as the heavens opened and chucked it down. English weather, don't you just love it.
We are having a meal I saw on food network a few days ago tonight, chicken breast sliced fairly thin, seasoned and dipped into a simple batter of flour, water and spices then fried. Served in a "biscuit" with grated cheese and "gravy". For those with no idea what I mean, A biscuit is much like a big scone, I make the dough very soft and pat it out and fold a few times before cutting and cooking. Gravy is made by frying off onions and little balls of sausage meat, adding cornflour to make a roux and stirring in enough milk to make a thick sauce, I add plenty of seasoning and a little mustard, I also make sure that I scrape all the little bits off the pan bottom.
I usually cook something new on Saturdays but we are going to visit Francesca's Grandfather tomorrow, he is not very well and it is about 6 weeks since we were there last.
I have just noticed my parcels still on the coffee table, they should have been posted this morning, it will be Monday now.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. English weather, never boring.
2. Pain free after an iffy night.
3. A new episode of Big Bang Theory to watch later.
4. 3 library books left to read.
And I saved the best till last.
5. My copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting came through the letter box this morning.
That means that once Ben has had his next walk and dinner is prepped I will brew a pot of tea and retire to the sofa for at least an hour. The drawbridge will be raised and the portcullis lowered, life outside the living room will cease.
BTW last night,s Hot Pot was lovely, the chilli and spices had intensified and there are 2 more servings in the freezer. I think I can have a week off cooking soon and we can have ding dinners.