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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Iffits, slice and poke.

Dinner was a repeat of Iffits, but different to yesterday. Smoked Welsh Cheese with salad, a splosh of Balsamic and a crusty Tiger roll to soak up all the juices, YUM.

The slice was not pudding, it was to sooth my furrowed brow. I still can not find my knitting pins, I have resigned myself to having to buy new ones and make another roll to keep them in. SIGH, mutter, putter, swearswearswear.

See my slices,



Just a small selection, I have been busy with rotary cutter and rulers.


A closer look, now you get it.


An unintentionally blurry shot of my playing, the background is some of the blue Hessian (Burlap) that I was gifted.

As usual I was impatient to start so I did not stop to cut the Hessian to size or hem the edges. I am going to carry on for a little while and then decide on what size. I am considering binding the edges, just like a quilt for a neat finish, I have lots of binding left over from my quilts.

These strips are from retired duvet covers and sheets, there is also a bit of leftover quilting fabric as well. And I have been given a huge bag of tee shirts to cut up. I may have to make a carpet ;-)

This will keep my hands busy while I watch a bit of telly and make a change from crochet, we won't mention Knitting.

I see that Ilona, Life After Money, has done another yellow sticker shop. She certainly picks up the bargains. I will have a look tomorrow night but do not need much. The cheese that I had for dinner was a RTC bargain at £3.00 a Kilo for Llangloffan smoked cheese, it is usually £15 per Kilo.

It is really smoked not the injected or soaked in smoke flavoured liquid sort.

I have kale, spinach, parsnips and purple sprouting broccoli in the garden. I picked up a massive bag of onions from farm foods for £1, I have carrots and swede in the fridge. Oh and I nearly forgot the big vine ripened tomatoes that Tesco were selling off for 20p a tray of 5, they are big enough that each one sliced will do 2 sandwich rounds.
They also make lovely soup.

Ben is curled up beside me making "old man sleeping in a chair" noises, little snuffles, snorts and almost snores.

I am going to settle down with some vintage Midsummer Murders and my ragging.

           TTFN                                                           Pam

PS, After the lovely crisp air and sunshine from yesterday we were back to grey and soggy today.




18 comments:

  1. Although we didn't have a frost last night it was cold again this morning and crisp too, hope that you get some crisp soon. Enjoy your rug making! xx

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    1. It is a very soothing occupation.

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  2. Ooooh Pam....that sounds like my kind of tea. Anything with salad and a splosh of balsamic and I am a happy bunny.
    Looking forward to see where you're poking goes....lol-x-

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    1. I love balsamic, I have been known to dip bread in and pig it down.

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  3. Look forward to seeing your ragging grow, shame about the pins, just going to raid a bar of chocolate I spotted in the fridge earlier.

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    1. I have given up all hope of finding the pins now, I have an obscene amount of chocolate in the house. I have hidden most of it in the bureau, Francesca went mad in Fortnums and tried to buy most of the stock.

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  4. Love smoked cheese (and tiger loaf)!
    Liz

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  5. Yay another vintage Midsommer fan! John Nettles is the only Barnanby in my eyes. I dread to think that overseas viewers might think that the English countryside is awash with murders though!

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    1. I would think it might put some off the idea of a holiday, at least in the countryside.

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  6. It must be so annoying to not be able to find your needles. My auntie can't find hers and she's so frustrated by it. They'll probably turn up after you buy some new ones!

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    1. If they do turn up I will put them in a designated storage space, just in case the new ones go missing.

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  7. Your rag rug picture looks like a flower.
    xx

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    1. That was the general idea, I hope to end up with a bit of a flower garden.

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  8. It's so annoying when knitting needles go walkies, I usually find mine in Eleanor's crafting bag.

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    1. I can only blame myself, I have no recollection of putting them anywhere.

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  9. Hey Pam, Glad you are feeling better. I've missed a couple of your posts. I thought you were making a flower too. I'll be interested in seeing you make a rag rug. Is there anything you can't do! :)

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    1. I would love to spin and weave, cross stitch and embroidery are on my list, their time will come. I made rag rugs when I was a child, my grand parents made at least 2 every winter.

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