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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Jam side down.

Why is it that,
you only realise that there is one little sheet of loo paper on the holder when your bladder is screaming and you are just about to sit.

the packet of biscuits that has been sealed with knife resistant plastic bursts open the minute you turn away from the work top and the contents shower gracefully onto the floor, and into the dog who's extra sensory perception has brought him there at the optimum second.

the bag of sugar will not open at the top, even after breaking your longest finger nail, but leaks impressively from the bottom. All over the kitchen.

the milk always runs out before the shops are open.

the toaster only burns the last slice in the house, and it was yours.

the last ball of yarn, in the colour that you need, runs out 10 stitches away from the end of the bind off.

when you eventually find the glue, someone has left the cap off.

if you run to answer the phone, it is a wrong number.

if you leave it to ring on it is not only for you but is time sensitive.

you have a power failure in the middle of a recording program that has reached it's last day on catch up and is then gone forever.

bleach only splashes on dark coloured clothing.

over browning turns onions sweet and caramelised but renders garlic too disgusting for words.

you use self raising flour, by mistake, for the Yorkshire Pudding when the mother in law has come for dinner.

you are sewing up a storm, 2 skirts almost ready for the zip insertion when you suddenly notice that one seam in the lining is the wrong way round.

Yep, that last one was me earlier. luckily I spotted it before it had come to the point of hair pulling and rending of clothes. A few moments with the trusty stitch ripper, a quick swoosh of steam from the iron and a swipe through the sewing machine and all was put to rights.


A few weeks ago I washed several pieces of fabric from the stash, just like the yarn it is considerable.  During the past week I have made 3 pairs of PJ bottoms, they just need hemming, and yesterday I cut out 2 Hollyburn skirts and the linings. This pattern does not have linings but it saves faffing with petticoats and makes the fabric hang so much better.

They are well on the way and will be finished sometime this week. I have the new knit and natter tomorrow, Llandeilo on Tuesday, then there is a crafting session in the local library on Wednesday. Add to that the things that I want to do in the garden and I have a busy week full of fun in front of me.

Dinner tonight was amazing if I say so myself, I cooked a mixture of rice and quinoa and stirred roasted veg through it. The veg had been cooked with lots of fresh herbs and the flavour was great. That on it's own was delicious but I also cooked some pulled pork and the mixture of texture and flavour were superb.

I did manage to enjoy a fruit tart with a splosh of cream for pudding and as soon as there is room I will make a cuppa.

Now I am off to pick up my knitting and watch a bit of telly.

                  TTFN                                                 Pam

Oh yes, the title, My mother always said that if you drop toast and jam it always lands jam side down,and all of my list come under that umbrella.

23 comments:

  1. It sounds like Murphy's Law run amok!!!

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    1. Just a lighthearted reaction to my incident with the sewing.

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  2. Never run to answer the phone; it could be dangerous.
    Don't use sugar at all; it kills.Instead use tiny packets of sucralose or stevia. No aftertaste at all.

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    1. all was to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

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    2. All was to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

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  3. Gosh you have been busy,and your dinner sounds lovely especially the pud, can't have that I am diabetic. I do wish we had crafty groups where I live but I have no idea how to go about finding out. Hope your skirts turn out well you must post some pics of them. Look forward to your next blog post x

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    1. You could try asking at the library, the staff usually knoe what's going on.

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  4. I think all of those come under the heading of S*ds Law Pam...lol.
    Glad you got your skirt sorted out-x-

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    1. you are right on the button, the skirt is waiting to be hemmed.

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  5. Your dinner sounds wonderful and so does the advice. My aunt Bessie used to say it never rains but what it pours.
    I found out I can't eat quinoa. It does not agree with me, even if it's been washed and washed and washed. I like the flavor, but it doesn't like me at all.
    Mother's Day here and I made taco salad from scratch for my mom and family. Only thing I forget was sour cream. The market had petunias for $1 each so I got 2 and will repot my hanging basket. It's been massacred by the wind. Also bought 10 almost peach tulips. Hopefully they will open soon. Love them so much and they were only $9.
    Have a great week!

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    1. I am fortunate that I can eat just about anything, not jelly sweets or white chocolate though, they are anathema to me.

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    1. Yes, in our house it was That S## Murphy when ever things went awry.

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  7. Yeah...... that's me Murphy's Law, or S*ds law in our house!

    Julie xxxxxx

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  8. I've just had the pleasure of catching up on 4 of your blog posts, I agree with the others Sod's law :) . You are lucky to have the craft groups nearby I'd love to have a group near me that isn't full up and not accepting new members. Yesterday was beautiful sunshine today it's chilly and raining not to bothered I've two shawl KAL's that need starting. Enjoy your day. X

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    1. We had rain, I was sewing this morning and knitting this afternoon, I am working on 3 small items and hope to have them all off the needles by the weekend.

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  9. Gosh you do a lot! Would love to see your skirts. Dinner sounds wonderful. Decades ago when in college my friends and I lived on brown rice with fresh veggies mixed through.

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    1. I like brown rice, it is nutty a bit like quinoa. We used to make "student stew" towards the end of the money. Tinned beans, tomatoes and frankfurter sausages heated up together and poured over spaghetti. I will show the sewing once it is all done.

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  10. And every darned one of those things has happened to me! Well, except for the running out of yarn...since I can't knit or crochet. And, your mom was right. I've never dropped anything with jelly on it that didn't land on the jelly side. You are so funny Pam. Gosh, I can't believe all the sewing you've done! I enjoyed you last comment on my blog...about high school. Henny

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  11. Haha Pam I have fallen victim to many of the above including the Yorkshire pudding flour thing!! Thanks for the giggle xx

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  12. Thanks for the chuckle! Ah yes, Murphy's Law rules far and wide.

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  13. Of course it falls jam side down, I just thought that was normal, or at least normal in this house.

    I got my bag on Monday and I just love it. The perfect size for those on the road knitting projects I have in mind this summer.

    Can hardly wait to see all your sewing. Now that I have found my machine again I am busy trying to catch up on mine.

    God bless.

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