Well, so much has been happening.
I don't know where to start.
Firstly I have lost a quarter of my disability income because my son has turned 18. He is still in school but apparently he doesn't need feeding or clothing anymore. He is in an education system which keeps them in school till 19: but there you go.
I haven't been doing my frugal bog: mainly because I have to feed my family now on 50 euros a fortnight. And to make matters worse it has been so cold, I havent been able to plant anything. So no salad yet, no potatoes up yet and well, I am getting good at hiding spinach in things!
Thankfully I am quite inventive with managing the situation. I have been looking after a neighbours cats and whilst she would normally give me a bottle of wine or some chocolate, I asked this time for some veggies.
What do you do with four bags of carrots and two boxes of mushrooms? Parsnips and butternut squash?
You blanch them for the freezer. And how do you do that?
See all the eggs? The large white ones at the back are goose eggs. They are the equivelent of three hen eggs. The others are hen eggs. We have made endless cakes and frozen them: mini yorkshire puddings and frozen them too: (1 cup all purpose flour: beat 1 cup eggs in and then whisk 1 cup milk).
Sod Aunty Bessies!
And the mushrooms?
Mushroom and home cured bacon pasta sauce and Leek, smoked salmon (left over and frozen from goodness knows when) and mushroom pasta sauce. Now both frozen!
And I found 25 euros when I was sorting out the paperwork from the centre and my past life. It was sitting in an envelope so it was probably a payment I meant to bring home and forgot about it...that makes it magic money.
My magic money went on my new best friend. Percy the Pasta maker.....it is soooooo cooooool!!!!!
Spaghetti hanging up to dry on my clothes horse haha.
Now, my wee plea for help. I have run out of material for my quilt edging. I know it is a Moda colour; I know it is a light brown/goldey colour. I know it isnt moda Tan or Harvest Gold: both of which I bought convinced it was right. I really cannot afford to keep buying material and have it the wrong colour. Do any of our quilters recognise the colour? The photo's arent great but any ideas would be most useful. If I can't get it then I will have to go with a dark blue or red.
Now: I have a finish. I have finished the Travelling pattern and turned it into my February Page for my Needlework Masters page. Sorry about the state of the photo but we have limited sunshine here at the mo....again!
The picture really doesn't do it justice. I'm really pleased with it though. I used Victoria Sampler Shoppe threads for the grey. I really like Nancy's threads: very easy to use! The other threads were a mixture of WDW and Crescent Colours. It is stitched on Lambswool xx
And I have almost finish for Parsley:
A little table topper which will hopefully be finished this evening xx Fingers crossed!
My son managed to catch a photo of our neighbours
I love living here!
I am being stricter with myself re; internet time and working so hopefully I will get more time to be creative!
xxx Have a great week everyone xxx