Friday, 20 January 2012


 I have to tell you the Granola is well worth making so much nicer than a well known brand that I usually buy from the supermarket. Dave has given up his usual weetabix in the morning, the outcome is I need to make more, much sooner than I had planned. Bread will be made this weekend I hope.........

On Tuesday I went to the ballet with Becky and Rachel, this was a birthday treat for the three of us, which was delayed, originally I booked the tickets for the 4th January (closer to our birthdays) but we needed to exchange them as Rachel was in Australia! This was Becky's first trip to the ballet she really enjoyed it and I think we will all go again, maybe next time a traditional ballet.

The quilt is coming on well and I hope to get it layered up next week at Ladybugs, previously I've layered up on the living room floor,  Betsy would make that impossible, plus using the tables at class will be easier on the knees!

Sorry I don't seem to be able to write a post without a photo of Betsy!

I've been spending my evenings doodling for the Sketchbook challenge. It's been really enjoyable doing this months project I hope I enjoy the next one as much, I've been doodling using Pitt Artist Pens and coloured them using Caran D'ache.

This post is very photo heavy hope I'm forgiven...........

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters Exhibition

Two post in one day, well I just had to tell you about the upcoming exhibition..........
Hope to see you there!

Leap into Granola!

I've made a leap ( get it?) into the new year by making a start on a quilt for my nephew and his fiancee, they are getting married in July 2013 but I need to get moving with it. The Material Girls have a lot on this year and I don't want to have to rush anything, the plan is to keep ahead of ALL projects so its busy, busy!
Cutting the strips

Rachel arrived home yesterday and is staying with us for a few days before so goes back to her own house. I like to think its because she missed us, but maybe it's the fact that I have already done several loads of her washing for her while she doses in bed! I really missed her, not that we see a lot of each other (Dave sees her every day, they work together) but it felt as though she was away for months not just 3 weeks, it was probably because it was our time of year for birthdays and Christmas, usually she stays with us at those times!  She had a fantastic time and has come home looking tanned and really well, I look so pale beside her, I need a holiday in the sun soon please.........

As I said in my previous post I'm not making new year promises which I would only break, but everyone in blog land seems to be starting new projects. So my project is to cook more varied and different food, I've lost the passion I used to have for trying different recipes its all become a bit boring! I also want to be more organised about it ( especially after this morning when sorting out the cupboard and finding three bags of plain flour two half used ( in date) and two bags of unopened self raising flour (in date too). A good start today when I made my own granola, Silverpebble mentioned making her own granola and Sue posted a link to the recipe on her blog, take a look her blog is full of brilliant recipes and lovely photographs.

Granola- Just need to add the fruit

Must dash the last load of washing needs to go in the machine! But I just had to post a photograph of Betsy, she was six months old on 27th December.