Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All you need is....

Love....and Coca Cola

From a Coca Cola addict

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two posts in two days!

I was pretty productive in class tonight, so I thought I would share my results. My wall hanging is almost done (yay!).

As you can see I finished the borders around the stitcheries and sewed on the patchwork sections. It is all very bright. I am wondering if it is hard to judge given I have been looking at this fabric for months!

And I have selected the fabric for my border and backing. Dots! Apologies for the colours, taking photos indoors at night doesn't really represent the true look of the work. Maybe one day I will actually get home from work before dark so I can take a decent natural light photo! Then again, I am probably just dreaming.....

I wonder if I will get any time to finish this before I go to WA....hmmmm.......almost tempted to keep going tonight, but Ladette to Lady is very distracting!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gozleme and other things

Okay, so I should be working on a presentation I have to give for work tomorrow, but it has been a while since my last update, so I thought I should add some piccies of what I have been up to.

Mum and I have had a slight obsession with gozleme for a little while now, and have been meaning to try and make some ourselves for almost as long. Well, last week mum decided to put her talents to good use and make some! Of course I turned up just in time to eat it

The filling- lamb mince mix, spinach, feta

Mum made the dough

Frying it up

The finished product! Yum yum. I managed to gulp it down pretty fast! There was even enough for leftovers for Saturday lunch. Thanks mum!

Onto other things now. Millie the cat is definitely in the crazy season (well, crazier than normal, if that is possible). I think she is hunting birds here...

Back to craft. I have been progressing well with my christmas baubles. I have sewn half of them, and after that all I need to do is stuff them and make the bit to hang them from my tree. Which reminds me, I should take a photo of my new tree (although it is a tad sad looking at the moment, it has no decorations).

There is an interesting story behind the tree. I spotted this cute little 3 foot tree when the Christmas stuff first came out. It was $55, which I thought wasn't too bad. Anyway, fast track a few weeks and I was at a particular store (names removed of course), and decided I was gonna get me that tree! So up to the counter I go (they obviously do not just leave boxes of the trees lying around for self service). So I wait...and I wait, whilst some lady decides to have a conversation with a friend. When she finally decides she is bored enough to serve me and I ask for the tree. To cut a long story short, it seems all a little bit too hard for her to just get me the tree, so I leave the store and tell her don't bother. The next day I was at another shop (yes, I shop a lot) from the same chain. In I wander, not really thinking about the tree at all, and what appears before my eyes, but the tree, on sale, 30% off! Woohoo, tree now costs something like $34. Needless to say I was quite happy about this. So to the woman who made things difficult, I saved myself 30% because of you! It must have been fate.

Anyway, I digree. Craft again. I have been working on my wall hanging in class. Tomorrow I reckon I will be pretty close to finishing it off in patchwork class. All I really need to do is sew a couple of borders round the stitcherys, attach the patchwork squares, and do the back. Will update after tomorrow night to let you know how I go with that.

So a few things are coming together, which means I may actually progress onto some new projects. I am off to WA for about 10 days on Friday, so I will take some sewing with me (and reading- currently reading Anna Karenina!) and see what I can get through.
Until next time....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reading and more reading

Yesterday I finished reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Yay, I liked it! Although I didn't like the end. I definitely recommend it though to anyone who likes a little philosophy in their novels (e.g Sophie's World style).

I may have gone a little overboard collecting my next lot of books though. I did some purchasing yesterday and today. My first buy was the new Paul Auster novel, Invisible...

The other books I got were Roger Rogerson's bio (it's for the criminologist in me) as well as Jane Eyre (thanks Tho, I blame you for that) and Anna Karenina (after it got a mention in the Hedgehog). The last two both only cost me $8 each, so I thought that was a pretty good deal!
Anyway, just a short one this time, have to get back to watching Wuthering Heights on ABC. It's the last half of the mini series.