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18 May 2016

Stripping Away!!!

A start was made on cutting the fabric strips yesterday and I had a good pile going when hubby decided to get up early and everything had to be tidied away......I use the word tidied very loosely here....it was just dumped in a pile on the dining table as I had been using the kitchen worktops....lol.
It looks like I am going to be a little short of reds so I may have to get a couple or so fat quarters if I can find any at this time of the year. I have looked at a few online places but can't really find what I want. It has to be something with gold on it as all the other fabrics have gold in the design.

Looks like we have rain set in for the day today so I won't be doing any outside jobs. I'll have a tidy round ready for Ruby coming and throw the hoover round when hubby gets up........and you watch.....he'll get up late today.

Just cold meat and salad for tea today although I'll do some chicken strips for Ruby as she is not keen on cold meat.

I watched the Great British Sewing Bee on catch up last night and loved it. Never watched it before and I wish now that I had. It's really good.

Time to put the kettle on......coffee anyone?........and while I am drinking that I'll have another look round for fabric.

Hope it's not too wet where you are.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sheila-x-

12 comments:

  1. Intermittent showers would describe the weather but too damp to get outside. Enjoy your time with Ruby.

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  2. Have you looked on the fabric guild they have a good selection of fabrics, I had roast chicken and salad for dinner, I was going to sit with a whole roast chicken to myself and just pick at it but decided that would be a piggy so I had one breast and salad :-) Love the sewing bee it seems to get better each year I love seeing the men in it as well they usually do great work

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  3. You hadn't watched the sewing bee? Shocked! Glad to hear you've come to your senses. x

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  4. Oh Dawn.....I probably would have eaten the whole chicken.....I love chicken and could eat it every day.

    I know Jackie.....I am ashamed to admit it :(

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  5. Hi, Sheila,

    For once this isn't about your latest post, but the title of your blog. I would just like to say I'm guilty of ironing tea towels! Or rather, my husband tends to do the ironing (my 'staff'!) and he likes - as indeed I do - to see a neatly ironing pile of tea towels! I once read that ironing them also makes them more absorbent, but how true that is, I've no idea. But a neat pile of them ready for a basket on the worktop or a drawer, is really a thing of beauty (as are most jobs done well.) Am I the only reader of your blog who actually irons tea towels (or has a husband who does this?) I wonder?
    We could live off chicken and salad and very often do in summer. The chickens in Waitrose which are just under a fiver are lovely, very good value for money. I can get a roast for two off one of them, and have sufficient cold meat for a curry for us and for a cold chicken salad, and then the carcase for stock for soup.
    Margaret P

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  6. I have a couple of big bits of a red and gold Poinsettia fabric lurking around, over half a metre. I am happy to sling them in the post for you. Just leave your snail mail address in a comment ( I won't publish it).

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  7. No need to feel guilty about ironing your tea towels Margaret. If I had staff mine would probably be ironed too...lol.

    Oh Pam that would be absolutely smashing I'll pop over-x-

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  8. pressed, packed and posted.

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  9. Just a PS re cooking roast chicken: I've been cooking them for donkey's years and they always ended up just a little bit dry/tasteless, i.e. not always as succulent as we'd like. So I suddenly decided to steam-roast them. So now I put the bird in a baking tray, put some garlic butter on the top with herbs, and in the bottom of the tray add some boiling water. Then I partially cover the whole lot with foil and pop in the oven on about 200C (fan oven). Just before the end of the cooking time, say with 20 minutes to go, I remove the foil and allow the top of the chicken to brown. It comes out perfect every time - a delicious, nicely-cooked chicken, brown on top but moist and succulent (or is that tautology?)within. And if you allow to 'rest' for about 20 minutes, very easy to carve, too.
    Margaret P

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  10. Sounds really lovely Margaret. I shall have a go at that-x-

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  11. Oh Pam you are so kind.
    If ever you need anything you know where to come-x-

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  12. I've always done my cluckers like Margaret said because I watched my mum and nana do it like that. Also works for beef too! I'm finding cutting strips hypnotic.

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