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05 January 2017

A Lovely Start To The Day!!!

We have had guests for breakfast this morning.
Last night DS was reminiscing with Ruby about the eggy bread that Andy used to make so he phoned and asked if he, DDIL and Marlowe could come for breakfast this morning and have the said eggy bread.....obviously not for Marlowe....she had porridge and a clementine.
It was so lovely to see them and as always Marlowe had us in stitches with her funny faces and abundance of cuteness.
She has gone home with one of the candy cane ornaments from the tree which she rather took to and played with for ages.

The kitchen is calling this morning.
I have to make a pie as requested by hubby. I pulled a pork fillet out of the freezer last night so we'll have a pork and apple pie with steamed veg and a thyme gravy so that should warm our cockles on this cold day.

No big chores today so I will spend the rest of the day having a potter around and organising fabric. 
I must be getting back in the crafting mood as last night I bought issue one of the new cross stitch part work. For 99p you get a good sized piece of Aida, six skeins of thread and a pack of six needles which I thought was well worth the 99p. I don't particularly want to take up cross stitch again but the threads will be useful for felt projects.
I'm quite sad that the patchwork and quilting shop nearest to us has decided to close their unit at the garden centre and carry on their business from home via the internet. It was lovely to go there and actually see and feel the fabric before you purchased any and obviously to look at samples for inspiration. I'll miss my little trips there.

Well it has just turned afternoon so I had better go and get on with the filling for the pie.
I hope you are all keeping warm today.
Sheila-x-

 

14 comments:

  1. That sounds a lovely start, your pie is making it sound like a good end to the day too, yum xx

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    1. Ooooh Cheryl....you should smell the filling cooking....definitely yum-x-

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  2. That pie does sound good. We have just had a roast chicken dinner and I made the bread sauce using your recipe, it was scrumptious. Will definitely be using it again, so thank you.

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  3. The pie was lovely....even if I do say so myself.
    I am so glad you liked the bread sauce. I'm rather chuffed now :) -x-

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  4. Hope the pie was a success. I'm really going to try and find my creative self again this year...it's about time it returned. xx

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    1. The pie was lovely Jackie. I need to find my crafting mojo. Crafting is part of who I am and I feel lost without it.
      Hope you find yours too-x-

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  5. That is a lovely start to the day Sheila. What a lovely Mum and Grandma you are:)

    I looked for another cross stitch in The Works this week but they didn't have any. I think I'll look for a magazine that has one in.

    I agree about the internet, while you can get near enough anything you want, I do like a bit of hands on with wool and fabric. There's something quite satisfying about squishing wool and stroking material - or is that just me! xx

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    1. I try me best Suzanne :)
      I can have a look in our Works for you if you like to see if they have any cross stitch kits. I don't mind picking some up and sending them to you.

      It was the same when I was cardmaking. I would never buy paper from the internet unless it was replacement for paper I had already had and was restocking. I had some shockingly bad stuff before I came to my senses so I do like a bit of squishing and stroking....lol-x-

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    2. That's a really kind offer Sheila, thank you. I've had a look on their website to see if I could have one delivered to store but they only have the flower one I bought last week. If you do see a different one and don't mind, I'd be grateful. Just a little one though - nothing like the Bayeux tapestry haha. xx

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  6. The pie sounds amazing and that cross stitch kit sounds a really good deal. x

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    1. It were bloomin' lovely Lyssa-x-

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  7. Pie sounds delicious; I have leftover pork, chicken and stuffing in the freezer so a pie might be on our menu at the weekend too.

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    1. If in doubt.....shove it in a pie...that's my motto Helen...lol-x-

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  8. Your dinner sounds delicious. The HG bought that cross stitch for me. He's a right one for buying the first editions of these things for only 99p!

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