We're sweltering here today. It's still officially winter, but we're sweltering! Did I miss Spring and fast forward to summer??? Please no. Please let this be a hiccup from heaven that can fixed by one flick of a Divine switch so that I can savour these last few days of winter. Pleeeeeeease????
That's not my only woe today.
The water pump on the bike has broken. No Sunday ride tomorrow. No rides at all until a new water pump arrives in the mail from overseas. Oh woe to me and my man. :-(
Ok, enough of feeling sorry for self. Forgive me for indulging at your expense.
This last week has been non-stop. Not sure if my body or my brain hurts the most. Both? Yes, both.
Blossom has come good again with the migraine, but she's got another head cold. Brightening up her countenance, though, is a brand new queen size bed! Guess who opted to try it out?
Now there is room for Blossom, Miss Sophie, and Bob-the-dog to all sleep comfortably.
Issue 3 of Elefantz HOME is all written and ready to publish! Yay!!! \o/\o/ The week before publishing date is very busy in our home, but this week was way busier than usual so I have been up many late nights working to get this issue 'just right' for my subscribers.
Four projects this month, plus recipes, articles, home-made skin care, more! To subscribe go HERE. Only 2 sleeps until Issue 3 is ready for download!
I found some wonderful places you can visit for sewing 'how-to's', so wanted to share them today in case you've got some internet time free this weekend.
Lenna Green from the Stitching Cow has loads of quilting and embroidery tips on her site.
The UK website 'All About You' is a treasure trove of crafty ideas, and their magazine 'Country Living' is one I never miss! They have a fabulous page with projects for beginners that will inspire you and also be a great place to send your young ones to if they want to learn a new skill. They have free designs for you to make as well!
If you're still wanting to make something for the August T-shirt Challenge go visit the BHG website HERE for some simple but clever ideas!
Something I want make as soon as I find a striped t-shirt or tow is this recycled T-shirt project from Elizabeth of E Tells Tales. Isn't it sweet!?
This week has also required my time in the kitchen for breadbaking, jam making, meal making, and sweet treats. Today's sweet treat is my own version of Matrimonial Slice...
Made with my own Strawberry & Vanilla Jam.
Of course, then I had no jam left, so today I made jars of Strawberry & Apple Jam to replenish the toast topping supplies for us and for Kezzie & Co.
The recipe for my Matrimonial Slice is in Issue 3 of Elefantz HOME.
Before I sign off for some downtime over the remainder of my weekend, I wanted to show you some treasure I found yesterday at an op-shop in Townsville. I *love* pretty crockery.
I really, really, love pretty crockery with roses.
When I was growing up at my nana's, she had a china cabinet filled with beautiful crockery and glassware. One day I am going to have my own, but I think a nice kitchen hutch would be my preference.
Hmmm...it's a big wedding anniversary this year. I wonder????