I didn't get to blog yesterday as I was busy, busy,busy
Yes it was our local craft day yesterday.
I have learnt how to put a quilt together properly, sashing and boarder.
I have put a quilt together before, just not very well.
I really learnt alot yesterday and can't wait to get some more done.
I love our community craft days, the companionship and learning from one another.
I will post some photos latter today of the quilt.
This morning I have been making some more soap.
This will be my Christmas batch, I put cinnamon and nutmeg into
this batch as they are Christmas spices. The scent is not as strong as I would have liked though so I am going to have to find some oils I think to try. Any ideas???
I am going to package them similar to the soaps above, maybe more festive though..
Over at Rhondas blog http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/
she is talking about electricity and water saving and of monitoring these . Well worth a look and I encourage you to take part.
I will be doing the electricity but not the water. We only have tank water here and I am already very frugal with that.
The snow peas cucumbers and tomatoes are all doing well. I have been picking alot of tomatoes
green and let them ripen on the bench. There is
no difference in taste at all. I always thought that you should let them ripen on the vine
for better taste. Picking them green also stops them getting attacked by bugs.......
For the last 10 years when I make my bread I have used the bread maker.
Today though I am going to make it by hand again.
WHY! I have lost touch with the bread. The kneading and the rising even the putting yeast into water and letting it ferment. All I do now is plop it all in the bread maker and turn it on and BREAD.
Nothing wrong with this though I just want to get back to basics. I will still use the bread maker when I am in a hurry (which is most of the time)
Well I am off to make that bread then to sash and boarder D.I.L quilt and finish the table clothes for Saturdays 21st.
Have a great day.