Thursday, July 28, 2011


Having had recent Tuesdays dominated by work it was wonderful to reach the holidays and be able to host a Tuesday again. We had hoped to number five today but Amanda was poorly and had to cancel:{

Caroline kicked off the day with show and tell, a beautiful baby quilt with her first prairie points, which we are sure will be much loved and appreciated. Alison had been making the most amazing cards but for some unfathomable reason I didn't take any pictures - doh! Sorry Alison.

The colours were chosen to be gender neutral but the photo does not do the colours justice.

I had baked on Monday and the cookies were made from store cupboard essentials lefotovers which needed using up - a handful of museli, porridge oats fom the winter ... you get the idea! The recipe that follows is an approximtion of what I threw into the mixing bowl if you want to have a go.
4oz butter, 6 oz sugar, 1 egg, 2 tbsp water, 4 oz SR flour, 9oz porridge/museli etc, 4 oz fruit (raisins, cranberries) and a few stale pecans. Baked at Gas 4 until they looked cooked - about 20 minutes. We also had beetroot brownies from a Harry Eastwood book which came highly recommended but I am not sure they are destined to be as popular as the traditional variety, not in my home anyway.

As usual, we had a very productive morning chatting. It is an essential part of our Tuesdays that we cherish. By around midday we are all laughing having shared the highs and lows of our lives and worked up an appetite for lunch. I had prepared a very simple chicken and chorizo Nigella recipe which can be found on the internet, (hope the link works but google will help if the link fails!) Pudding was the result of another raid on the store cupboard. Meringues from the surfeit of eggs, blackcurrant jelly, strawberry mousse and fresh strawberries.

I'm wondering if our Tuesdays should also include a session on the wii to shed the pounds we gain each week!

 We did sew during the afternoon - our Farmer's Wife blocks which are making progress. The Marti Michel templates have been a great success. Our books are scribbled over as we make notes and discuss the merits and inconveniences of our fabric choices. Some of us find it awkward to work with directional fabrics! We have also found the smaller rotary cutters and revolving cutting mats useful in the preparation of our blocks. It was good to chat sew to the hum of our machines.

Looking forward to next Tuesday ...

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