I am expecting to finish the little dragon wall hanging today.
It's looking so cute:
ABOVE: Bex got this cute little giraffe in the mail yesterday, from her friend Mandy. Mandy got it in Spain on her recent European trip. Bex loves it.
Right, that's me for now... I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Sunday like me.
(Saturday for you folks in the Northern Hemisphere).
KIM J, uk : I haven't done a 'professional job'! It's nowhere near perfect. As for what machine I use, I now have a Brother Dreamweaver. I think they are retailing for around $3,600 here.
But I have to say it, I could have done just as nice a job using my little Brother machine, which cost about $600.
I have two machines, one for sewing fabric, and one for sewing fabric onto card. I don't like to use the more expensive machine to sew on card in case it causes problems with the machine.
I used to have a Husqvarna sewing machine, equal cost to my big Brother Dreamweaver, but it was the machine from hell, and finally after 4 years of massive problems with it the retailer swapped it for my lovely Brother Dreamweaver.
I call him 'McDreamy' ... cos he is gorgeous, and hasn't given me one second's trouble.
Stew and I are off grocery shopping shortly. I hope it's not too busy in the shop, or I'm bound to get home all crabby.
HOME. Slightly crabby.... two women in front of us at the meat department... decided to look at EVERY SINGLE package of chicken thighs, and I stood and waited, and waited, and they looked at me and then decided to do it all again! They took FOREVER to decide on the ONE package of meat they wanted, then they moved on... slowly.
I could have punched them one, I swear to god. Then we had to put up with them wandering slowly in front of us on several occasions. They even sniggered at our trolleys too... bitches.
It didn't help one's mood when at checkout the bill was bloody HUGE. *sigh*
Anyway, it's done for another fortnight, and Steve is cooking dinner. So time to relax. Might get to that Dragon at some point too.
BLONDIE: I don't think so. I'll take a photo and show them that way.
LYNDA: As we end up with two full trolleys, I don't fancy having to push and pull both of them myself. Though I have done that in the past plenty of times.
We like to do it together, so that's why we do it on the weekends.
If we leave it till the evening when it's likely to be quieter, the shelves are half empty, as is the meat department.
The Wall Hanging is finished. I will post the final photo of it tomorrow, it will give me something to put on the blog tomorrow!
Dinner tonight (courtesy of Steve) is Pork Belly and vegetables. We have never done Pork Belly before, so this should be interesting. A few people have said how lovely it is... time will tell.
PORK BELLY! I can't believe how much it changes as it cooks! It starts out so thin and you can't even tell there's any 'meat' there, but it puffs up over almost 5 hours and the meat is there! And lots of crackling. OMG everyone loves crackling.
We shall NEVER be getting any other sort of pork roast from now on that's for sure.
It's gunna be pork belly from now on.
End of Day: I pulled my back while grocery shopping, and it's really awful. I can't even breath or laugh, cough, hiccup without pain.
I've taken a pill and Stew's rubbed some foul smelling shit on me back... so hopefully it will feel a bit better by the time I go to bed.