Well... here's the treasure I found in the Hospice Shop yesterday:
ABOVE: I bought that little ceramic box a few weeks ago, and yesterday as I was leaving the shop, I rummaged through a few paintings lying against a wall and lo and behold... I saw this! I knew it was part of a set... with me already having the little box. Both are not 'flat', but three dimensional, so really interesting.
Anyway... of course I grabbed it! It's like a shallow ceramic platter set into a frame. It's stunning and I just love it.
ABOVE: a few odds 'n' ends.
ABOVE: the biggest bargin and something we've wanted for ages, another big wooden board for in the kitchen. It is huge and really heavy.
So, there ya go. HEAPS of Treasure. I love op shops, I really do!
Today I have an eye examination, it's a free yearly thing for diabetics. One of the 'perks' I suppose. It's actually really neat, at least we find out early if there's any problems with our eyes.
Besides that, the day is all mine. I shall no doubt get on with that hand sewing.
I went out first thing this morning, got some blue fabric for the backing of A Named Cot Bumper for Bex's and Steve's new baby, and also a new presser foot for my machine. One that makes it easier to see where you are going while doing applique.
I confirmed a few minor things with the flooring people, hopefully can get that moving tomorrow.
Now I'm killing time till my eye appointment.
DIET: Going well. Now lost 6.75 kilos since the start of the year, so on track and doing well. Had an up 'n' down patch these past couple of weeks, but all in all... good.
One of the ladies I work with yesterday said "Are you losing weight?", so it must be showing a little bit.
Eye test result? Me eyes are 100% A.. OK.
Don't need to be seen again for 2 years.
I stopped in at the supermarket and bought a bunch of veges for dinner. I'm making Broccoli, Feta and Pine Nut Fritters, Zucchini, Feta and Basil Fritters and pork rissoles.
Fingers crossed the fritters turn out, I've not made either before.
ABOVE: They are supposed to turn out like that. Time will tell if I do them right or not.
It took me exactly 1 hour to make the fritters ... up to, but not including, to the point of forming the patties and frying them that is. I have both mixtures in the fridge for now.
I will make the fritter shapes and fry them right before dinner time.
Very keen to see how they taste.
Fritter critique: The zucchini ones were amazing. The broccoli ones... tasteless!
So... I will be making the zucchini ones again for sure, everyone loved them.
I've just finished hand stitching the binding on the little dragon wall hanging, and will do the hanging loops tomorrow sometime.
End of Day: well it was fairly busy today, so a good day.