We have been having another cold spell mixed with our August winds.....
So we had an easy to make warm winter meal - one of my favourites from my Mum.
4 - 8 chops
1/2 cup chopped onion In a jug combine:
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp vinegar
3 Tbsp Worcester sauce
1/2 tsp peri-peri (medium hot - but can be left out altogether)
Brown the chops
Place chops in casserole and add onions and sauce over the meat.
Tight fitting lid and simmer in oven for 2 hours.
I use the slow cooker for 4 - 5 hours
Jenny has an August Re-invention challenge on where we make new stuff out of old. She has some lovely cushions made of a pre-loved shirt.... have a look HERE.
Jenny also has a pretty BOM she is sharing with us. I have finished my Daisy-Do block for this month.
I have long been wanting to try 'felting' so went off and bought a few jumpers.... these were all large size.
Gave them a couple of hot washes and dried through the drier - they are now suitable for a 3year old....
I have never done this before and not too sure if they are really ready for felting but will give it a go - I wonder if anyone has done this and has a few tips on knowing when it is really 'felted' enought??
This weekend whilst hubs gave the birdbath a proper clean....
I worked on quilting the Memory Quilt I have been making with widget's old baby clothes.....
It is not easy as the clothes are various stretchy fabrics.... but we are getting there. I ended up drawing the squiggles to follow so I would go around the extra pockets and other lumps... Two broken needles, lots of thread breaks....... any tips????
I NEEDED this cheese and wine for lunch and a bit of inspiration to read whilst nibbling and tippling..
Tuesdays are a fun day on Blogland when Clare hosts Tuesday Treasures.
I enjoy having a look around our home and thinking about what various things mean to me and why.
This week I am sharing a rather cute pair.....
These were sent to me from way up North (UK). We have family over there who of course we miss lots and lots....... and these are the sort of things that make me smile!! (sometimes I even catch them holding hands!!)
They are hanging on the cupboard door handles in the sewing/computer room...... I seem to spend a lot of time in that room these days so they are good company..... and 'cos they make me smile!!
Then Wednesday is a fun day on Blogland too - 'cos then I go back to Clare's and see what treasures everyone else has shared.
After a lovely week up North - Hubz ordered home made cake! Yum.....
I have been catching up on the blog reading and getting to know Carol at The Patch Craft who is my FRIENDS swap partner, hosted by Khris. This is my first swap so it is fun to meet a new friend and I will enjoy thinking up, creating and shopping for her.
Just before I went I received these lovely fabrics from Bec from Oh Sew Busy who was selling them as they were surplus to her needs.........
It is a panel and Robert Kaufman fabric (including backing) to make this lovely quilt... Bec might even have another spare if you want to check with her......
I have no quilts at home - they all get given away - so this will be for our home - for when we have little visitors!!!
Bec showed her friends lovely Noah's Ark quilt - you can see it HERE.........
Last year we were blessed with Grandie #3 and I used the Noah's Ark pattern from Kookaburra Cottage. We made a few adjustments cos the little fellow has Zimbabwean and Maori heritage and is Australian by birth..... this is his quilt:
We only changed the centre panel - I added a Kiwi, Whale, Fern (apparently he is going to play for the All Blacks!) - I like lizards and butterflies so they went in too........
I took some stitchery to do on holiday.......... these are from Ella & Skysie Designs (No.251 - Farmyard Animals). There are wonderful products and this is her blog site HERE. There is still patches to be sewn on - that's why there is only one eye...
On return from holiday my pattern from Judith at Creative Studio was in the post........... I won it in her July challenge for the Early Birds Christmas gifts and am really looking forward to making it up.
As you can see it is a Lynette Anderson design and the little Hugo button was included....
Really lovely - thanks Judith.............
Better get to work......... hope your weekend is wonderful.