30 July 2010
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25 July 2010
2 1/2lbs Raspberries
3lbs Granulated sugar
Bring back to the boil and boil rapidly for 1 minute. (Temperature should be 104 degrees C)
23 July 2010
The story goes:
In the early 1900s, Bessie Bawtry, a small child with big notions, lives in a South Yorkshire mining town in England. Precocious and refined in a land of little ambition and much mining grime, Bessie waits for the day she can escape the bleak, coarse existence her ancestors had seldom questioned.
Nearly a century later Bessie's granddaughter, Faro Gaulden, is listening to a lecture on genetic inheritance. She has returned to the depressed little town in which Bessie grew up and wonders at the families who never left. Confronted with what would have been her life had her grandmother stayed, she finds herself faced with difficult questions. Is she really so different from the South Yorkshire locals? As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself-not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be nearing extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence.
I've also just finished '206 Bones' by Kathy Reichs and all I can say is I hope she's a better forensic anthropologist than author. She fills her books with way too much technical, forensic speak and not enough actual story. I don't think I'll be in any hurry to read any more of her books. I think I'll just watch Bones on TV instead.
21 July 2010
20 July 2010
Measure the size of the brick and add half a centimeter extra all round. Draw around some chipboard letters and chain stitch in different colours. If you like add extra patterns. On back piece add felt flowers. Blanket stitch all pieces together leaving one long and one short side open to get the brick in. Pop in the brick and blanket stitch closed.
Hey Presto - one door stop that costs about £2.00 to make
Now my sister is taking part in Shimelle's new class and I think the gist of it is taking your photos from different angles.....so here are my attempts at that. The one above is with the camera on a low wall........
This one is me holding it down low...........This is me trying to get the "3" rule in the shot. (i.e A top, middle and bottom and a left, centre and right in your view finder). Hope that makes sense?
18 July 2010
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13 July 2010
Day 194 - Mum is almost a "Wee Granny" but not quite. Next time we see her I think Samuel will be taller.
Day 193 - Back home and Mum and I visited a textile exhibition at Baxter's Visitors centre when we went for a pancake. I loved this felted brooch so much I bought it for Mum as her jacket looked a little bare.
Day 191 - Saturday was Driech. You could just about see Edinburgh castle from Princes Street park.