Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fly away home

7. Needlefelting obligatory ladybug completed, have also done a funky bead since then. Hoping to start on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and maybe part of someones birthday present

4. Hung door plaques

10. Nearly finished night nappies

Monday, September 11, 2006

5 years!

My honey and I have been married for 5 whole years! It's been sooooooo fast, and yet forever aswell. We're going to Jamie Oliver next week and Queensland a couple after that so we promised each other minimal spending- I made hime a silly little collage on canvas, he did the lovely traditional roses and red wine (snuck home at lunch time so they were waiting for me). Sigh, I love him so.

Mmmm Nummy.

Lemon Meringue Pie - Margaret Fulton

shortcrust pastry (OK so I didn't make the pastry)

3 egg yolks
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
4 tbsp of water

4 egg whites
pinch of cream of tartar
1/2 cup of sugar

In a saucepan mix egg yolk, sugar, flour and lemon rind. Gradually stir in lemon juice and water. Cook stirring continuously until mixture is smooth and thick. Cool, pour into pie shell. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until thick and gradually add sugar 2 tbsp at a time, beat until the sugar dissolves. Spread over filling in pie shell, sealing completely with meringue. Bake in a 180oC until merigue is golden. It's good to have a camera back!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Short/Medium Term Project List

1. Hang Lorien's mermaid curtains
2. Patch Rohan's long pants which ALL have holes in the knee
3. Try out the pillowcase dress directions from here
4. Hang the kids letters on their doors
5. Redecorate the dolls house
6. Felt a lampshade for MIL (if it's good enough, she's a great MIL)
7. Try out my new needle felting needles on a small project
8. The Angel Quilt- finish it!
9. The Mermaid Quilt- start it (but not until the Angel quilt is done)
10. Sew some night nappies
11. Paint the wicker chair (apple green)
12. start getting through all of those aqua and orange op-shop finds and actually produce something useful