Well here I am onto my third post of the year before the first week is done! Wonders never cease.
My first batch of tomato relish is done.
I was given some apricots (which would be the smallest I have ever been given), so I have also made some Apricot Butter - as the apricots were very ripe it hasn't thickened as well as it should have but now problem there - it still spreads nicely on buttered bread and with cream on top it is the ants pants.
Not as sweet as jam and is pureed as well. Would go well as a topping on ice cream also.
The first of my winter food preparation. Parsnips were on special at one of our fruit and vegie shops so I have started stocking up for soups and casseroles.
This week I have Abbey staying with me. She is now eleven and a half. Today Shimika came to spend a couple of days also. They busied themselves covering paper mache boxes with fabrics and making dreamcathchers. Chips of course were needed to keep the creative juices flowing!!
I have even done something craft wise - cutting out drink bottle holders.
And pot holders also - some for gifts and some for market stalls.
Got these out which I started about 15 months ago - 2 teapot cosies - aiming to get these finished for CWA Land Craft in March; and
these potholders also for CWA Land Handcraft in March.
In November last year Griffith Branch CWA members made 36 pillowslips, 14 activity bags and 6 emergency bags for the Children's Ward at Griffith Base Hospital.
Here are Karah, myself and another member Heather with staff members when we presented them.
The activity bags had a scribble pad/or an activity pad, coloured pencils and a sharpener;
and the emergency bags had soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and tissues. Our hospital is fed by a large number of outlying towns and quite often patients are transferred and arrive with just the clothes they have on their back - the staff were happy to have the emergency packs for these patients.
DON'T FORGET the
AUSTRALIA DAY SWAP being run by Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches - sign up closes on the 6th January so if you want show your love for our country pop over to Anthea's blog and sign up now!!