Saturday, 15 July 2017

Experiment week -Day 5

or rather the blog tile should be 

"That's another fine mess you've got me into Sewingbuddy!"

Let me explain.  As you will know from the variety of comments in these blogs, Sewingbuddy is rather fond of finding increasingly difficult projects (usually bags) for us to try.  She claims that she only sends them through expecting me to talk her out of the idea - if so, then its not working!  Tomorrow she has invited me over to attempt the latest project - the Ultimate Art Organiser.  Sewingbuddy has already started the various sections so I had set aside today to make a start and at least turn up with something!  The trouble is, today was one of those days when I just couldn't seem to settle to anything so resorted to"rewarding"  boring job with some sewing.

You know the sort of thing - hoover around and sort out the kitchen, Quilt the back and front cover.

Go round to the church and pay the gardener, walk the dogs and then sew this mesh pocket (after taking it out twice!)

Mow the lawn, tidy the hall and then try and add two zippered pockets ( I won't point out which pocket came first and is the worst for being so!)

I think you get the picture!  By now it was nearing the end of the afternoon and so everything was then packed away ready to carry on tomorrow. Meanwhile there was some preparation need for some hand sewing tonight and then tea to make.

Which brings me to the experimental act of the day.  Well, several acts but not necessarily experimental!  The first one was chocolate covered hazelnuts (having tasted a couple may I say - where have these been all my life?).  Not very experimental but I am allowed 23 hazelnuts as a Healthy extra B choice and can use a single bar of my Green and Black chocolate (4 syns) so am controlling the intake.  Tonight I am having a goody tray to snack on of the hazelnuts and the rest of the jelly sweets (plus a good film to watch of course!)

My other experiment is gooseberry fool. I have stewed some gooseberries with sweetener and am planning to mix with some low fat greek yoghurt and a whisked egg white.  Hopefully it will be okay!  Again - I will let you know tomorrow.  However the scales are continuing to drop slightly - just two more mornings to keep my fingers crossed!


  1. Lol!
    You got the best to come tomorrow, you wait till you do the zips!!
    Mines done so at least you can learn from my mistakes.
    Love the fabric choice.
    See you tomorrow.

  2. You can keep the gooseberry fool ( on a par with blackberries for me!) but the hazelnuts look yum.