I played. I fiddled and faffed. There are a LOT of variables on that buttonholer: length of buttonhole. That’s easy density of stitches. Mostly to taste, but needs to be in balance width of ‘bight’, basically the zigzag width width of the hole in the middle Obviously the thread tension also needs adjustment… I was … Continue reading Cute as a button [hole]
Went to work. Gave students cake. Students like cake. Students come back for seconds. One takes TWO slices, despite accusations of piggery. Some time later, said student is sitting with half eaten cake still by his side. Made students eat more cake. Turn away, turn back. Last lump of cake is in a bottle of … Continue reading Kids are…
I’m making decent enough progress on the marking to intersperse it with some baking, and the occasional squinty-eyed foray into the garden sunshine. It’s not all good though. Remember the last post about all the cakey-baking? I knocked out 4 chocolate cakes last night, all good. Today’s kitchen excursion was to make 2 or 3 … Continue reading That sinking feeling
When will I learn to keep my big mouth shut? [yeah yeah, never blah blah] I like cakes. Mainly eating them of course, but that means making them if they’re going to be worth the eating…and since all my kids left home, I’ve found out that OTHER people appreciate my cooking and baking, so I … Continue reading Crumbs!
Four cakes baked- check. Three cakes sliced and titivated- check. No cling film left to finish the job- check. Shops shut-check. Green stripe on zebra jeans removed-check. Replaced with a bit of wedding dress toile- check. Time for wine and pasta…why the hell not? If you’re in Brum tomorrow, come buy cake at the Crescent … Continue reading And the weekend begins…
1. Baking 2. Sewing 3. Eating 4. Drinking (This is not me!) In no particular order, to be applied as and when I see fit, and repeated until I go back to work in a week’s time: hurrah! We survived Ofsted, and I aten’t dead. This weekend is Birmingham Gay Pride. [This is NOT me … Continue reading Plan for the weekend [so far]
As ever, I had plans for today: mostly to get all the things done that I didn’t do yesterday. Sigh. What have I actually managed to do? Faffed about on computer being amazed at how much action this blog saw yesterday Got dressed just in time for tuition #1 Faffed on computer a bit more … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Afternoon