January 23, 2008 at 8:20 pm 2 comments

Well, the errant beetroot never turned up. Curious.

I have found another wintry vegetarian recipe, veggie chilli with cornbread topping. Unfortunately my cornbread topping sank when I spooned it on as the chilli was too liquid!! Aargh! Anyway, I shall pray it’s still edible and post the recipe when I have passed judgement.

Had a busy weekend with friends from uni visitint. It was so nice to see everyone again, and made me a bit sad that I haven’t really met anyone round here that I get on with. Still, am meeting up with someone from SSish and joining a knitting group. One day….

My dressmaking skills were praised very highly at my class last night. I now have all of the skirt cut out and will actually be let loose on a sewing machine next week! One of my friends very kindly threaded mine on Friday, but I still can’t get the bobbin thread to work. Grrrrr! How can this be so complicated?! Luckily, I’ve found a book in the library with really clear pictures.

Should also be getting some work at the end of this week, which means I might have some money to buy seeds with soon. Hurrah!

Hmm, am wittering on a bit here. Just wanted to let you know I was still alive. Best go check dinner hasn’t met with any more disasters in my absence!


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  • 1. Mara  |  January 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I learnt to sew at school and it’s quite amazing…no matter how long a period of time there is since I last used a machine my fingers automatically thread it up. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be fine!

  • 2. Hamster  |  January 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Bah, why did my school fail to teach me anything useful like that?


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