I’m a happy lady. In January we asked that our bathroom cabinet (which was made from chipboard and decomposing onto the floor of our bathroom) be replaced. 5 months and several temper tantrums (on my part) later it was done on Friday. We will not talk about the entire eco-system found living in the actual doors and walls of the cabinet.
I settled my self on the couch with a quilt block while the guys worked and Gorgeous Man went out and did errands. Look what he brought home.
Pretty aren’t they.
In talking with many of my friends I realise that I am a very lucky woman. When we are both working full-time, Gorgeous Man and I share the cooking about 50 – 50. We both have dishes that we make, I make dahl and vegetarian patties, he makes curries and we both make pie. My speciality is a savoury pumpkin and feta pie, and his is mixed vegetable and feta pie. Now, my pies are functional. I battle with the pastry and it’s usually patched on the top from where it has been torn or not rolled thin enough. Gorgeous Man? His pies look like this:
The musical performances were pretty lacklustre on Saturday, so we won’t discuss them beyond saying that combining 4 choirs with little joint practice doesn’t work very well…
The weather turned nasty this weekend. Parts of Cape Town are flooded, and there is snow falling and predicted for most of the high country – South Africa is quite mountainous in parts. Today’s maximum is 13 degrees C (41F).
On Saturday the weather was particularly nasty – pelting rain and howling wind. My thoughts strayed, as they always do in weather like that, to those people living in the informal settlements in ‘houses’ made from salvaged materials. Suddenly the little bit of knitting that I do for charity seems woefully inadequate in the face of the need here in this country. Being foreign, and only speaking 1 of the 11 national languages does put me at a disadvantage, but I wonder if there is more that I could do?
On a happier note the crochet blanket is making steady progress, and I finished a hat. It’ll match the jumper, but is very big, so may not be worn at the same time. I’m now working on matching socks.
In quilting news the guinea fowl block is done. I did the head twice because I wasn’t happy with the first one.
It just needs some embroidered legs, the beak – in yellow, is embroidered too. I’m half-way through a monkey block at the moment.
We officially hit the 20 week mark on Sunday which was exciting, but also kind of scary.
Well I’m off to check out what other people have been up to this weekend. Have a lovely day where ever you are…
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