Making a quilt:
Two rounds of hexagons added to the quilt. I’m pleased with how it’s turning out and I’m finding the hand stitching very relaxing.
Making a scrapbook:
I started this album while visiting my friend Kerin in Perth in January. The letters and patterned paper are from her scrap stash.
The stickers and zebra ribbon are left over from when she did her own African album many years ago. I supplemented Kerin’s generosity with a pad of neutrals I picked up before leaving Australia.
Making a pencil case:
For Christmas Gorgeous Girl received a lovely set of pencils from my wonderful friend Kerin. We needed another pencil case to hold them. An old Pringles tin did the trick.
Gorgeous Girl has been eyeing off this paper for a while and was thrilled when I said she could use it for her pencil case. (And yes, I did also bring a pack of patterned paper with me from Australia – part of the reason why we had 178 kilos of luggage when we arrived in PNG). The ribbon trim was added at Gorgeous Girl’s insistence.
Making a shopping list:
Allow me a Mummy moment. Gorgeous Girl has shown a great interest in writing for a long time and we’ve been working on her letters whenever she has asked. Last week she wrote a shopping list for me.
Excuse my poor photography. Because she can’t read yet, I had to spell out each word to her.
Making Rice Patties:
Erin asked for the recipe for the rice patties, so here it is (such as it is)…It’s a good one to have up your sleeve if you have vegetarian guests coming to dinner.
1 cup of uncooked rice which has been cooked and cooled
1 packet of cream of mushroom packet soup – if using cup of soup sachets use 2
a shake of flour
Combine the ingredients. Add enough flour to hold it together but not too much (less than 1/4 of a cup)
With slightly damp hands form the mixture into small slightly flattened balls.
Leave covered for at least 30 minutes in the fridge
Fry in a little oil.
And finally I’ll leave you with pictures of the little fellow we found staring into Gorgeous Girl’s bedroom last night. Poor little thing didn’t know what hit him as all three of us trooped out with cameras.
It’s a white-lipped tree frog.
And it has taken me almost an hour to upload my photos and do this blog post. Hopefully we’ll have an internet solution soon.