Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some light reading

One of my biggest hobbies is reading. I have to admit that my ipad has become a big distraction with facebook,emails etc. I have been a bookworm ever since I was a little girl. In between more challenging and complicated books, i like to put in some light reading. Mostly love stories. Where they lived happily ever after...you know the type. This is what I am reading now.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Angry bird amigurumi

I recently downloaded an ipad app called Total amigurumi and in it there was angry bird. Now I have never pkayed the game or whatever but I seem to see this "bird" everywhere and decided to jake a small one for myself and then hang it somewhere in my car. This is as far as I have got so far...
My small note book is always there to mark rows and repeats. I seem to have the need for it for all my crafts :) I have other unfinished crafts but sometimes I need to work something small in between. something quick and easy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stitch in time

In Malta I belong to a group of cross stitchers called Stitch in time. We meet up just once a month, do some cross stitch which is then sold and the money donated to charity. Recently some members from the committee stepped down and it was touch and go if the club would continue or not. Thankfully some members stepped in to fill their place so the club will go on. It is so lovely to meet and chat to other ladies with the same hobby. Unfortunately this year I missed many of the meetings because of my husband's illness and other things. This mug is a souvenir they gave to us when the club had its anniversary in March. The cake is one I found on the internet showing the club's logo.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Cross stitch again

All this week I have taken up my cross stitch again. It had been so very long but a lot was going on in my life...bad things that I just did not feel like it and neither did I have the time with hospital visits. My dad is living with us too now. After mum's death he was not fit enough to live alone. So instead of dozing off in the afternoon in this heat, i take out my cross stitch work in progress and now it is very close to being finished. Here is what it looks like now. I started it way back in January 2012 so it is about time that it is ready.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Sew a Curly Hem With Fishing Line

How to do a Rolled Hem on Sewing Machine

I have had this sewing machine foot for years but after several attempts and not so good results, I just gave up. Seeing this tutorial on Youtube makes me want to try it again which I will do first chance that I get.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Zucchini cake

I am not much into baking cakes although I have often posted pictures of beautiful cakes I find on the internet. Decorating cakes is out of the question for me but a cake I love to do when zucchini or courgettes or "qarabaghli" (as we call them in Malta) is in season is "zucchini cake". It is very easy to do ( which is why I make it) and everyone likes it. The mixture does not look very appealing but the result is good. Here is the recipe:-
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 cups zucchini grated with largest holes in grater
1 can pineapple
3 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
mix everything together and bake for about an hour in the oven.





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

It seems that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot and in France of all places. This week they came to Malta where they will be starting to film their new movie called 'By the sea'. The set has been built in the neighbouring island of Gozo where a whole cove has been closed off for them while they film during the next two months. There was a rumour that they would get married during this movie but they had to do it in France. Couldn't they have waited for a couple of days and did it in Malta? The weather is fantastic right now so it must be beautiful there at Mgarr ix-xini where they are filming.
I am sure that the paparazzi will leave them alone here in Malta and I guess for them staying here will be their honeymoon too. Oh its so nice when important people come over to Malta because for many many years no one ever came. Many hardly knew where MALTA was.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The heat is on!

What a lot of hot and humid weather we are having. How are you doing out there all over the world? Here it is too hot to sleep or do much without an electric fan but more importantly an air conditioner. Crafting is at a standstill but that does not keep me from buying any supplies that I come across. Since my brother and mother died, I have been in a stunned state. Then my dad had to go into hospital and it was obvious that he is not fit state to live alone so he is living with me. I have a craft room bursting with stuff that I need to make or sew and yet I am not doing anything. Right now the main reason is that it is too hot. I do not have any air conditioning in my craft area and it is like a sauna with the sun beating on the glass.