Haven't felt much like blogging recently. My Araucana continued to get worse and finally succumed to her illness on Sunday night. I spent ages feeling down and helpless whilst she was ill. I'm gutted that she died, but least it has stopped the suffering for both of us.
I now have a group of current bushes to mark her grave. I miss her.
This was my beauty:
I have a asked a friend in Shetland if she will sell me, some Shetland chickens when I'm up. They lay greenie eggs. I was also thinking about buying some araucana eggs when my other silkie goes broodie. But we'll see.
On the other news front I have completed the skull stuff for my two swap partners. One parcel is winging its way to USA and the other to Australia. Mine have also been sent, so I should be getting fun pressies in a few days time. :o) Hmm can't wait.
I've got two more swaps on the go. The tea cosy one which I have to snd out by Saturday (AARRGGHHHH)....Gee I had better make a start. I know what I'm doing so it should only take me a couple of evening to complete it, (famous last words).
I'm also doing a Pick and Choose swap. It's rather funky. We had to pick 5 themes and then put togther a list, of at least, ten items we would like to receive. So our partners have to make 5 things, one for each theme. The actual items have to picked from our list. This should be so cool. My partner wants:
1. Rock n'Roll/50's kitsch
2. Recycling/Reuseable Fashion
3. Powerpuff girls/super heroines
5. I <3 my hairy little fat monster Cats
Her items are:
1 painting or photography
3 mixed media tee
4 subversive embroidery/ cross stitch
5 kittys plaything
6 some home decor thing to collect all these sheets and notes and little thingies that make it look messy on my desk OR something similar for my jewerly...
7 tote bag
8 handmade journal w/ maybe some nice vegan/ vegeterian recipes
9 an obi-/ kimonobelt
10 scarf/ shawl
Awesome, what I different set of themes. I've thought of heaps of things to make from her list. I decide on theme and then change my mind, so i have no idea what she will end up getting. Although I have made a definite start on the 50's kitsch theme item. Could take me forever.
Made a fab couple of tarts for my crafting evening last night. The savoury one was an onion and wensleydale cheese one. Hmm lovely and the other was a Rhubarb, Lemon and poppyseed tart.
The dessert was easy to make. Sweet pastry case, with a layer of lightly sweetened and poached rhubarb ( could use tinned if no fresh available. Topped with sponge mix flavoured with fresh lemon juice, rind and poppyseed. Then baked in a medium oven for 30 to 45 mins. Yummy. Still have a bit left for supper.
Ah well back to the grind. :o)