Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh Well

AFL season is over for another year, and my team didn't quite get there, it was a great game but I think finals experience won over.

So now what is going to fill up my weekends you ask.............well I can now concentrate on getting the house tidy, getting back to crafting and waiting for summer to arrive!
We got a small taste of warm weather on Sunday, 26 deg yummo, but then Tuesday didn't even make 14 and this morning it is freezing again, but at least the sun is out.

(picture courtesy of, as I didn't have my camera handy)

Well I did some baking on Sunday and made a favorite from childhood:

Hokey Pokey Biscuits (makes around 20 biscuits)

125 g butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon milk

1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Then make sure you grease the oven tray well.

2. Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the butter has melted. Increase the heat and continue to stir until the mixture almost bubbles, then remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool.

3.  Sift flour and baking soda into a bowl. Stir the flour into the butter mixture. Mix well.

4. Take a tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll into balls. And place on oven tray

5.  Flatten biscuits slightly with a floured fork. The floured fork helps to prevent the biscuit mixture sticking to the fork. Then bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden. When cooked transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

But don't be like me and use baking powder instead of baking soda, I wondered why they didn't taste as good LOL

Monday, September 21, 2009

Its Gonna Be A Long Week

Well I don't know how I am gonna survive this week! In case you haven't heard Saint Kilda are in the Grand Final against Geelong (BOO HISS) We haven't won a grand final since 1966, we have played in Grand Finals since then (We wont talk about the one against Adelaide) I bought in my members scarf to work which now sits proudly drapped over my desk, I need to find my Nick Riewoldt poster from the paper last year and put that up somewhere too and I should be set for my working week. So come Saturday at 12.30pm the tv will be on, phone wont be answered, cold beers in the fridge and group of mates, what more can I ask for............................Thats right WINNING THE GRAND FINAL!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Well I realised

That is was just over a week since my last post and figured that even if I have nothing to say or anything to show craft wise I can post a picture. This was taken in Melbourne when I was over there in August 2008.  I just love the colours.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring Is Here?

Isn't the 1st of September supposed to be spring for us inhabitants of the southern Hemisphere. Here I am sitting at work (typing this during my lunch break) with the heater on and looking at a windy day, and no doubt when I get home tonight the track pants will be back on with the heater on.

Anyway, the reason for this post is I need to get organised with my crafting so I need to allocate certain days for certain things otherwise I get to involved in one thing and other things get left in the "to do" basket, yes I do have "to do" basket it is nearly over flowing so some sort of order is required or I will be freaking out at Christmas time when someones gift is not finished!! So this is what I have come up with:
Monday - Reading any new craft magazines I have bought, hey a girl needs the chance to add to her "to do" basket LOL
Tuesday - Crochet
Wednesday - Knitting
Thursday - Cross Stitch, and watching Amazing Race!
Friday - Craft Free Night
Saturday - What ever craft I feel like doing
Sunday - Cross Stitch
So lets see how this rotation goes, next I need to organise my WIPs & UFOs (any pointers on this gratefully accepted.)