Ha! Tricked you! The weekend sailed along smoothly. Relaxingly. (Blogger says that's an actual word). Stuff got done. Nothing broke.No disasters. There was no blood and I didnt set fire to anything.
I have realised I don't have original meal ideas anymore- I'm copying everyone else's meals. If you post a recipe I'm probably going to make it. Aside from Marg's Cannelloni I made Elizabeth's Grandmother's meatloaf for dinner on Saturday and it was the best meatloaf I have ever tasted. Another keeper. Mr. P practically inhaled it , so sorry, no pictures. I have a spare in the freezer, along with two curries, and 2 chicken cacciatores I also made this weekend. I feel like I'm turning into the savoury version of Bakerella.
I picked up an antique blackwood chair on Saturday to strip and re-paint for the corner of the dining room. Isn't she beautiful? It probably won't look much different by the time I'm finished since I'm planning on refinishing her in antique white again. Can't you just see this in a corner with a quilt draped over it, just inviting you to take a load off?
This morning I picked up my "new" dining chairs that have been partially stripped and with a little more work will be ready for painting. These chairs are over 100 years old. As I'm getting older I really see the sense in re-using and repurposing beautiful old furniture. All of this means the kitchen renovation has officially commenced. Bring it on. If I stop posting you'll know it's because I had a nervous breakdown or drowned in a vat of paint stripper.
And yes, that's another set of dining chairs in the background. At last count we had 16 dining chairs...what can I say? ...I collect them.
I transformed a box of 324 quilt bits
into a basket of 81 quilt bits. (Slowly getting there )
I think this little lady brought me sewing luck because I didn't swear once...
I made these this afternoon. Jam Donuts. Mmmmmmm. Totally delicious. Too bad none of you live close by or I would have shared. We had them for lunch. Healthy....Damn you Masterchef!
And, from the random department I would also like to announce I am still eating Easter Chocolate here. That either means I'm rationing it out well, and have amazing self discipline or I got so much in the first place that I am truly piggy.
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend doing something you love.