Looking at my progress on my blog pages for reading and crafting I see that in 2010 I managed to read 14 books and complete 16 craft projects. I immediately thought of declaring them dismal results but I must look at it a different way. I must look at the lists and actually 'see' what is listed, congratulate myself on what I've achieved and aim to do more in 2011! Therefore, I must look forward now and not back or I'll convince myself I can't do any better. My friend, who is a life coach, has told me that each time we meet up she wants me to bring something new that I've made to show her. That will be good motivation for me.
Betz White that intrigued me.
Monafrank wanted a block with all shades of green (except neon) and would welcome the odd bit of blue, red or orange in it too.
I didn't intend for this to be 2 'bread-shaped' loaves! It started as a plan to be one 'bread-machine-shaped' loaf. Wanting to make use of my machine in the holidays I used a pack of granary flour I had in the cupboard and followed the recipe on the pack. The recipe made 8 rolls so I thought I'd double it and started throwing ingredients into the pan. When it came to the flour it wouldn't all fit so I left some out, put the pan in the machine and crossed my fingers! I went to check after 15 minutes and, although the machine was making a noise, nothing was moving!! There was nothing for it but to tip it all out and continue by hand. I was quite relieved when I saw it was acually rising! Turned out alright in the end I think!
Bye for now