Sunday, December 21, 2014


I should be wrapping presents, making mince pies, shopping lists and any of all the other myriad things that fill our heads at this time.  So what did I do.........I changed the layout of my blog.One of the reasons was to try and make the pictures bigger. How's this?  A sunrise earlier this month.

I have been wondering whether I should continue blogging(I hate that word, so ugly,) or whether I should give in and close it down.  But then I decided that would be counter productive to my (general lack of) production. A few bits here,

So I have changed the look, I have added a picture of my own homeland as a header (it tugs me more and more) and l have a plan in the New Year to try and produce lists of coming events which I hope will be of interest. In the past I have posted about visits to exhibitions which are finished (I am a bit of a last minute person) and when other people do the same I am quite frustrated.  So, if you know of an exhibition or workshop lleave me a comment  and I will try to post the necessary links in a timely way.

Our first planned visit in the New Year is the Quilters Exhibition and Fabric January Sale at the Maltings, Farnham, Surrey on the 18th January

So it just remains for me to wish anyone who lands here, either by accident or design a very Happy Christmas and every thing you wish yourself for the New Year.
Back to the lists.........


Ms. said...

Here's a task that rewards--Make Fudge While The Sun Shines
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
12 regular marshmallows (not minis)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1 cup (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Grease or line an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick foil.
(use glass pans if you have)
Set aside.
In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, milk, marshmallows, butter, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbling. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate until completely melted. Add walnuts and vanilla. Spread into the prepared pan and cool for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator before cutting. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Margaret said...

Pat, I enjoy your musings and your exhibits -- living thousands of km away from the UK I can never get to them so I appreciate your sharing!

Blessings for Christmas and a Happy New Year!

liniecat said...

Nooo don't stop 'cyber journaling'
you'll be missed!

Seth said...

Wishing you the best holiday season Pat...and a happy, healthy and creative 2015. I hope the new look of the blog inspires you!

sharon young said...

I love the new look on your blog and gorgeous header pic, it would be a great shame if you closed it down as you give such a lot of pleasure with your interesting posts.
Looking forward to catching up at the Maltings very much.
Have a lovely Cristmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

Susanne said...

Please don't stop your Blog Pat - I find it so inspirational - and I love the new look with bigger pictures ( for better inspiration) Best wishes for 2015 and thank you, Susanne