Thursday, 16 January 2014

I am the master of my fate

Thank you all for my birthday wishes! Here's this weeks really random...

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Why has it taken me so long to realise it's much quicker to use a spoon to get baked beans out of the bottom of the tin as opposed to nearly breaking my wrist shaking it to get every last bean out?!

Joan has been singing the hokey cokey (hokey pokey if you're not in the UK), although she's made it her own by singing 'Okey dokey', which is really sweet but made me realise I say that a lot!


Since discovering the YouTube channel on my TV and realising I could hook up my phone/tablet to watch videos I have been gathering tips on applique. This is a great trick for centering circles:



and I'm TOTALLY addicted to watching Jan Patek Quilts. She's so genuine, explains all the steps thoroughly and gives great advice. She has a fabulous introduction to applique:


She has a whole series about applique basics, I'm working my way through them all!


Finally oh how this makes me smile. I realise it's an advert but it has such a feel good message:



Live A Colorful Life


18 comments:

  1. BUT, if you use a spoon, you'll have another dirty dish! hahahaha!

    Thanks for the videos, I'll check them out for sure. :)

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  2. love the man in the kilt! the wee man was singing hokey cokey this morning, whoa-ing in and out of the bedrooms and bathroom in turn. v.amusing for his poorly mumma. kids rock #mostofthetime

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  3. You shake the baked bean tin so that you don't have the spoon to wash up - okie dokie. Di x

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  4. I agree with Susan on the bean can thing! lol

    As for okey dokey...isn't it silly how many different phrases/words we use as moms. For me it's partly due to me not wanting to cuss around my son. He WILL call me out every time:P "Mommy you dropped the "F" bomb!" even though I don't say that word, he uses it for every cuss word ha....

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  5. My Chook used to do the okey-dokey, too! Bless 'em.

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  6. You are now responsible for me asking my husband for a divorce tonight. No, it's not about beans! I just realised that our all-singing, all-dancing smart TV could be used for watching how-to videos and Craftsy classes(I know, I know, I knew it was connected to the internet!), but himself is always parked in front of it. Therefore, divorce = TV to myself!

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  7. Lol, Guiness with a twist! My TV stopped connecting to the net before Christmas at some point - I rarely use the feature, but it's handy for iPlayer and the like. I probably just need to hard restart it, but haven't got round to it lol

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  8. Love those Sapeurs - the extra background video about them is brilliant xxx

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  9. aaahh just checking, you do know about storing baked beans upside down, don't you? They come out much more easily that way...

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  10. Phone - you tube - television. Am I never going to keep up!

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  11. I'm thinking that by shaking the beans out of the can you are likely burning all the calories you would get by eating the beans, in advance. You're one smart cookie! :)

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  12. Spoons rule - plus isn't that what the dishwasher is for?

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  13. I don't have the bean problem as I hate baked beans. Belated birthday wishes and I hope you did the Okey Dokey :-)

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday you sweet, sweet soul.

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  15. Internet on your telly? I can't even watch mine without the freeview box because it's only got an analogue signal ;o)

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  16. Love the guiness advert. Will have to take a look at those you tube videos too

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