Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stack 'n Whack and quilter's nightmare

This is a beauty of a s 'n w.
The diamond border design matches the Line Dancing used in the diamond patchwork.
Another gorgeous back.
Now, what's this nightmare, you ask?

Thank the good Lord for husbands. He will be cooking, cleaning and housekeeping for the next six weeks.  He's going to learn how to pin on quilts, too.  As my nephew said today:  "that's what you signed on for."

what i've discovered SO far:
  • the shift button is too much trouble when you are typing one handed.
  • i can dress myself in tshirts & loose pants.  loose pants are ok in the potty, too.
  • applying deodorant, peeling bananas, and loading the toothbrush are difficult, but not impossible.
  • doing up the bra IS impossible.
  • aspirin is my friend.
  • a lot of movies on the tv is REALLY my friend.


  1. Hi Helen,
    Oh my, what happened? To cheer you up I thought you might enjoy this recipe.
    Zucchini Chips with Aioli
    3 large zucchini
    Sea salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Pinch of dried chilli flakes
    2 tbs olive oil
    1 tbs light mayonnaise
    1 tbs Greek yoghurt
    2 small garlic cloves, crushed
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Using a vegetable peeler or a thin slicer, shave enough zucchini to cover the baking trays.
    2. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes; flick with olive oil.
    3. Bake until chips turn golden brown (about 10 to 12 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool on baking tray until they feel crisp.
    4. Make aioli: combine all ingredients in a small bowl and serve alongside chips.

    Christine D (from MQR)
    I loved your style of quilting; but now that you are IQ'd I wont be able to emulate your work. Happy New Year.

  2. Hi Helen,
    Addendum to previous message, I do still admire your work!

    Christine D

  3. thanks for the recipe. i'll definitely try that when i can wield a vegetable peeler.

  4. Ouch that's terrible! I broke my baby toe in October and it was a real pain in the a** hobbling around--nothing like breaking an arm-sheesh.
    Heel quickly!


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