Sunday, 2 June 2013


small round stone:  270
bacon cat:  278

combined:  548

Found that Zen isn't actually in our scrabble dictionary - which really surprised us both (it wasn't looked up until late in the game when we were clutching at straws).

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

For the littlest monster

I was in the supermarket the other day looking at the iron on patches as there's a pair of jeans that have a hole in them - they were Frances' (she made the hole) but are coming up to being Rory's size now, and I thought - stick a patch on them and they'll do a turn, and maybe he'll like having a car or football or something on his knee.

But I balked when I found that the patches are €4 - call me tight, but that seemed like quite a lot (considering further down in the same area of the supermarket I could buy a big ball of pink wool for €4.50 that could be used to knit Frances black beauty - she goes on and on about black beauty - who, of course, isn't black or a boy horse but in fact a girl horse and pink).

Anyway, roll on this evening - kids in bed, husband at some work do (what happens in Tallinn, stays in Tallinn apparently) and I find a blog posting about making Monster Knees.  Here is my version:

I followed Marieke's directions except that I put a larger piece of fabric behind the hole which then extends further up and down the jeans leg as I find that the original fabric around the hole is always getting thin too and it's only a matter of time before there's another hole nearby.  I also always open up the side of the leg (the side without the double seam) so that I can get the machine in to do the sewing - the leg seam is easy enough to sew shut again.

I think it looks pretty good - and I hope Rory likes it too.

I also found this way of making patches - which also looks cool, but not for me right now.  

Monday, 27 May 2013

small round stone:  205
bacon cat:  246

combined score 451

ran out of time so didn't finish game - each had about 5 tiles left.

Sunday, 19 May 2013


small round stone:  302
bacon cat:  265

combined score 567

Sunday, 21 April 2013





Small round stone:  312
Bacon cat:  330

combined score:  632

(Berserk spelt wrong, but it wasn't spotted until too late)