|My first class|
But the ladies I have met! Awesome! Fantastic people with so many skills! That has been the best of all. This is a small town, and you kind of think you know everyone, and then you meet people with such interesting hobbies. I have lugged my suitcase full of things I have attempted from Pinterest to the classes each Friday, and now things that have been made by others are coming through.
Sadly, the last week, all I could show them was a bunch of flops, things I had tried and they just didn't work out very well.I have a memory of clotted cream when I was a child on holiday in England. Thick, creamy, crusty toppings for scones.
As I had so much milk, I decided to make cheese too, with a kit that was given to me by my husband 2 Christmases ago and so I made Feta. But I got the temperature too high, and made a rather squeaky, rubbery block of cheese which my daughter says is Haloumi .A SORT OF A FLOP!
And after that, the cheese kit instructions suggested I made ricotta with the whey and some extra milk. So I made that too! SUCCESS!
That night all I wanted to eat was boiled, plain vegetables.
The milk has been lovely, and today I need to go and get some more. Its fun driving down the country roads to get the milk, but I do wonder if I will keep it up.
Successes on Pinterest have been a lovely wool blanket which I knitted from some waste wool at out local knitting mill. I just love it. I was lucky to find some carded wool on rolls in my bag of waste, which I unravelled and re-rolled and produced my big cream 'Blankie' which goes over our knees at night while we are watching television
Here is a blouse which I attempted Ombre Dyeing. SUCCESS!
Other items I took in was the 'Toilet roll wall decoration', a picture I had managed to print onto curtain lining and paste onto a picture board, you know, the things which seem to come up again and again on Pinterest.
But I am kind of over all of it now.... time for a new Challenge. Pattern making classes start tomorrow!