I didn't manage the full session at the craft club this morning, too busy, only had time to call in for ten minutes to show the rag rug. Everyone liked it. A lovely day again,lets have more sun please. Lunch was alfresco, broccoli and onion omelette, washed down with the last glass of wine. There's another bag of broccoli to get through yet, it's never ending.
Steam the broccoli and two chopped onions for five minutes. Put a drizzle of oil in a small omelette pan, and add the veg. Beat two eggs in a bowl and add some garlic powder, then pour it over the veg. Cook the bottom on a low gas on the hob, then put it under the grill to cook the top. Make sure both sides are light brown before serving. It was scrumptious. I like the way you can put anything you like in an omelette, and it makes a filling meal.
I needed something to keep my beads in, something that would keep them neat and tidy. I looked in the shops for suitable plastic storage boxes, but none of them were exactly right. They were all too big. I'm sure there must be something out there, but probably way too expensive, so I came up with my own idea. I had some small empty plastic containers that I used to buy supplements in, oil capsules and vitamin tablets. I gave up buying them ages ago, but kept the bottles because they might come in useful. I cut around the middle of them with a Stanley knife and discarded the tops into the recycle bin. I also have a couple of ice cube trays, which can be double decked, these all fit nicely into a spare tin I have.
I like the fact that they are separate little pots, of varying sizes, to accommodate the varying amounts of beads. If it was a box with fixed compartments some of them would be almost empty and some would be overflowing. Storing them like this means that I can swap the beads around in the pots, so that all the space is utilized. My bead storage system cost nothing.
Someone asked, what am I going to do with the beads. Just ideas at the moment. I would rather have the materials to hand when I make something, than having to search out bits and pieces. You will have to wait and see.
Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.