Sunday, 12 June 2011

A very busy weekend

On Saturday I attended the AGM of the Northern Ireland Beaders' Guild - I've been a member since it began, the Guild meets the second Saturday of each month (not July and August) usually at the lovely Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - (but check the Beaders' Guild website as occasionally the venue does change.)

After the formalities of the AGM everyone was busy beading lots of different patterns and designs - I took along my flower that I started at Derrynoid but spent more time talking than beading so not much progress made !

New beaders usually begin with the spiral rope stitch
All About Beads Folksy Shop

as seen in the above picture.  It's a lovely stitch, very versatile and quite quick to make.

Saturday evening I had tea at 'Made in Belfast' - delish - and went to the Grand Opera House to see a performance of 5 Grey Haired Ladies and a Green Park Bench.

Today - I have spent the majority of the day in the kitchen !  I made lentil and carrot soup, potato and leek soup and stew.  I like to batch cook so I can stock up my freezer and have lots of lovely homemade meals ready to have for lunch or tea with minimum effort.  Next I'll be making curry for tonight's tea.

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