After much debate, I decided to throw my felted slippers into the washing machine for the third time, this time at a slightly higher temperature. I was a bit concerned they would shrink too much - but no, they are now just perfect size-wise. I also felted some knitted flowers I made to go on them at the same time, and now I can't decide which ones I like best.
All this indecision - and the ridiculous thing is - I don't wear slippers. Oh well, maybe I'm getting to the age where I should start. Which brings me to an incident earlier today.
I'd seen that Tigerstores sell LP frames - for displaying an album cover on the wall. I explained to the young shop assistant that I'd seen LP frames on their website but that I couldn't find them in store. He smiled obligingly, and said he would show me where they were. The following conversation then took place.....
Him - "There you are madam, all our frames are here" indicating some small photo frames.
Me - " No, they'll be much bigger than that, they are for displaying vinyl Album covers"
Him - "Oh, it's an album you want, they're over here" (indicating a fine selection of photograph albums)
Me - "No, not photograph albums, these are frames, for hanging on the wall, to display an album"
Him - Puzzled silence.
Me - "A vinyl album - the cover for an LP"
Him - "What's an LP"
Me - (Long sigh) "It's what old people used to listen to music on, before you were born"
In the end, I found a label on the shelf showing where they were meant to be, and he took the stock number and went away and came back with a boxful, and I bought a couple.
To make matters worse, I asked the girl at the checkout if she knew what an LP was, and she didn't have a clue either.
On the website, they have the frame displaying a copy of a Beatles Album. I'm glad I didn't mention that, I'd have probably had to explain who the Beatles were.
I decided to bake some cakes when I got home, to take to my Embroidery Group tomorrow. I made some Red Velvet Cupcakes.
Big ones ........
and, for the dieters, small ones -
The recipe is from the Hummingbird Bakery Book - but I'm afraid I cheated. Our local cake decorating shop has a ready made mixture for this recipe, so I used that. You can't really see in the picture, but they have red (edible!) glitter on and look like very wicked cakes.
So, if you read of the mass poisoning of a Hertfordshire Embroidery Group..........
Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkins