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03-08-2013, 10:46 PM
morning all

Henry: right time right place brill photo :thumbsup:

just Breaky sweet and sour chicken :D

i.o.w Geoff great pic'e

catch thee all later


only 1959 to go :D

03-09-2013, 12:28 AM
Good afternoon Peter and all to follow.

I should be down at the Gallery for opening of the new exhibition but didn't think it was fair with the streaming cold I now have. Roger is getting better :rolleyes: . At this rate I'll lose some work days next week. I DO believe in isolation. Since Roger has infected me I can't really return the compliment :evil: He has been off all last week, so next week he shall win the bread.

BBL dearth of tissues nearby. :lol:

03-09-2013, 01:03 AM
:wave: Peter.

:grouphug: Annie

Hey to all yet to come...

:grouphug: :heart: to those who have lost friends and family members :heart: :grouphug: My heart goes out to you.

03-09-2013, 03:03 AM

It rained again here, lots. Glad we spent my prodrome mowing lawns. We did do the shopping and the butchers shop was funny. How are you both? Roger, I'm feeling exceptionally well. Me, he gave it to me.Butcher laughs. I think I have man flu and when I am better I shall ....say thank goodness.:rolleyes:

I have wiped my nose and washed my hands so should be safe. Ish. For conversation .. Over the interweb.

Nipper and family:thumbsup: Sailors all I think. And beautiful.

Also Gail and Sylvia. Same. beautiful.

Golly at this rate, I'll have to sort out the spiral perm photos :eek: :lol: :lol: Just to tone it down a bit. :rolleyes:

Off for tissues ....

03-09-2013, 03:39 AM
Good morning all. Dull and damp 5C here.

Hi Peter, strange breakfast :)

:grouphug: Annie :grouphug: sorry you got man flu - that's serious.

Great to see your photos yesterday Nipper, nice to have your family around my GS is in Detroit.

Sorry you didn't get a better prognosis Char.

Dinner at friends this evening, they are a great bunch, it will be fun.

Hope to get back to my painting after I have been to the supermarket.


03-09-2013, 05:47 AM
Good Morning

Obviously I was not missed! Looked in during. night but wouldn't let me past Pats posting of Friday afternoon. Looked in later took ages to load then told me wring password so gave up and listened to Philip Glass whilst the rain bounced off caravan roof, which is still doing.

Shopping in Selby this morning and hopefully watch Rugby this afternoon


Scene Chaser
03-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Good Day All,

((Annie)) The Man Flu is a terrible thing to have. No woman should have to deal with it.

Have a good evening out, Doug.

Geoff, you came in before I could miss you.

We will have weather in the 40's F again today with some sun.

Made some great bread yesterday using my own spelt recipe with cast iron bread pans. They bake beautifully. Anyone else use them?

Will do a little grocery shopping later.


03-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Good morning from sunny SW of Ontario... we have a very thick, heavy frost on the ground but the sun is shining brilliantly and it'll warm up quickly.

The North Eastern seaboard of the U.S. is getting pummelled once again. On this morning's news, they showed us a couple of houses that were washing into the ocean! :eek: I hope that our June is ok...

My Army Son telephoned yesterday to say that he'd passed all his exams and qualifies for Warrant Officer training. As a result, he'll be heading to Gagetown, New Brunswick next week for two months of field training. :crossfingers: that the weather becomes more spring-like out there and that he'll get that promotion after all and after all! :)

So, general weekend tidying is on the agenda... not much to do as I did a little yesterday... I'll varnish some little paintings. And I need to draw something out... I haven't decided what yet...

Two for two, Peter! Your drive home sketch was really nice...

((Annie))... I'm sure you're drinking lots of green tea and lemon... so generous of Roger to share his malady... you are stalwart. :)

Has your Studio dried out yet, JJ?

My condolences to Doug and Geoff. Losing friends is so sad.

Doug... I knew that the arthritis wouldn't get better. I just wanted some help for these darned hips that don't work very well... I won't complain (much) because I am mobile even if I walk like a penguin. :lol: Enjoy your evening out and about!

Geoff, I'd have missed you had you not shown up in the Wash... :p Rain on the caravan roof... it follows you methinks...

Bill... cast iron bread pans!!! Wow. I want them. Show us pics!

I've brewed a pot of coffee ahead of time... the men are still sleeping. I'm going to put it into a carafe so it stays fresh tasting... :wave: to all and hawltain...

03-09-2013, 07:54 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!

Bright sunshine:clap: :clap: still -9C but going up to +5.

WC is weird again, tried to post half an hour ago, showed I was signed out (never did) and wouldn't let me sign in and now half an hour later it signed me in by itself again:rolleyes: :lol:

Watched a TV program called The fifth Estate last night called "The Second Wave". It was about how masses of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan is arriving on the west coast of Canada. Boats, tanks and masses of plastic that the fish and birds are consuming and is staying in their stomach and killing them. The west coast people are wondering where the money for clean-up will come from.

Bill, I am out of bread, a nice homemade slice would be nice.

Doug, with all of these "dinners with friends" keeping to your diet will be hard.

I wonder how Kev is doing with his on and off diet:)

Annie, more rain:eek: JJ won't be happy about that. So sorry you got the full blown version of that man cold. Are paintings selling well at the gallery??

Hi Peter and Geoff.

Let's see how this on again, off again WC will behave today.

:wave: Uschi

03-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Char, CONGRATULATIONS to your son and :crossfingers: :crossfingers: for him.

re your hip, I sooooooo know what you are saying. We come to terms with it - "it is what it is" but then a little hope comes from somewhere and we jump on it just to find out "it is what it is" :rolleyes:


03-09-2013, 09:14 AM
Good Morning all,
It is just after 9:00 a.m. here on another gloriously sunny morning, pretty white fluffy clouds scuttling across a cerulean blue sky.

We had a delicious bacon butty for breakfast on a Thomas English Muffin. Yummy. :D

Larry is out running off the calories at this time while I sit here reading what's happening in "our" world in the Wash and printing off my choice reference photo for the new Take a Walk on the Wild Side! KIUAN Exercise (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=152) in the LZ. I checked on endangered species in Ohio, but didn't find any pictures I wanted to paint as much as the one of the Cougar that Margarete put in the thread. So that's what I will work on.

Char, Congratulations to Jon, that's a nice big step up! Good for him!!!

Uschi, We've been seeing reports of that debris washing up on the shoreline in our northwestern states Oregon and Washington as well. Some of it is HUGE too. It definitely is causing severe ecological damage wherever it winds up, eh.

Sorry for all who are ailing and suffering and mourning lost friends today. :grouphug:

:wave: to all who were here before me and to those still on their way.



Scene Chaser
03-09-2013, 09:16 AM
Char, I know a lot about arthritis, and some of mine is from surgeries, also. I don't take pain killers because I'm afraid of NSAIDS.

The pans are made in Tennessee. I liked that they were not made in China, because I can trust the materials here. I think. These pans, made by Lodge, make a delightful crust and because they are cast iron they bake more evenly. I test my bread with a thermometer and it is done at 180 F. I bake at 375 F. done in 40 minutes. Delicious. I do like sesame seeds.


Uschi, please take a slice or two.


03-09-2013, 09:26 AM
Your bread looks great Bill. Wish I could get loaf tins like that.

I am watching a disturbing documentary on Lyme disease (http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/under-our-skin/) at the moment. I have been aware of this disease since Ona reported her problem some years ago. It is not very often diagnosed in the UK but we have an increasing deer problem in the south so I think it is only a matter of time.


03-09-2013, 09:40 AM
:wave: Good day all! Bright sun here too, they say it will be warmer. I have to walk down to the Gallery and transfer some pictures to the Art school for the auction next month. Thank goodness it isn't raining! Then some sewing I've been putting off, but I'm eager to try out my new sewing machine. Just the very basic type, but a better model than my old one which wasn't meant for heavy use.

It is one of those years....first my computer is about to give up the ghost, so the new one is sitting at my feet, I'm just stalling (and backing up) till I get the final blue screen of death! And then the day I bought the sewing machine, my big fancy printer leaked ink and stopped feeding properly. The ink has leaked before, but it always worked otherwise....Three things, you say, should be all....but then my electric toothbrush quit, seems like it's no longer storing charge....so I'm scared to anticipate what is next!

Char, I'm sorry the news was not what you wanted, very frustrating for you. Congrats to Jon, good news there!

Lovely photos, Nipper, love that inquiring look of Harry in the second one!

What beautiful pans, Bill, and the bread, well, my mouth is watering!

I saw a bit of that program, too, Uschi, it was really interesting, a touching story of the contact between the woman on our side and the Japanese family over their boat that washed up.

After all my complaining about not dancing, I felt well enough to try again this week, and it was pretty good, did every second one or so, and took wide corners! So much fun to see my friends again and feel the music. Two days later and I am not too sore, perhaps I can go every second week or so.

(((Annie))) you are stalwart indeed!

Looks like a good challenge, Sylvia, I'll be watching with interest.

Hi Peter, JJ, Doug, Geoff :)

Hugs and condolences to all in need :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

03-09-2013, 10:05 AM
Still raining and very cold...

Been out for lunch, one of my all time favourites,liver and onions with mustard mash and carrots, lovely but Eileen stayed with Gammon as usual!

Watching Scotland v Wales Rugby at moment trying to warm up.


03-09-2013, 10:15 AM
Hello all,

I'm cleaning house. Bathrooms, floors, bedding, laundry, polishing...and usually Larry helps me but he's working today until 3pm. He'll work tomorrow too; this was supposed to be his weekend off but he sais we could use the extra money. Now it'll be another 19 days until he can get another weekend off. He said it should be an easy day though so that is good.:thumbsup:

I want to paint latery. Doug's challenge of the tulips. I'd like to participate in the "Take a walk on the wild side" too but don't think I'd do very well with an animal. We shall see...

It's grey and cool here; and they are saying rain tomorrow...so not a good weekend to do much outdoors. YEsterday was a gorgeous sunny day.:rolleyes:

Bill those pans look wonderful; I've been reading that you should NOT use non-stick cookware...it contains the same stuff that they spray inside canned foods and it causes cancer.:confused: So I'm going to go back to frying in cast iron cookware; we dont' fry much except bacon and eggs so that won't be too bad. It's just scary what they allow here in the States to go into our food supply. It makes me very :o

Char, congrats to your Army son!

Lynn, no sense in using the new one until the old one conks out right? :lol:

Geoff, I'm sorry it's raining on you while you are caravanning.

Yes the east coast of the US has been getting hammered this winter by storm after storm. I too hope June is okay.

Doug enjoy your dinner out with your friends!

THanks for starting the wash Peter!

(((ANNIE))) oh that Roger,....giving you his man-cold. Do get plenty of rest.

I must get a move on and get back to cleaning because I want to be all done when Larry gets home from work:crossfingers:

Have A GREAT DAY!:wave: :heart:

03-09-2013, 10:21 AM
Hi to All

Doug, you can get the cast iron tins here


03-09-2013, 10:45 AM
Thanks for the link Henry, wonder if they are full size?


03-09-2013, 10:56 AM
Morning all!
I had grand plans to go plein air today, but we are under red flag fire warnings, and some nutter decided to burn his fields upwind of us, so there is a nice smelly,acrid haze blowing over. In addition to all the smoke, the pine pollen is getting so thick that you can draw in it. BLECH.

My sinus' are trying to explode out my cheeks and eye sockets. If it blows over later, or the wind shifts, Miss Moneypenny and I will go out.

The menfolk have gone down to Pensacola for a 10 mile scout hike. I almost went with them to spend a day at my beach, but decided that I ought not. They'd never get me back into the car tonight to come home.

Off to stretch some paper and see where the painting day goes.

03-09-2013, 11:42 AM
Well hello gang,

I tried to do a second post yesterday and after I'd typed it all out it all went phfffffttttt! So I gave up.

Wanted to make anyone aware who's interested that Heaton Cooper (http://www.heatoncooper.co.uk) is offering a free print with order this weekend in honor of Mother's Day. Of course now the weekend is nearly half over over there! Would love to order some of their handmade paper, but I'm afraid the shipping costs would negate any freeness. It's a beautiful print though.

Doug I've seen that documentary twice. Don't know how I sat through it twice as it made me so angry. I felt so sorry for those doctors who spoke out and tried to help their patients.

Nipper Geoff what a handsome family you are!

(((((Char)))))))). Wish I could offer more than hugs.

Bill that bread looks wonderful. I used to have all cast iron cookware. I don't think I could lift that stuff any more.

Which reminds me -- JJ when you make Lulu's bread with almond flour did you have to change anything else in the recipe? I would like to try that.

Caryl I hope you get to take Miss Moneypenny out for a spin.

Lynn so glad you could do some dancing. Sorry about your electronic woes. I went through a spate of that. If my mother's Elna sewing machine ever quit, I'd cry my eyes out and try to get it repaired.

The story of how she bought that is fun. When we first moved to the Bay Area my parents belonged to a group called "Newcomers." You joined for your first two years so you could make friends. When my mother wanted to buy a new sewing machine that would do all the new zig zag stitches she got 14 (!!!) of her newcomer ladies to buy at the same time. Of course the salesman worked on commission, and when my mother told him it was an order for fourteen machines and what kind could deal could he give them, she said the look on his face was a sight. He thought he'd died and gone to heaven. They each got a machine for $400 -- no small amount in 1964! And he probably got a cruise to the Bahamas. :lol: :lol:

When she decided to get a computerized machine, I begged her for the Elna. Made all those napkins at Christmas on it. :D Made whole wardrobes on it, and furnishings -- pillows, curtains, bedspreads.

Well that's enough hogging the wash from me.

:wave: :wave: to all and HAWLTAIN

And I hope June and Louis are okay.


03-09-2013, 01:08 PM
Doug, they do look a bit small!

I'm just back from the one day exhibition/sale today and I sold 3 out of the 4 watercolours that I entered. I'm very pleased

Char, congratulations on you sons promotion

A photo of my Niece (on the left) on top of the Empire State Building yesterday



03-09-2013, 01:30 PM
Congratulations on the sales Henry, not surprised they were snapped up.


Scene Chaser
03-09-2013, 01:33 PM
Congrats, Henry. The girls look like they are having a good time.

03-09-2013, 01:41 PM
Thanks Doug and Bill

Here are the three that sold





03-09-2013, 02:27 PM
WOW, now suddenly I can post here again:rolleyes: :lol:

I can't do a "quote" because it will throw me back out but wanted to tell Darla that yesterday or the day before Dr. OZ had a brain specialist on who claims (and has thoroughly researched it) that Alzheimers is due to too much Copper, Iron and Zinc in the brain. He said that what comes from natural food is just the right amount but they are also in Multi Vitamins and things like cast iron pans etc. give off the metals. So maybe stick with the pans you have:lol:

I am getting to the point of "we have to die of something", just too many things causing too many things:rolleyes:

Henry, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your style is sooooo different and obviously much appreciated!!!!

Kay, fun story about that old sewing machine:thumbsup: I had one I bought in Germany with the baby supplement I received while living there. I had it until a couple of years ago and it worked great (50 years old) but became too much trouble because it had different electricity needs and could only be used on one plug - in the kitchen, so I bought myself a very basic one with zigzag.

Doug, I think I had seen that or a very similar show about Lyme disease. Hard to believe and very frustrating how narrow minded and stubborn some doctors can be.

Had some great games of table tennis, knee seems fine until it goes out again. Actually it is not really the knee but a muscle or tendon that gets too tight and pulls the knee cap over. Therapist loosens up the muscle/tendon.

Hopefully I can get back in next time I try:lol:


03-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Kay, it is an Elna that I just bought! I hope they are made today as well as the old ones. It has a few fancy stitches and a one stop buttonhole, but that's all. I do a lot by hand, of course and only need the buttonhole for more modern clothing. Lovely story of your mums purchase :)

Congrats on the sales, Henry!

Uschi, so far I haven't had any problems using Firefox. Just watch.....!

Scene Chaser
03-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Uschi, only foods with a high acidic content like tomato sauce or apple sauce absorb a lot of iron from cast iron cookware. Foods like flour, which are very low in acidic acid, if any at, absorb very little iron. So, it is completely safe to bake in cast iron. I saw that show, too, and that guy was very misleading and left out a lot of information. Oz falls for everything. He has so much conflicting information on his shows, it's confusing.

Henry, I remember one or two of those paintings and I can understand why they sold.


03-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Good afternoon all from rainy Texas. We really need the rain, so I will not complain. :) DH just got home from visiting his father at the hospital again. One of medications dehydrated him, so he had to go in for IVs and testing. One of his major problems is that he only sits around and refuses to move and walk.

We slept in today, and I cleaned the house. Tonight we will be enriching the economy for the Choctaw Indians. DH and I are meeting one of his friends at the casino. We will eat dinner there, too.

All the trees are now budding and green is returning to our landscapes. The pine trees have not spread their pollen yet, but that too will come.

Annie, I am so sorry that you caught the manful. Hope it is short-iived, and you get your rest.

JJ, I am so sorry about your water problems and the basement. We don't have basements here in Texas, but I sure wish we did.

Henry, Congratulations on the sale of three paintings. You are very talented.

Nipper, I love the photos of you and your family.

Bill, Once I retire, I will start making bread again. It is just too hard working 40 hours a week, and trying to be creative in the kitchen.

Char, I'm so sorry that you are having problems that cannot be helped by the doctors. Even though you think you walk funny, at least you can walk! There are days when everything hurts, but there is no reason for it to. I'm just getting old.

Geoff, It seems like you are able to get a little more sleep now.

Well, I better get going. We are about to take off for a rainy 60 mile ride. See you all toorrow.

03-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Evening all.

Still raining.........

Just back from the hoedown and banquet, too full to relate now.

Back tomorrow. Good night all.


03-09-2013, 06:49 PM
Well, we had a lovely dinner party.

Nancy try baking "No Knead Bread" it is quick and very healthy. Here's the recipe.

03-09-2013, 07:30 PM
Has your Studio dried out yet, JJ?Not yet :( the rain just doesn't stay away long enough.
Huge congratulations to Jon..:thumbsup:
Are you taking gelatine for your arthritis? Emu oil, and Red Krill oil work as well, in reducing the pain and discomfort, much better than the synthetic store bought glucosamine. :grouphug:

Lynn, aaaaaaaaaaaw. The electric toothbrush is the cheapest to replace though. :heart: I have a Pfaff sewing machine. I have had it for 34 years. It has had a lot of real heavy use, including sewing neoprene, and it is still going strong.

Geoff, glad you are enjoying yourself..

Darla :heart:

Caryl, do you wear a mask? Take a regular low dose antihistamine?

Kay, I haven't made Lulu's bread, I don't have the recipe. I do make an almond loaf though. When you replace the white flour with almond flour, you need to add eggs, three of them, and don't use baking powder, it has nasties in it, use baking soda. If you give me Lulu's recipe, I can convert it for you. :)

Henry, congratulations on your sales, and nice photo. I want to go up there too, one day.

...........but wanted to tell Darla that yesterday or the day before Dr. OZ had a brain specialist on who claims (and has thoroughly researched it) that Alzheimers is due to too much Copper, Iron and Zinc in the brain. He said that what comes from natural food is just the right amount but they are also in Multi Vitamins and things like cast iron pans etc. give off the metals. So maybe stick with the pans you have:lol: . Aluminum cookware is very, very bad..

Thanks Nancy.

It is raining here right now, I am going to make a coffee.........

03-09-2013, 08:21 PM
No and I'm paying for it. Today was like plein air in a chimney. My air conditioner is on to filter the air. See my photo at the end of my mailbox thread to see how bad it was today. Antihistamines make my heart race and make me jittery. Steamy shower and tylenol is it.

Gained nothing from plein air ttoday as paper was bad BUT there was a reason I went down. There were three Little kids on bikes, on still had training wheels, ages 11, 7, and 5. All too young to be out alone (base rule) let alone playinng on the 20 high swift flowing winter river! I admonished them and then called security. By the time the SPs got there(which was only two mins) the kids were back to jumping on the crumbled riverbank. I have no DOUBT that with out security dragging them home all three would have ended up in the river, and their parents wouldn't have found anything of them but their bikes.

What are some parents thinking? We have poisonous snakes, gators, and the river is just Now back into its banks from major flooding! Kids home, cops and parents first shirt chewed on parents last I heard. Guess it was worth an allergy migraine.

03-09-2013, 08:22 PM
Jj will u post your almond bread recipe? Please? Pretty please?

03-10-2013, 03:21 AM
My recipe above is Lulu bread.

03-10-2013, 03:51 AM
My recipe above is Lulu bread.
Oh I see.

Sorry Kay, no - I can't convert that recipe, without reinventing the whole thing. :D

03-10-2013, 03:58 AM
The quantities are very basic JJ .


03-10-2013, 04:03 AM
Yes Doug, but the flours are a no-no for Kay, Caryl and I..