I hope you're feeling hungry today because Q is for:
noun - a meal or gathering at which meat, fish or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a special appliance
noun - the hearth (or nowadays custom-made grille) on which said food is cooked
verb - to cook food on a barbecue
origin - from the mid 17th century Spanish barbacoa, a raised frame of sticks on which food was stored or cooked
Luckily, we don't do barbecues but both neighbours enjoy them regularly in the summer. To me the definition of barbecue is: "having to get the washing in from the line when the neighbours start cooking because they STINK!!"
There are loads of charts available to do with barbecues and cooking in general but I have chosen to show you:
BBQ Rules by Pickle Barrel Designs
Barbecue Time by Anchor
BBQ Chef by Mystic Stitches
My personal Qs include:
quiet - I may not come across as being a quiet and shy type person but I am! At work I was the person who dotted the i's and crossed the t's whilst everyone else socialised. Suited me perfectly!!
querulous - Heather chose this one and it means "habitually complaining". It's a good word but far too negative; I only complain when necessary!
And my Q project is my quartet of seasonal teddies:
A Bear For All Seasons by Framecraft
These were stitched in 1998/1999 in the days when I didn't mind frequently changing colours! I thought they were quite cute at the time and, although finished and mounted in cards, have never been on display.
A difficult R for me tomorrow.