Thursday, 11 January 2018

Dad's 81

Last Sunday was my Dad's 81st. I thought I would try American peanut butter pie, my favorite dessert when I was there.  It was not as successful as I wanted . Our cornflour must be stronger as the filling was too thick and I couldn't get the peanut butter crumble to go on the base so I used crushed buttersnap biscuits. It didn't work the same but I am going to try again and do some modifications.  One of my goals for this year is not to waste food so I made a pavlova with the egg whites which were not required for the recipe The pool and the  BBQ were well used.

Cleaning out the Sewing Cupboard

On my journey to getting back into it I found a pile of tea towels and hand towels that I had planned on decorating for gifts. So I am into getting these done. They are very basic but done ready for the present box. I always think a cute tea towel over the bread basket at a BBQ is a nice touch. They have only been in the cupboard for about three years, so naughty. 

A couple of hand towels to jazz up the bathroom .

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Getting Back to it

Getting down to my sewing space. I had to find a spot for this beautiful  little quilt Denice gave me in November when I visited her in Michigan.  ( You will find her at  "Denice's Day" on my side bar. )I could not find any wall space so it is at the entrance to my sewing room on my Nana's Singer treadle.  It so lovely just like a flower garden inside.
I finally got to my sewing space after reading Chooky's and Googy's blog. I really must get in there every day.
I have been wanting to play on my embroidery machine for a while. It annoys me so much that I don't get consistent results with it. Not enough practice I guess. So that was my first project today.  I made a hand towel as a welcome gift for a new young man who is beginning in our department when I go back to school. I also sewed some braid onto a couple of hand towels  for the present box.  They've been in the cupboard forever and I am on a mission to reduce my stash.
Took more than 10 minutes though Chooky.

Finish a little more Christmas

I couldn’t resist finishing this little project ready for next Christmas. I made the blue version just before Christmas. Bought them in Houston.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Back Home

Just have to unpack this little home on wheels now
The agapanthus  were all out to greet me when I got home they are my favorites for out door flowers.  It so hot wont be out of that pool for long!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

Colouring  in with the kids 
We had wing night .. yum 
Get ready for Santa and don't forget building ginger bread houses  and playing under the sprinkler

Wishing all my blog friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

A Few Little Decorations and some reading

I have spent some time over the holidays making these little decorations by Artsi2 . I bought a couple of packs back from Houston. They are cute and easy. I have also spent some time reading Sue Spargo's new book.