Saturday, December 29, 2012


I might regret this decision but I signed up to play Scatterdays with Cinzia and friends, I hope they are not all as challenging as this week!

This week is brought to you by the letter W and the categories are expensive,music,excting and WIP.


These are some of my Wedgewood pieces


This is the musical We Will Rock You which I saw in London in 2007


Wild Oats after they had won the 2012 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race


This stack of containers hold my current works in progress , the bottom two hold my Dear Jane fabric then the next two are birthday presents one of which needs to be finished by the end of January.The top container is for the modern quilt I have just designed on EQ7 and I would like  to start it now but must do the gift ones first.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday Patchwork

Every Monday throughout the year a group of us gather to sew,chat,de-stress and generally exchange ideas, we take turns cooking which gives a wide variety of food. This Monday was my turn and I made Pennie Griffith's Italian Loaf, it is popular with my friends and some husbands and this week was no exception- thanks Pennie for your generosity in sharing your recipes.

For dessert I made a Nigella Lawson take on trifle and it was delicious although I was a little heavy handed with the alcohol .
Slice a purchased Madiera cake(stale is better) and spread  out on plate then sprinkle about a third of a cup of Coitreau over cake, then add small amount of orange marmalade. Zest an orange and set zest aside; juice orange and pour over cake.Whip a small carton of cream and spread over the sodden cake then top with blackberries and the orange zest.
You can also add some grated chocolate if you want but I didn't and I don't think it needed it.
Sorry I didn't take a photo of this and it was gone in a flash!!!!