Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stitching and baking

I had a nice comment left by Sheila, who it seems, is in my neck of the woods, amazing how blogland can bring people together who would otherwise never know they were there. Still not sure of the protocol of answering comments, so sorry if I have neglected anyone and thank you for your comments.

Yesterday I received a surprise, DH went to the post, his second outing since his adventure and when he returned there was a package from Australia. Well I really don't know how, but with all the curfuffal of the last two weeks I had completely forgotten that Judith had awarded me a prize for the number of gifts completed in her Early Bird Christmas crafting. This is what I received, isn't it pretty?

I finished my bird cage from Alli, little difficult to see but I added two colours of seed beads as flower buds. DH assures me that if we double click on the piccie it will enlarge when its uploaded, ok, we'll see. I finished the stitching part whilst waiting in the hospital with DH to see theconsultant who was running 55 mins late, so whilst I did receive some funny looks at least I was spared watching a spot on the wall for an hour.

DH decided to go flying with his radio controlled model planes this morning, so I decided to do a little baking. I tried a spinach and bacon quiche with a little goats cheese sprinkled on it, made many quiches before in previous years but never tried it with soya milk. We have an intolerance to dairy produce so have to either go without or substitute and hope for the best. Pleased to say that the soya mik behaved very well and the usual sweetness did not come through in the quiche, so bouyed by this I made fruit pies and a chocolate mayo cake, although that's for tomorrow when we host this months miniature club. Will have to be up early to put the frosting on.


  1. Hi Chrissie,
    I love your birdcage stitchery and that is a great bag pattern.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.
    If you live close to Sheila you two should get together. You will have fun!

  2. Whereabouts are you Chrissie? I don´t have your email address, but mine SHOULD show on here - fingers crossed. Love the way you have done the bird -I have printed mine out, but not got around to it yet.

  3. The stitchery is lovely - and just to confirm the double clicking works great and I could see it perfectly! The bag is cute too..... I've never heard of chocolate mayo i look forward to reading about it tommorrow

  4. Chrissie how lovely, I think the seed beads you added to the birdcage is just a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, I tried to email you but you're a 'no-reply' blogger. If you'd like to change that so you get replies to your comments, here's how -

    Go to your blog, sign in, and go to your dashboard. Over on the left, click on "edit profile". There are two things where you show your email addy, and I'm not sure if you need both of them or just one of them checked, so we'll do both. Under where it says Privacy, make sure 'show my email address' has a check mark in the box, then scroll down to Identity and make sure your email addy is in the box for Email Address. SAVE your changes.

    Hope this helps hon, any questions just email me, k?

  5. I love how you added the beads! It's just precious!

  6. Oh I love the birdcage stitchery! It is gorgeous! I am trying to learn the basics of embroidery. It is a slow go though.

  7. Wonderful interpretation of Allie's pattern!! Love the little birdy applique!

  8. The photo did enlarge and you've done such a great job! I work in a general practice and the doctors often run late - I tell people to bring a book but have yet to see anyone sewing... although I have one gentleman who brings a little dvd player with headphones. He seems to have a lot of fun while he waits.

    I'm almost afraid to ask - but chocolate mayo cake? as in mayonnaise? sounds exotic...

  9. Love your version of Allie's bird cage.