Thursday, September 18, 2014

Finally some Stitching is finished

 Oh i am so pleased that this part is finished as this project has been on the go for nearly a year,there was a lot more stitching than what it looked,lol.and i struggled with wanting to finish it.

This pattern is called Sleigh ride decoration and is by Lynette Anderson and is out of her Stitch it for Christmas.
cheers shez xx

For anyone that has noticed the date on the pic is wrong,for some reason everytime i turn on my camera at the minute i have to do the date,so if i forget thats the date that comes up.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Online Pamper Swap

 Wow i had another parcel to pick up yesterday from the post office and it was from the lovely Tarnyia.
 Tarnyia was to send to me in the online Lets get stitched pamper swap,and we were to stitch a design that Maree had picked out from Gail Pan's book and to put it on a bag.
Tarnyia must have ESP because i was going to make a laundry bag to take on my o/s trip in 3 weeks,now i wont have to because i have a very pretty one to take now,thankyou so much Tarnyia.
 And guess what the bag was filled with all sorts of goodies ,there was  a rosewater body soap,a mini hottie,Imperial leather forbidden fruit bodywash,green tea with orange and Lotus flower,Lemon tree tree moisturizing cream and a cleansing puff,and tim tams,and 2 lots of chocolate.
 Boy was i spoilt or what,i am feeling very pampered,thankyou so much Tarnyia for all my lovely pamper gifts and also a big thankyou to Maree for a wonderful swap.
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wow a lovely Birthday Surprise from Dzintra and JoJo

 Yesterday there was a lovely surprise in the letter box for me from my buddy Dzintra and JoJo.
JoJo's gift for me was wrapped up with a chookyblue card on the top,i so love chooky's cards.
 Oh wow Dzintra had one of Anni Downs new patterns and it was one that i didnt have and a beautiful FQ of Christmastime by Anni Downs.
And dear JoJo has given me a pkt of the cutest xmas buttons ever,i love them JoJo and cant wait to use them.
Thankyou so much Dzintra and JoJo for my awesome gifts,you two made it a special day for me yesterday and thankyou so much for your beautiful friendship,yep cant wait to see you both in Nundle
 And ,it was so nice and creamy,the recipe is out of the ThermoChef cookbook by Kim McCoster who is one of the ladies that does the 4 ingredient cookbooks,i think thats right.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
cheers shez xx

Monday, September 15, 2014

Still keeping busy

 I have started a jumper for Dempsey,loving the colour of this one, when i asked my DD2 what colour she would like she said pumpkin so that was the closest to pumpkin that i could find,lol.
 I made a block for a friend.
 Made Apricot chicken risotto it is a recipe out of  the everyday cookbook that comes with the thermomix ,next time make this i think i will cook the rice for a extra 5 mins,it was very nice the apricot juice gave the chicken a sweet taste.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Keeping out of Mischief

 I have been working on my Lynette Anderson project over the last couple of nights,slowly getting there.
 I also did my first roast chicken in the thermomix,i steamed it for an 1 1/2 hrs and then in the oven to brown for 30 mins and it was the moistest chicken that i have ever tasted.
Hope you are enjoying your sunday.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Family

My Grandson Riley did his conformation a week ago ,it was a fun night with my DD1's inlaws down as well ,we all had a fun night and i got to wear the scarf that Chez made me for my birthday,my grandies are growing up so quick and they are such beautiful children,i am very proud of them all.

I received another lovely parcel for my birthday yesterday from the lovely Sue,thankyou so very much my lovely friend,my favourite thread and dotty fabric.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
cheers shez xx

Friday, September 12, 2014

In Melb today

 I spent yesterday afternoon on another costume for Madie as they are having more comps in Melb today,i am going down on the bus with my DD1's MIL as DD1  is taking her hubby to Sydney for his 40th birthday and they are going to climb the Sydney Harbour bridge,think i would prefer taking the girls to Melb as i am not good with heights,lol.
 I got the crock pot out yesterday and made some lamb shank soup,this is a favourite of our whole family and has been passed down from mum.
Throw in 2 lamb shanks,1 cup of red lentils,i cup of barley,2 grated onions,1 grated swede or turnip,1 parsnip ,celery, 3-4 grated carrots and water to fill up to the top and cook on 2 till the meat fulls of the shanks,i think it was about 6-8 hrs and in the last hour of cooking throw in 1 cup of risoni,
Now when cooked i devided the mixture up in containers,i get 5 lots from a full crook pot and put 1 lot into a saucepan and add 1-2 cans of tomato soup and you can freeze the other 4 containers,this is such a healthy hearty soup,we all love it.
 I have finished this little stitchery which is from Jenny's rosedaisy alphabet pattern and i have found a frame and i need to paint it a aqua,then that will be 1 grandie's present finished.
 And i also got another stitchery done for another needlebook set.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
cheers shez xx