Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A Long Weekend and a Parcel

Look what arrived in my post box yesterday! Yes it's my new potting table cloth all the way from Claire's dining room table in England. How kind of her to send it all that way just so I could have a glam looking potting table. She also included some sweets for my sweeties! Yet another kind person doing her bit to recycle and make the world a friendlier place. Thank you so much Claire! (Sorry about the photo but the sun was so very, very bright that it was difficult to get a decent photo - makes a nice change though.)

Our big girls decided they were ready to go camping in the weekend. We had a three day weekend which is always nice. What do you think of their campsite?!! I did enjoy cropping all the mess out of the photo! If only cleaning up was always that easy. And for the first time they actually stayed in the tent all night. Well done girls.

My chefs in residence took over the kitchen on Saturday. They sure looked organised. They were making two different things at the same time. It's quite tricky to know what's going on sometimes. Of course Mama got the job of mopping the floor afterwards!

No. 2 made these very successful ginger cookies from Floss' recipe. They turned out fabulously and there are still some left which is nice.

No. 1 decided to cater for her sweet tooth really and truly with marshmallow - blue of all colours! Looks yummy doesn't it?
It's very melt in the mouth stuff and I have to say, I've had a few pieces myself. I guess it's worth a bit of mess.

I have so many projects on the go at present. Most are secret ones that I've nearly finished and am ready to bag and send out. I can't wait to clear the buffet of them. They do look pretty though. Wish I could post photos of them, but that would be telling!
I had to pop back to Spotlight to pick up a few more fabrics and notions this morning. All necessary of course! The two little girls both picked a fabric for a Christmas dress for themselves. Well OK, I picked No. 4's one, the pink paisley and then No. 3 decided to get a matching one but more of a patchwork look. I really don't do matching very well, but I guess they are sort of different.

And some Christmas fabrics for Christmas sewing -more presents! I've cut some things out already so see, it was needed.

No. 2 and I are off out this evening to watch the school production of Aslan the Lion King of Narnia. No. 1 is a singer in the show. It should be fun, these things always are.
Hope you are having a good week. I seem to have missed a good part of it due to the long weekend and busyness. I have some exciting gardening photos to show you next time. Oh golly, aren't you so excited by that?!! Right off for a cup of tea, please join me if you like.


Lululiz said...

You are such a cheeky madam, teasing us yet again, not only with hints at secret sewing projects but also with the promise of fab garden piccies, when we are heading into winter here! Actually, it is quite balmy at the moment, 18C or thereabouts, but it won't last.
Oh, btw, I am joining you for that cup of tea, got mine right here, loooooovely.

Country Nanny said...

Hi Sarah, how are you? It's a long time I haven't leave a comment.
I can see you are very busy: camping, cooking, quilting.
I'm very happy to see it's everything well with you and your family.
Have a nice day.
Talk to you soon.

May I have one of these fab cookies? ;)

VintageVicki said...

Looks like you've been busy.

Enjoy the cookies - that receipe has become a firm family favourite - infact a baking session is planned for later including another batch of those.

If you ever want anything else sent from the UK just ask - am sure we can help out.

Enjoy your night out with your daughter :)

Floss said...

Ooh, great to see the ginger bickies going round the world like this! Great fabrics, and I can't wait to see what gets made, when you are at liberty to reveal your creations to the world!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Wow you've been busy.
Isn't Claire a doll? Yum!

Serenata said...

Isn't it wonderful the way things are being sent round the world to be 'recycled'. The cloth is perfect for your potting table.

Love the fabrics and can't wait to see what you get with them. Trying to convince myself to get a move on this morning and go and get some myself.

sallgood said...

Fun things going on in your life! We made marshmallows last Christmas to have in our hot chocolate- they were wonderful, and I'm not really that crazy for marshmallows! (Okay, I love everything with sugar in it, but marshmallows aren't at the TOP of my list. Homemade ones, now that's different.) :D

the cookie cutter said...

Inspiring to see your girls let loose in the kitchen.. I need to encourage more of that around here!
Love your pink paisley fabric. Looking forward to seeing your creations. xx

Sarah said...

Yes I guess I have been busy. I hardly sit down all day but I'm loving it. I'm having such a good time making so many lovely gifts and using such wonderful fabrics.

Michela said...

Lovely gifts and fabrics! I'm having a lot of fun reading about the challenge! Thanks!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Hi Sarah, Oh what a nice weekend. How cute camping in the lounge. I love those Christmas fabrics.

dicope said...

Hello ! I love your blog !!

I want to invite you to participate in my Giveaway !!

Kisses ^^


lucy said...

Hi Sarah
Yes, it is me who wants to join in the pass-it-on.
My apologies, I am such a bad blogger. No wonder I am not on your list of favs anymore! I look forward to hearing from you,

beck said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and have enjoyed a little look into your world. Looks like you've got alot going on!! Very creative and delicious, see you again xo

Pomona said...

I love your fabrics - fantastic! I will post your teatowels on Monday - there seems to be a window in the postal strike at the beginning of next week! I have just been given 2 pairs of flowery trousers which are too big for me - would you like them for bags? Or have you had enough of the bag out of trousers thing?!

Pomona x