Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I've been cooking

Bruce picked a load of vegetables from our garden, so I thought I had better get in and do some preserving yesterday.
From the left, they are: Curry Ketchup, Yellow Squash Pickles & Zucchini Pickles.

Then I thought I would make a recipe out of a "Slow Cooker" book I received for Christmas..
It was a jam cake in a mug... tastes yummy, but a mug is too much serving for one person,
 so next time I will put all the mixture in one bowl and see if it comes out as tasty. 

Until next post..

Monday, December 28, 2015

Up to date with my Block of the Month

Yah!!!  I managed to get block 4 finished ..
 ...then I added it to blocks 1, 2 & 3..
..so I am up to date (finally) with this Block of the Month...

..until the next one comes early next month!

Until next post...

Sunday, December 27, 2015

SSCS 2015 opened!

As mentioned 2 blog entries ago, my secret Santa was Sylvia and this is what she sent me:
Just LOVE the table runner.. it is on one of the tables now.
The chocolates are always accepted well in this house  (and they hadn't melted in the heat!).
All the gifts are very much appreciated.

Thanks to Chooky for organising the swap and thanks to Sylvia for sending to me.

Until next post...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Block 3 of my BOM

I have had a bit of "me" time this week, so I got in and made block 3 of my BOM
 Then I joined it to blocks 1 and 2
Now I have to get onto block 4 before the 5th block arrives early next month.

Until next post..

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 SSCS..at long last received!

Again this year, I joined Chookyblue's SSCS.  We all posted our parcels on 23rd November and I have patiently been waiting on my parcel to arrive from ???

...29 days later by AIR MAIL (or should I say SLOW mail) this arrived..
 My Secret Santa is Sylvia from Germany.
 I opened the box and found all this inside.
 This is the "ornament" parcel I am allowed to open straight away.
and this is my BEAUTIFUL ornament.

Thank you Sylvia... now I have to wait until Friday to open the other parcels..
...they have all been squeezed and shook to "try" to work out what is inside.

Until next post...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Santa Sack Revealed!

I participated in Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap again this year and my swap partner was Peg
We were allowed to open our gifts on Friday and look what I got!
I am blown away with all my goodies.

The Santa on a bed spring was just what I wanted, as I tried to purchase one, but I was too late!
I even received a diary, which was something else I tried to buy 2 weeks ago at our local store & they were all sold out, so I was waiting to go into a bigger shopping centre to buy one...now I don't need too!

I got table runners, a sewing organiser, chocolate, hand soap, Santa hat and lots lots more...

I was SO LUCKY.... starting to think my gift to Peg wasn't quite as good as what I received!

THANKS again Peg & thanks to Cheryll for organising the swap.

Until next post...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Santa Sack Swap arrived

I am participating in Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap....
 Santa Sack Swap 2015
.....and look what just arrived this morning!
My swap partner was Peg Coen.

Aren't I a lucky ducky?  Just itching to open them!

Until next post...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Block 1 & 2

This week while my quilting machine has been covered over due to the renovations to my sewing room, I was able to get onto Block 2 of the BOM I have been doing.
 Then I added it to Block 1
 I have Block 3 sitting here waiting to be done & Block 4 should be arriving sometime this week.
This is what it is going to look like when finished....one day.

Until next post....