Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Weekend's Activities

Over the recent weekend, it rained all day Friday, Saturday and then until lunchtime on Sunday so it was a very chilled out few days at our house. The rain was very welcome, as its starting to get quite dry around the area, and the little plants in our vegetable garden just soaked it up.

Now I'm back at work, it was time to get baking to fill up the biccie and cake tins for lunches and snacks. This was Saturday afternoon's effort:


A Tea loaf with apricots, sultanas and cranberries; Chocolate Courgette Cake (the courgettes in our garden are just starting to come on so this is one of my favourite recipes to make with them); Chocolate Chippie Biscuits; and pineapple & pear muffins. Yum!

I stitched alot over the weekend too and finally finished this Christmas Design which I'd started in early December.




Diagramme realise par Rosa D pour le PCB
freebie found here
thread: DMC 115
fabric: 30ct R &R French Vanilla


I'm not sure whether I'll find a frame for this one or make it into a pillow of some sort.


In other news, I'm so excited - my Mum and I have been planning a weekend away together in early February. We haven't done this for quite some years so its going to be so much fun!

Bye for now!

15 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely finish, Katrina! The pineapple and pear muffins sounds lovely. Can you share the recipe or tell me where to find it? Thank you!

Kim B said...

Yummy! And beautiful finish too! I would love to take a trip with my mom too.

Heather said...

I would love the recipe too for the muffins

Melissa said...

Oh you wicked girl, all that baking is making me so hungry! Yum! Your kids are lucky then. I would love the recipe for the Tea Loaf as everyone else seems interested in recipes too!

The stitching is lovely too!

Blu said...

Lovely finish!

Your baking looks delicious!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Just looking at that lovely baking is adding inches to my waist - yum. The stitching is gorgeous and would look super in a Christmas cushion I think, unless you have stacks of wall space for Christmas hangings.
Have fun with your Mum.
hugs
Miche'le

stitchinfiend said...

Your baking looks yummmmy and such a lovely finish. How exciting that you and your Mum will be able to get away together.

KarenV said...

Wonderful finish Katrina! I really love that design.

Nic said...

Great finish - and the baking looks yummy!

Shay said...

Congrats on the finishes! I think a pillow would be nice. I almost did the rest of your post because I was admiring the baked goods :-)

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish, Katrina, congrats!

Lois said...

What a lovely finish! The baking looks very yummy too!

anne marie said...

It was a pleasure to discover your blog and see so many gorgeous embroideries.

Suzanne said...

Wow, look at all that yummy baking! Great stitching.

Lynn said...

That baking looks oh so yummy! But you mentioned the courgettes in your garden. What exactly are they? I've never heard of them.
Love your stitching finish! Thanks for the link.

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