Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cheese Making Demonstration

Today Teresa and myself snuck away from The Tuesday group a little early to take part in a cheese making demonstration being held at the local library.
Valerie Pearson was our host and I must say, she was a brilliant demonstrator, she has a mountain of funny stories and was very knowledgeable in her craft...
Todays demonstration was how to make yummy Mozzarella...
After the demonstration, I was very eager to buy her book and she was lovely and signed them for us..
Teresa and myself were fortunate enough to get a photo with Valerie at the end of the demo..
I was so interested in her talk that I didn't take any photo's but when the cheese was ready I did manage to get one.  Here her hubby is cutting up some delicious samples for us to taste..
The work station..
I never thought making Mozzarella would be so easy and I will definitely being trying this at home.  Valerie runs other workshops and I am hoping to catch up with a few more of them..
I had a lovely day today and it was fun sharing it with my partner in crime - Teresa.. thanks Teresa for taking part in our little adventure - we will definitely find some more...

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely ladies.   I hope you have had a fantastic day what ever that might mean to each of you.  I was able to spend the day with all my kids, something that means more to me than anything else in the world.  My favourite times are when I can sit back and watch their interactions with each other. Listening to their jokes and laughter. Their serious conversations and the silly ones too.. 
I was having so much fun with the kids being here that I forgot to take any photo's... Silly me, oh well..  I did get a photo of my centrepiece and of brekky..(better than nothing)..

One of my favourite meals... greek pear and apple yoghurt with toppings.. oh and can you see my pretty spoons.  The Tuesday Girls gave these to me for my birthday...
My brekky..  yummm
I have been doing a little sewing - I have finished the next instalment in the Sunday Stitchers, Sew-a-long,  Natalie Bird's - Bluebird Lane Quilt.   This will be the centre block..
I have also been able to stitch next months block too, so I can safely take a break to get into some other projects hanging around the craft room done..
A closer look..
Helen and I have been meeting up to doing a little walking in the mornings and sometimes it feels like we are taking a big risk with our lives by doing this..  A classic example happened just the other day - we were minding our own business, walking along and suddenly we were attacked by the local wildlife...
I did manage to get a photo of it before it attacked us...
Can't quite see it - how about now...  Don't be frightened, we did manage to get away unharmed...lol
I have not put up a photo of 'The Chosen One' (the kids nickname for Maci) so I thought it was about time I did...  Hello sweetheart, want a cuddle...

Cleveland Quilt Extravaganza High Tea

Last Thursday saw The Tuesday Girls heading off on a road trip to the Quilt Extravaganza at Cleveland.  The event was being held to raise money to help towards the children they sponsor in Africa..
I would love to say that this was the main reason we joined in with this event but it probably had more to do with the fact that they were putting on a high tea...(this sounds more like us)..
What do you think these two cheeky girls are up to??  Maybe while they are distracted I can just pop a few of those tasty morsels into my bag...
Of course there was a ton of laughter coming from our table..we did share the table with another group so maybe I can blame them for the noise level at our table..
There was a cent auction on the day and Miss Helen did rather well, collecting a few goodies.  Norreen came home with four floral mugs and Teresa and myself, well, we came home empty handed.  We didn't mind though..
Joy Coey was one of the hosts for the day, and it was great catching up with her.   She was most impressed with the number of winning tickets held by the ladies at our table...
After our high tea, we headed to Bayside Stitchcraft for a little retail therapy..
We finished the day with a visit to The Wishing Well.  A little quirky cafĂ© that we have been trying to get to for ages but you see, it doesn't open on a Tuesday, and seeing as we were out on a Thursday, a visit was just a 'must do'. 
Oh and I did get a couple of fabrics from Bayside Stitchcraft while we were there..
Well that's all for today...catchya all later..

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Yay, opening days has finally arrived as well as my swap tin...so excited...  My swap partner for this swap was Sharmayne from http://countryfragrance.blogspot.com.au/..
I love the fabric Sharmayne has wrapped my tin in - so much so that I have already earmarked it for a project that needs to done in the near future...It will be perfect..
Inside my gorgeous tin, which I might add matched my fabric,  I found an assortment of goodies.  th
There is everything from threads to treats to notions..  The unpicker will come in handy cause I am one of those people who is always misplacing them..I do blame the cat for stealing them but she can only be blamed so many times...  I will admit that my mintie was first to go (hubby was eyeing it off) but no sharing here..
Thanks Sharmayne for being my swap partner,  I love all the items you have included, the button is cute, the threads handy, the lace gorgeous...yep I could go on and on..
Now for anyone that is interested, The Tuesday Girls are holding another 'No Fuss Swap' so if you are interested in signing up then head on over to here..http://nofussswappers.blogspot.com.au/ and sign up.. you have until the 5th of May to join..  This one is  called Kitchen Kapers.

Well that's all for today, looking forward to seeing what everyone received,  and girls, feel free to spread the word in-case anyone else would like to join in..