Hello - How are you? Thanks for stopping by. And a HUGE thank you for all of the warm wishes and messages regarding the launch of Mothers Cupboard On-Line Store. It means so much to me - So thankyou........
Here are Blocks 3, 4 & 5 of Jenny's Shabby BOM (The link is on my side bar) - I am really enjoying this project and it looks as though Jenny has many more gorgeous blocks to release - Next release is the 1st July.
Winter time usually sees me cooking comfort foods for dinner - At least once a week I put a casserole in the slow cooker before I go to work and come home to a ready cooked meal - But other nights I have to make a little more effort :) This is last nights creation. I usually call these Chicken Wellingtons. I use cheese and bacon as a filling but there was no bacon to be found at our house last night so these ones were filled with home made tomato chutney and cheese. They are so easy to make - I use 1/2 chicken breast, chutney & cheese and a piece of pastry - Lay the pastry out, put the chicken breast down, smear with chutney and sprinkle with cheese - Wrap into a little parcel and pierce the top. Bake for around 40 minutes at 180 degrees celcius. They are delicious.
This is tonight's dinner which was a Quiche (On the left) and an Egg & Bacon Pie. Hubby loves Quiche and the kids love Egg & Bacon Pie so I had to cook both. The upside is that Quiche will be for lunch tomorrow at work.
I have lots of projects on the go at the moment as we all usually do - I did a bit of work on this one today it is Nanny Sharon's Picnic Quilt from Threadbare Creations. I am using Nature's Chorus from April Cornell which is going to look great with a cream homepsun, Moda's Howard Marcus Collection for a cause Roses and Moda Mottled Pink. I have sewn together 10 blocks and have another 10 to go for the body of the quilt. The pattern is available in my store if anyone would like to make one - Rose writes an extremely easy to follow pattern and makes everything look and sound easy.
Today was my day off from my day job but boy we managed to get a lot done. Did I tell you that I bought myself an old ute? Maybe not......... Well I bought a litle Red Toyota Hilux Ute named "Terry". Terry's role will be to help me gather items for my garden and animals - well back to today ...... Terry and I (and hubby) took a little trip to collect Hay for the animals and to go to the nursery for fruit trees to add to our orchard. We bought Plum and Nectarine Trees ( a few different varieties) and also some strawberry runners and some gooseberry plants (I have been trying to buy some of these for ages and ages) The rest of the day was spent planting all of our new purchases and trying to tidy the veggie patch a little.
A hot spa was in order for the end of the day but I must admit I am still a little sore.
Bye for now from my little part of the world.