Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wow a lovely Birthday Surprise from Dzintra and JoJo

 Yesterday there was a lovely surprise in the letter box for me from my buddy Dzintra and JoJo.
JoJo's gift for me was wrapped up with a chookyblue card on the top,i so love chooky's cards.
 Oh wow Dzintra had one of Anni Downs new patterns and it was one that i didnt have and a beautiful FQ of Christmastime by Anni Downs.
And dear JoJo has given me a pkt of the cutest xmas buttons ever,i love them JoJo and cant wait to use them.
Thankyou so much Dzintra and JoJo for my awesome gifts,you two made it a special day for me yesterday and thankyou so much for your beautiful friendship,yep cant wait to see you both in Nundle
 And ,it was so nice and creamy,the recipe is out of the ThermoChef cookbook by Kim McCoster who is one of the ladies that does the 4 ingredient cookbooks,i think thats right.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
cheers shez xx

Monday, September 15, 2014

Still keeping busy

 I have started a jumper for Dempsey,loving the colour of this one, when i asked my DD2 what colour she would like she said pumpkin so that was the closest to pumpkin that i could find,lol.
 I made a block for a friend.
 Made Apricot chicken risotto it is a recipe out of  the everyday cookbook that comes with the thermomix ,next time make this i think i will cook the rice for a extra 5 mins,it was very nice the apricot juice gave the chicken a sweet taste.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Keeping out of Mischief

 I have been working on my Lynette Anderson project over the last couple of nights,slowly getting there.
 I also did my first roast chicken in the thermomix,i steamed it for an 1 1/2 hrs and then in the oven to brown for 30 mins and it was the moistest chicken that i have ever tasted.
Hope you are enjoying your sunday.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Family

My Grandson Riley did his conformation a week ago ,it was a fun night with my DD1's inlaws down as well ,we all had a fun night and i got to wear the scarf that Chez made me for my birthday,my grandies are growing up so quick and they are such beautiful children,i am very proud of them all.

I received another lovely parcel for my birthday yesterday from the lovely Sue,thankyou so very much my lovely friend,my favourite thread and dotty fabric.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
cheers shez xx

Friday, September 12, 2014

In Melb today

 I spent yesterday afternoon on another costume for Madie as they are having more comps in Melb today,i am going down on the bus with my DD1's MIL as DD1  is taking her hubby to Sydney for his 40th birthday and they are going to climb the Sydney Harbour bridge,think i would prefer taking the girls to Melb as i am not good with heights,lol.
 I got the crock pot out yesterday and made some lamb shank soup,this is a favourite of our whole family and has been passed down from mum.
Throw in 2 lamb shanks,1 cup of red lentils,i cup of barley,2 grated onions,1 grated swede or turnip,1 parsnip ,celery, 3-4 grated carrots and water to fill up to the top and cook on 2 till the meat fulls of the shanks,i think it was about 6-8 hrs and in the last hour of cooking throw in 1 cup of risoni,
Now when cooked i devided the mixture up in containers,i get 5 lots from a full crook pot and put 1 lot into a saucepan and add 1-2 cans of tomato soup and you can freeze the other 4 containers,this is such a healthy hearty soup,we all love it.
 I have finished this little stitchery which is from Jenny's rosedaisy alphabet pattern and i have found a frame and i need to paint it a aqua,then that will be 1 grandie's present finished.
 And i also got another stitchery done for another needlebook set.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cooking and bits and pieces

 I made a healthy Basil & Macadamia pesto with the thermomix,my DD2 and her family love this.
 And this is the lovely card that mum made me for my birthday,i love it mum,thankyou.
 And my lovely sister give me some Barht money to spend when i go to Thailand next month,thankyou Janeen.
 And i made some peanut butter,Almond butter and mixed nut butter in the thermomix,my DD's and their families love using the mixed nut butter for dipping their carrot and celery sticks into.
cheers shez xx

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Gifts and my Grandies

 I had a lovely envelope come for me on Monday and it was from Wendy for our FQ birthday club,thankyou so very much Wendy for your gifts they are awesome.
 And yesterday i received a beautiful parcel from my friend Tracy and she has sent me a beautiful knitted washer and a lovely card,thankyou so very much Tracy for my wonderful gift,it has already been put to work,lol.
 And my DD2 and her family gave me this beautiful set of a wrought iron basket with 5  glass jars in it and little Adie and Dempsey raced out and picked some flowers to put in it,and we were able to take it home like that,those white jonquils smell devine,i get a wiff everytime i go into the kitchen.

The bottom right hand pic little Adie put a koala bear in the tree and next thing we see she is in the tree as well,so 2 koala bears asleep in the tree,i think they are both very cute.
 And look at my beautiful hand made cards,Adie's is the top one and Dempsey's is the bottom one,a robot on the front and inside he drew a pic of me walking a dog and the big circle with the cross is a mistake he has crossed out,lol,arent they so cute,i am keeping these in my memory box.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
cheers shez xx