Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday Stitching

We had a lovely day at Sandi's this week. We were very spoilt with a delicious morning tea. 
Don't they look gorgeous in the pretty cups and saucers? 
Bircher muesli with yoghurt, blueberries, cranberries, figs, pears, fruit salad and blondies. Oh yum!!!! 
How good is this? Helen has put her teapot blocks together. These blocks were made by friends for her 70th birthday. They look wonderful and Helen has used the perfect fabric for her borders. It is stunning!!!!
Helen and I worked on more felt sweets today too. Slowly but surely getting this Christmas skirt done. 
Teresa xx

Sunday Stitching

Last weekend we had our first Sunday Stitching get together for the year. 
Sandi, Inca and Susan had show and tell with their first Natalie Bird blocks.  
De and her Christmas quilt. 
Marilyn and her gorgeous quilt. 
I worked on my Marg Sampson quilt. 
These two are always mucking around! Knife wielding Nor and not so scared Sandi!!!! Ha ha! 
Love the color of my purple salad made by Debbie. 
Heads down and stitching. 
Even Tatyana was there this month! 
I have 4 blocks together now and still working on the connecting hexies. 
Another great day. 
Teresa xx

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sew It's Finished UFO List

Sew Its Finished
The motivation I need....

I have joined the blog "Sew It's Finished"
I have so many UFO's and this is the year I hope to get them finished...I hope so!!! 
Firstly I have made a list of the more important ones I'd like to finally finish....

UFO List

Postcards from Paris quilt
Hexagon quilt
Trip Around the World mini
Vintage Kitchen mini
Peace on Earth quilt
Cutting Mat and Ruler bag

I've decided to start with a small list and it will seem more achievable. I will be adding to the list but at the moment this looks so much better than it really is.... don't want to scare myself too much. 

Thank you so much Wendy and Dawn for doing this and encouraging me to get motivated.
If you too want to join... you will find the details HERE.

Teresa xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Memories, Australia Day and Another Recipe

I have had these enamel canisters for a few years now and they mean the world to me. They were my Nanna's and my Pop gave them to her in 1945 on their wedding day. As long as I can remember they have sat on the shelf above her stove in her kitchen in the same house she lived in ever since she was married. They are perfect and were always beautifully looked after. She gave them to me before she passed away so I was able to tell her just how much it means to have them and treasure them. 
They have been in my kitchen up until today but after a clean out I've moved them to on top of the hutch where I can really see them and appreciate them. 
Hope you all had a lovely Australia Day and celebrated in true Aussie style! 
Just love this photo of my mum taken on Australia Day. Certainly looking and being very Aussie. Missing her very much today and hoping we get a chance to see each other before too long. 
Did you see the donuts Krispy Kreme brought out for Australia Day? A lamington one and a vanilla slice donut (which was divine!!!!) 
And now another quick, easy dinner recipe. I've made this so many times and everyone loves it. The best thing about this meal is that it's super quick to put together. Preparation time for this is literally minutes. Here it is.....

Baked Pesto Chicken


3-4 chicken breast filets, skin removed
Jar of pesto sauce 
Roma tomatoes, sliced thickly 
Mozzarella cheese, grated


Place chicken in the bottom of a baking dish and coat liberally with the pesto sauce. Place the slices of tomato on top of the filets. Then cover with the grated cheese. 
Bake in a 200c oven for 40 minutes. 

That's it! Too easy! AND it's delicious! 

Teresa xx

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Easter Swap

The Tuesday girls are hosting their first swap..... An Easter "no fuss" swap. You can find out all about it HERE! Make sure you register before February 5th....
Hope you can join in the fun! 
Teresa xx 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Puppy Love

I am falling in love with Jacks gorgeous puppy - it's hard not to! 
He is such a cutie and such a good dog. 
Love watching these two playing together. 
We have a new dog wash not far from home and it's brilliant. 
Makes the whole process very easy and stress free. Captain loves it.  

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happy Birthday James!

Today my eldest son, James, turned 25! How did that happen???
As he's away camping for the weekend, Jack and I spent the day with him yesterday to celebrate. Such a great day! 
It started with breakfast at Shouks cafe at Paddington. Even my husband managed some time away from work to join us. 
Then we were off to get his present .... a bike of all things. 
Can't believe how happy he was to get this. No more walking to work for him! 
With the new bike in the back of the car, we headed to the Green Beacon Brewing Co for a drink. 
Fabulous place. Lots of drinks and laughing before we headed home. 
It's so hard getting one decent photo of these two together!!!! 
Maybe this one? Maybe 
I think he's pretty happy with the bike!!!! He couldn't wait to take it for another spin! 
It was such a fun, happy day. Just what you want a birthday to be!!! 

Love these boys so much!