Sunday, October 13, 2013

Two weeks worth of catch up........

Take two for this blog post......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......the internet dropped out and I lost the previous one....now where was I......

Oh yes....the suitcases (and the kids) are still in the US.....they are all having a ball, and I am getting dizzy just following their itineraries! 

Since I last posted I have hosted the girls for stitching - we were all very diligent and got loads done...while still enjoying eating, chatting, doing the quiz from the Saturday paper (best score ever!) and discussing the book club book.....ok.....I will admit to so far being an abject failure at the book club thing, not having finished either book yet, but I am determined to do better and am well into the third book.....I usually try and get a few pages read each night in bed.....but I never get very far before I fall asleep.....

I made lunch for the girls with a chicken/walnut/cranberry (and lots of other stuff) salad followed by this little beauty.....Lemon Yoghurt cake....so easy ....and SO delicious with a good dollop of cream.....it's a Donna Hay recipe and I will certainly be adding this one to the "must make more often" recipe file......


Here are the girls working away on their various projects......




Amanda bought a small sticky note pad to jot down a couple of things and it was later found on Rose's bed.......hmmmmm.....not so good dog!?  I think she likes glue as she has been known to steal envelopes and chew them (and their contents) ........


I have been hand stitching in the evenings and have also managed to finish a couple of quilt tops that are now with Val for quilting......

This is a little quilt for the daughter of one of Rhiannon's friends......


and this is the first of two quilts I am making to send to a couple of little girls who aren't having the best time of it lately.....I have half the blocks made for the second quilt and will hopefully get it finished if I do some each night when I get home from work this week......


Yesterday was the NTFW (not the Farmer's Wife) group and we met at Claire's ...as always a fun day....we missed Shay who was packing for her holiday (she said finding all her undies....hopefully she packed more than undies!!).....and Tara who was busy with school holiday stuff.....or home whipping up another Mrs Billings quilt....

Ok.....it looks like Blogger is not happy about me putting any more pics in.....if at first you don't succeed........go and have dinner and come back later!

So here goes.......

Claire "modelling" some blocks she is working on .....

 my stitching......


Everyone working ....oh except for Claire who was in the fridge....(not right in it of course...just looking....)


Val's show and tell......with Kaye helping....


The weather yesterday was glorious.......(today not so much....but it's Spring after all.....) and I stopped on the way home for a photo op....


This morning Rose and I headed out for a get together of the Cocker variety.......every now and then there is a "reunion" at the breeder's house where puppies come back to play and compare notes on their lives and the people they own....and Jeanette's garden was a lovely place for all of us to be! 
 

Rose having a little rest among the sweet peas....


I love sweet peas....I didn't grow any this year...note to self......must put some in again next year....!

 So here is Rose (having another little rest.....) with her brother Dudley next to her....her mum, Ruby and Hudson....one of Ruby's puppies from her last litter.

 
And look at this little girl....sooooo cute.....she was the youngest one at the gathering and was taking a little time out to check out everyone......


A few more of the attendees.....I am pretty sure they will all sleep well tonight!


So that's about all from me...the past couple of weeks have been busy at work, and productive at home as well.  About to get back to some hand stitching while I watch the MotoGP.

'Til next time.....................Lorraine
 

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice to hear from you.........like the quilt tops.........

Susan said...

How lucky are you.......two stitching days! Lovely quilts and puppies.

Cathy said...

It's great to catch up with what you have been up too.. I am making an attempt to get back into Blogging, but Instagram is so much quicker.. I love the pic of Rosé in the sweet peas!

Lynda said...

Time with the girls is always fun. How sweet is that baby spaniel.

shez said...

lovely post loz you sure have been busy and Rose is such a pretty girl.xx

Daisy Jayne said...

great to see a blog entry from you, and to share, such a very busy weekend,time with the girls looks so much fun, and you still got some stitching done?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you have been busy...looks like you girls had fun....gorgeous photos of those Cockers and of course Rose is the cutest..

Cheryl said...

Wow....looks like so much fun. I am picturing myself there :-)! One day!! Love the pics of Rose and her family. Very wonderful post.

Deb R said...

Lovely pics of Rose and her family...there is nothing nicer than stitching with friends and those quilts are gorgeous!

Leanne said...

So much going on at Loz's place. I can not believe that angelic Rose would be a note pad thief.

deb said...

Lemon cake is my favorite!!!!!!!!! Love those doggys too!!!! great post!