Friday, July 31, 2009


This is how I put my nine-patch blocks together. I was in the quilt along with crazymom quilts. we were supposed to do one block a day till we had made 70 blocks. most were put together with the white muslin sashings but i thought i would try something different so i used black snowball squares and black borders. It has turned out ok. My son likes it but it is going to be a throw for the couch. It might end up in his room at some stage though, probably till the next project comes along. I still have a few 9-patch blocks left over so I might make a lap quilt and try thr white sashings. Or maybe a couple of large cushions to lounge around on, we'll see. Now I just have to quilt it! This part will take me a while as I don't have one of those quilting machines . I could give hand quilting a try i suppose. . . . .

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Yesterday, i made this really yummy hummus, so ezzy! take a can of chick peas, 1/4 - 1/2 tsp curry powder, big tbspn peanut butter, about 8 slices of dried tomatoes, 2-3 cloves garlic, 1/2 tsn salt, juice of 2 lemons. Just whizz it all together in processor till well blended, you can add herbs if you like too . taste it to see if it needs more salt. add olive oil or what ever other oil you have to make it quite a smoothable consistency. enjoy! You can also add 1/2 cup mashed pumkin.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I have finally finished my noahs ark project. I finished it a few weeks ago but forgot to do a post on it so here it is. It was a fun project to do. there are heaps on the flicka page , so go take a look soon. I found these cute ceramic buttons at the market with pam at Thames.


It was my birthday on thursday.. i was 25 again! the kids got me a yummy chocolate cake from the cheesescake shop. It was so yummy! we have just finished eating it. we had a few freinds around , and a few wines ....

Sunday, July 12, 2009



I have been able to get this done this weekend. I have done a little embellishment on 'mr sheep'. As we don't celebrate the 4th july here, I have just put my countries initials on my flag. Wonder what Anne will have us do next month?. . . . .

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Last week on a tv show here (n.z.), they made this yummy meatloaf dish , in the slow cooker!! It is so easy, just mix everything up , shape in to loaf or what ever shape your slow cooker is, mine is oval, line it with a double piece of baking paper going up the sides, so you can lift it out easily. 4-6 hours later and it is done! no liquid is required. I had grated carrot and my son never even knew he ate it!! (if only he knew hee hee!) I rolled mine in dry breadcrumbs before i cooked it. Tasted great!