Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pot Holders,Cheesecake and a little bit more...

A visit to Ric Rac yesterday and she gave me these lovely 9inch squares and heaps of motivation to come home and get sewing. It was good to have my machine going again, but has made me acutely aware that I am fast running out of cotton thread. They were so quick and fun to make, so I am going to try a few more today to share with my extended family when I head off on holidays for a belated Christmas celebration with them.
A walk in my garden in the early morning always brings me much joy and delight. I've been pulling out barrow loads of weeds from down beside the house and feeding them to the chooks. They are pleased to have lots of goodies to forage in, and it's looking much tidier down the side. My KK from school gave me a garden arch, so I was out in the cool of the evening last night putting it together. I have always wanted a garden arch. I am going to put it at the side of the house leading down the little path, and the children are delighted, as they have a secret cubby down there, and think it will be thier new grand entrance.
A big HELLO to Hong Kong - my regular visitor that never comments. I am told she is very shy. I have addapted my settings so anyone is able to comment now, so am hoping to hear from her, and Charlotte too. Hong Kong is Barking Mad's sister who grew up in the same town as me. She was here on holidays for Christmas and generously brought presents. Look at my georgous new pin cushion (she knows I love them!) and a lovely little note book. Thank you so much Anne and I'm glad we can keep you in touch with home.
Since being on holidays I have reclaimed the kitchen. I put my little Dick and Jane apron on, and feel like a real housewife!! I cooked a "casserole" yesterday (much to Mr Flowergarden's surprise and delight -he loves them) and even baked a Marbled Cheesecake Slice. I took some over to share with Ric Rac and Mr Ric Rac for afternoon tea. If you would like to share some too, here is the recipe...
Marbled Choc Cheesecake Slice
185gm butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup plain flour
250gm cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar extra
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg extra
Melt butter with cocoa. Remove from heat, add sugar, whisk in eggs. Stir in sifted flour beat until smooth. Pour mixture into greased lamington tin. Beat cheese, extra sugar and vanilla together, add extra egg, pour over choc mixture, swirl through with knife for marbled effect. Bake in mod oven 40 minutes. Cool in tin, cut when cold.
ENJOY!

14 comments:

Jenny said...

LOVE those pot holders-the fabric is lovely. You had a very excellent Kris Kringle at school-sounds like just the present for you! Your garden is looking lovely as usual and that little pincushion is so cute! Must try out that recipe-sounds yum!

Kate said...

Hello Annie, I am glad you are having a good holiday and are keeping busy in your garden and sewing room. Check my blog for some news. Hope you have a good time in your home town!

Jodie said...

Yesterday was fun and your potholders are very cool - I told you they were easy peasy.
The door is hung (I need to repaint it but it is up and working its door magic!!!!!
Now I can sew.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What great potholders and I love that pincushion. Very cool!! The cheesecake looks sooo yummy!

Leanne said...

The cake looks very yummy can I come for tea. If I had had some cream cheese I would have made some I'm sure my son would love it. As always the garden pics are lovely as are the pot holders.

Kate said...

Great potholders and that cheescake looks divine. So do all your gorgeous flowers.

Emily said...

Lovely pot holders, colorful blog and a very entertaining blogger! Enjoyed my visit, will drop by again, unannounced!

ps: delish marbled cake! recipe copied.

David and Melissa said...

Cute fabric- what a lovely person is Jodie! You always have such lovely flowers-have not pay attention to flowers/plants since kids born! And thank you for the lovely recipe!
Melissa xxxxxxxxxx

trashalou said...

Oh! How exciting! A blog from Ballas!! I shall be back to see if I can puzzle out whereabouts you are! What an exciting way to begin 2008......

trashalou said...

Hey! Thanks for the notes. I went to St. Joseph's which hasn't been a p.s. for many long years since they merged with what was Drummo but presumably the building is still there. Although the whole site may have been marked for re-development since Loreto Dawson Street closed.

Feel free to offer coded clues for your school. Remember this is a project for 2008 so you can spread 'em out!!! ;-)

Mary said...

Hello Annie - thanks for visiting my blog! Your pictures are beautiful - love the colour mix! As we are in the middle of winter, there is not much happening, although my spring bulbs are just peeping through and there are a few odd roses still flowering. You would get on well with my daughter (teacher, crafter etc, not a gardener, but she takes me to visit gardens and does most of the photographs in my own garden - you can link to her blog via my own) I will add your blog to my list of places I like to visit, 'cos I'll be back. Mary, England

Christine said...

Thank you for your warm welcome to blogland. I hope you're enjoying the holidays. Teaching is rewarding but also exhausting! Your cheesecake slice sounds yummy.

Sheri said...

The pot holders are really cute. And your beautiful flowers make me long for summmer.
Happy New Year
Sheri

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great pot holders.......and the cheesecake....oooohhhh...yummy