Monday, April 2, 2012

Geisha.....

First things first..

The first Aus name drawn for the diary was Sue from Charlotte's Cottage (#7)

and the first overseas name picked was Sheila from Sheila's Quilt World (#6) so the book goes there

Mr Random looks like he was being lazy about choosing numbers

Congratulations ladies, please send your snail mail addresses and I'll get the diary/book sent

Last months book club book was Memoirs of a Geisha.... and the girls came round here for tea and to watch the video......  in keeping with the Japanese theme I made some sushi....


thanks Marina for the idea of pickled ginger to go with it.... went down a treat.....

..... in keeping with my sweet tooth I also served cupcakes ... they also went down a treat.....

chocolate cupcake and pink rosewater icing... like little turkish delight cupcakes....

(they are tiny mouthful size cupcakes)


"Geisha Girl" is the name of a favourite bush


a tough plant which has bunches of these bright flowers much loved by butterflies
My header picture is the fallen flowers all over the grass

During the film I did some knitting for a change

one of those fun fishnet lace scarves


On Sunday I fixed up a cake for Hubz to take to work to share with the team in the office

because they are office based I thought something healthy with fruit in it


A light chocolate cake filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and splashed with melted chocolate

Righto, Gotta Go
a whole new week to enjoy 

In keeping in theme with Geisha I really want to get some more of my Japanese blocks done

21 comments:

  1. Well done to Sue and Sheila!
    that sushi looks so yum, the pickled ginger is quite addictive I even like it with cold meat.
    you will have to give us a peek at your Japanese blocks. Happy stitching

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  2. Thanks so much Fiona ! The book looks fantastic , something to look forward to for sure .
    Oh that cake looks scrumptious , you made me hungry , cupcakes and cake , my mouth is watering .
    Love your new header , such pretty flowers.
    Hugs Sheila

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  3. I forgot to say those scarves are all the rage here too , so much so they can't keep the yarn in the shops . Since I rarely knit I have not made one yet . Hugs Sheila

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  4. Congratulations on your lovely give away. Love the look of your scarf, all ready for Winter!.
    Seems like you had a foodie weekend - mmmm - delicious!

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  5. congrats to Sue and Sheila,well done ladioes.Yummy Fiona wish i was a member of your book club.Hubz will be most popular at work with that cake,lovely post Fiona.xx

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  6. Your food is killing me...that cake looks scrumptous!

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  7. Sushi & cupcakes - yum! Hubz cake looks scrumptious & he will have some very happy workmates. Tracee xx

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  8. I'm heading to your house right now! Yummy....

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  9. Your cake looks yummers but had to laugh at it being called "healthy". Not to say I would'nt love a big slice to consume all myself.
    LOL

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  10. Love the look of that cake...nice scarf..

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  11. lovely scarf. Gorgeous healthy cake for Hubz - we need to visit his workplace if that is the sort of treats served there.

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  12. Your a great cook, glad I don t live at your place I would be huge with all that temptation

    What s next for the book club?

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  13. Congrats to your winners!! I've never had sushi, I suppose I must try it done day, lol...it sure looks pretty! But the cupcakes and cake look prettier. *G* Love your fishnet scarf!

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  14. Still laughing about your healthy "fruit" cake... Wow it looked absolutely delicious. Love the scarf.. I've seen a few of those around blogland lately. Love the black and white. I'm always up for sushi and pickled ginger.. is it too early for dinner???? Great post Fiona xx

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  15. Congratulations Sue & Sheila!! ... I love the look of your sushi!! Yum!! And those cupcakes and the cake - delectable!!! ... Love the purple in your flowers!! ... And Your scarf is amazing!!! I have grid to make those, but I just got so darn frustrated!!! Still have it partially started sitting in my room!

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  16. I don't know what I expected when I read something with fruit, so had a chuckle when the photo revealed all...you have been busy making sushi and scarves..it is a lovely scarf too..

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  17. I thought your header flowers looked familiar ... I have a 'Geisha Girl' in my garden too :)

    Lovely scarf and I'm happy to see you went with the healthy fruit with dairy option ;)

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  18. Congratulations to Sue and Sheila. Now my mouth is watering thinking about Turkish delight cup cakes!! Hugs

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  19. I loved that book! But I can't believe you didn't invite me, sushi and turkish delight cupcakes? You can't get better than that!

    I love the scarf, I tried to knit one but can't get to grips with the yarn.

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  20. Sushi, cupcakes, scarf, and then some more cake! Sounds like my kind of day.

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