Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bitsa this and bitsa that....

Our little grandie girl Maddie turned 3 on Easter Sunday
- we had a lovely Facetime chat and she opened her books from us and her mum read her a story
... she is into My Little Pony at the moment and delighted with her new books ...
(and at the same time I got a lesson on how to take a screen photo of our chat off the ipad!)


a friend made these lovely little mushrooms.. they look just perfect


I baked a ginger and nut loaf... I love these round tins...


I had never seen them before I came here and mushroom making friend found these at an op shop for me at a princely sum of $2 each.... made in Australia but you don't see them new anymore in the shops...


I cut out hexagons and traced them with some of Michelle's stitcheries... this time I have used scraps of wadding as stabiliser... so I just stitched around the edge to hold it in place...


a Rainbow Lorikeet dropped by for a chat....


and I have been appliquing squares on the border of my Polar Bear Quilt designed by Toni 
(if you don't know Toni's quilts is worth visiting her ... she has bargains every week - $4 a pattern! - I got four of them last week!)


We had Easter lunch at my daughters and she made this lovely cake for dessert...


.. the inside was just as impressive (Red Velvet)


... oh .. and here is the rest of the mushrooms ..... 


that is a child size thimble... these mushrooms are minute
Christine is very clever .... and has excellent eyesight (obviously)

Righto, Gotto Go... suddenly I feel like a snack....

31 comments:

KERYN B said...

Fiona what a cutie pie your grand baby is. Easter cake looks amazing and look forward to seeing those hexies finished.

marina said...

wow maddie is 3 already?
yummy cakes in this post, love the little nest on your easter cake, so sweet.
very cute polar bear quilt, looks like it's nearly finished.
those little mushrooms are amazing.

Jane Galley said...

Those tins are brilliant! And the mushrooms are so sweet :)
Technology has come a long way, and being able to have face time conversations with friends and family overseas has to be one of the best things to come from it

Jane Galley said...

Those tins are brilliant! And the mushrooms are so sweet :)
Technology has come a long way, and being able to have face time conversations with friends and family overseas has to be one of the best things to come from it

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday to Maddie. Your friend Christine is amazing and so talented... I cannot get over that thimble. Hope you enjoy your hexies. Kudos to your daughter for that yummy cake.

Cheryll said...

Yummy cake... mushrooms... hexies... and of course the GD... :)
Looked like a great Easter time! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona how nice you got to talk to your little widget,i remember mum having those tins when i was a kid,dont know where they are now,lol have fun doing your stitchery's.xx

Noela said...

I have a couple of those tins Fiona. Haven't used them in a while though.
Happy Birthday to Maddie. She is very cute. hugs....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Such a cutie you have their Bubz...lucky you having those tins...

Lyn said...

Yummy looking cakes..I tried looking in the shops for those caketins but no luck with new ones..you were lucky to get some ..they bring back memories of mum making the nut rolls in them..these days I have to use a loaf tin, not quite the same. Lovely photo of your grand daughter.

Susan said...

Great that you can use your iPad to stay in touch, isn't technology wonderful. Those little mushrooms are incredible, and so so cute. Your friend is very clever indeed.

Farm Gate Creations said...

My you have been busy...and yummmmmm.

barb's creations said...

Those nut loaf tins brought back memories they are the same ones I use for my nut loaves that my mum gave to me. Maddie is such a cutie! Love the mushrooms and where's my invite for a slice of that gorgeous looking cake???? Hope you had a lovely Easter :) Barb.

Cheryl said...

Lots of lovely things happening at your place Fiona

Sheila said...

Your granddaughter is adorable . Some lovely work going on and oh I'd love some cake please :-) hugs Sheila

Maria said...

How cute is Maddie.. A big three already..
Was nice to read your fun post..

Marilyn said...

Those mushrooms are amazing - I hadnt realised how tiny they are. Yummy cakes. I used to have a couple of those round tins - wonder where they ended up - have been missing for a long time.
Hugs xx

WoolenSails said...

How wonderful to be able to chat with others with face time, a technology I truly love. You granddaughter is so sweet. That cake looks delicious.

Debbie

Christine M said...

Those mushrooms are amazing. Lots happening up your way Fiona.

Lin said...

You are a tease - come on then, how are those mushrooms made? Love the loaf tin and the cake and the grandie etc etc. xx

Sue SA said...

Oh yum the red velvet cake is making me hungry! Cute mushrooms, but what are they made of? Your quilt is looking good...hand stitched button hole, your so good, I cheat n use the machine!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love your grandie, love those mushrooms, love the stitching and love the bird outside your window. Is that a wild bird in Aussie land? So beautiful!

Barb said...

You sure have a cutie there and some good eats.....

Janet said...

Lots of lovelies today!! A cute granddaughter, a sweet lorikeet and look at that red cake! I've never had red velvet cake. What does it taste like? And what are the mushrooms made out of?

Karen said...

You have been busy with everything!
Your grandie is a real cutie! So good to have that time together even when a world away.
Have fun with the stitcheries and the quilt. Love those!
Yummy dessert and ginger cake.
Those toadstools are amazing. Wow!

Ondrea said...

Oh my! Those toadstools are amazing! So teeny tiny.

Anthea said...

Hi Fiona - I finally got time to catch up on some blog reading, yay! - And I loved loved to see what you've been up to - I love love love that butterfly quilt, great job! - And those nut loaf tins, I use my 3 regularly, they are hard to find brand new, but some places still have them...

Nicky said...

Your little Maddie is adorable, I remember the My Little Pony stage well. Those mushrooms are incredible, you had me sucked in, had no idea they were that little! I haven't seen those tins here in NZ, but they look perfect for the job, is it tricky to get the centre cooked evenly?

Susan said...

I remember those round tins, though I don't think I ever owned one. Lovely that you can have a real conversation with Maddie. Those mushrooms - no words for that ...maybe why?

marina said...

wow maddie is 3 already?
yummy cakes in this post, love the little nest on your easter cake, so sweet.
very cute polar bear quilt, looks like it's nearly finished.
tho
)se little mushrooms are amazing.(test post

Teresa said...

Wow... what a great post... I am still in a bit of shock from the last pic of those teeny mushrooms in the thimble. Just lovely. The cake looks amazing, and now I'm hungry too. Love your hexies, and polar bear quilt so much. There is a bakery on top of Tamborine Mtn that makes the BEST EVER date roll in those tins! If ever I go up there I always spoil myself with a whole roll to bring home and eat (over a period of time of course!). If you ever see another one of those tins.... please let me know. I've never seen one myself. Lovely post xx

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