Starting with Friday Night With Friends hosted by Cheryl...... I sewed with 58 others!!
It all started with some body parts....
... which came together slowly and made a body .....
(can't show you more... 'tis secret)
.... then I did a bit more applique
(can't show you more.... 'tis secret)
... and then started some borders on my stitched hexagons....
- I have done 5 of these so far... will show you once they are all together)
.... On Saturday we drove to Brisbane to make use of Hubz Christmas present last year ...
... a voucher for a tour around the XXXX beer factory and lunch...
I was a bit peeved that I had bought the tickets for tour and BBQ lunch and they have since changed it to an increased price of the tour, no BBQ but a free cap!)
However, they were wonderful and charged us at the old price for the tour and gave us a voucher for lunch ...
I chose the Thai Beef Salad... and it was delicious.... the beer wasn't too bad either
(not as nice as Hubz' in my view!)
We didn't get as cold as the forecasters predicted by the evenings are definitely cooler... you can tell by how the dog snuggles up....
she really is funny.... when it is even colder she will hide her nose under the blankie...
Sunday morning brought some cleaning up of the mess we made in the garden..... trips to the tip....
so this ......................................... to this
Long time since I shared a recipe.... I had a few too many overripe banana's... this is a lovely easy peasy banana loaf recipe
2 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 level tsp bicarb soda
pinch of salt
pecan nuts (handful) (optional)
1 heaped tsp baking powder
4 ripe banana's
I also added a handful of sultana's (optional)
Grease and flour a loaf tin (I use two of the half loaf size ones)
Cream butter and sugar together
Add banana's and beat until well blended
Beat eggs and add to banana mix
Dissolve bicarb in 1/4 cup of water
Sift flour and salt and soda and add to banana mix
Add baking powder and chopped nuts (and sultanas') last, folding in
Bake at 175C for about 1 hour - until well risen and golden
Moist recipe, freezes well and can be doubled successfully if you want loads of it!
There is a story to this recipe, I picked up one of the few recipe books I brought with me from my first country and was looking through it... This is a school fund raiser recipe book and years later I met the person who sent it in... but only after we had both immigrated to Australia....
Righto, Gotto Go.... naked bodies need clothing.....
Tommorrow we celebrate the Queens Birthday here.... hoorah!