Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sleigh bells ringing......


Santa's sleigh swung by here yesterday...... bringing a parcel almost from the North Pole - from Carin in Sweden....  Thanks Carin.....xx

This was organised through the SSCS overseas swap organised by Chookyblue.  Such a fun swap.  Thanks Chookyblue....xx

The smaller parcel was clearly labelled that I could open it right away so of course I did and inside was the sweetest handmade Christmas stocking ornament.... I love it.  Thanks Carin,



On Sunday I met up with a few bloggers .... including my friend Susan who hand delivered a sweet little angel ornament.  Susan annually makes lovely little angels and I have been lucky enough to exchange ornies with her for a few years now....

Isn't she sweet?  Thanks Susan....xx


... of course angels are best on top of the tree...... 



I also got a non Christmas parcel from Michelle - just because and it came with another wonderful ornament.... a wee gingerbread house..... too sweet

(in the parcel is an Anni Downs card pattern and some of her lovely fabric and a cute little Christmas tree button)  Michelle knows I am an Anni fan.....  Thanks Michelle xx


... well of course the ornaments had to go on the tree, expecially now there are 2 parcels under it....


It's going to be very hard to keep these wrapped for so long!!! haha

(PS I will get a bigger tree - I love hanging up my growing collection of handmade ornaments)

On my last post I mentioned my easy peasy yummy cheese biscuits and I've had a few requests to share the recipe.......



My mum used to make these and I have always enjoyed them.  

Cheese Biscuits

2 cups crushed cheese and onion crisps (I sometimes use salt and vinegar)
100g butter
1 1/2 cups grated strong cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups flour
pinch salt, pepper, dried mustard and paprika ( I like cayenne pepper too)

Mix all together using your hands to knead the butter in.  It should be a nice softish dough.  Roll into balls and place on a baking tray.  Press down with a fork and bake at 180 for 15 minutes until golden brown.  (do watch as burnt cheese taste is not great)

And I am pleased to say I have caught up on my Splendid Sampler blocks.....


I even did the new one yesterday.....


Righto, Gotto Go..... some quilting calls and I want to get some done before it gets really hot... heatwave going on here ...



17 comments:

  1. Brrr.... it's getting cold here! I love your Christmas tree with ornaments and angel topper!!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe - they were yummy...I'm intrigued that you use chips! I must try them!
    Love the gingerbread house and stocking.

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  3. Lovely little presents all over the place. I had to chuckle at the mini tree over such a big box. (Sorry but it too cute!) love the SS blocks especially your bird. Charming. ;^)

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  4. Great fun with the Christmas tree, Fiona! And gosh that bird block, amazing work!

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  5. Hi Fiona lol you always crack me up my friend,i love your new ornaments and i am so glad that you are going to get a bigger tree,lol.
    Thankyou for the biscuit recipe and your blocks look fantastic,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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  6. What wonderful gifts and I love hanging stockings and ornies around the house. I have peg racks that i use too, great for ornies you want to display.

    Debbie

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  7. lots of happy post! You've been working hard on your blocks, well done for catching up

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  8. What a fun Christmas you will have this year! Nowhere near as hot today, thank goodness, but much more humid than usual. Don't forget to watch 'Endeavour' tonight, will you?

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  9. Youve had a great start to Christmas .. such cute ornies and gifts...
    Hmm! SS blocks, now you have caught up maybe you can do a few for me??

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  10. Love the sweet gingerbread house ornament. Thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds yum!

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  11. Sweet wee ornaments Fiona and your Christmas tree is just perfect ...for now... sounds like I have a new recipe to try :-) Yes it's been a little hotter over here than what I am used to!

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  12. Meant to ask Sunday for the recipe. Thankyou for posting it. Very yummy. The SS blocks are lovely. Hugs,xx

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  13. I think you need a bigger tree...........lovely SSCS ornament from Carin.......

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  14. Cute stocking from Carin and what a sweet Angel from Susan...love your tree *LOL*...

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  15. Lovely gifts Fiona - the Angel is gorgeous. Great work on your blocks. xx

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  16. Santa is definitely looking after you with lovely gifts. I think your little tree is managing to do the job perfectly. Good to see you have squeezed in some time for your blocks, too.

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  17. Lovely little Christmas ornament !!
    Florence

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