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:

marina said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Karen said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Barb said...

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

Quilt Kitty said...

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

sunny said...

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

Wonky Girl said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

Marilyn said...

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

Too many eggs said...

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?

Allie said...

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!

Teresa said...

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

retdairyqueen said...

YOU ARE MAKING ME HUNGRY

Larissa said...

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!

Lyn said...

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..

Narelle said...

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 ;)

Sunnybec said...

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

Wendy said...

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.

Talin's Corner said...

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

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