Sunday, June 24, 2012

A story, a stitchin finish and yummy snacks

One reader of my blog (who shall be called Milly*) gave me such a good laugh this week that I had to share it with you....

... it concerns my new blog header....

In the early morning (before the eyes were properly focussing it seems) Milly decided to do a bit of a blog read and opened up BubzRugz...

"Oooooh... Fiona and Hubz have a new spa and how much fun they are having cavorting around and splashing.... "

she then went and opened up curtains and washed her face and put on her glasses and realised her mistake

Imagine if Milly had seen this picture - pool party?


In February Marina sent me a lovely little surprise so this month it was her turn

since she recently bought herself a mini quilt stand it was easy to decide what to make her

I have a pattern by Giggle Buttons from a magazine and got the idea of the wording from that and paper pieced the block

finished size is 12" square


You know my lovely neighbour... the one who brings me pumpkins, and prayer rocks.... she has gone off for a holiday and I miss her so I thought I would make up one of her recipes...

It is a vegetarian one and full of flavour and texture
...  very yummy...

Nut Rice Patties

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 carrot, finely grated
1 onion, chopped finely
1 Tbsp tomato sauce
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped small
1 tsp dried mixed herbs (or your favourite herb)
1 tsp stock powder
1 tsp mild curry powder (optional)
2 Tbsp bread crumbs for binding
1 tsp olive oil
  1. Place brown rice into a mixing bowl
  2. Add all the rest - except the breadcrumbs - and mix well
  3. Add bread crumbs to bind
  4. Form into patties
  5. Fry in a little olive oil until nicely brown on both sides
Serve warm with a gravy or tomato sauce (I love sweet chilli sauce with mine) and steamed or roasted vegetables or serve cold with salad.
These freeze well
Also nice in  bread roll with salad for a healthy packed lunch

Righto, Gotto Go.... blogs to read, things to stitch ........

*  not her real name (but you know who you are!!)


  1. Tell Milly Thats something I would do
    Always nice to have something to giggle about

  2. Patties sound really nice, If only a spa meant hopping along to anyone's watering hole and jumping in then preening and fly off.

  3. Hilarious story! I wonder who she thought the third bird in the pool was. Love the mini you made for Marina.

  4. How funny. Certainly gave me a giggle. :) Love the mini. Hugs,

  5. Milly has provided me with a great laugh to start my Sunday! I love this pic & you have captured such a wonderful scene... blog header pics always are interesting to me...

  6. So funny and a great way for me to start my day :o) Thanks "Milly" and Fiona xx

  7. Hey don't laugh... glasses are a god send! Many a mistake is made without them.. haven't you seen the TV adverts? lol :)

  8. what a cracker, you and hubz frolicking in the bird bath spa and then inviting others to join in too! Not that there's anything wrong with a little cavorting.
    Love, love, love my mini!!
    It looks very at home here.

  9. OMG that *Milly - how funny...
    Your mini quilt for Marina is absolutely gorgeous...I'm sure it is looking fabulous on her mini stand...
    I've copied out that sounds so yummy...

  10. Those patties look really good, i love fried rice, nice idea for summer.


  11. I loved that little mini quilt when I saw it on Marina's blog...beautiful.
    Got to try those Nut Patties, they sound like just my cup of tea!

  12. Hello Fiona,

    Now could we please have a picture of you in the spa bath!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe, don't eat red meat so always looking for ones like this.

    Happy days.

  13. lol,how funny,love the pool party shot,lol.Yummy recipe i vegetarian meals,thankyou Fiona,enjoy your day my friend.xx

  14. Every morning I wake up, unplug my phone and read a few blogs... That could so easily have been me ha ha.. My eyes don't see too well first thing ... Love the story! I saw your gorgeous mini quilt on Marinas blog.. What a lovely surprise and it is just beautiful. Thank you too for the recipe.. It sounds delish. Another great post that gave me a giggle Fiona xx
    ps... you do realise I will never be able to look at your header again with out a smile he he...

  15. Love that mini quilt such a pretty pallette of colours and a divine design. just lovely. Cute story too :)

  16. Gorgeous mini for Marina - love the colours.

    Good story - hope you are enjoying the spa!

  17. love the "spa" .... too cute ... wonderful story too ... still giggling ...

    you certainly do have a beautiful garden with lots of wonderful wildlife ...

    very pretty mini too ... well done ..

  18. Thanks Milly for the laugh , that was just too cute but I can see it happening too. I really love the mini you made for Marina , you have mastered PP very well , it is gorgeous. hugs Sheila

  19. great photo....all for one and one for all..... I am off to get some WALNUTS to try the Nut Rice patties....thank you for sharing

  20. Too cold even for a hot tub for me! :)
    Gorgeous little mini and those rice cakes sound very yummy.

  21. I bet you secretly have a hot tub that you and Hubz don't share with us. A bit of midnight skinny dips and such...

  22. Hello Fiona, lovely mini you have the colourway..enjoyed catching up with your posts..Hugs, O'faigh


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