Saturday, August 2, 2014

FNWF ......

Thank you Cheryl for hosting us at Friday Night With Friends....  it is always wonderful to link up with so many others and visit a few different people bloggily.....

I love lemon flavour and remember a lovely pudding my mom used to make... I lost her recipe but found this one by Donna Hay which is very similar... and easy peasy yummy scrummy!


It's like a very light cake on the top and lemon curdy sauce on the bottom... very yummy with a blob of thick cream!

I managed to loose my wedding band this week after over 35 years! (cold hands and it must have slipped off somewhere!!)  aaaaaarrgggghhhh... anyway I have both my grandmothers and my mothers wedding bands so I am very proud to now be wearing Mom's on my hand as a replacement - it is finer than mine was as she had worn it down quite a bit ....


.... well... as for sewing on Friday night....

I sewed a mouse.....


This is a very sweet pattern from Joy of JoyPatch and I got mine from a magazine (but I don't know which one because I tear patterns out of magazines!)  I love that mouse's expression and is sortof what I felt after eating lemon pudding!!   

The pudding is sewn in Cottage Garden "Mossipot" (what a lovely word!) and then a plain mousey coloured DMC for the mouse.... (thanks to Christine for helping me decide on that....)

Then I started working on my stars....... I learnt to tie bows with 3 different ribbons together in the morning (I needed instruction since I am not good at fiddly diddly things) .... so I started joining the stars together, sewing the ribbons down and adding the little red bells....



There was footy on TV so I concentrated hard on the bows and bells whilst Hubz and the dog watched  intently ..... 


I carried on this afternoon whilst watching Mrs Marple and one word is done....


Christmas is a longer word so it might take a few movies to do that one!!  Looks like the cold is coming back so I will need to stay indoors????

Righto, Gotto Go..... start on the next lot of bows and bells..... have a lovely weekend and I hope you get to do something fun....

37 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Fiona, I love thar Christmas pudding and little mouse. So cute!

Christine said...

It's very Christmassy over your way! Your mousy pudding is delightful and the swag looks great.
I'm sorry your ring hasn't shown up yet.

KERYN B said...

Fiona that's awful about your ring maybe that means hubby has to buy you a new one - with a filthy big rock in the middle lol. Love your mouse he looks very cute...........

Jeanette said...

Oh my I love lemon delicious. I would've come for a visit if I'd known you were making it :). Your swag looks great. Love the mouse. Must check out that thread. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

Sad about losing your ring, but happy that you have a sentimental replacement. My hubby lost his in the paddock once and it was miraculously found.....
Your stars are looking very snazzy all tied together.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sorry to hear about your ring....I have split wedding rings and I had lost one...ages after that I decided to wash the curtains in the bedroom...took them down and what did I find in there my other wedding ring they are now tobether...love all your show and tell...

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,hope your ring turns up and your lemon delicious looks awesome,love your work ,well done my friend.xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Fiona! Mmmmmm ... Lemon delicious was always the birthday dinner request ... it is YUMMO!! And oddly enough ... I've never tried to make it myself ... on the to do list now. Your stars look fab in real life and mousey looks pretty content, too. :0) Have a fantastic weekend. Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

Daisy Jayne said...

Just love that pudding and the very contented mouse..... That lemon looks so delicious

Cheryll said...

Ooohhh yum! Gorgeous mouse and fantastic "merry" stars. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for joining in FNWF

marina said...

beautiful stitching fiona!
shame about your ring, I hope it reappears. I lost my ring for over a year and the day I picked up a replacement one the other one miraculously reappeared. Must say looked a little suspicious lol
Your stars look fabulous.

Jennifer said...

I do hope your wedding ring turns up! That is one very cute mouse, he certainly does look stuffed - the pudding must have been delicious. Just as well your swag is only two words long, isn't it?

apple blossom said...

love your stitching project...It'll be Christmas before we know it

Maria said...

Yummy cake!!
Love your mouse. I remember stitching that too. Hmm wonder were I put that pattern.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Your mouse stitchery is gorgeous Fiona & your star swag looks wonderful. Cheers, Tracy.

WoolenSails said...

That pudding cake looks delicious. Love how the swag looks on the wall.

Debbie

Sue SA said...

A shame you lost your wedding band, but a lovely solution to be able to wear your mothers. I love the look of the pudding and its definately pudding weather here, so thanks for the link. The Christmas swag is looking so impressive, your house will be well decorated this year!

retdairyqueen said...

Merry is looking great
Cute mouse and pudding I have admired that pattern in a magazine
Hopefully you will find the ring
My daughter lost her engagement ring(going back a long while now)Her little dog had disapeared and she was feeling in the dam and it slipped off in the mud. When the dam went down she got a lend of a metal detector and found it He had bought her another one by then

Anita said...

Hi Fiona,
I love the footy supporter watching the game!! lol It must be nice to have your mum's wedding ring to wear, hope you find yours. Lovely work you've been doing.
Cheers, Anita.

Bobbie B said...

hi Fiona ... i do hope your ring turns up ... mine was lost years ago and hubby replaced it and .. i lost that one too ... so needless to say ... no more rings for me ... haha ... how lovely though that you have your mum's ring ... very precious indeed ...

love your stitcheries .... as always they are gorgeous ...

huge hugs ...

Cath said...

I watched Miss Marple as well while I stitched. I hope you find your wedding ring.....it is possible. I remember years ago my mum lost her ring in our jungle of a acre block and we found it a couple of months later....just glistening in the sunlight.....quite lucky really.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lemon Delicious - yummm!!!! That little mouse is too cute...and your stars, gorgeous, the bows and bells look fabulous...

Jane Galley said...

Love lemon! Shame about the ring, but I'm sure your mum wouldn't mind you wearing hers

Lin said...

The way that lemon pudding separates out is delicious isn't it - I am sure there is a chocolate version but I have never tried it. Love the garland - it is looking absolutely gorgeous and as for mousy he is brilliant. xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh I hope your wedding ring turns up Fiona....my Hubby lost his about 38 years ago! Must check out that pudding!

Elyte said...

Very sad to hear that you lost your wedding ring. Sometimes things reappear when we stop looking for them. Fingers crossed. Love the way that you are joining your stars.

KaHolly said...

Maybe your ring will show up in the most unlikely place!! I'll have to try that lemon pudding cake. I love the chocolate pudding cake and I love lemon. Sounds like a winning combination to me! Yum! That star garland came out absolutely gorgeous!

Susie said...

So productive Fiona. Such a shame about your wedding band but how lovely you can wear your mums. I adore that little mouse stitchery and the bunting is beautiful.

Helen said...

Your stars look wonderful, love the pudding with the cute mouse :)

Cheryl said...

One very cute little mouse Fiona. Hope your wedding band may turn up. Great job on the stars too

Heather S said...

Love the mouse stitchery he looks very content (full of pudding) and the swag is gorgeous.

Mistea said...

You'll have that bow tying, tied up by the time you're finished with Christmas!
Delicious dessert and very cute mouse.

Lyn said...

Yummy dessert..I remember making it years ago, so followed the link and we had it last night..fingers crossed that your ring turns up..I remember years ago when my nana lost her favourite brooch, she looked everywhere and couldn't find it..gave it up as lost..then imagine her surprise when she went to get some icecream one day and there it was in the container, it must have fallen off and landed in it without her knowing...

Christine M said...

Your stars look great Fiona. I love your little mouse. Hopefully, you'll find your ring. It may still turn up.

Janet said...

I used to love that lemon pudding when I was young. Haven't had it for years though. Your Christmas banner is looking beautiful.

kiwikid said...

Love your christmas banner! I hope your ring turns up somewhere for you! A friend in NZ lost her engagement ring while gardening - that caused a kerfuffle!! Lemon pudding sounds great!
xx

Karen said...

Yummy lemon cake - mmmm.....!
I do hope you wedding band turns up - probably in some strange place, but that's okay.
Love the mouse and the pudding. Perfect way to feel at the end of a lovely Christmas day.
Your stars are looking great. Fiddly but definitely worth it!
Stay warm.

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