Thursday, December 11, 2014

No sewing......

... whilst the widget has been staying.... but we have had a lot of fun and the postie has been...

Chookyblue hosts SSCS and we are matched up with people from other countries... Grace sent me a parcel all the way from Arizona, USA.... I love the Arizona card with the coyotes and cactuses looking out for Santa..

... very clear instructions about the next part....

... and look at this beautiful ornament ... cross stitch and so beautifully finished off ... I love it.. thanks Grace ... I will be a good girl and hide the rest... so great to meet you too!!

I have also had some lovely ornies thanks to lovely bloggy friends.. and I will show them all another day

I have glued together plates before but my hot gluing wasn't too successful... I saw Jeneta had done some HERE  with really pretty plates... but she did let me know she used a Weldbond glue with good results... so the young widget and I got them out to work on together....

... when he saw me taking pictures he did too on his leap-pad.... (future blogger?????)

we made this 3 tiered one.... I think it will be perfect for the Christmas table this year....

.... these mushrooms had been done before but needed a clean and regluing.... I will put little solar lights under them and they go in the garden....

.. another couple that were fixed.... great for cakes and snacks....

... then it was time for Christmas cake and making wishes....

I also baked some of Christine's almond bread....  put away for slicing and drying next week

The Christmas cake has been glazed with butter and sherry and left now for icing next week too

... on our way into town we pass these fields of sunflowers... they are so much fun to watch....

.. that is the sun going down behind... now a mystery ... I thought sunflowers followed the sun.. these ones are always looking East whatever time of day.... sunny or cloudy ... 

Oh.. and this word verification thing that is messing around our blogs..... this link seems to help...

Thanks to Kathy and Terry for sharing


  1. I love that santa ornament! And the sunflowers are so pretty! :0)

  2. That is a beautiful ornament and a really nice finish.
    Being sick has put me even more behind, so I will do what I can and that is all I can do;)


  3. Many thanks for sorting out the verification robot thing, I had been wondering what was going on with other blogs and hoping mine wasn't also affected! Must try to make one of those glass trees, they look like great fun. Love that cooking, just as well you have Widget to help!

  4. Lovelu ornies I love your new creations...yummy cooking xxx

  5. Hi Fiona what fun having your little widget around to help you ,wow the xmas decoration is beautiful,very special and boy you are doing an awesome job of those plates,you are a jack of all trades,enjoy your day my friend.xx

  6. Love all the serving dishes....I m so pleased you liked the sure to open your gift on Christmas! no more peeking.

  7. You have been busy with your helper. love all the glass things you have made.Your cooking looks yummy too. Hugs.......

  8. It looks like the two of you have been very busy. Lovely decoration you have received. Thanks for the info re gluing the plates. That's something to try one day. I like the creations you have made. All that baking looks delicious!

  9. Your glass works look lovely - the lights will be a real bonus. Handy to have Mr Widget to help stirat cake - its hard work...

  10. Lots of fun projects happening at your house and so nice to have a little helper . Thanks for the tip on the glue , I found my mushroom separated after a while , I will fix it properly now. Those cakes look yummy and I had never heard of the almond bread, sounds interesting since I love almonds . Sweet little ornament from Grace ! hugs Sheila

  11. Você e seu ajudante trabalham duro para esperar o Natal!
    Os bolos parecem deliciosos e os arranjos com a louça ficaram interessantes.
    Seu cartão postal está na fanpage do "Jeito Mineiro Bordados" e também no meu blog.
    Um abraço!

    You and your helper work hard to wait for Christmas!
    The cakes look delicious and arrangements with the dishes were interesting.
    Your postcard is on the fanpage "Jeito Mineiro Bordados" and also on my blog.


  12. What a cool card with the cactus Fiona.....You've been busy with those plates! The sunflowers are lovely even though they may be facing the wrong way lol!

  13. thanks for sharing a great blog entry ..and your photo of the sunflowers has the wow factor

  14. LOVE! Your Santa ornie...beautiful! Your mini chef seems to have done an awesome job on your cake. Those sunflowers are so beautiful!

  15. love the plate stand, so effective. You have your assistant in the making there

  16. I've been getting the verification for your blog and blaming my poor maligned ipad. :D lots of lovely creativity and it's nice to see the widget hasn't slowed you down. I love your mushrooms...can I pinch that idea?

  17. Fiona, what a beautiful decoration. You are so ingenious with your lovely glass reclycling

  18. widget is a great assistant!
    lots of christmas yummy happening at your place.
    Such a dainty cross stitch ornament.
    love those sunflowers. We have two growing in the garden, wish they put on that good a show.

  19. You have a lovely office assistant there, Fiona!! Love the ornament you got and all the wonderful things you made. About the number verification - I don't have it on my blog, I tested, and I do have pop-up comments. It's blogs with the comment form embedded that I can't comment on, without copying and pasting the link into Firefox! [normally I use Chrome]. I sure wish google would fix that, it's making my life miserable, especially now that everyone on the planet seems to have gone to embedded comments!!

  20. Dear Fiona,
    congratulations to your wonderful Santa ornament by Grace. What a lovely idea.
    Great work with the plates, that is a good idea as well, have to try it out.

  21. a beautiful ornament.......I love sunflowers...............


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