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 ...


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

  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.

  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. ;^)

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

  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

  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.


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

  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?

  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??

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

  17. Lovely little Christmas ornament !!


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