Ooops! Nearly forgot....
My Christmas in July swap!
I then hung it on my ornament tree - now, I do not think I have shown you my gorgeous ornament tree, which my dear friend, Lisa, gave me as an early birthday present - it is just perfect for hanging my ornaments on!
I was so busy cooking and baking up a storm that I only just remembered to check it all out late last night! lol!
I am off to see my Dad later this morning (Sunday), so yesterday I decided to make some delicious food for him to brighten up his Meals on Wheels usual diet. It took a lot of the day but was worth it. I find that cooking and baking meals for loved ones, soothes my soul - do other people feel like that, too?
This is what I made:
Apple and rhubarb compote (I have this for breakfast with some yoghurt and a sprinkling of muesli - delicious!)
Apple-raspberry crumble muffins - my Dad loves something sweet with a cup of tea.
Pumpkin soup - the batch I made last Sunday disappeared within 24 hours and I like to freeze soup in portions to take for work lunches, hence the need to make some more.
Lastly, sausage rolls (I always add some zucchini and carrot to the meat mixture)
Now, loads of all this was made yesterday and I was the only one home for dinner! lol! However, TraderVic came home early evening from the footy - cold and dejected as his beloved Tigers had lost but I soon warmed and cheered him up by fussing over him and heating up soup and sausage rolls for him for a late dinner. He loved the muffins, too.
There were some other things I was busy with, too. Firstly, having a real life phone chat with one of my partners in crime, Linda from Stitching with my Furbabies. Not as long a chat, as I would have liked as it is expensive ringing from Australia to the U.S, if you chat too long! lol!
Lovely talking to you, Linda, my dear - lots of love from me to you!
But I was also busy with some Finishing - when I was ferreting around in my fabric stash cupboard, I found this stitched piece: January Cat, which is a freebie from Cyber Stichers.com. I cannot find when I did the actual stitching (not a post could I find anywhere), so I am counting yesterday's Finishing into an ornament as a Happy Dance.
I finished it as a sweet little heart ornament, with a sweet reproduction fabric as the backing.
Okay, next post will be showing off all of my Christmas in July goodies, which are all gorgeous!