Thursday 22 January 2015

Taking time for friends, nibblies and fnsi reminders


Yesterday was spent in the company of some very good friends of mine ours….I’m sure you’ll recognise them……

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the only problem was, there was only two of them….Michelle didn’t make it.  I missed her terribly….it’s been so long since I’ve seen these lovely girls, I was so looking forward to the day….but these gals kept me laughing, although we were minus the lovely Michelle (and Barb)!

Heather had made a scrummy slice for morning tea from a recipe I shared on Facebook (I’ve included the recipe below so you can try it yourself for our FNSI nibbles with our cuppa).

And she shared the gorgeous apron she’d made, but ‘someone’ decided she was going to model it for us….

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….and then refused to take it off and wore it all day!  Suited her too, don’t you think….after all, it IS her birthday next month, Heather!!!  The frivolity went on all day, even when lunch was being prepared…..

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This lot crack me up!  You can see why we look forward to it so much!….I missed my chance though….whilst those two were preoccupied, I could have polished off the delish Rice Pudding that Jen brought along……talk about yummo!  You can find the recipe for it on Jen’s blog here…it would be perfect as an after dinner treat tomorrow night!  And finished off the way Jen did with apple jelly, fresh mango and blueberries…….…mmm mmmmmmmm, what more can I say!?

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Our visit gave me a chance to hand over my Christmas gifts to the gals….

here’s what I made for Jen (I’ve been showing sneak peeks of it for a number of months now)….

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and I made Heather a special ‘personalised’ gift to warn others to keep away from her fabulous stash which, by the way,  would have to be the envy of ANY quilt shop…..

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I might even have to write a pattern up for this one…..what do you think?

Michelle’s and Barb’s are waiting patiently at both Jen’s and Heather’s place for the next time they see each other. And Michelle’s birthday gift is also waiting to meet it’s owner.

Anyway, more finishes to contend with, so tomorrow night’s FNSI is perfect timing.  Have you signed up yet?  Make sure you do.. Sign ups are in this previous post.  And here’s the recipe for our Simple Apple Slice…..wont take long to prepare and your nibblies for tomorrow night will be made!



2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 apples, peeled, cored and diced (1cm)
125g butter or margarine
1 egg


Toss apples with self raising flour, cinnamon and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.

Melt butter in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a small bowl in the microwave. Stir in egg.

Pour butter and egg into the apple mixture and mix until combined.

Spoon into a greased and lined slice tin.

Bake at 180 C for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Keeps for about 3 days (if you don’t eat it all before then!)


Can’t wait to stitch along with you tomorrow night.

xox Sugary hugs :o)



Brenda said...

Sounds like a good day was had by all. I know it is disappointing to look forward to spend time with friend and all can not make it. Hope you can all get together again soon!

Sam I Am...... said...

You gals look like you have WAY too much fun!LOL! I love the food (of course) and your gifts are gorgeous! Yes, please make a pattern for the stash darling! You are really talented!
I'll be joining you tomorrow night for FNSI even though I am in the U.S. and you will be into Saturday already while I am still on Friday! LOL! That's's still fun and motivates me...thanks girls!

e said...

The art work is gorgeous and personal to both ladies :) Yes, absolutely write that pattern - I'll be the first to purchase it :) And thanks for the recipe - definitely trying it as I have all the ingredients :)

What a lovely friend you are :)


Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time, Wendy. The pear you made for Jenny is stunning. That's a lot of crosses! I love Heather's stitchery.

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Baa. xxx said...

Ha..ha... what fun! Your gifts were lovely and the apple slice looks so yummy... not a chance of lasting 3 days!

wish2stitch said...

The best days are those spent in the company of like minded friends. Thanks for the recipe, looks delicious.

Cheryll said...

Oh what FuN !!! :)

Anonymous said...

I always love to see what you ladies get up to. I'm so shocked to see a pear for Jen =) and yes, I think you need to write up the pattern for that stitchery. It's cute, and so applicable to almost anyone! I'm not sure what a slice tin is. Will a pie pan or cake pan do?

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy i will start again this time i am playing it safe and doing it on my main computer and not the ipad,damn auto correct. I am so sorry.
Thankyou for sharing your wonderful day my friend,love seeing you girls having fun,you all have such a wonderful friendship.I l love all the beautiful gifts you made you are very clever my friend,that pear is stunning.xx

Jo said...

Yummo.. I'm going to make that cake and rice pudding.mthanks for the recipe.. I'm ready to stitch tonight..

Jenny of Elefantz said...

The best of days, and that cake was Yummy!! I adore my beautiful. xxx

Pinnylea Creations said...

Days with friends, fun and food are by far the best xx

Susan said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - and a great recipe too!!

Joy McD said...

Looks like you ladies had a great day! Love the stitchery - yes, pattern required for sure!!! xxx

Allie said...

Really glad you got together with the gals, Wendy, it's been a long time! LOVE the gifts you made for the girls, and yes please do make that a pattern - I'll buy it immediately, lol! My best friend has a stash that just won't quit.