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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My 3 Xmas Ornies

I have finished my three Xmas Ornies for Alison/Patti/Jill's swap. They were fun to make and I am pleased with the way they turned out.

Guess what I have been doing

Last weekend I dyed some silk ribbons and I know - I should have worn gloves. They were beside me on the table. Hot soapy water with bleach brought them back to normal in no time.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Postcard Swap

I am so pleased to have made all 5 postcards in such a short time. I found them most enjoyable to make and may even make more to send to the family.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Tea Time Block from Ati

My Tea Time Treats Block arrived today, from Ati in The Nederlands.

Ati sent the recipe for a Dutch Apple Cake and it looked so good I made it for tea tonight. There is some left over for afternoon tea tomorrow. LOL
I might even freeze some. DH and I can assure you that it tastes good.
In case anyone would like to try it, here's the recipe

360g self-raising flour
180g sugar
210g butter
1 egg beaten
a pinch of salt
1 kilogram of apples
50g raisins
cinnamon - to suit
sugar - to suit
Make a dough from the flour, sugar, butter and half the beaten egg
Make a bottom in the form( 10" tin) and a wall about 2" high
Keep some of the dough for the top latticing.
Peel and chop the apples, dress sugar, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon custard powder and the raisins in it. Mix well
Put the filling in the form
Make a pattern of strips from the rest of the dough. Brush the rest of the egg over the stripes of the dough.

Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes at 175 oC (approx 340 oF)

Friday, October 06, 2006

Glenn Andre's Art

This is too wonderful not to share. Glenn Andre liked the dragonfly heart I swapped with his mother so much, that he borrowed it to draw. I was so pleased that I made him his own heart and today I received this fantastic artwork from him.

Glenn Andre says he is going to be an artist when he is older, but he surely is one now.

I love the kangaroo and koala and parrot, but especially I like the chipmunk in the tree, reaching for the acorn. It is so cute.

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