Sunday, 15 March 2009

A lovely afternoon

It's been a beautiful day here in England today, well, down in the south anyway! I've had a house warming shared lunch with most of my immediate family today - 2 of my sisters, their children / husbands / wives / partners. 14 of us squeezed into my little house, but thankfully I also share the garden and am able to use the large conservatory at the back of the cottage. It was lovely to share lunch together - everyone contributed something and I was busy baking lemon & lime cupcakes at 10pm last night in preparation...

Then my niece Ellie (you can tell we like baking!) made a beautiful 'Country Cake' decorated with cows, sheep and flowers! She is such a clever girl. I love all the little details, the fence, the flower stems, everything! :o) It tasted pretty good too. We polished off most of the food, but there's still a little cake left over which I may take into work with me tomorrow.
I seem to have lost my stitchy vibe at the moment. It could be that I can't see the tv from my only armchair in my little house (I like to stitch and semi-watch films). I can't site the tv anywhere else and don't think I can move the chair anywhere close by. I can see the tv from my bed, so may stitch temporarily sitting on my bed for now. In the summer I'm looking forward to sitting in the conservatory and stitching there. I have an urge to pick up my neglected Taj Mahal WIP at the mo.... Have a great week folks!

11 comments:

Ginnie said...

urmmm they look lovely cakes.....

Doris said...

is funny time,when the family is in home, i missing the tinny house of my parents..

the cupcakes look so delicius, and i like the country cake!, with flowers,fence and a cow!.

i hope you have a great and beautiful week.

Cindy F. said...

The cupcakes sound and look delicious!! Lemon-lime...YUM!!

And what a beautiful cake your niece made!! She is very talented!

Have a great week Sam:)

Karoline said...

Yummy looking cakes :)

Kathy said...

A fun time was had by all I see Sam, those cupcakes sure look delicious. My kids love baking too, am gonna do some tomorrow as they have a friend coming for tea.

Have a great week hun.

Hugs xxxxx

Melissa33 said...

Wow! How old is your neice? I've seen professional cakes that don't look that nice.

Sally said...

Those cupcakes look yummy and the cake your niece made is fantastic!

Lucy said...

That cake is sooooo cute!

Bronny said...

Cupcakes! I haven't made cupcakes for years!!! They do look so nice and fresh and yummy! I love the cake too - what a professional job your neice made. How are things going in your new house now? Have you found a way to stitch comfortably?

Karen said...

Looks delicious, and so pretty, too! Each time I move, I seem to lose my stitching vibe. I think it has to do with losing your stitching nest. The best way to get your groove back, is to set up a new nest as soon as you can. :)

Nicola said...

The baking looks amazing! I'm sure they tasted as good as they looked!

I've lost my stitchy vibe too - they must have eloped together ...