Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy 45th birthday to me!!! spoiled with gorgeous bouquet of flowers and others gifts from hubby & kids! Didn't plan anything that day other than to go out for dinner as it is usually a busy day for everyone if we will celebrate it that day. Since Chris also's birthday in December we had decided to celebrate it together for family and friends and had it yesterday. Here's a couple of pics of what i had prepared. Pity i wasn't able to take pics of the main dishes for dinner, was then too busy so the pics below were the small bites, warm and cold that was serve after coffee in the afternoon. Preparations had taken a lot of time and hard work but it's worth it! Kind of fun too trying to choose which dishes that fits together. Nearly a couple of weeks ago, the owner of the cafe-restaurant where i work celebrated her 60th birthday and i had offered to make some small savory snacks for the drinks. No stitching was done at all this month...but have a couple more days to go... Wish you all a Happy weekend!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Christmas Tree

Finally put up our x'mas tree today, did wanted it earlier but been crazy busy while i am off work for the whole month of December but since hubby came home last week we've been catching up on scheduled appointments mainly for our son, Chris. At school and dentist appointments as it have to be at the mainland. Manage to pick up half of the boxes from where we stored them and still piled up here and not yet unpacked. We are off again for a couple of days tomorrow so it will have to wait end of this week... Probably our last lunch get-together as we are all busy this coming weeks. Kind of happy organizing for lunch/dinner here at home as i am into trying new recipes. Yeah, instead of picking up stitching i am browsing through different sites for new recipes to try. Although no builders to spoil i still make cake/tarts for us. Since i don't want to eat much, just a taste...i'll bring some portions to friends to try. Hope everyone's having a good weekend!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Autumn exchange @ HOE!

Here's what i sent to my partner Brendon all the way to Australia. It's a freebie design just can't remember from who... Love the piece i received from Becky, Thank you so much, Becky!! Days go by so fast...First day of December, birthday of our son...his father and sister aren't home and one of his wish to go out to dinner at the only 'Wok restaurant' here on the island so i asked him to take a few of his friends so we went this evening. Such fun with these young guys! I was glad i can join them, thought they'd prefer to go without parent. Last saturday been off with friends to the city with the train. It should be around 3 hours travel to there but due to some storing with train connections, we had miss a couple so it took us an hour extra. It was quite an experience, was first for me to go that far with the train. Ussually we took the car if we go out of the island. Still preparing and trying some new recipes, not for the builders anymore but just for us here or friends who stop by for coffee or lunch. I do need to gather a list of recipes that i'd like to prepare again when needed. Most were found through the net so sometimes i cannot remember anymore the link where i've found the recipe. Thanks to all who stop by and took the time to leave me a comment. Really appreciate it. Happy week to all!!