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Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Fiddling....

First up a couple of people wanted me to share my recipe for the yummy little muffins so here it is - all freshly typed up for you!  Enjoy!

2 ¼ cups SR flour
½ cocoa powder sifted
1 cup caster sugar
¾ cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup milk
1 teasp vanilla
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line a 12 hole , 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases.
Combine flour, cocoa, sugar and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. In a large jug whisk together vegetable oil, milk, vanilla and eggs. Pour into well in dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon stir until just combined. Don’t over mix. Spoon mixture into paper cases. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm to touch.

I didn't get much done today.  Brooke's going away party is here tomorrow night so I needed to make her pavlova.  Luckily the only other thing I have to provide is the marinated chicken thighs to barbecue.  Everyone else brings the rest of the food and we all provide drinks.  This is like having family over so there is no need to make the house spotless  - just generally respectable will do!

I did manage to sew my informal swap block for Celia.  Only a sneak peak til Celia has received them! 
There is an extra one in there for me too. 
Here are a few more five inch (when trimmed) stars that I did on the quilt retreat which I don't think I have shown you yet. 
I love making these - a great way to use up scraps of favourite pieces of material.

Finally tonight I managed to finish off another four of my Christmas stars for my wall hanging.

 I just love the fabrics in this one - I will always enjoy seeing it in my quilt.
I also made this red one to add to my slowly growing pile of scrap five inch stars - note all of these ones still need to be trimmed to size! The centre piece in this one was a tad too small but I loved the pic so just added a green strip - meant to add a bit of green to each side but didn't realise that I hadn't till it was all together - duh! Not unpicking it though. This can be my Amish mistake!

 That is it for me - probably no sewing tomorrow as I will take my time tidying up for the party and getting ready.  The antibiotics have done the trick and i am feeling fine - I want to stay that way so easy does it.  I don't have all that much to do anyway.  I have Stars and Stripes paper plates to set the table - red plastic table cloths and so on - photos to follow after the party.

Till next time............happy stitching! 


  1. Glad to hear you're feeling better!! Enjoy the party tomorrow - don't spend so much time tidying up that you're exhausted before it begins, lol!
    I am Loving those star blocks...Gorgeous!!! Especially that horsey one!

  2. All of your star blocks are looking good. Yeah for antibiotics - I am happy that you are feeling better. Have a great time at the party!

  3. Those stars look like lots of fun to play with.
    I love gatherings like that too but I hope you don't over-do it!

  4. I am so glad you are feeling better Jan-Maree. I love your star blocks. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas wall hanging.

  5. Glad you're feeling better. the blocks and the muffins look great. Hope your party went well, sounds like a lot of fun.

  6. I'm glad the antibiotics are working! I think your little "amish mistake" block is so cute, I can understand why you wanted to use that center. Wonderful star blocks!


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