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Friday, December 16, 2011

9 sleeps and a new look!!!

A new look!  My girlfriend dropped in today to give me some cool cherry fabric.  It was supposed to be part of the Gumnuts kris kringle gift but it was ordered online and took longer than expected to arrive.  I certainly didn't mind getting it late - I love it.  In fact, I thought I would try it out as my background for the blog!  What do you think?  A cheery cherry background for the Cherry Red Quilter!!! (and I am secretly delighted that I actually worked out how to do it!!!)

Baking for today was a new recipe!  I wish this was a scatch and sniff photo - these cookies have ginger and golden syrup in them and they smell divine!  These will be another cookie to go into my cookie tins that I am giving away to a few special people next week!

225g (1 ½ cups) muesli
150g (1 cup) plain flour
85g (1cup) desiccated coconut
75g (1/2 cup) craisins
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
55g (1/4 cup) firmly packed brown sugar
1 ½ teasp ground ginger
125g butter, chopped
60mls (1/4 cup) golden syrup
1 tabsp water
1 teasp bicarb soda

Preheat oven to 160ºC.  Line two baking trays with non-stick paper.  Combine muesli, flour, coconut, craisins, caster sugar, brown sugar and ginger in a large bowl.  Melt together butter, golden syrup and water in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook stirring for 5 minutes or until butter melts and mixture is combined.  Remove from heat.  Add bicarb soda and stir until just combined.  Add muesli mix and stir.  Roll tablespoons of mix into balls and place on trays, allowing room for spreading.  Flatten to 1cm thick.  Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway thru cooking, for twenty minutes or until brown and crisp.  Leave on trays for five minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

My sewing for today culminated in me finishing off these little bookmarks and my second technical achievement for the day was working out how to crop these pictures 
These are going to two gorgeous girls, daughters of one of my oldest friends.  One of the girls is my goddaughter.
I really like these too - I definitely have to make some more!

Don't forget the winner of my giveaway and most of the other Blog Hop Party Giveaways are being drawn tomorrow so you need to hurry up and check them out if you haven't already.  You can see mine here - just leave a comment on that post to enter and you can check out the list of all the other blogs here.

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


  1. Just love the fabric and how do you manage to get as the background. You are clever.

    Cute bookmarks.

  2. I love the fabric! Have you thought about what you will make from it?

  3. Such a lovely post and yes, I can smell the bikies - must try! Love your new look!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  4. mmm coookies! and I like the new look! I challenge you to bare your scraps, Jan-Maree! Come on, show us your scrap mess! he he he

  5. Great new background. Definitely perfect for you.

  6. Fabulous fabric - your friend certainly knew what to buy for you! I will be baking cookies today - my son will be very happy.


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