I've always loved baking but since I've been on maternity leave I've baked twice so far in a week. I got a lovely fancy mix master from my Mother and Father in law for Christmas and it's something I've always wanted but never could justify
buying myself since they are so expensive and we couldn't really afford such a luxury.
So I decided last week to bake biscuits for the stitchy meeting I was holding at my house on Sunday. While I was at it, I decided to bake a lemon tart for a dinner at a friends house we were going to last night, and I am so glad I did because it was all eaten up very quickly. Not a slice left over. I was very pleased with that.
I was pretty proud of my work so I took a photo of my lemon tart. I made the crust too, which I was happy with. :-)
Here are the white chocolate chip cookies with milk chocolate on top and sprinkles. The girls seemed to enjoy these at the stitchy meeting.
I had such a lovely time at the stitchy meeting yesterday. There were 6 of us all together which was nice for a change since many times not everyone can make it every month. We had one special member who came all the way from America just for us, haha (kidding of course) she is in Australia for a summer holiday to see her family. Stephanie was a part of our stitchy group two years ago but then had to go back home so we hadn't seen her for two years. It was really special to have her back yesterday sitting with us again. It was like she had never left, we were all chatting just like normal.
We had an afternoon of cross stitching of course, chatting and eating all the yummy food. Here are some photos I would like to share with you of our afternoon.
This is Melody stitching away in between running after her 15 month old daughter Lily.
From left to right: Stephanie, Bek and Gayle.
And lucky last, this is Cassie and I. I am the one who looks about to pop. :-)
This past week I have managed to get quite a bit of stitching done on Achoo and I have finished half of the pattern already. I did get more done on him yesterday too which was good so he is coming along nicely now. He has such a cute face, I've been looking forward to seeing his face come together. I was wanting to get him finished by the time the baby is born but I don't think that is going to happen somehow.
Here is my progress of Achoo at the moment.
I just wanted to say hello to my new followers too, thank you for joining my blog. :-) I hope you enjoy seeing my progress pics. Since I am a one at a time pattern girl I can understand my pics might get a bit boring seeing the same pattern all the time. Oh and I will be sure to post a photo of our new little one who should be arriving in two weeks time.