Monday, 10 January 2011

Stitchy Sunday

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.


  1. Achoo is progressing well, it's such a cute design.

    Mmmm, that baking looks very tasty!! Glad you had a fun stitchy day with your friends.

    I hope all goes well with the birth of your little one. Can't wait to see photos in a few weeks.

  2. Well done on Achoo - he looks so sweet. Yummy food you have been baking :-)

    Looks like your stitching day was great fun.

    Bet you can't wait to pop!!

  3. Great progress on Achoo - he is very cute. Lovely pictures of your stitching friends and baking. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new baby - hope all goes well.

  4. Looks like you had a great time - love the snacks too. I've got a mix master thingy but am so lazy lol. I saw Achoo on one of the stitching sites I visit and knew I had seen him somewhere before - very cute. Good luck for the last few days/weeks before your baby is born :)

  5. Mmmm, the lemon tart and cookies look very yummy!

    Achoo looks absolutely gorgeous! you really have made great progress.

    Sounds like you all had a great time on Sunday. I would love to hold a stitching session at my place but I only have one friend who stitches! :(

    Wishing you all the best with the birth of your baby.

    Happy Stitching

  6. Achoo looks so cute! Jealous of your stitchy get together, looks like you had fun and your baking looks delish :-)

  7. That is some wonderful baking. It all looks so tempting.
    How wonderful to have a stitching get together.
    Your progress on Achoo is great. He is such a cutie.
    Wishing you a quiet peaceful delivery.

  8. Such yummy baking Belinda. Your stitching get together looks so much fun and Achoo is such a cutey.
    Hope the baby arrives near to it;s date, can;t wait to say hello. Will be thinking of you, hugs!

  9. Yummy looking cookies Belinda and looks like you guys had a fab time!!! Achoo is looking darling and can't wait to meet your little bundle of joy.

  10. I'm getting so excited to hear your baby news, Belinda! I'm sure you can hardly wait...

    Achoo is looking darling and how nice to have a group of stitching friends closeby. I do love seeing your baking, too. I am an avid baker (well, more so when my three sons lived at home and could gobble up the goodies before I did!), too. I always thought it would be fun to open a combination bakery/stitchery shop!

  11. Achoo is looking fab hun (as are you!). I thoroughly enjoyed our meeting on Sunday and your biccies were lovely. You're so lucky having such nice in-laws too ;) Thanks so much for the inspiration for getting back into my stitching - it worked a treat... Maybe the book helped a little too, as well as such a wonderful meeting. They should all be like that! Can I be cheeky and get you to email the piccies to me too please? I totally forgot to take some of my own pics...

    Take it easy hun, and hopefully I'll see you before bub's arrival for a bit of a catch-up :D xxx

  12. How come I was not following your blog? We seems to have some tastes in common . :) I love achoo : it's in my " I want to buy it one day" !!! :-D

    You are so lucky to be able to have some stitching meeting .

  13. Those pictures look delicous :p
    Great progress on your wip :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  14. I love the puppy (Achoo) he is so cute, lovely looking baking, yum!

    just found your blog and you have some lovely stitching

  15. I just found your blog, love the stitching AND the baking!! :)

    Hope all goes well with the baby.