Thursday, August 20, 2009

Girlfriend! Days - Yes, Again!

Oh, dear - I have to stay home today and be a Domestic Goddess, again! Two days out in a row, Tuesday to our State Guild, WAQA, and then yesterday off to our Rough Diamonds Group for a Sewing Day!

In the pic above - a Japanese Noren - how glorious with all the sashiko! A gift to Ann - these beautiful pieces hang on a rod in doorways - the handwork is superb!

Sue, our hostess, at the head of the table and Ann to her right. A little bit of glare as it was a beautiful, spring day here yesterday - and Sue's house is very light and bright with great views of Perth's beautiful Swan River.

The food - to die for! Sue certainly showed us how to do it - we all left with a recipe for overnight sourdough bread - just wonderful with mushroom soup, followed by pumpkin pie. Above, the water jug!
The water was delightfully refreshing with added slices of Australian Wild Limes! New to all of us all and they had such a distinctive limey flavour.

Yummy sweets! Orange and almond cake with sour cream and strawberries!


This one above is for Mildred of Nalley Valley! Mildred enjoys all things elegant and refined and I'm sure this will bring back some memories for her!

Did we sew? - who cares! What a lovely day, thank you Sue, the perfect hostess! We all decided we couldn't compete and it will be plain old Vegemite sandwiches at our homes.
Not a lot of sewing happening in this neck of the woods - another block started from The Civil War Bride Quilt! A new discovery - the glue pen, very handy for fastening all those stems made with my trusty Hera marker! A little afterthought - the little pink, blunt-nosed scissors that I have carried on aircraft throughout Australia and the USA over the past few years - the airline officials have never queried me and I'm sure that it is not just good luck either.
Into 'My Studio' first - it is a bit of a disgrace - then onto other boring household duties!
Happy Day!

20 Lovely People said ...:

Nedra said...

What a fun time. Australian Wild Limes? Sounds exotic!

Joy said...

It looks like you had a really fun (and filling!!) day with your friends ;o). I'm in love with the plate the eggs are on!!! It's stunning!!
Love your CWQ block too ... very pretty.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Mildred said...

What a lovely time it looks like you all enjoyed and the food and table look fabulous. Thank you for the compliment and mention of my blog - you remembered my (and mother's) egg dish, didn't you? You are so sweet and such a dear friend Lurline. I bet those limes were wonderful!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

looks like you had a lovely day...wished i had some sewing buddies close. will you all adopt me and think of me during all your meetings? haha

Purple and Paisley said...

oh how i envy your fun girlfriend days...i wish i had something like that here...what a wonderful time you have...and yummy food, too! ☺

Kris said...

Yes, girlfriend days look like a wonderful time! Lucky Lurline (and girlfriends)

Mrs Quilty said...

Girlfriend days are so important! Happy you could enjoy two days in a row! That food looks so yummy! Especially the orange and almond cake with sour cream and strawberries! My mouth's watering! Can the recipe be shared??? Too fun!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like you have been having fun...nice to share some time with friends.

Lulu said...

A dish, just for boiled eggs. I'm impressed.

Julia said...

Oh Lurline, looks like I missed a great day.
That food, how are we ever going to top that!
Nice to see Ann and Jan there too!
Hugs Julia ♥

LeKaQuilt said...

What a wonderful time you have! It's always nice to meet the girls :o))

Fiesta said...

Lurline all the food and time with your friends looks delightful. Did you ever receive my small gift?

Cybele's patch said...

Sounds like a great day. And the food is mouth watering!

Rumi said...

At first I thought there were copper coins in the water jug. Wild limes, how interesting! Looks like a wonderful day!

Rebecca P said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, sorry I couldn't make it.(smile)
You applique block looks wonderful, I might just have to get that pattern.
Hugs

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You aussie gals always have the best time. Oh that I could pop through my screen and visit.

Ellice said...

Looks just wonderful, I won't get to one of those til August next year (unless I hear of an earlier one) Just love the Japanese Noren at the top - would suit my doorways beautifully - might be another project for me

Kerri said...

Looks like a lovely girlie day. Lots of fun and relaxation. Nice

Mel said...

Your girlfriend days always sound so fun and cozy!

Michell said...

looks like a great party, thanks for sharing

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