Thursday, September 24, 2009

Girlfriends! Day - Again!

What a gorgeous day - so nice to get out in reasonably pleasant weather on the long drive of almost 200k round trip! Then we parked in the back lane and came in the back gate to this glorious greeting - wisteria with bees and all!

Barb is the Hostess with the Mostest and we were waited on all day - not that it is intended to be the plot behind these lovely get togethers - but, gee, it was nice! Here's a pic of a great big, bright, jumbo cushion Barb is teaching - I'm allowed to copy and as I always sit and stitch very straight and upright, this will be a great way to re-vamp my existing cushion. Hmmm, maybe a little more Kaffe?

For you ladies who do love to cook - a 'must make'! Pop over to Lizzie's The Cook and scroll down for this recipe of her Mandarine Cake. I decided to take sweets along for lunch and with the addition of marscapone cheese and a little custard this was Yummo! Thanks, Lizzie!

On this side of the country we have missed out on those dreadful duststorms - we still have the cold wind and rain coming off the Indian Ocean. After today, three beautiful sunny days are forecast - that will shake everybody up - I bet nobody stays indoors too long! Off to local Patchwork Group now!
Happy Day!

15 Lovely People said ...:

Mistea said...

Lots of deliciousness here. Love the purple flowers, beautiful big bright cushion and well cake is always good. Such a cute cake plate. Enjoy the sunshine when it comes.

Nedra said...

Girlfriend day is the best, and that pillow will look great in Kaffe's.

Dena said...

I was watching the evening news tonight and they were showing some film of the duststorms. I could barely make-out anything on the screen because the dust was so thick. Glad to hear you're not directly affected.

I tried your link to Lizzie's Kitchen, but it didn't work. Can you provide a corrected link? Thanks Lurline.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh how i envy your girlfriend days! what fun you must have...☺

the cushion idea is awesome...simple yet a really great idea...

thank you for your last comment...you know you're one of my favorites...♥

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a great day Lurline, glad you liked the cake, it is delish, ;o)
Lizzie
XXX

West Michigan Quilter said...

How wonderful to have girlfriend days. I miss that. Sounds like you are not in the dust storm area, thank goodness. The news pictures are terrible. Love that patchwork pillow. That cake looks good too. Going to get the recipe now. Thanks.

Deb said...

Yum..it sounds like you had a great all round. I have a similar recipe that uses oranges (hey - why don't we try a lime version?)

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
That wisteria is absolutely gorgeous!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Sounds like a great day - I love the purple flower :o)

Notjustnat said...

It looks like you had a fun girlfriends day. Thanks for sharing the yummy cake, will try that sometimes - Hugs Natima

Mildred said...

Lovely flowers, food and crafts Lurline. Sounds like some gorgeous weather coming up - enjoy!

Kathie said...

oh that cake looks sooo good.
a fun day with your friends ...any great wip pictures???

Mrs Quilty said...

What wonderful photos! I love wisteria and that one is special! That fabric in the pillow is to die for! Love it! And the cake looks so nummy, I must try it! Wow, you had a great time!!! So glad for your group get-togethers!! Very warming and healing and fun!! Enjoy those sunny days, Lurline!!

Lisa said...

What a great day! The pillow is adorable and the cake ... looks YUMMY!!!

Julia said...

It was a great day!
wish I could grow wisteria like that..and that cake..yum!