26 January, 2015

Stitching and Baking!

 I finish the little sparrow stitchery for Operation Sparrow that Jenny of Elefantz told us about. You can read all about it here on her Operation Sparrow post. I'll give it a good press and then pop it in the mail.
  I made this little wall hanging for my Great Niece, Ava, 
for her Naming Day yesterday. The fabric is 
so much prettier in person. This was one of the lovely fat quarters I won on Donna's (Donna's Lavender Nest
blog last year. It was perfect for Ava's hanging.
 I used Michelle's Stitcher's Alphabet pattern 
but just left off the sewing notions.
 On the baking front, I decided to make a beef pie.
 I even made my own pastry for the base which is 
something that doesn't often happen!  I must admit 
to using bought flaky pastry for the top!
 It turned out quite yummy according to my family 
and I have permission to make it again!
Happy Australia Day!


Yvonne W said...

What an achievement -- to make your own pastry! The pie looks great, no wonder you are allowed to make it again.
Happy Australia Day.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitching Christine...well d one on making the pastry, something I have not attempted!! The pie looks fantastic, I am sure it disappeared fast!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching..glad the Alphabet is proving useful xx That pie looks delish! Happy Oz day to you too xx

Karen S said...

Both are lovely stitcheries.
And I am very impressed with the pie making!

Käthe said...

Hallo Christine,
das ist ja ein wunderhübscher Wandquilt geworden !
Und der beefcake sieht lecker aus.
Ich habe auf meinem Blog eine
HaBa Linkparty.
Ich würde mich freuen, wenn Du Deinen Post bei mir verlinken würdest.
Bitte füge folgenden Backlink in Deinen Post
und mach mit !
Liebe Grüße

Cheryll said...

Happy Australia Day to you too...
Oi Oi Oi

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful projects gee that pie looks so good xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a beautiful, and yummy, blog post!

Ondrea said...

Oooo a good cook as well as a great stitcher! I have Jenny's stitchery to do and post off. Great idea. Yours looks lovely.

Maria said...

The sparrow stitchery looks lovely, Christine. Love the little Wallhanging you did...such a special gift! Mmmm, that pie looks yummy; clever you making the pastry for the base :-)

Elyte said...

Lovely stitcheries Christine. That pie looks delicious and if the family gave it a thumbs up, it's a winner.

Susan said...

Your pie looks scrumptious. Home made pastry is worth the effort that's for sure. You are a speed stitcher.....very pretty too.

Fiona said...

lovely stitching... well done with the pastry...

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

Nothing quite like home baked goodies. The pie looks yummy even though I don't eat red meat. Glad to hear that Mitchell is enjoying his work too.

Happy days.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Both your stitcheries are beautiful Christine and your pie looks delicious!!

O'faigh said...

Hi Christine, beautifully turned out pie. I love Jenny's bird designs. Kind Regards, O'faigh

gilly said...

Lovely stitching, and that pie looks sooo yummy!

Tania said...

Hi Christine, lovely sewing and baking, your pie made my mouth water! I too am planning to do some stitcheries for Operation Sparrow. The fabric around the 'A' for Ava looks really pretty.

Sisbabestitches said...

Such a lovely "A" :) Yummy looking pie! Well done on making your own pastry!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Charming wall hanging, Christine! Very sweet! Wow, that beef pie looks wonderful! You sure are a talented pie baker!