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News of Cheese and a New Year Wheeze

2 Jan

In case you were wondering what happened to The Big Cheese and his big cheeses here is a peek at what remained on Christmas Day by the time I managed to get a photograph. They have all been maturing away for several months and certainly all have a kick. Must be the unpasteurised milk.

Gouda, Gruyere, Cheddar, Stilton and Gorgonzola.

Still on the subject of food,  Number One Daughter made star biscuit christmas trees for some of her work colleagues. Could be an inspiration if you are stuck for an idea for next year. The edible glitter doesn’t show up on the photographs but was very impressive.

Presented in cellophane.

She also made some cards.

Just in case you thought my trunk full of old projects was empty I took some photographs of a ‘Night Before Christmas’ quilt I made a couple of years ago. It took a very long time to do the embroideries but the rest was fairly straight forward. An heirloom I think.

Embroidery patterns available from Emblibrary.com

To round off the year we dressed up for New Year’s Eve. Daughter Number One embroidered masks as a token to fancy dress. She used quite a few metallics in tribute to the occasion.

Our village embraces fancy dress every New Year so if you go out dressed normally you feel out of place. The sad thing is that wearing ball gowns with the addition of a mask was enough to count as fancy dress. Sad times.

The patterns for these are also available at Emblibrary.com

My New Years Resolution is to finish my UFOs. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.


Say “Cheese”

18 Jul

In my last post I mentioned the Big Cheese’s birthday. Here is a photo of the cake Daughter number one made for him.

The 'Cheeseboard' Cake

Just to prove it is a cake here it is with the candles ready to blow out.

Ready to Wish

Personally I am very impressed a) at the idea and b) at the execution. Convincing or what.