Friday 17 June 2011


I have been working through my list, checking things off, so I can spend some time sewing tonight for Friday Night Sew In.  I think I feel like some hexie sewing!  If you want to join us look for the Friday Night Sew In button on my side bar, click on it and you can register to join in!
We have a "Celebrating Age" evening tomorrow night, really just a chance to treat the older folk at church, so today I have been busy making things for it ...
Minestrone soup
Wholemeal buns
Lemon Yoghurt Cake
This lemon cake is very yummy although the photo doesn't do it justice and I better not cut it yet since it is for tomorrow!  It is so easy to make with a food processor and makes a really big cake.  I have included the recipe in case anyone is interested:

Lemon Yoghurt Cake
1 3/4 cups sugar
rind of 2 lemons, peeled with a potato peeler
2 large eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup yoghurt
2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups self-raising flour
Blend the sugar and rind in the food processor until the peel is finely chopped.  Add the eggs, oil and salt and process until thick and smooth, then add the yoghurt and lemon juice and blend to mix.  Add the flour and process just enough to combine with the rest of the mixture.  Pour mixture into a non-stick, sprayed and floured 23cm ring pan (which holds 7 cups of water).  Bake for 30 minutes.  Enjoy.

I also made some gifts for the older folk:
24 chocolate gifts

Tomorrow I just need to make more buns and some roast veges to go with the roast beef, and thankfully the meat isn't on my list!
Josh (11 years) came home from school yesterday with his first bit of sewing ...
Joshua's pencil case
There wasn't much choice of letters and Josh wanted to write 'Shrek' (note the green Shrek ears!) so he ended up with the SHRX, then his dad suggested he add the 'T'' so it is a cross between a T-Rex and Shrek!  Cute!!
Well, that has been a long post, I am looking forward to some stitching tonight and will think of you all doing the same around the world!
Happy stitching, Wendy.


  1. Wendy good heavens you have been busy and your cooking looks so yummy,and good on you Josh you have done a mighty job,lovely post Wendy

  2. Wendy you are such a good person.. the oldies are going to love their feast and the beautifully packaged choccies.. Thankyou for the recipe, I am going to print it out so I can try it later..Josh, fantastic job! Enjoy tonight Wendy..

  3. What a lovely thing to do.... looks so scrummy and I am looking forward to trying your cake... I love Josh's sewing project..... so sweet

  4. I hope you had fun sewing! It is only 8:00 a.m. here and I'm starving after seeing all your delightful food. :) My husband loves anything lemon so we will have to definitely try the cake. Your son's sewing is awesome! Have a great weekend.

  5. Wendy, that cake looks so yummy! I will definitely try the recipe cause I love lemon flavoured cakes. Hope your evening goes really well and everyone has a lovely time. It is a special celebration and your gifts are very thoughtful. Looks like Josh has inherited the crafty gene!! Happy stitching.


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