Sunday, 8 April 2018

When Friends Pop In For A Visit!

Hello to all you gorgeous creatures out there in blogland! I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm currently sneaking in a little rest between gardening chores to give my aching back & legs a rest. With all the lovely rain we've had, the garden is thriving. Unfortunately ... So are the weeds! So my Beloved Geek Boy & I (& my wonderful parents yesterday!) have been excavating the jungle to give the garden a chance. Periodically I feel like I should put on my best upperclass English accent & say, "Dr Livingston, I presume?" :0)

But ... My weekend actually started with some of the Friday Night Sewing gals popping in for a stitching visit. Of course that meant I spent most of Friday running around like a crazy person cleaning & tidying so it looked like two reasonably responsible grown ups live in our house ... I'm not sure I fooled anyone but at least there was a clear table to sit at ...


I decided to keep it simple but pretty with some of my pretty vintage linens (which I probably should have ironed ... But I'd packed the iron & board away! )


... My pretty-but-mismatched plate collection came out, along with some of my crystal glasses ...


... And a bunch of cheerful gerbra daisies that were 'rescue flowers' ... Marked down at the supermarket. :0) And the finishing touch was one of my vintage cake plates with mini cupcakes ...


... With rainbow icing. I had a little play after seeing some cake decorating videos on Facebook ... I find them mesmerising. :0) I decided that the multi-coloured icing idea looked easy enough for this novice cake decorator to tackle ... And it was ... Once I worked out that the icing really had to have been out of the fridge for a little while before trying to squeeze it through a piping bag! SHEESH! I don't think I have a career in cake decorating ahead of me but I like how they turned out.


Here we all are around the table ... You'll notice that even though we're eating our yummy potluck dinner here, a few of the cupcakes have disappeared from the plate! Tee! Hee! Hee! We had a fun night of chatting, laughing, eating ... And maybe a LITTLE bit of stitching happened. :0) In amongst the shenanigans, of course ...


Sorry about the blurry pic, but I had to be quick to catch Gail taking my broom for a test ride! Tee! Hee! Hee! Just kidding! She had actually ducked down the side steps to grab a potted parsley plant I had spare & the broom was to relocate a golden orb spider who insists on building her web between two trees either side of the path down the steps. Thanks for a fun night, gals ... & special thanks to the sneaky "Easter Bilby" who left a Lindt bunny & eggs on the counter ... I'm sure GB & I will enjoy it! :0)

That's about it from me for now. I'll try to get some nice garden pics to share with you soon so you know all our aches & pains from weeding are worth it. :0) Have a fantastic week ... & remember to be kind to yourself. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS












4 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful table and sweet cupcakes. Looks delightful! A apider broom is definitely better than the karate mad waving arms lol!

sunny said...

Your table is lovely, and the cupcakes look delicious! I'm impressed that someone would attempt that beautiful icing. I love vintage linens and mismatched plates, and think you set a beautiful table. Have fun in the garden.

Susan said...

LOL - not mismatched plates - a harlequin set!!!

it all looked lovely and well worth the effort.

co coya said...

Enjoy your time at home together ..

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