Sunday, 10 August 2008

A weekend of eating...oh & shopping of the non quilt kind...

It has been a lovely weekend catching up with friends over dinner last night (we had a total of 13 adults & kids), cooked a delish leg of mutton last night - Junior Witch offered her wisdom earlier in the morning via witchphone and suggested sitting the meat on a bed of rosemary springs, thick slices of onion and garlic cloves (in an oven dish of course LOL) - this I did then liberally sprinked the top of the meat with crushed sea salt and black pepper, covered, then cooked really slow for 4 hours - half way through scooped up the juices and poured over the meat to help keep it tender - sorry didn't take any photo's - though it was absolutely scrummy... we also had chocolate self saucing pudding amongst many other scrummy dishes - mmm the tum was very full last night.

Today have done a little more stitching on Block 2 for Butterfly Garden - I promise to take photo's soon and post...


Talking about photo's... .... my fingers got an itching when surfing TradeMe today - have been scouting camera sites and checking what other people use for quite awhile - and came across a super deal today (well am hoping like crazy it is so please don't shatter my illusions LOL)... I've brought a 2nd hand - though the description swears it is new and unused & still under warranty - a Canon 400D - by checking other websites and other cameras of the same description it looks like I've saved at least $500 on the price (with all the gear that I've got in my buy) so I'm pretty stoked - now its just a case of waiting for the courier to deliver it... so I've pre-empted any birthday or christmas pressies with this purchase from hubby - however that is all good as I reckon its worth it, when you see a bargain you've got to take it :) That's my excuse anyway...


The other great thing I've done today is the video interview element of my module - so that is a relief - had to be a 20 min interview, sweet talked Kait to be my video producer and bribed one of Kait's girlfriends to be my 'client' - was a bit of fun.. though now we've got to edit it to make into one segment - we did a few takes - and then I've got to write up the assessment notes...



Hope you have had a wonderful weekend - we had SUNSHINE today - which was ooh so lovely - and the hills surrounding were covered in snow - love those kind of winter days and SO nice to have no RAIN...


Beck's is currently working on a project for school on Apples - and we found this image while googling images - now for those who know me will understand why I think this particular apple is butterfly/beautiful - how cool is that :)



My Cupcake and Tea Swap (kindly organised by RachaelRabbit) has safely arrived to Janice in USA - so I can now share with you the wee goodies I sent to her...
Now am off back to the couch to watch some tv with hubby whilst doing a little more stitching...



Hugs and have a wonderful week...

2 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Enjoy your new camera! Cna't wait to have a go a carving up an apple - the butterfly looks great.

Ravenhill said...

Wow, congratulations on your new camera! I hope you have a great time with it- what a great deal!
~Emily