I am congratulating myself on achieving most of my To Do List today...including making some slices, from left to right, Baked Caramel Slice, Nanaimo Bar and Marshmallow Shortcake. Of course taste testing was in order, given that I had never made the Nanaimo Bar's which were listed on Sweet P's blog and are apparently a Canadian iconic home baked treat. Definitely a thumbs up in the taste test and bonus points for being easy, despite having to make three different layers. I am not sure about the origins of Marshmallow Shortcake, but I found the recipe on the Sewing Attics blog, from NZ. The kids and DH loved this treat and I will be definitely making it again. I started out having doubts about this recipe, well actually about my cooking skills as I boiled the sugar/water/gelatin mix over onto my new stove top, creating a sticky mess. However as per usual I was trying to do too many things at once, so only myself to blame....cooking multiple things at one time is a
Tomorrow is the next All Day Sewing session for my group, the After Dark Quilters. I have been meaning to get organised for two weeks now, but last weekends flurry of visitors and a cold stopped me from setting foot in the sewing room. So this afternoon I sliced and diced my way through the home-made layer cakes I created out of my stash, back here.
Some of our group will be joining me to make a quilt out of this book by Carrie Nelson Schnibbles times two, the pattern we chose is a Log Cabin variation....which is on my list! Oh bliss a new project, here's hoping my purple, green and cream colour combo works out OK?! Yes I was being stingy and using my stash rather then rushing down to the shops, but DH was interstate for work today and DS2 refuses to go to the quilt shop...so stash it was! So cannot wait until term 3....when DS2 starts kinder!!!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.