Monday, January 9, 2012

A Small Finish and Some "Blossoms"

Blogging Buddies our weekend was of the lowest of keys!!  Estate Sales, errands, delicious Chinese food, some stitching and some baking.  Friday evening started off the weekend with a great dinner at Alice's Restaurant (Chinese food) - I got the special "Alice's Chow Mien" - not very authentic, but certainly delicious!!!  Then come Saturday I had our plan of attack for our Estate Sales and Thrift stops - and away we went...  not too much out there that I wanted but it was fun looking and getting back into the swing of things.  Sunday started off with Mass - and then we were off on a few more errands, a stop at Michael's, then a quick return at JC Penny - and back home for a restful afternoon - and I settled in for some stitching. 

I worked on and finished up the January Cottage for the SAL.  
Here is a snaperoo of what it looks like...


The snap is a bit wonky and I just couldn't get the colours right in the photo, but you get the idea.  I have the February chart on order and it should arrive at some point this week.

In the afternoon I made up an enchilada casserole - it turned out pretty tasty -  and I baked up some "Orange Blossoms."  For some reason I have been craving these things for the last week.  They are super easy to make - 


- and I will post the recipe in the morning - I love a bite sized muffin!!
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I wanted to mention my "San Francisco Gift-a-way" that I have running.  Thank you all again for your interest and remember it is super easy to enter - but it must be on the SF Gift-a-way Post and before this Friday afternoon.  I am thinking I will do the drawing Friday Evening and then run around and get everything over the weekend!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!!

Take care,
edgar

31 comments:

Angela said...

Lovely January Cottage finish. I want to start these too :)

I am off now to look at your SF gift a way post! Sounds intriguing.

Nicola said...

Great finish Edgar! Looking forward to the orange blossoms recipe, they look very yummy!

Deborah said...

January looks great! I can't wait for the orange blossom recipe. They look yummy.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh, Edgar, January is gorgeous...and I love your fabric choice! I am moving slowly on mine, but almost done :)
Those orange blossoms look so yummy...can't wait for the recipe.
Hugs
Ma

Elisa said...

Great cottage finish Edgar! MMMM those muffins look delicious

Shirlee said...

Those muffins look wonderful! Can't wait for the recipe : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Akila said...

Wow, Jan cottage looks great. Have you made any changes?
Muffins look yummy. Waiting for the recipe :)

geeky Heather said...

Love the cute snowman. No idea what the "actual" colors should be, but I like the turquoise!

Christine said...

Lovely cottage finish. The mini muffins look intriguing, looking forward to the recipe

DonnaTN said...

January is cute. I wish the computer provided smells cause I bet those orange blossoms smell heavenly.

Rita said...

Beautiful finish!

The orange blossoms look yummy!

Margaret said...

Your January cottage looks great! So do those Orange Blossoms. You always have delicious things cooking or baking in your house!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Love the January house- that blue is such a pretty color. :)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your stitchery is adorable! I look forward to the Orange Blossom recipe :)

Ellen said...

January Cottage is great, love the colors!

Those blossoms look very yummy!

Hugs,

Mouse said...

oooo a nice relaxing weekend then :) and love your finish too ... looks fab ... can't wait to start mine now too :) love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend.
I love the cottage finish.

Lynn said...

Great finish on your cottage! The more I see of these, the more I'm tempted to do them myself. Nikki just posted a pic of the March cottage on her blog and I love it!

Your weekend sounds so relaxing. Baking is one of my best stress busters (besides stitching!). I'm looking forward to your recipe for the orange blossoms.

Krista said...

A very cute cottage, and those muffins look de-lish! :)

Sherry :o) said...

Sounds like you had a pretty nice weekend - and the finish is a very nice start of finishes (does that make sense) for 2012...have a good week, Edgar!

Catherine said...

Those muffins look so yummy!! Love your cottage finish. Have you seen the March one yet? Just saw it today, very cute!

Mary Ann said...

Your January Cottage finish is lovely! And, I made "Lemon Blossoms" this past weekend. I thought that was a real coincidence!!

Julie said...

YourJan cottage looks super, nice fabric choice.
Orange blossoms look like my kind of treat.

Gabi said...

Congrats on finishing your January Cottage. Looks lovely.
Your muffins look delicious.

Nancy said...

Your January cottage looks wonderful! I love the colors in this. And the muffins - yummy!

Minnie said...

Your stitching is outstanding as usual. I have my cup of coffee so please pass me a muffin.

Mindi said...

Love the sweet January cottage finish, and those orange blossoms look yummy!

country stitcher said...

your January Cottage looks fabulous! And I plan on making your orange blossom recipes it sounds delish.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Joy said...

It is a very pretty piece. I did a double take because I saw it on Ma Teakettle's blog and then I saw your link to the SAL. Never done a SAL but with the two tiny tykes, I can't commit to much at the moment.

Anne said...

Lovely finish of January---my favourite month :D It's got my birthday in it that's why!! Hehe! Too bad you didn't get anything at the estate sale.. I love seeing what you end up getting for $4!!! Sigh if only Canada's thrift shops would stop being so pretentious!!

Jan said...

Oh my, those muffins look so yummy...going to have to check on that recipe. My goodness, Edgar, all of these goodies you are always baking..you must have a super fast metabolism or you don't eat them, one! LOL

I love your finish, so sweet are these cottages!!