Monday, April 9, 2012

Three Days Off

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - we had 3 wonderful days off (Rico took today off also, so he has another day for napping with the who hounds!!) We really didn't do too much - in fact not much at all!!

We had breakfast out and take out or delivery for dinner - except last night....  I made ham, baked sweet potato for me and baked russet for Rico, garlic green beans and a super easy summery dessert.
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I did some stitching... finishing up Block 11..


and an overall shot...


I set my goal and actually made it!!  Shores is stitched on 36ct LL Vintage Autumn Gold using the recommended NPI Silk.  Only one more Block (sort of)  I did start the stitching on Block 8 -this is also a monster fill in Block - but instead of pale Jade it uses lots of pale Grey.
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I also worked some on an Exchange piece and my CC Cottages piece, but I don't have any photo's of them to show, yet.
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Now, back to the Summery Dessert...  all you need is....


... and Angel Cake, whipping cream and some Strawberries...  take the hulls off the starwberries and cut in half - place in a bowl and sprinkle some sugar over them..


In a little while they will start to release lots of delicious juice and soften up.  Take the whipping cream and whip to a stiff peak - add a little sugat to the cream if you would like sweet cream.  Cut a hunk of cake, ladle some strawberries and juice over the cake and plop a big old dollop of delicious cream on top et viola!!  A super easy dessert that foreshadows the oncoming summer!!


You can subsitute Pound Cake or even a short cake under the starberries.
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by!! Do stop by again!

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

pam said...

Shores is fantastic(hurry up and finish!) Strawberry short cake is my all time favorite. My great aunt would make it for me for my birthday every year growing up.

Susan said...

Not doing much at all is the best way to spend a few days off. Shores is looking great. And that dessert looks delicious.

Rita said...

Your Shores looks wonderful, Edgar. Almost done! :-)

Your dessert looks very tasty.

Minnie said...

Congrats on reaching your goal, Shores is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the final block.

riona said...

Shores continues to look grand ... and so does your Strawberry Shortcake. You've got me craving some right now. But I make mine New England style with a barely sweetened biscuit as the base.

Michelle said...

Shores is looking fantastic! Congrats on another block finished!!

Barb said...

Shores looks wonderful!! Good going, you will have that one done soon. The strawberries looked delicious!

Margaret said...

Your Shores looks marvelous! And the dessert -- yum! Nice to have a 3 day weekend to enjoy. Yay!

Cole said...

Mmmm... my favorite dessert of all time!! Yummy!

Great stitching progress! I love Shores, it's such a pretty piece.

Lanie said...

Edgar, your Shores is looking fabulous! I admire all of you that have stitched the HRH designs. They are a commitment, but are beautiful when completed.
Your strawberry dessert pictures look good enough to eat ... yummy! Love the blue china plate! Fresh strawberry desserts are among my favorites!

Nancy said...

Shores is coming along beautifully! That dessert looks so delicious! I am anxiously waiting for the berries to ripen in my berry patch!

Jenny said...

I love the Vintage Autumn Gold linen - what a pretty piece! Which block is your favorite so far? I am in love with the ship in the bottle block (it features birds in a cherry tree, say no more...LOL)

Deborah said...

Shores is beautiful! You are almost at the finish line.

Shelleen said...

You have made great progress. I also made strawberry shortcake yesterday. MMmm.

Daffycat said...

That's my favorite dessert...except I love plain strawberries too. I could eat nothing but strawberries all summer =)

OMG your stitching looks fantastic. Finish line for Shores is in sight!

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on the stitching goal :)
and thanks for making my tummy rumble just as I am going to bed heheheh ...
love mouse xxxx

Nan said...

Shores looks great! Keep on stitchin'
On a side note, I'm making arrangements to live in your house. Your culinary delights put Martha Stewart to shame :-)

Krista said...

Hi Edgar, your Shores are looking great! Can't wait to see your finish. That dessert looks really YUM! my fave is strawberry shortcake. I love making a trifle with strawberries, whipped cream, pound cake, and vanilla pudding :) Enjoy your week!

Sherry :o) said...

Yum - your dessert looks delicious. Your stitching, accomplished over the weekend. Glad you had a good, holiday weekend.

DonnaTN said...

Shores looks so good! And those strawberries made my mouth water. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing long weekend.

Denise said...

Got strawberries today at the store - need to clean those tomorrow! Shores looks awesome! Way to finish the block!

Veronica said...

Congrats on finishing Block 11 of Shores. It's looking great as usual. Only one more block to go then you'll have a huge happy dance :)

Those strawberries look divine!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Christine said...

Great finish on the Shores block, nearly time for a happy dance I think
The strawberries look delicious. Have you tried adding roughly crushed meringues to the whipped cream?

Elisa said...

Sounds like a perfectly relaxing weekend, your Shores is looking fantastic xx

Kielrain said...

Oooh, one of my favorite Spring desserts. yummy.

Shirlee said...

Shores looks wonderful & what a great strawberry dessert! Sounds like you & Rico had a great Easter weekend!

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh....so close now on Shores! Looks great! And as always, your desserts look yummy!

Anne said...

Oooh Edgar! Your shores of ARH is coming along beautifully! I'm glad you got a chance to relax and not do much! Great cake too...yummmm!!!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Your Shores is looking wonderful!!! I have it in my stash too. Someday I will get to it! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for just being you!