Monday, September 08, 2014

Food and a Finish

It was a lovely weekend. The weather has been glorious. I slept when I was tired, sewed to my hearts content, and spent time yesterday with three Dad's who are among the finest men I know(my Dad, my father in law, and my husband). 

We hosted Father's Day lunch and rather than making it an all out, full on affair like I usually do, I went with simple, classic, low stress food that I've cooked a million times so there was minimal chance of any disasters.

That is, with the exception of my gingerbread chocolate ganache tart with raspberry cream. It refused to set which made getting it out of the tart pan a real bitch. We just used a spoon because we're all class here at Maison Pyjamas. What it lacked for by not being an actual tart it made up for by being the most delicious sauce on a gingerbread base I've ever eaten. (F****** Gingerbread gets me every time - even when it's not a house) 


Mordecai decided that my strawberry pot is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Too bad there are plants in there trying to grow. 


and my Dad decided the lounge was the perfect place to watch the football elimination final. Richmond, what happened? I wanted you to win so badly mainly because I wanted Port Power to lose. 


This past week I finished the Joseph's Quilt of Many Colours Irish Chain Quilt, and on Saturday I popped around to my friend's place and gifted it to her. I really enjoyed making this quilt and I love the finished result. It came in at 65 " by 65" and I meandered and serpentine stitched my way across the top and borders to quilt it.  





I've got some time off work this week and I'm planning a serious sewing assault. Two donation quilts and a whole cloth baby quilt are on my list of goals. Let's see how long the mojo lasts!  

26 comments:

Sue SA said...

Love the multi coloured irish chain, so pretty and just in time for spring! I might need to borrow your sewing mojo later in the week if thats OK?

Katy Cameron said...

Loving the finish, and trying not to giggle too much at the continuing gingerbread curse ;o)

Helsie said...

Haven't managed to change my setting Shay. I'm not very tech savvy sorry.
I bet the recipient of the quilt was happy , it is lovely. As long as your tart tasted great that's all that matters !

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Irish chain. What a gorgeous gift for your friend. Don't tgery call those tarts disassembled tarts or something??? Sounds and looked yummy. Enjoy your me time x

Leanne said...

Lovely gifted quilt. If you loose your mojo it will be hiding in the same place as mine. Finally GO The Power.

Kate said...

Oooh, Joseph's Quilt of Many Colors turned out beautifully. Hope your friend really enjoys it.

Enjoy your fun days this week!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your quilt is wonderful and the spoon is definitely the way to go.

Lorraine said...

Food and a finish.....a great combo in any language! Good work!

P. said...

I would totally eat that gingerbread chocolate ganache tart with raspberry cream with any kind of utensil available (food intolerances aside...we're dreaming here). It looks divine!

As does your colorful Irish chain quilt! You rocked the quilting!

Jennifer said...

Such a pretty quilt! Haven't you learnt the gingerbread lesson by now? It does look delicious, just the same.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That cake tart thing with the raspberry cream sounds awesome even if didn't didn't behave like you wanted it to. I would have attacked it with a spoon too. Your irish chain worked out wonderfully. I bet your friend was pleased as punch to receive it. Lucky you have time to sew, enjoy!!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hey, you should have been like Jamie Oliver and said your tart was "rustic".

Quilt looks super.

Happy stitching this week

Mistea said...

Food, family and a finish. Perfect weekend activities.
The tart didn't win and sounds like a delicious combination, we would have gone the spoon route too. If my nephew didn't eat it all first.
Love the colourful quilt. Lucky friend.

Sassi said...

I'm still LOL ing over the gingerbread house post. I so love your blog, just wish it was more often, makes my day :)

Terri said...

Your mojo lasted long enough for the Joseph's Coat Irish Chain Rainbow prettiness. By my rules, that is long enough. Anything else is gravy!
Nugs

Barb H said...

Lovely weekend, and gingerbread eaten with a spoon is perfectly decadent! Your quilt looks wonderful and I hope your friend appreciates all the work and love you put into it for her.

Jackie said...

A beautiful finish on the quilt!!

Hey spoons are good!

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audrey said...

Sounds like an amazing dessert! Yum.:) Very sweet little gift quilt. Sometimes those are the best finishes.

Helsie said...

Leaving another comment here as an experiment to see of you can respond to thus one.

Sooli said...

Noice finish! Must be the time for sewing breaks, I'm off to Wallaroo on Friday for a weekend with the girls stitching our hearts out. Can't wait!

the running hare said...

Still laughing at your continued gingerbread adventures, but it sounds like a very productive weekend. The quilt is lovely!

Kirsten said...

Still love that Irish Chain!!

Karen said...

That tart looks amazing!! I'd eat it with my hands. I also love how you are coming along on quilting! So great!

Marg said...

I think Katy nailed it, calling it the gingerbread curse.. You need to keep well clear of it.
Love the Irish chain, and your quilting was awesome on it. That new machine has been fantastic for you, you are on fire with your FMQ.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Beyond late to the party I know but loving the Irish Chain quilt, the colours are fabulous, lucky friend...