Annie's Ramblings - 8 November 2019
Hi there. By the time you read this I will be on my way South, as I have been invited to be a guest merchant and at this year’s Country Day being hosted by the Cromwell Patchworkers. At this point the car is packed and I am trying to think what I have forgotten!
Recently I have been playing around with some of the beautifully fine Liberty Tana Lawn and combining them with different fabrics. This is a little scarf that I have just finished which is worked on the Japanese Sarashi muslin. The circles are appliqued on and then it is finished off with some Boro stitching. I have put this together as a kit with the muslin and Liberty fabrics for $29.90. After all, a girl can never have too many scarves!
With a very full calendar for November, I have a feeling that this month will go very quickly, but it is not too late to start on some Christmas projects. We have lots of Christmas stitcheries, table runners, kits and patterns with a festive flavour including this very popular little hanging from Australian Designer Marg Low called Santa’s Coming. Available as a kit (including the hand painted buttons from Theodora Cleave) it is $42.50. The hoop I have used to frame the stitchery is available from Annie’s, but is not included in the kit.
Don’t forget with the long weekend coming up (Christchurch Show Day), if you are heading away for a couple of days, it is a great time to get your sewing machine serviced.
This week’s recipe is one for the sweet tooth. A quick dessert that is really delicious.
Berry and Lime Cheesecake Pots
- 250 g Philadelphia cream cheese
- 200 g condensed milk
- ½ cup thick plain yoghurt
- Grated zest of 2 large limes (or lemons)
- ¼ c lime juice
- 8-10 plain sweet biscuits
- Frozen berries
- 2 tbsp sugar
Have the cream cheese at room temperature and then beat this until smooth and creamy to remove any lumps. Add in the condensed milk, yoghurt, lime zest and juice and beat until light and airy.
Place the frozen berries in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of sugar and gently simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Cool.
Crumb the biscuits and put this into the base of 5-6 glasses. Top this with spoonfuls of the cream mixture and chill. When you are ready to serve, top up each glass with the berries and syrup.
Take care and happy stitching,
Annie's Country Quilt Store
(03) 3076 277