Friday, 20 January 2012

Gingerbread and Cookies

Don't you just love it when you finally get to sit down after a hard day's work? I was up nice and early this morning, ready to be productive, and it sure has paid off. My notes are all up to date and I'm ahead with the reading - bonus! It's always nice after you've been working hard to sit down with a cup of tea and go "Aaah."
I thought I'd show a picture of where I'm up to on Country Cottage Needlework's Gingerbread Cottage . . .


This was the project I was stitching on over the holidays, not that I got much time to stitch. It is lovely to settle to my stitching every night after dinner. I'm the type of person who likes to get all the work done in the mornings so I can be very lazy in the evenings. What time do you work best?
I've also been stitching on another little project, but I can't show that just yet. I bet you know who it's for though :)

In other news, I've been baking! In my last post I told you all how I wanted to improve my baking skills and what better way to do this than with practise. I whipped these Smartie cookies up one afternoon and they were gone by the evening! Good job I've still got half a tube of Smarties to make some more.


Next, I think I'm going to do some good ol' fashioned vanilla cupcakes, but big ones with lots of icing and sweeties on top. Yum yum!
I'm very much looking forward to tomorrow as Lawrie is coming to visit and we're going to a second hand book fair in town. And I'm cooking a pork and cider casserole, I do like my cooking :) Do you have any lovely weekend plans? Whatever you're doing, I hope it's lots of fun.
Best wishes,

16 comments:

robindefender said...

Your stitching piece is looking very cute!

Mouse said...

oooo love the stitching and I missed out on the cookies again aggghhh ..lol
hope you enjoy the book fair :) and stitching for moi ??? ..lol love mouse xxxx

Sarah said...

Love your stitching, cutest pattern :) Your baking looks great too, you have to love recipes that are like 'make biscuits out of sweets' hehe. YUM pork and cider casserole, I wouldn't mind the recipe for that one at all!

Happy Stitching and enjoy your weekend, second hand book fairs are the best

Bertie said...

Lovely cottage Bekca, those cookies are beckoning me lol.
Happy Weekend:)

Beth Pearce said...

Cute cottage, and nummy looking cookies!

Peggy Lee said...

Great job on the Gingerbread Cottage. It's lovely so far.
Oh those cookies look yummy. I need to make some today (Masterchief put his order in already).

Pork and cider casserole huh? I've never heard of that but it does sound delicious.
Have a great time tomorrow!

BeckySC said...

Gingerbread Cottage is looking just lovely, Bekca :)
((hugs to you))

Teresa said...

Gingerbread cottage is coming along nicely. I too like to get everything done in the morning so that leaves the afternoon and evening to sit and stitch.
Your cookies look delicious. Love a big cupcake. Your pork dinner sounds wonderful. Good cooking skills is so helpful.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

natalyK said...

Smarties?! Did you say smarties? I LOVE those. I can't get them around here but I have been known to buy a bunch when I visit relatives in Canada. Oh, now I need to get me some! I never thought to put them in cookies, Yummo!

dixiesamplar said...

I don't which I like better...the stitchin' or the cookies?? LOL! Actually, both look pretty scrumptious to me!

Catherine said...

What a sweet cottage!
Oohhh...your cookies look good and your dinner sounds wonderful ~ I'm curious to know the recipe for your casserole!

Lesleyanne said...

Gingerbread looks great as do your cookies. Enjoy the book fair.

staci said...

It does feel so good to sit down at the end of a busy day!

Enjoy your cookies and your stitching!

Karoline said...

Gingerbread Cottage is looking lovely, great progress.

The cookies looking yummy, I'm not surprised they disappeared quickly

Lynn said...

Really lovely stitching Bekca! This is such a sweet piece and I'll bet it's a fun stitch too.
I used to make similar cookies for my sons. I used some miniature chocolate bits covered with candy coating. I think they were made by Hersheys. In any case, they were always a favourite around here. I haven't made them in ages!

Elisa said...

Great stitching Becka, those smartie cookies look delicious