Yesterday it was my turn to host the Sew Wot ladies morning get-together. Our numbers were a little low, but that didn’t matter, there was still plenty to talk about, and Show and Tell to admire. Moira had brought along her panel featuring New York by night – a city she has always wanted to visit. She sliced the panel and put it back together again with deep pink Grunge sashing, that’s a clever idea, I thought.
Moira’s New York panel
Everyone was keen to see my new quilt “Raspberry Ripple” and there were ooohs and aaahs about all that glorious quilting done by Linda , of Razzle Dazzle Quilter fame.
Moira and Heather B admiring my new quilt
It was good to welcome Heather E back after her trip to hospital. With a new hip and a pair of crutches to help her get around, she was doing very well indeed. Heather likes doing handwork and was working on her teeny tiny Dresden Plate blocks – so pretty. Moira was also doing handwork, and her pretty fox embroidery is coming along well. Still plenty of stitching to do on his body, and he is going to look gorgeous when completed.
Moira’s fox embroidery
Heather B has been thinking ahead to Christmas and had some pretty little felt hangings to show us. So cute and I particularly like the Christmas Angel. And many thanks to Heather for bringing me a pot of parsley – most appreciated.
Heather B is getting ready for Christmas
I had baked an Orange Cake for morning tea and the recipe is so easy and all done in the whizz I thought I would share it with you all.
1 orange, unpeeled
1 teaspoon baking soda
125gr butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup of sultanas or raisins
Preheat oven to 160C. Line 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
Cut orange into quarters, remove and seeds and whizz in food processor until finely chopped. Dissolve baking soda in half cup of hot water and add to food processor with butter, sugar, eggs and flour. Whizz to combine. Stir in dried fruit. Put mixture into prepared cake tin and bake 50-60 mins.
When cold, top with icing using fresh orange juice, and sprinkle with finely grated orange peel.
Do tell me if you try this cake – it really is delicious.