Sunday, 24 January 2010

Flowers and Candy......

Anemones are one of my favorite spring flowers, they remind me of my eldest son, my other half brought a large bunch of these flowers into the hospital when he was born, it was February 1989, nearly 21 years ago. Can't believe my little boy is coming up to this age.

I have been a bit restrained on the book buying front of late but this week I have succumbed and bought two lovely sewing books, one by Poppy Treffey, I just love her work and was very impressed when I visited her stand at the 2009 Christmas Country Living Show. The other one is a Japanese Book, showing 120 designs to stitch. Like all books from Japan it is written in Japanese but luckily they have very good diagrams/instructions to follow, so hopefully I will manage.

My other indulgence buy was a book on cupcakes, from the famous in Primrose Hill London.
No relation.

I just love looking at the luscious pictures, real eye candy. I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes out.

And finally some treats of my own, Last Friday's Treats in fact (22nd January) which are still sitting in my fridge, I forgot to take them into work. Everyone was dissapointed, sorry folks. Such a fool, can I blame my age on this one!!!! Hope I remember to take them next week.
Coconut and Pecan Iced Chocolate Layer


lemonade kitty said...


I just found your blog and I'm loving it. Do you have a followers list? Reading back through your posts I saw some little crochet flowers that you made I'm just learning to crochet so hopefully I might be able to make some. Love Lucey xx

Pipany said...

I bought our daughter the cupcake book and it is gorgeous as are the cakes she bakes. Would like the Treffry book too. beautiful pics of anenomes x

Helen said...

Mmmmmm, yum yum!!It was the cake that took my eye!!

Anonymous said...

I like Poppy Treffry too, I had some lovely Christmas cards of hers. I did hear of the discontent in at work about the treats, will be down the corridor on Friday to see if there are any left
Love Jane

driftwood said...

I have the poppy teffrey book out of the library - loving it, and the style she uses for her embroidery is similar to my quilting you liked, but without the hoop.

that cupcake book has been on my wishlist for ages.... x

skippinginthemeadow said...

I can see why people were dissapointed You forgot the treats!! They look Scumptious! Anenomes are one of my favourits too, infact I bought some just today - the colours are so beautiful.
All those books look very interesting. I have a couple of little badges (a present from my daughter) made by Poppy Treffey and I Love them.
BTW how is Ted? I do hope we will get to see more of him.

Warmest wishes to You xxx


linda said...

Hi, thanks for the lovely comment on my new blog,it feels a bit scarey starting one.please could you send me the recipe for the coconut and paecan layer please,god it looks so so goog, best wishes.Linda