Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm back...kind of...

Well firstly I want to say a big thank you to all you lovely kind people that left well wishes on my blog! I am new to blogging and sometimes get overwhelmed at how wonderful, inspiring, kind, positive (I could go on here...) everyone is. I love the fact that you can be yourself and your blog just evolves into whatever you want it to be, and people take you or leave you as you are - it's just such a wonderful warm and nurturing place...I am so glad I found you all here in blogland wonderland!

So I am feeling better, but haven't been very productive just yet, apart from a tad of baking, reading and crocheting. Thank you everyone who has suggested fabric shops to me, I have to confess I have spent a lot of my time deciding what fabric to buy for my quilts. It seems I am going to need to buy from a few different shops and it's gonna be $$.

The only thing I have been up to is finishing off my first ever little crochet blanket for my daughters doll. I just need to figure out how to do a border around it. Hopefully tomorrow I can reveal how it went.

Once again thank you all you lovely ladies that come and spend time with me on my blog, it's much appreciated and very inspiring getting to share my daily adventures with you.

And I leave you tonight with a request I had for the Afgans recipe so here you go, it's from the well and truly trusted iconic Kiwi Edmonds Cookery Book

200g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 ¼ cups standard plain flour
¼ cup cocoa
2 cups cornflakes
chocolate icing
walnuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and cocoa. Stir into creamed mixture. Fold in cornflakes. Spoon mounds of mixture onto a greased oven tray, gently pressing together. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes or until set. When cold ice with chocolate icing and decorate with a walnut if wished.

PS These freeze really really well


A Thrifty Mrs said...

I do hope you are feeling well and thanks for sharing the recipe it looks terrific.

Sarah said...

Great recipe and glad you're feeling better!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Stacey!

So glad you are 'on the mend'! :-) Thank you for the recipe, it's nice to get new 'trusty' recipes... especially when they are sweet treats!!

Hugs! Vikki

Sarah said...

Well done on finishing your dolls blanket! It will keep her warm with the cold nights. I haven't worked out how to finish the edges yet either. I'm looking forward to it though. I only have six more squares for my cushion, oh and a whole pile of cute flowers to crochet.

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I think in future if I am unwell I will need those afgans to cheer me up!

Sandy said...

Thank You so much for the recipe! I am going to make them for my children. I am so glad to see you feeling better and back at your blog. I am looking forward to all your new post! I really enjoy it. Talk to you later.

Hazel said...

Wow, those afgans love so yummy. My mouth is watering just looking at them. Haven't made them for some time, trying to be good!