Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Catch up Wednesday

It's Wednesday again.  Something special happened today, my baby came back and it's working like new. No tension issues and it's been purring it's way through some quilting. YAY!!!!!

I quilted the hexagon chevrons this evening, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it. In the meantime I've been playing with waterlogue thanks to Liz at Broderie who put some beautiful photos on Instagram. I just had to jump in and get the app too. Here's a photo of my hexies as I was trying to decide how to quilt it.

As it's Wednesday it's also cocktail time. Last week I was away and forgot to make it beforehand, better late than never, I say!
Thea's pick was a Cucumber Cosmo.
Here's the ingredients, including the cucumber water in the bowl at the front.

Here's the result.

It looks like that because I could only find standard cranberry juice not white cranberry. I'm sure it tasted the same, just looked a bit, umm, dirty. It was good, and I will make it again if and when I can get my hands on some white cranberry juice.  A 4.5 out of 5 for this one.
I'm loving this weekly cocktail education. I very rarely drink these days, and I don't drink when I go out, I have to drive as there is no public transport around here. It's a nice way to be introduced to something that I possibly wouldn't order or try if I was out, but making them at home once a week has been a real hoot. It's nice to try just one, and I'm not really tempted to have more as it's mid week, and I don't want to be feeling the after effects the next day.

This week's cocktail - I have no idea what it's called as I deleted the email that had the info. However Shay face timed me and gave me the recipe, and I still forgot to ask her what it's called.
I didn't take a photo of the ingredients this week, but it involved a copious quantity of Kahlua, some ice, milk and chocolate syrup.  Instead of having it before dinner I deemed it perfect for dessert, and I finished it off pretty quickly. It was a little bit sweet for my taste, I'd probably reduce the chocolate syrup next time, and there will be a next time because it was very yummy. 4.5 out of 5 for this one too.
I think I need to invest in some different shaped glasses, the martini glasses are lovely but it's getting a bit boring using the same type of glass each week.

I'm off on vacay this weekend. I hope I will still have time to do a blog post or two while I'm away.  I might post some clues, so you can guess where I am. I will definitely be posting photos on Instagram.   My fur babies are going to be very happy, they won't be going to the kennels or cattery as they will be looked after by a wonderful friend who has offered to house and fur baby sit for me. I hope she knows what she's in for!!!!!


  1. I want that Kahlua cocktail now, right now please!

  2. That choccy one looks yummy. Enjoy your travels.

  3. Your hexies look so groovy! Those cocktails look fantastic!! I'm curious to find out what the chocolate one is called, it does look more like desert. Have a fun time away! Just think of the parties the fur babies and your friend will have while your away!!

  4. At first I thought you were talking about BP, then I read that all tension issues had been resolved and knew it had to be your machine ;o)

    Have a fab holiday!

  5. Since I know where you're going on holiday I wont play the guessing game...but Im still insanely jealous I cant come with you.

    Your hexie project is fabulous - cant wait to see that one quilted up.

    Oh my goodness- how good was that Brown Cow from Hell cocktail ...and as if you never have more than one ...fibber!

  6. I'm enjoying your photos on instagram. Those hexies are so pretty. Have a great holiday.

  7. It's good that your machine is back. I couldn't do the cucumber one, but the chocolate one looks good. Enjoy your vacation.

  8. So good to have your machine working well. It almost feels like Christmas.


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