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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paper Bag Swap, Angels,"Ric Rac & Blooms" and a Orange Cake Recipe.


Anita has dropped of the items she made for me in our Paper bag Swap. I received "Lucy" the doll who now resides on a pile of Homespun magazines in my sewing room. I also received a cup bag with a new cup. I also got a cute little "lolly" purse. Now Anita knows I love my cup of tea but she doesn't know that I have a problem with cups. I can't resist buying them. I have a cupboard full. So Anita you have fueled my passion once again. I was really good a few weeks ago at a closing down of a "House" store. There were some beautiful Maxwell and Williams cups. Lucy and I saw them at the same time. She said "No Mum" I obeyed her. Thank you for the lovely items you made Anita. Anita wants to do another one this month so I will have to look out for some material.
I finished my row of Angels in the Row-Block-of-the-month Anita and I are doing. This months theme is going to be Crazy Patchwork. We are using what we have on hand in this project. I have lots of little scraps so will be using these up.

I finished this little bag called "Ric Rac & Blooms" today. This is a Sally Giblin design.I had the main part of the stitchery done except for the bees. This was finished last night. Then I joined the pieces together and today I had a great time working out how to embellish it.
I should really call this bag a "Blogger Bag" because I won the pattern from Darlene a few years ago. I got the little heart buttons I placed amongst the stitchery from Lyn who is Darlene's Mum. Lyn was my swap partner in a Christmas Ornament Swap a few years ago. The little suffolk puff heart that I added to the heart applique came from Bobbie-Lynn. She sent it to me covering a bead on one of her special handmade cards. The button and the pink cotton lace came from Barbara. I won these in one of her giveaways.

To top it all off the pink material which is second from the top and bottom is a piece of material left over from Ainsley and Julian's Wedding Quilt. So lots of memories in this "Ric Rac & Blooms" bag.
Yesterday I made a delicious Orange Cake using fresh oranges from the garden and eggs from our lone chook. I thought I would share it with you. It is so quick and easy.
Quick Orange Cake.
1 orange
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups oil
2 cups self-raising flour
Preheat oven to 180c and grease a loaf tin. Place the whole orange,sugar,eggs and oil in a food processor and blend well. Add sifted flour. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked.
I let my cake cool down then used the juice of a Blood Orange to add to some icing to drizzle over the cake.
I used Rice-Bran Oil for the oil. This oil has no cholesterol.
Happy Days.
Bev C


Simone de Klerk said...

Anita made some lovely items for you, Bev! And your angels look so very happy. Lovely.
What a special blogging bag, with so many good people inside of it.

chris said...

Bev, the 'boys' at work just love this orange cake - they look for it every week!!!
A great bag of goodies.

Terriaw said...

What a fun swap! I love that it's customized just for you with your name embroidered on that cup bag. I also really love the gorgeous stitchery you did on that bag. Very sweet with the ribbon trims too.

Tarnyia said...

Your gifts from Anita are great... very spoilt but so was she from you haha...your bag is gorgeous.. was the pattern in a magazine not to long ago?... and I have written the cake recipe out and may even do that today...

Tarnyia said...

Oh.... and the angels are gorgeous as well... I can't wait to see your finished quilt xxx

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How lovely everything looks! I have never heard of castor sugar..........is it the same as granulated sugar.........where can I find it? blessings,Kathleen

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your such a buzzy bee in your sewing room. It is so neat to see all your projects. That cake sounds good. I've been so busy with my paper crafting that I really need to do some fabric shopping and get busy with my quilt. Happy sewing and gardening.


Anita said...

Bev, we just spoil each other really!! lol Kind regards, Anita.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely swap Bev...and I made that bag last year for the Advent Swap. I also have one ready for me to do, just not got to it yet...Dzintra♥x

Chookyblue...... said...

I love that bag by Sally Giblin..........I have made it before....