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Sunday, December 15, 2013

"A Wonderful Blogger's Day."


What a great day was Saturday, the air conditioning on in the car with the Bee Gees playing to me and no-one to turn it off. Then to get to meet up with some Bloggers in Perth. First I had to pick up a cross stitch from the framers.
A chaque jour suffit sa peine

So happy with the framing plus I got to drop of another cross stitch which I can pick up early next year.

Then I got to meet up with fellow Bloggers from across Western Australia.

We all had a wonderful day chatting and talking plus a little eating and drinking (tea and water) and looking at Julia's wonderful hand quilting and Maria's North Pole quilt. Thank you so much ladies, I drove home with a wonderful feeling of happiness. A special thank you to Sandra who opened her home to us with help from her Mum Maria. Of course a special mention must go to Sandra's Son who did a great job as the Photographer for each Blogger.
In the photo above are the ladies in question from left to right is:

I took along a plate of Lemon Truffles which are super easy to make in a short time.

Lemon Truffles.
1 1/2 cups of unsweetened desiccated coconut.
plus 1/2 cup for coating
1 cup ground almonds
4 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
4 tablespoons honey
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt ( I left this out,didn't have any!)

In a food processor, add all of the ingredients. Blend for a minute or two or until mixture starts to mix together like a dough.
Use your hands to form small balls.
In another  bowl, add the extra coconut. Roll the balls in the coconut until covered. Place in the fridge to set.

Eat and Enjoy.

I make my own ground almonds, it is far cheaper to buy almonds and ground them yourself in the blender/wizzer. These Truffles could even be made with Orange juice to alter the flavour.

We are in the midst of a heatwave, 46 here yesterday and a repeat of it today. We got home from shopping at 9.30am this morning and could see smoke over the hills in the distance. Toodyay had another Bush fire, 170 firefighters helped control it. The winds have been awful,hopefully only a few more days of this heat.

Stay cool.
Bev C


Anonymous said...

what a lovely get together for you all and so nice to put faces to the names,thankyou for sharing the recipe with us bev,also love your cross stitch you are a clever chicky.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so nice your girls got to meet up...........bugger about the fire........I do hope they have it under control...........

Melody said...

Such a wonderful cross stitch. Hope your garden is holding up in the heat

Julia said...

It was fun, hope to do it again next year soon.
Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think I had 3-4 of the lemon truffles....I will make some for Christmas.. yummy!

Maria said...

Your cross stitch looked sew much better in real life. Just gorgeous..
We had the best time together. Loved getting to know you all a bit better.
Was hot here too , thank goodness for air con.
I am off home tomorrow sew will be able to go for a swim each morning soon.

Lin said...

What a great day out - have you met up before? Love your cross stitch and it is beautifully framed. xx

Leanne said...

Your cross stitch is stunning! Looks like you all had a wonderful meet up.
Love Leanne

marina said...

your cross stitch looks gorgeous!
hope your hot weather doesn't come over here!
lovely to see the familiar faces in your group pic. Can imagine you all had the most wonderful time!
Don't you love not having anyone criticize your music choices lol

Marlynne said...

What a fun gathering of bloggers! Thanks for visiting my blog way over here in the middle of the U.S.A.

Nat Palaskas said...

What fun you have to meet blogger friends. I know Julia from when I first started blogging 5 years ago. It's lovely to see you too Bev. Before I read which one was you I played a guesting game and I was right! Lovely blue and white cross-stitch too - Hugs Nat

Fiona said...

so fun to meet up and show each other the things... they are so much nicer in real life... the truffles sound yum and I have never thought of making own ground almond but it is logical...
the heat and fires sound awful.. thinking of you all in WA...

Maria said...

The framed cross stitch is beautiful, Bev. Sounds like a wonderful get together of bloggers and now I know what Anthea and you look like :-) those lemon truffles sound very nice!

Julie said...

Looks like a lovely outing Bev - isnt it great getting together with like-minded souls. That recipe sounds yummy. So sorry to read of the heatwave & fires.
By the way, I love listening to the Bee Gees too :-)

Terri said...

sounds like a great day! how fun to get to meet bloggers in person. Hang in there with that crazy heat.

Karen said...

Such a fun way to catch up. Looks like a lovely day.
Your cross stitch looks great all finished and framed.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely cross stitch Bev as always...wish I could get into mine! Wow 46 is a hot one....Bloggers Meets are always great!

Anthea said...

Bev you should come stay with me - we are always around 10° cooler than Northam!
It was great to see you on Saturday, what a time of laughing and sharing, wonderful indeed x