Monday, September 7, 2009

This and that and ..... I've got a secret!!!!! :o)

Not this bit ... this is a pic of the 3 Dads on Fathers Day. All with full bellies and big smiles on their faces :o). We had a really lovely day with my in-laws ... pity poor DD2 couldn't come, she was working!! Tasmanian Roast Beef & Yorkshire puds and..........get a load of the desserts my SIL made!!! They were to die for!!! Frozen Creme de Menthe cheesecakes with choccy balls on top made of choccy cheesecakey stuff rolled in peppermint Crisp choccies!!!
I just KNOW your mouth is watering as you read this lol .... and it should be .... they were DELICIOUS :o)!!! But that's not all ..... MIL made her famous Pav(lova) with fresh strawbs and even some passionfruit from SIL's garden!!!
Yummmmmmm ............... bang goes my diet {{{sigh}}}.

We did get some much needed rain on the weekend, though not on Fathers Day, the weather was glorious that day :o). Doesn't it look lovely on my Princess De Monaco roses :o)!!?

And I did manage to finish all the blocks on my second Honeycomb quilt ... I've also sewn the strips together since this pic was taken so all I need to do is sandwich them and quilt them and then I can join the strips together.
It's such a busy week this week though that I'm wondering when I'll have the time to get into my sewing room.

With all the swaps going on at the moment there are lots of secrets around in blogland .... but I've got a BIG one :o)!!! There's a whisper in the (gum) trees that something's going on!!! Watch this space for some exciting news!!!

23 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh Joy
The cheese cake looks leathal I can feel my clothes getting tighter just looking at it LOL. The quilt is looking lovely can't wait to see it finished. Looking forward to having the coffee with you.
Big Hugs
Bec

kiwicarole said...

you had me drooling with that yummyness! Should be illegal! haha

Love you quilt, nice colours too! (I love secrets too!)
carole x

Chookyblue...... said...

oh those deserts are to die for...........

Copper Patch said...

YUM!
The quilt looks great. The colours in it work really well. Beautiful.
The desserts look amazing. Any chance of a recipe for the cheesecake yummy thingy?

Abbe

Robyn said...

oooh what are you up to?
Love everything here...and yes my mouth is watering....slurp!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Joy, hmmm pav...just love that dessert....your honeycomb quilt is lovely.....you have me intrigued.......hugs lyn

Terry said...

Your honeycomb quilt is looking good Joy! Love those colors! :0)

Linda said...

I'll have a piece of the pav thanks, loving your honeycomb quilt. All these secrets in blogland, my gosh, you can tell me I won't blab:))

Sherri said...

Joy...I can't wait to hear the secret! I'm sure it's a fun one!

wonderwoman said...

oh i love secrets!!!! am very good at keeping them! all that lovely food has just made me feel sooo hungry - i may have to nip to the fridge to see whats around!!!

xx

Tozz said...

Joy I love your quilt you are doing it is really lovely and I look forward to seeing it all finished. Yes there is a big secret going on for sure :) Its exciting!!

clare's craftroom said...

Just whisper it to me Joy I won't tell anyone else , lol !

Julia said...

Your honeycomb quilt is looking good Joy! Love those colors!
All that yummy food!.
Can't wait to see the secret...you big tease!
Julia ♥

Narelle said...

Joy, looks like everybody in that household on the day enjoyed desert. Now we have Mothers day and Fathers day why not family day. Would have loved to have been there to enjoy the desert and of cource the company.
Hugs
Narelle

Bev C said...

Joy,your quilt is lovely. I think I just put on a kilo reading this post. Happy days.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Joy....the cheesecake looks lethal...I am putting on the pounds just looking at it...the quilt is coming together so well....

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Those desserts do look yummy and I love your quilt. Now as for the news. AGGGGGG your not telling us yet? I don't think I can wait. When will you tell us?????

i cannaetell said...

I like secrets too ;-)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Joy!

Your quilt looks stunning sweetie.. and HOW good do those deserts look! You are right... my mouth is watering!!!

Lovely pics!

A secret eh?!!!!Oooh... sounds exciting!!!!!!! :-)

Hugs!
Vikki xx

Bec said...

Oh my those desserts are looking pretty good!
Love the Beach House honeycomb quilt.....looking forward to seeing how you finish it off!

Micki said...

Your quilt is just lovely! It is going to be spectacular!
Micki

Judith Tetley said...

Wow Joy...they say "the way to a Man's heart is through his stomach", so you girls are really in the good books...lol
Looks like it was a marvellous celebration of those guys we can't do without.
Many Blessings
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

ecskeen said...

Signed up for "among the gum tree" blog, altho I don't have a blog of my own just yet. Have enjoyed seeing all the creativity on your site. thanks for sharing.

Elaine (TX-USA)