Tuesday was Eliott Stitchers (and we finally got to see the next episode!). We dined magnificently on this spread
Linda showed us a layout of her hexagons
And GJ, the trendsetter, has finished her “Hitchhiker” scarf
I left early as I had a dinner to go to…….with Jan and, all the way from the US of A……Anna of thimbleanna fame!!!. I was so excited to meet in person this lovely lady whose blog I so enjoy reading, with her quirky sense of humour, fun family events (the gingerbread house competition is my favourite!), and gorgeous projects and quilts.
Jan had decided that she’d treat Anna to a real Aussie dinner, so there were delicious prawns for starters, then a scrumptious roast lamb, roast vegies and all the trimmings for mains. Anna and I were so busy chatting I forgot pics of Jan’s fabulous food, but I did take one of Jan’s beautiful camellias
I’d offered to bring dessert and had decided on raspberry clafoutis until Jan mentioned the “Aussie” thing, so then I thought……pavlova!! At this stage I should have gone to the supermarket and bought a pav case ready to fill, as I’ve only ever made two in my life, but Oh No!, Mrs Smartypants thought she’d make one. To cut a long story short, I ruined the first lot of eggs with yolk, ran out of vinegar and had to dash to the supermarket, and must have had the oven too hot as it ended up with a burnt bottom and was as flat as a pancake!
Still, it looked ok, and, as the old family saying goes, the bit between the raw bit and the burnt bit was delicious! As this was Anna’s first pav, I do hope she gets to taste a “real” one before leaving Australia!
We had a great night, with lots of talk on quilting, travel, and differences in culture, but also lots of laughter! And it was great to finally meet someone I’ve come to call a friend, from the Internet!