Sunday, March 16, 2014

Some Sewing

A few months ago I made this table topper for my friend for her birthday using a Charm Pack and the 5" L'il Twister template.



I also finished this table runner...

And this quilt finally got it's binding sewn down ( I made this about 4 years ago, had it quilted in 2012 then it got packed away for the move) - finally finished and is perfect for our rocking chair

And last of all I have been working on another Twister tabletopper for another friend for her birthday. Colours are not too great in the first pic but you can see a bit better in the 2nd. Just have to sew down the binding. 


Take care,
Anita
x

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Missing in Action

Yes I have been told I am a bad blogger and need to get my act together .....yes the last post was back in November !!

So I will start the year off with saying thank you to my Secret Sewing Sisters for the fat quarters for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. Some gorgeous Bonnie & Camille and some French General. My 2 favourite fabric designers.....both so different but love them both.


And thank you to Sandy for my lovely bag too..


Gorgeous!!
I had a lovely day for my birthday....it fell on a Sunday this year so we went for lunch out with my parents to a lovely Italian restaurant. 

For my birthday present I created a wish list on The Chic Nest website and Craig and my parents gave me those goodies for my presents.




And Nathan surprised me by giving me these owls......


Take care everyone...

Anita
X


Monday, November 25, 2013

Another High Tea!



Yesterday I headed into the city to the Art Gallery


I wasn't there to see the art, I was there for this.....


High Tea was delicious.....

Nice views...


It was my woRk's end of year get together. Good chance to catch up with staff that work in some of our other offices. I work in our head office but we have 7 other clinics that run around Sydney, so this is the only time all the doctors, nurses and secretaries all get together. 

The Art Gallery is a beautiful building, I have to confess that I don't think I have ever been there, will have to go back for a better look I think. 

Love my new sign I got from a local gift store....


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday....

Today consists of the Saturday chores.....




But trying to get it all dine so we can go to the movies this afternoon.


Then off to the city tomorrow for my work end of year function....High Tea at the Art Gallery!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Today....

 Had a lovely brunch out this morning with my man at the local botanic gardens, now trying to make some order out of my sewing "space". Unpacking some forgotten gems too.





Monday, November 4, 2013

Food Society - High Tea

Craig and I went to a High Tea with a difference recently at a restaurant in the city called The Food Society.


This was  a bit of a twist on a traditional High Tea, instead of finger sandwiches and lots of sweets it was more of a degustation of hand made savoury and sweet canapes. The tea could also be swapped for Vodka cocktails or Vodka sippers.
Vodka cocktails are a feature of this Eastern European style restaurant.

The Food Society is an Eastern bloc bar and restaurant and is based on modern food choices from Eastern European countries. They do have a seasonal dinner menu which looks delicious!!

 The restaurant is very eclectic with lots of vintage knick knacks

This was the reception area when you first come in the door!

 
 

Table setting complete with doily lol
 

Very rustic interior...
 


 First there was a homemade tomato soup


 The menu on a clipboard



Next there was a Celerica tart, Crostini with trout tartare and Ricotta & Parmesan balls - all very delicious!



A roll with pulled chicken & aioli, Croque monsier and a very delicous Quinoa Salad


Then for the sweets....
 
 Lemon Meringue Tarts, Peanut butter Chocolate cups and a Vanilla desert with raspberry jelly. All very nice! The only thing we didn't like was that the menu said the chocolate cups had coconut in them, but they had peanut butter. We are not lovers of peanut butter in things but aside from that, I hope no one with a peanut allergy ate them unsuspectingly!



We really enjoyed the whole experience, a bit different to what we are used to at a High Tea but great for people who like more savouries than sweets. It was very substantial and was enough for us for lunch. 
 The wait staff were very efficient and friendly and explained what was on the platter each time they brought one out. 

We enjoyed the sight when we came outside afterward to this line up of bikes, a great form of transport for this part of the city!
 


The Food Society
91 Riley Street
Darlinghurst