Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Poorly pants and Christmas Club

Hello there hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend. I am very sorry for my absence but like nearly every time after a trip that involves a longer flight I end up poorly. We arrived back on Thursday and I managed to get all the washing done and dried and then started Friday off getting excited about my Thermomix demo. I can tell you that we have been so impressed (hubby caught the last of the demo after his golf outing) that he bought one for us and paid extra to have it delivered on Saturday Red heart. I have been cooking up a storm ever since. I did not switch the oven on once since the delivery and we had a house full as my sister came on Friday with her family, it is the most brilliant appliance I have ever owned. I am sure i will delight you with my offerings in the future.
Sunday we had Christmas Club and I did all my organizing before I left for my holiday except the cutting and packing of the kits. On Saturday night Laura and BIL helped me and we managed to cut and bag 112 kits in just over an hour.
Here’s the cards everyone made in this session, we had a lot of fun, and just like always I was to buys chatting to take any photos, especially as my sister joined the class. She loved it and didn’t need much help at all, I am working on her to sign up as a demo Winking smile.
Wild Wasabi, Real Red and crisp Whisper White. A very traditional card and a fun selective embossing technique.
Second one using the fun Quilted Background made in Cherry Cobbler and using scraps of the Jolly Holly designer paper. This card was inspired by my lovely downline Linz, she made a similar swap at our Christmas in July event.
Third one was our punch art but I warm you dreadful picture coming up.
Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive, I saw various examples of this card on the net and modify it to suit my needs. Is a very elegant card picture does not show it well.
And finally my fave one, is my own design from a swap I made last year for our Peterborough Christmas in July Event.
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Everyone got to make 2 cards of each design and they got envelopes with their cards as well. We are building a nice collection of cards already and I am so excited to have a stash made ahead of time this year. If you want to join us the next one is 25 September right on Anne’s W. birthday *wink*.
Ok I am off to my duvet even though I have so much to do, but I am feeling to rotten. However before I go I want to show you my first batch of home made bread in the Thermomix if you even made bread you will know how long it takes and how much mess you have left behind. I will tell you that this lot took 2 minutes to weigh combine and knead a further 20 min rising and 20 min cooking. Oh and everything was done in one bowl that cleaned itself !!!
And the inside
I have been baking fresh bread every day.
Till next time big hugs xxx
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  1. Hope you're feeling better soon. Christmas club was great x

  2. Hi Monica, well done to buy a Thermomix. I own a Thermomix since 15 years. I love it. In May I bought a new Thermomix, because the new Generation is much better then the old ones.
    Bye Irene from Germany

  3. So glad you got your Thermomix - you will get so much use from it - they are wonderful. I look forward to seeing what else you make with it. My Daughter has just had her Varoma demonstration and is now onto steaming with it. I can't wait to do this myself.
    Have fun.
    Sorry, cards are great too.

  4. Hi Monica
    Sorry you have been poorly...that bREAD LOOKS YUMMY...Xmas cards are great as well ....gorgeous...
    hugs sylvie

  5. I love this set of adorable cards Monica!! The colours are delightful! Love the look of those rolls too! Yummy!! Off to find out what a Thermomix is! xxx

  6. Hi sweet girl,
    Thank you for a fabulous time on Sunday sorry to hear you're not well. I can't believe I hadn't joined your blog, oh well have now.
    Huge hugs cherie x

  7. Your bread looks delish... but I am on a big diet!!


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