Friday, April 8, 2011

Sorry I have been absent for a bit but back now !

Much has happened, today finally I am making the Carrot cake recipe I have been wanting to try. Hubby's birthday tomorrow so it is for his big day! So far I think the batter is pretty thick for a cake, we will have to see, the proof is in the pudding as they say. I hope it is rich enough to feel like a birthday cake and not too 'healthy' tasting.  I have to say thank you to my lovely friend around the corner Nathalie who kindly lent me some parchment paper as I only realised we were out after the cake batter was made.  You know when you meet someone and you instantly feel like old friends, that is how it is with her, I am so very glad that we have met !

My little sewing machine ( very inexpensive plastic variety bought from our local Canadian Tire ) has kicked the bucket, well it still kinda works,   it has stopped winding my bobbins .. and you can't sew without bobbin thread it was all very sad ... what was I going to do? Mom to the rescue,  I was telling her I saw an old one at a thrift shop and was thinking maybe I should get it, when she suddenly remembered that there is an old one at my Grandma's house. It was the machine she learnt how to sew on, it had been her older sisters (so we are talking old here folkes). She brought the Kenmore home and my dad got a new belt for it and cleaned it and oiled it .. it is awesome ! It is so solid and quiet compared to my little plastic thing, wow ! It also comes with an open darning foot so I can try a little free motion quilting ! Awesome but the new machine needed it's own table, it weighs a ton and I couldn't be picking it up and putting it on the kitchen table every time I wanted to sew, now could I ?  I am afraid the girls have lost their old craft table from the basement ( they hardly used it ) and it now lives in the corner of our living room I have claimed as a permanent sewing station ! Yippee. I will take some pics of the beauty and the cake later today . 
And maybe let you see some of my other stuff I have been doing, hmm think I need to learn how to link my flickr photo's to my blog.


  1. Glad you are enjoying the new (old) machine!

  2. Anytime Anne-Marie, I also fell very glad to have met you. We probably were friends before... like in another life : )