Monday, May 16, 2011

Belated Mother's Day

As both Tim and Tom weren't at home on Mother's Day we decided to hold off our family day until yesterday. We went for a sojourn up the mountain to the dam which I like to call "the lake of shining waters". I am an Anne Shirley fan afterall. The weather was what I call just right. Cool and sunny. My parents came along too so it was a nice family day.

I made a lime and coconut cake. I usually leave it uniced but I made the fuss of topping it with some cream cheese frosting and some snapdragons for decoration. I'm glad I did. I'm also glad I made the effort of packing proper plates and cake forks. It made the event feel more like an alfresco morning tea by the lake than just a quick picnic at the dam.

I also gave my mother her Mother's Day gift. A set of 6 quilted placemats. I used random blocks that were tucked away in the sewing cupboard. I thought it would be a quick job to whip them up afterall, the hard part of making the blocks had already been done. Not so. The quilting took ages and many bobbins of thread. I don't want to have to fill another bobbin for a little while especially mid-seam...grrr.

Being away from the computer I have missed the problems that blogger must have been experiencing. Thankfully.



joolzmac said...

We too had a lovely family day yesterday, for hubbys Mother's 70th Birthday. We dined on some wonderful thick steaks, 3 salads and twice baked potatoes, homemade bread rolls and some very nice red wines. Cappucino cake with marscapone coffee frosting followed very late in the afternoon.
I am pooped today and still need to get the house back in order.

The 'lake of shining waters' sounds like a lovely place to spend the day.

Cheers - Joolz

rosie said...

looks like you had a great time Tracy, that cake looks yummy! Do it gluten-free for me!!