Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy All Hallow's Eve....

It's finally here.......

Sadly it's going to be a wet one here for the wee kids going from door to door. If you're out driving tonight take extra special care and watch out for those little ghosts and goblins.

Don't eat too much candy:)

Monday, October 28, 2013

A win.....

The Stitch Fiddler had a giveaway recently on her Halloween blog for three little bowl fillers.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) the original winner didn't claim her prize. So the names were put in the hat again and this time I won:) They came in the mail this morning.

I love them...they are so darn cute. They have a sprig of Sweet Annie attached that smells so good.

Thank you  Bethann :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

This is cute:)

I found this sweet Christmas Owl cross stitch Holly's Hobbies Blog.

Christmas Owl Cross Stitch chart
Source: Holly's Hobbies Blog

I know I shouldn't mentioned the BIG C word but Halloween is almost over and it's time to get busy.......:)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This and that......

Hello...yes I'm still alive:)

I bought some foam to make something and I had the leftover piece standing in a roll in my  sewing room. It didn't take long for someone to move in....

She gave me the look when I suggested that she get out:) 

I actually baked something today. This is a big thing as I never bake unless forced to for family gatherings etc.

I was looking in my kitchen cupboard for something and rediscovered an unopened 540ml can of Canadian Maple Syrup that was given to my son on a photo shoot he was doing for a course on food photography. I'm embarrassed to say how many years ago that was....maybe 2004....eeeek.

I also discovered I had 2 packages of Tenderflake mini tartets...36 tart shells in total... in my freezer. I think I bought them last I said I don't bake much...sigh.  I also had a half a package of walnuts. 

I surfed around and found a few simple recipes for tarts using maple syrup. I chose this one because I had all the ingredients in house...Canadian Maple Butter Tarts....

This recipe is for 12 regular size tarts but I used the 36 mini tarts and it worked out perfect. 

OMG!!!!! They are delicious.......yummy!!!!! I thought they'd be super sweet but they weren't...a nice creamy. texture too. Sometimes butter tarts can be too dry.

It's a beautiful sunny day here today so I'm taking my book and a cup of tea outside to enjoy it. There won't be too many left before you know what.

Take care:)