This week meant a birthday for me and the opportunity for a couple of friends to go orange, for me. Sue with this incredible flower arrangement, well really a sculpture that receives no justice from my photography. I just sit and stare at it as it is so lovely. happily monster cat has not discovered the vines that trail out.
Kay came up with a wonderful selection of orange gifts and of course my favorite is the slap watch. gosh i have such hip friends.
Please note age is not mentioned here as i go into shock every time I hear the figures and have to be revived with Makers Mark resulting in me wondering what happened to the computer screen.
Next year i think it must be an orange food celebration. This year it was very mundane, steaks, quinoa and grilled veggies as the heat makes cooking a test by more heat. The cake was a no bake, made with layers of cream whipped and divided into toffee, espresso and chocolate. The base was digestive biscuits; these are what was used in Prince William's famous no bake chocolate wedding cake. That recipe was considered but it used raw eggs.
Here is Ian trying it out. I will have to try and make it look better.
The rest of my week was spent trying to finish a beaded bangle copied from a pattern in Beadwork magazine by an English beader Jean Power. It worked out pretty good and I learnt a lot.
Then i made a ring using the crystal discarded as the the stripes on the bezel went the wrong way. (you can't see it) it was my first attempt making a ring. it fits so well it may never come off.
So now to cleaning up the bead things and trying to work on a journal or maybe dinner.