Wednesday, 2 January 2019

A Gift & When life gives you Lemons


I pulled this UFO out as i needed to make a gift for a friend's birthday.


I decided to add a plain blue binding.


I was pleased with the finished project and my friend  loved it.


A closeup of the stitchery,its been awhile since i have made something in blue and it made a nice change.


My DD1's Mother in law gave me a big bag of lemons,so racking the brains to think what will i make with them.

 Yesterday i made a heap of juice and froze some in ice cubes trays holding a tbpsn in each hole,then i made some lemon butter,its a pale colour as i use organic raw sugar instead of white and then i made a tendercake ,if anyone would like the recipe just let me know in the comments.

Today i finished juicing all the lemons and i have just made another Tender cake and now i am about to make some lemon sorbet.



Dont forget to signup with our lovely hostess Cheryll for Friday Night with Friends.

Hope you all have a lovely day.
cheers Shez xx

25 comments:

  1. Your stitchery finish is gorgeous. Love the blue floral in the border. What a special gift.
    Great use of the lemons. We are just at the in between season with our tree. There are only two ripe lemons left but there are hundreds of green ones ready to ripen - hopefully soon.
    Thanks for the recipe from the previous post.

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  2. Great finish, I love the blue! That cake looks delicious!

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  3. The quilt is beautiful.

    That is a lot of lemons. Well done finding good uses for them all. I haven't heard of tendercake before, but it does look yummy.

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  4. LOVE that gorgeous blue cloth, wow! And my mouth is watering thinking of delicious fresh lemon juice and goodies, yummy! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. that is such a pretty stitchery and fabrics to match. Well done with all your lemony things... yum.... one of my favourite flavours…
    Hugz

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  6. Lucky friend receiving that beautiful table centre..
    Delicious things made with the lemons..

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  7. Happy New Year! Wishing all the best to you.
    Your blog looks lovely, dear!

    Following you, would you like to follow me back?
    My blog

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  8. What a gorgeous gift for your friend!! It's so beautiful!! And the lemon goodies all look so delicious!! I love lemon!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Of course your friend would have liked the blue and white table topper. It is gorgeous. Yummo, your lemony goodness looks delicious.

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  10. I so love that pretty blue quilt Shez. You certainly have made the most of your lemon bounty xx

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  11. Lovely blue beauty you made for your friend. The lemon things look yummy. Glad you could find a use for the lemons.

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  12. Your lemon cake made me wish for a slice (and a cup of tea) when I saw it on Instagram the other day. Yum!
    The table runner is so pretty Shez.

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  13. Blue and white is always a winning combination.....very peaceful and calming. Enjoy all your lemon "goodies".

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  14. Love the runner. So pretty in blue. The lemon cake looks so yummy. Trying not to drool on the keyboard. lol. :). Hugs,xx

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  15. Another lovely finish Love it in the blue and white
    I have done that stitchery a couple of times I certainly like the way you have finished it
    A beautiful stitcher and a good cook too Is there no end to your talents

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  16. Oh yes, your finished stitched cloth is superb Sheryl!
    Well done with how you used up the lemons too - that citrus tang in a cake is delicious.
    Love your header photo. Happy New Year! xx

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  17. That's a lovely gift - of course blue is my favourite colour so what's not to like? And all those lemons - wow. Mmmmmm!!!!!

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  18. Beautiful gift! And you sure are putting those lemons to good use!

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  19. Lovely gift and I am always impressed with your creativity...big hugs.xx

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  20. A beautiful gift, no wonder your friend loved it.
    You're really making good use of the lemons,
    Wishing You a Very Happy New Year,
    Avril xx

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  21. The blue quilt is gorgeous. But I gravitate to blue so this made my eyes pop!

    And when life gives you lemons......

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  22. Your little quilt is beyond lovely. I just love it. The embroidery is so adorable. I'm thinking I need to do something like that for my table. Your friend will love it.

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  23. I love that pretty stitching and the blue color! A great finish, and a beautiful gift. :-)

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  24. Love your blue work of art! How pretty in blue it is. Such a sweet stitching design and the blue fabric is perfect. I can well imagine your friend being over the moon when her eyes gazed upon this pretty. I love lemons. That cake looks delicious!

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  25. Good job and well done with all your lemony things :)

    All the best Jan

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