Finishing, Starting and Dinner Partying !

This past week has been super busy. I’ve been out dining every night and trying to get some stitching done.
First the stitching.

As you know I’ve been trying to get cushions done for my girls birthdays. I managed to get Caoimhe’s finished and stuffed in time.
I chose a Forever Friends design that came in Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine issue 151 as it had a birthday cake with 7 candles on, just perfect for Caoimhe as she turns 7.
This was my first attempt at a mitered cornered cushion and it didn’t come out to bad. Improvements could be made but for a first attempt I’m quite pleased with it. Lets hope on Thursday Caoimhe loves it too.

Mitered Cornered Forever Friends Cushion

Design : Cross Stitch Crazy Issue 151
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan Light Peach Evenweave
Threads : DMC Threads
I also started Elizabeths cushion and I have until Sunday morning to get it complete for my little girls 1st Birthday.
Here is a small update picture and hopefully I shall have the complete cushion for next weeks update.
Update on Elizabeths Cushion

Now as I said I had been out dining all week. My sister, cousin and a friend of ours decided to have a come dine with me competition. Each of us would cook a meal and we would eat and mark it out of 10. We had so much fun and it was wonderful just all getting together. I have a few pictures of my night. I went last Friday night.

For starter I did a Smoked salmon with honey, black pepper, spring onion and homemade soda bread.
For main course I did a spiced slow roasted leg of lamb with asparagus and baby new potatoes.
For desert I did a duo  apple pie with vanilla ice cream and cream.




I crocheted some napkin rings to match my kitchen.

The finished four crocheted napkin rings

The napkin rings in place

When everyone arrived I served the champagne with strawberries

The champagne and Strawberry

Here are just a couple of the set table and the three girls.

The Table all ready for the guests

One individual Table setting

L- R My sister Emer, my cousin Mary and our friend Joy

I forgot to say my sister and I came joint first so way to us lol
This week is a lot quieter with me starting a diet !

Happy stitching,
Ruth xxx

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10 Responses to Finishing, Starting and Dinner Partying !

  1. Mouse says:

    ooo well done on the cushion finish and fingers crossed you get the other one done too … sounds like you had loads of fun with the come dine with me šŸ™‚ love the strawberries on the glasses and the napkin holders too .. and way to go on coming joint first šŸ™‚ love mouse xxx

  2. blueladie says:

    Wow Ruth, wonderful stitching. Keep up the good work. AND drooooooool, slurp! Wish I had been at that dinner party!!! Looks DELICIOUS!!! TFS! šŸ˜€ Cathryn

  3. Nice job on Caoimhe's cushion. Guessing and waiting on Elizabeth's. Wonderful dinner party! And congratulations to you and Emer. Wish I were there:)

  4. pam says:

    What a fun idea for a dinner party. It is great you have four people willing to share cooking. Get busy on that last cushion.

  5. Akila says:

    The cushion looks very pretty. Congrats on your achievement :d The food looks yumm. Having a big time sweet tooth, love the apple pie especially

  6. Valerie says:

    I am new to your blog and I have enjoyed reading you posts. Your cushion finish is adorable! What a great idea for your girls' birthdays! The dinner you made sounded divine! You have wonderful plate presentation!! You should be a chef! I am sure fun was had by all…

  7. Thoeria says:

    Super little cushion Ruth! I'm sure she's going to love it!And what a lovely idea – the dinner competition! A great way to have fun and enjoy a home cooked meal with friends! Way to go you two on winning :-)And your crochet sure is coming along! You've definitely had a busy week!

  8. EvalinaMaria says:

    All looks good! How do you make soda bread?

  9. Meari says:

    Congrats on your cushion finish. I'm sure she will love it.The come-dine-with-me sounds like a lot of fun! How did they rate your meal?

  10. Elegant table, napkin rings, strawberry touch, & beautiful stitching.chris b

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