Sunday, September 10, 2017

First week of school

 The first week back to school is done and dusted. I am bushed. There wasn't a whole lot of crafting completed this week. I have been crocheting some more flowers at night and today I added a few more stitches to Baker Beach.
It is the only stitching that I have managed to complete all week. I wish that I had the time energy to finish that little corner, but it is not happening today.
Today was my day to get some dinners ready for the week. Hubby and I work until 8:30pm on Monday and Wednesday so dinner is late. I cooked 3 stuffed pepper meals (no picture) and assembled 4 meat loaves (these three are for Mom....all she has to do is bake them).
I also made two plum cakes. It is made with the small Italian plums. Or at least, that is what they are usually called around here. 
 This is a recipe that came from my Aunt Alice. It can also be made with peaches. I needed to make these today, because the plums were going bad. I usually pack them in closer together, but I was a few shy.

Do you see what I got in the mail this week!
Donna at Brynwood Needleworks had a contest to name her new sewing machine. All who entered received one of these beautiful handmade bookmarks. I love this!

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. I hope to link to the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow, but as I said it is a late day. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A little bit of stitching is better than no stitching! I have never had plum cake before...looks yummy.

  2. I am glad you found s bit of stitching time. Great job prepping meals in advance. It does make those long days a bit easier. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Always good to get some meals ready in advance. The plum cake looks delicious.

  4. It will get finished! Meanwhile, adjust to the new schedule and enjoy the time that you can get even a wee bit of stitching done.

  5. Cathie: Baker Beach looks like you could hang it and it would seem you are at the beach.
    I have never done meals a head of time that is a great idea.


  6. Is that a buttermilk batter by chance? I make one with a wild raspberry that grows wild on my property. So easy and good, I'll have to try plums next time. What a good daughter you are to make meals for your Mom! I love meatloaf and make it when my husband travels as he is not a fan. Cute bookmark!!


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