Monday, May 31, 2010

Early Bird have you joined….








I have joined Judith’s Early Bird Christmas Crafting…here is my Journal to record my progress…..I have tried raw edge appliqué on some leftover stitcheries from Christmas (Among the Gum Trees) a bit more practice, but I think I could get to like this…..and bit of cross hatching, one of my new covered buttons.. and I have a cover...……and if you haven’t already joined up for this new venture, why not pop over and have a look at Judith’s blog..


Recipe for “Caramel Date Walnut Slice”

1.5  cups Plain Flour – 125g melted butter – 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed – 1 egg lightly beaten – 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda – 1/2 cup cream – 1/2 cup chopped dates – 1 cup walnut pieces

Sift flour stir in melted butter, stir in sugar, press half the mixture into a greased 20cm x 30cm pan, bake in a moderate oven for approx 12 mins…cool..combine remaining mixture with the sifted bi-carb, egg, cream, dates and nuts – mix well pour over base, bake for a further 25mins or until just firm…sour cream can also be used instead of the cream…….enjoy……

Today is the last day for OPAM……how many finishes did you get for May?

take care Peg…..:>)…..


  1. Peg, something tells me you're going to have all your Christmas stuff ready by August - I love your journal, love the applique and the button. Have fun with it!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your journal cover.. Makes me want to make another one !!!!

  3. Wow! Your journal cover looks amazing! That in itself would make a gorgeous gift. :o)

  4. Love your journal Peg!
    I have been so tempted to join too, its such a great idea, but not sure if I can fit it in!

  5. Love your journal Peg.And thanks for the recipe sounds nice I am going to try it tomorrow.
    Hugs Mary.

  6. Hi Peg...what a great idea!!!
    And also to let you know I have just posted my OPAM for this month...Dzintra♥x

  7. That journal is gorgeous ! I have joined in this too it's going to be great fun !

  8. Oh Peg...I am seriously loving the rustic look of your Early Bird journal..well done!

  9. Thanks for the recipe for Caramel Date Walnut Slice can't wait to make it, it looks really yummy.

  10. That raw-edge appliqué is really cute! Love the little journal - the quilting is beautiful on the book itself. You are so on-the-ball!

  11. Thanks for the link! I might have to do this because I love to craft for Christmas all year. Love your journal!


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them all...take care, keep safe, happy quilting .. Peg