Sarsfield… another country town ✅

The farming district of Sarsfield lies about 13 km north-east of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. The Nicholson River flows from north to south through the fertile valley and the Omeo Highway passes through the area. Our home for the next two nights😍

Our home for the next two nights 🤩

Love road trips 🤩

MASALA CHAI’

In India masala means spice, and chai means tea. Spiced Tea.

And that is exactly what Masala Chai is -black tea infused with fragrant spices, typically served with milk.

In a pot boil full cream milk with sugar and spices.

I usually add cloves, cardamom pods, ginger powder & nutmeg powder & tea bags

Bring it to a rolling boil and keep a watch as it will spill over…. I usually take it off and let the level go down and put it back on the fire again…. I do this a few times and then serve it…

The pot is very old and is usually used for all our camping and picnicking 🤩

WANGARATTA & VINTAGE ENGINES

Wangaratta is a key regional city located on the Ovens River in North East Victoria. Part of the Ovens Murray region, the municipality encompasses the Alpine Valleys of the King and lower Ovens Rivers and is a gateway to the Victorian high country and alpine regions.

Situated on the Hume Freeway, and the Melbourne to Sydney rail line, Wangaratta is a regional centre that services the surrounding agricultural area and provides strong recreational, commercial, educational, tourism and health facilities.

Wangaratta and the surrounding area are a popular food and wine destination.

A day trip for hubby & myself on a glorious summer day. Main objective being to pick up a vintage ROYAL ENFIELD motorcycle engine.….

Royal Enfield built a series of WD (War Department) motorcycles for the British war Office for WWII. The best known was the 125cc Flying Flea, though one of the bigger options was the 350cc WD/C in front of you today.

After war duty, this bike was turned into a civilian unit and was first registered for the road in 1947. In that year, it was repainted Forest Green/Black over the original British Army green, which is now visible through a few wear spots. The bike comes with a field stand, passenger seat, luggage racks and replica bags.

A bit of history above about the engine we picked up… main objective being to rebuild the motorcycle getting all the parts separately

A very good excuse to hit the road, and all county towns in Victoria are so beautiful. The roads are a pleasure to drive and the peaceful feeling you get driving these open roads is blissful.

Ned Kelly country

Angel 😇 Food

I am addicted to Pinterest

One of the posts I saw yesterday intrigued me greatly. I love baking and if I find something quick and easy to do them I’m definitely hooked.

Apparently you can make cakes in a pie maker !!! Wonders never cease ! So I set about doing just that …

All you need is a packet of Vanilla cake … make the batter by following the instructions on the back and the preheat the pie maker and put a serving spoonful of the batter into base.

Close the lid and cook for 6-8 minutes & like magic you have these Devine fluffy cakes which once cool you dust it with icing sugar or you can cut them in half and put jam and whipped cream in between 🤩

Now tell me what’s not to LOVE about that 🥰

I’m going to make another batch tomorrow with the jam & cream 😁

And so the next day I decided to make these again for the kids … this time with the jam & cream

Oh the joy 🤩

ScrapHappy February 2021

It’s here again and I love this time of month. It gives me a chance to go through my scraps and have a bit of a clean out.

These scraps are fairly new. I just completed a couple of table runners for a friend of mine which left me with a few odd pieces. My good friend Kate in her previous blog showed us pictures of a countertop protector which she is in the process of making. This gave me an idea to make one for myself and as my benchtop has a pinkish tinge these colours worked pretty well with it.

I used this opportunity to try my hand at a new block which I’ve never tried before and I think it came out pretty well. I love learning new things and when the project is not very large it’s less daunting and as a result I enjoy it a lot more.

Ideally the binding should have been in black to coordinate the colours that are already in the mix. However I have run out of black and being a ScrapHappy post, I rummaged and found the closest thing to pink which was red. I use that as my binding and Even though it doesn’t stand out as well as it would with a black border it doesn’t look too bad. Being a fairly new Quilter my stash of scraps is limited.

The backing is remnants of an old quilt cover and I have done free motion quilting to bind the three layers. And so I present….

A peek at the back

Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.

Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.

Kate , Gun,Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Bekki,Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera(me !) Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2 and Noreen

Those Saturday feels 😍

It’s lovely to get up on a Saturday morning knowing there are lots of things that need doing but being a weekend you feel free and know that even though you will get around doing what needs to be done you can take your time about it.

I love Saturday’s coz there’s another day left to the weekend. Even though I don’t really go “out” to work I feel more relaxed and languid….

On that note … here’s what I have accomplished during the week …

A Bench protector ready to be quilted for ScrapHappy day.
An anniversary present being made … a Rag Quilt for my sis
Last but not least a morning ritual with my hubby 😍

HAPPINESS IS…….