24 March 2008

Woollie Easter

Easter is past and I managed to only eat a few mini eggs  - oh and 4 desserts yesterday!! But I also managed to force myself to go running yesterday in preparation for the desserts!!

Friends gathered together for Easter lunch at Isa and Vic's house, each bringing a dish. I added home made hot cross buns and pizza topped with potato and gorgonzola (thanks Eva for the recipe - had to replace taleggio with gorgonzola but it was still good!) I also enjoyed spinach pie Greek style, chocolate & ginger cheesecake, home made bread, great salad and cherry pie! 

 

The youngest guest was only 3 weeks old and 6 nationalities were represented - Mexican, Costa Rican, German, Greek, British (Welsh & Scottish) and Dutch (not bad for 13 people)....

I managed to do a little finishing last night (OK, it's not quite finished yet). I knitted this horse from Dream Toys about 8 months ago but as with many of my knitted things, the knitting is more interesting to  me than the sewing together, and this one lay in pieces until last night! I really enjoyed knitting the horse - the pattern is so well written and the creation of each individual piece, shaping into a hoof or a knee joint is amazing!


9 comments:

Kate said...

Yummy food and very cute horse!

Monkee Maker said...

Oooh, that food looks divine, and it sounded like a very multi-cultural and multi-age party!

Hmmm, great horse, but if you had problems with Pigeon Poop on your car, just THINK what damage a horse could do!!

:)

Bethany Hissong said...

Di, I think I have that same book (Dream Toys)... does it have the mermaid in it? I've wanted to knit from it so badly. I just am terrible at actually making a shopping list and buying the necessary yarn! (sad!). your horse looks great! And your Hot Cross Buns...yummy!!!! I bought some, but they couldn't be near as good as what yours look like! The pizza looks delicious too! You are amazing!

dizzyjadey said...

Yum! We need scratch and sniff on the internet...like now. And I'm loving the knitted softies you've been making lately. This horse and the kiwi are my faves.

amy said...

what an international get together! and what you made looks amazing - hot cross buns? yum.

Ravenhill said...

delightful Easter dishes you are showing! And the HORSE! Wow, he is going to be so gorgeous!

mellyandrosie said...

That houre is looking sooooo cute!! Can't wait to see the finished product! And yummmo food!!! Making me hungry!

Eva said...

sounds like a fab afternoon!!

Claudia said...

Ok...now I have a problem! It is only 9:45am and I want to eat chocolate & ginger cheesecake (not that I ever had some before but it sounds very good). You have to get some of that food to Canada! And if you could bring some potato and gorgonzola pizza that would be great ;)