Sunday, February 14, 2010

After the dance, and something new...

She had a fantastic time! Of course she wasn't keen to be photographed when she got home - "Mum, I'm a mess now. I've been dancing for hours!"...but she smiled anyhow and let me snatch one photo. 
After a good sleep she was excited to see that I was making her all-time favourite treat, Cinnamon Scrolls, for our Valentines Day morning and afternoon teas. Here they are almost risen and ready to bake...
...and here are the gorgeous pillows of strawberry iced scrolls before they were gobbled up!
I gave Mr Elefantz a box of Cadbury's Roses chocolates and he kindly shared them with me. :-) It's been ages since I had chocolate...mmmm, they were yummy!
This week I finished another new Dilly Dally Daisy design...
 It definitely has a romantic air to it, don't you agree? It seemed fitting to finish it on Valentines Day.
How to display it has been holding me back from the final stitches lately...a wallhanging? A bag? Diary cover? I couldn't decide so it has been sitting for weeks now needing just a few green flower stems to be stitched, and all because I couldn't decide it's final home.
Today I knew...
 The pattern is yet to be written up, but perhaps later next week.

I have more wonderful projects from gifted ladies who have used my designs in different ways.
Jeanette used the blocks from my Wonky Houses wallhanging to make a gorgeous cushion...
Dricca used the *peace* block from my Shabby Roses quilt to make a really pretty cushion...
 ..and Maribel made this lovely bag for her daughter using the *inspire*, *believe*, and *roses* blocks from Shabby Roses!

I pray your Valentines Day was one of joy at being with those you love.


  1. Blossom looks gawjus ~ even after hours of dancing ;o)!!! So glad she had a fun night.
    Those scrolls look DELISH .... oooh Jen, I wish I lived closer ;o)!!!
    Love n hugs,
    Joy :o)

  2. Blossom looked very pleased and a little fatigued. I can almost smell the scrolls, they look delicious.
    Another lovely stitchery and I think it looks at home in that frame. Perfect!

  3. I'm so glad Blossom had fun at the dance. She looks so pretty and how nice to wake up to a favourite treat fresh from the oven.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. I love the new stitchery with the lace gloves - so elegant.

  4. Glad Blossom had a wonderful time at the dance!

    Your cinnamon scrolls look delicious - No wonder they are a family favourite.

  5. What a pretty dress Blossom. Pleased you had a lovely time at the dance.
    What delicious scrolls YUM!!!

  6. You have a gorgeous daughter, Jenny. Those treats are just too tempting. Mmmmm I can smell them all the way to here.


  7. You have such a wonderful blog! Your daughter is beautiful (pretty girl wearing a pretty dress . . . and very cool sandals!). Love your new embellished redwork. So unique, using lace for the gloved hand! Oh yes, and lovely baked treats.

  8. She is adorable! Your buns look totally yummy and so does your new needle work!

  9. Blossom looks great and I love the "frock". I can't believe how alike the two of you are. Your profile photo has just the same tilt of the head.
    It sounds like your house was the place to be yesterday with those scrummy looking scrolls and, as always, your latest project is divine.

  10. Blossom looks beautiful - wish I looked that good when I'm tired, lol! Love the dress and especially those SHOES!
    Yummy treats for tea, and how nice of Mr. Elefantz to share with you!

    Jenny, your new Dilly Dally Daisy design is PERFECT - love the lace - reminds me of all the gloves my grandma used to wear. The frame fits it perfectly!

    The projects are super - guess what I'm doing today? I'm hand-stitching the binding on my Shabby Roses! I can't wait to show you, I love it SO much! It's going to hang above my bed.

  11. Love Blossom's Dress and those scrolls look just wonderful :-)
    Have a good week

  12. Simple Beauty is gorgeous! Those pearl beads outlining the lace gloves are perfect!

  13. Your daughter, such a beautiful girl and the cinnamon scrolls look so tasty and chance of a recipe...
    Your blog is such a inspiration...
    Sylvia F:)

  14. Oh, Blossom looks so cute, love her dress too. The rolls look delicious.The dilly dally is so cute .. Hope you are done cleaning.. and back to stitching..


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