Monday, November 5, 2007

Good Intentions!

With every good intention I said I would choose the winner of the apron giveaway on Sunday night. Well obviously it is now Monday night and I still haven't. Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup Day and the kids and Daddy were home today as the schools often make it a long weekend and hubby usually takes the day off. So together we prepared for a Cup Day party we're having tomorrow and I have had to drop all sewing (put it away) and clean, scrub and cook.

I have now decided I will leave the drawing of the competition until Wednesday when I have finished the new aprons and can show you them properly. In the meantime, just so you don't think I'm completely useless I can show you a little sneak peak of one of the new aprons which I personally think are well worth the wait!

Apron Giveaway sneak peak

If you are wondering why I am saying 'aprons' you will have to wait until Wednesday and I will reveal all.

Now I'm off to cook a lemon tart. We are having a barbeque with lamb cutlets done in cumin, garlic and lemon juice, chicken marinated in sesame oil and soy, sausages (of course), chargrilled sweet potato, zucchini, asparagus and red and yellow peppers, tomato, basil and bocconcini salad and potato salad. I will prepare a yummy antipasto to start and have already roasted some marinated mushrooms - mmmmmm! My girlfriend is bringing her delicious pavlova and the kids will get some banana and choc chip muffins. Not a bad spread all round topped off with a few bottles of champagne - it is the races after all!

So I'll be back on Wednesday with a winner and some aprons and hopefully I'll back a winner tomorrow!!

18 comments:

driftwood said...

wow the menu sounds amazing, are we invited - photos please!
and the apronS look lovely!!!

Ali said...

You made me drool on my keyboard.

Ragged Roses said...

I can't choose between what's more delicious, the new aprons or the sound of your menu! It's a drizzly bonfire night here and you're talking barbecues! Enjoy
Kim x

luv Abby said...

yum-o louise...
have a great cup day.
luv Abby

stormygirl said...

Good luck with your Cup party, Lou, and I hope you back a winner! I hope I do the same at the BBQ the family is going to!

Cathy said...

Yum, can I come too? Have a lovely day with your family, Louise, eating all that delicious food. Can't wait to see the aprons.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Louise -- it all sounds so fabulous! I hope you'll be taking pictures! The apron tease looks very yummy as well. And I REALLY enjoyed reading your craft meme -- I just love that meme and it's fun to read about others. Macrame huh? Very groovy indeed LOL. I keep wondering when macrame will make a comeback!

Hollabee said...

Yummie all that food! Have a great Cup Day...I'm gonna check whom I'm going to bet on...cheers

Cathy said...

I wish I was at your house! That barbie sounds great. We had one on Saturday for bonfire night but just had sausages in buns. Not nearly as exciting as yours. The aprons look like they are going to be fab - I love the fabrics.
Cathy XX

crafty said...

Mmmmm, lemon tart.

Dang! I missed the giveaway, is it too late?

Lissa Jane said...

I love the sound of your dinner, makes my sausage sizzle's on the barbie sound pretty darn boring.. and I LOVES that blue tone on tone fabric.. gorgeous!

good luck with the Melb Cup!


Lissa

dizzyjadey said...

Can I pop over for lunch tomorrow? Your menu is making my mouth water. Your apron sneak-peek is looking fab. I love the fabric combos you used.

Jelly Wares said...

Oohhh... Those fabrics look gorgeous!!! I can't wait for the big reveal..
Sounds like a pretty gourmet spread for dinner, enjoy!!

Jodie

Meg said...

Wow, that blue is so blue. I like it!

Bronwyn said...

I hope that I am not toooo late to go in your draw? The fabrics so blue are deliciously summery! Just like this perfect Melbourne Cup Day!

Nina's Mama said...

Yummy, can you send a doggie bag to Perth??

a friend to knit with said...

that menu sounds delicious!
and that apron is beautiful.

sue said...

The apron looks really nice in that fabric and I have to agree that the menu sounds fab too.