Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"When Will The Queen Write Back?"










....so Miss E's asked me yesterday, hoping for a reply from Her Majesty. There was great excitement when the this mail was delivered today. She listened intently as Miss N read the letter to her. Quite a thrill for all of us to enjoy too.








Today Miss O (11) made a double batch of Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - another new recipe, likely to become a family favourite. (We added an extra egg to the double mix as we found it a little dry to roll). 




Several times I have asked Miss O if she could bake something which was healthier, yet my requests fall on deaf ears and a screwed up nose. It delighted me when Miss V (9) found this great recipe for Muesli Bars. She managed to make them with minimal assistance. They require no baking but do take several hours to set properly, best in the fridge - and are very tasty! 








Working on my EPP stars I have been enjoying choosing fabric tones which suit my mood at the time, whether that be vibrantly happy, calm and gentle, or just a soothing background combination. 






A few minutes hand stitching here and there is beginning to make a pleasant little treasure trove of blocks and certainly adds some pleasant colour to wherever I find myself.


Sharing with WIP Wednesday.

45 comments:

Joyful said...

What a thrill for you all, and especially for miss E. to receive a letter from the Queen. Happy week ahead to you. xx

Patchwork and Play said...

What a special delivery that letter from the Queen would have been! And I am enjoying the baked goods, even if its just the photos!

Nilya said...

Oh Karen, I can understand the excitement at your house, when the letter from the Buckingham Palace came. So Cool!
By the way: your EPP stars will be a stunner!!!

✿ chica said...

Que carta importante essa! Parabéns! beijos,chica

Celtic Thistle said...

Now that is special mail! Love your EPP stars, how nice to have such a lovely project just skipping along in the background.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Mail from Buckingham Palace - what fun!

sarahquilts.com said...

Looking good! Keep it up.

Rosemary said...

Delighted that Miss E received a reply from the palace,
but perhaps Miss O thought that double chocolate chip cookies are a bit more of a celebration when you have received a letter from the Palace!!!

DeniseinVA said...

How exciting! A great post, loved all the photos and it was so neat to hear about the letter. Enjoyed the baking and also those pretty projects.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hurray for Miss E. The delight in hearing from Buckingham Palace was all over her face.

Delicious looking cookies made by Miss O and wonderful looking bars made by Miss V. I'm going to check out the recipe for the healthy bars.

Your squares are wonderful, I love the cool colors.

Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

Sarah Lizzie said...

A letter from the Queen...now that is exciting! Your EPP blocks Karen are superb!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, what a thrill for everyone!!

Your EPP stars are really beautiful Karen. Love those patterns.

Cinzia said...

Oh my God!!! A letter from the Queen????
Cinzia

Nancy said...

A letter from the queen...how exciting...You don't get those every day of the week.....

Loving your quilt squares....

Michelle said...

How wonderful to receive a post from the palace!

Garima said...

wow...this is so nice and exciting!!! Miss E has surely earned lots of blessings by doing this! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! A thrill for all of you indeed! That's wonderful and exciting!! Not the ordinary mail for the day!!

Giga said...

Miss E will jump for joy she got thanks from the Queen. Miss V muesli bars will be my taste. Your stars are beautiful. You are persevering in their sewing. Yours sincerely.

Mirabilys said...

I can see little stars twinkling in Miss E lovely eyes!
Thanks for the Muesli bars recipe link, I'll have a try!
Your stars are gorgeous Karen... and I love the white ones!
Nat waving from France ;-)

Fun60 said...

How exciting it must have been when that letter arrived in the post.

Gina said...

Hmmm, I am not sure what would make the day happier, mail from the Queen or the tasty treats your dsughters make! I love seeing your stars; the diamond pieced hexi of neutrals is sure pretty along with all the colored ones :)

Dianne said...

When will the Queen write back? and she did .... I'm sure Miss E will treasure her letter forever. I love how you've captured the glee in her eyes.

Julie said...

Have just printed off this recipe - no doubt a photo or two will appear in my blog at some stage. What a thrill getting a letter from the Queen for Miss E. Loving your stars - especially the aqua toned ones.

Dee said...

Well done for greetings from Her Majesty! I wrote our president when I was little and everyone in our small town was impressed when a reply from the White House came! Your mummies look delish and those EPP blocks are tasty eye candy!

LisaS said...

How lovely to receive a letter from Her Majesty! I printed the Cookie recipe. They look delicious! - but do not recall seeing Cadbury chips living in the U.S. Will have to look for them ;)

Our photos said...

Thanks that you visit our blog!

Wow! a letter from the Queen.
The photos are lovely and your Quilt blocks are beautiful!

geanina said...

A letter from the Queen?! :)
Beautiful images!

s.c said...

That is really a thrilling letter. Good work from miss E.

mbartholomew said...

How exciting to get a letter from the Queen!!! Miss E looks so happy! :) Also, your stars are looking amazing! I really like all the aquas/turquiose-y colors you have going.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

A letter from Buckingham Palace! Very impressive! And the cookies look delicious.....wonderful!

tinajo said...

Wow, that´s awesome - and I´d love one or two of those cookies right now actually..! :-)

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E. Ericasta said...

Dear Karen,
what a pretty little girl, proudly holding this Letter ... Wow, that a thing Not happened each day! Must take this letter On the wall behind glas, maybe? Many greetings and Gratulation to Little Miss E. ... <3

And you are so busy and made so many blocks. Thanks by the way for the recipes I would like to bake the Müsli Bars ... I think thats love my husband :)

Cheers, Heidrun from Bavaria

Mathilda said...

Ein Brief von der Queen, das ist ja unglaublich, da hätte ich mich auch gefreut und dann wieder deine bezaubernden Foto.

Alles Liebe dir von Mathilda ♥

Schulz Family said...

visiting from WIP Wednesday. Love the blog post and the EPP is looking amazing

Gert Jan Hermus said...

What a sweet girl! She's a great model ;-)
Nice post Karen!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

Connie Smiley said...

So happy for Miss E. Those pictures are priceless!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos.
Cute girl!
The cakes looks so delicious!

hydeeannsews said...

How amazing to get a royal reply! Wonderfully exciting. I guess we know what ladies in waiting do all day now. :)

The treats look delicious, healthy or no. I'm always hoping my brood will bake healthier, too, but get the same reaction you do. Maybe they'll try the bars.

Your shapes continue to look lovely and are piling up quickly!

Dave said...

Well done Miss E, for receiving a reply from the Queen for your birthday card. That had to be a thrill for you, and for everyone in your family. Well done! That baking looks great too Karen, and well done for your handiwork (I don't know what else to call it?). Those stars look great! - Dave

Sandy Carlson said...

What a sweet letter! I hope she gets a reply!

Your stars and your cookies look wonderful!

TheChieftess said...

How exciting for Miss E to get a response from Her Majesty!!! Something she'll treasure for a lifetime!!!

Samantha @ Makinglifeprettier said...

loving your EPP!!!

Elise Lea said...

That first picture of Miss E is so precious, I just love her expression. Also I am just loving your stars. I have always wanted to make a quilt out of diamonds, but have not gotten around to it. Your beautiful blocks are so inspiring, I cannot wait to see more!

amanda | wildly simple said...

How exciting! I just love updates from your house. :)

Judy SheldonWalker said...

So much in one "little" post. Love the wonderful photos and activity.

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