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And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday sip.....

I meant to post earlier this week but it has been a busy week for me. I had three health related appointments this week two of which to do with my thyroid problems. It is possible that it is growing again and an ultrasound has been scheduled for April to have a look at how things are going. I also had a day out with friends. So Sunday came upon me rather quickly and here it is time for my Sunday sip...


I started our Sunday morning out making coddled eggs in a ramekin with toast. You can find the recipe on my food blog by clicking here. We always drink "cafe au lait" each morning at breakfast. This is a half a cup of strong coffee mixed with a half a cup of hot milk. This being Sunday, we also have a treat with our second cup of coffee which was a "Sneeuwwitje" (Snow White). It is a coconut cake with a powdered sugar topping.


I have been preparing my wooden lace bobbins for a new piece of lace I am going to start this week. Sunday evening watching a German country life program was the perfect way to get these bobbins wound with thread since I do it by hand. Lace bobbins are so pretty threaded in pairs. I have been working on a patchwork quilt top too which is just about done and ready to quilt.


We have spent this spring like weekend in the garden also. There are many things which have to be pruned back in the late winter. We also drove to a tree and shrub nursery to pick up our new hedge. We have planted 20 hawthorns along a section of our front garden to separate it with the neighbors. The garden had been originally designed as one large garden with theirs but we want our privacy as we enjoy sitting on the bench in the front garden to have coffee in the sun. We like it to feel more secluded and this should do the trick. We picked hawthorn as it is well loved by birds. Cats are not able to get to them there so easily with its long thorns. The tiny white blossoms are so pretty in the spring but the man we bought them from said it will not have them a plenty like when it is a tree form. We have to prune them a good deal for the first few years to encourage the full hedge growth. They are planted and have had their first prune. I cannot wait to see them start to show some leaves as they are just wood for now. 

  Hawthorn blossoms...

What are you sipping this Sunday?

11 comments:

Patricia said...

You have been busy Heidi and wonder how you find the time. I never seem to have any! Wishing you well with your thyroid problem. At this precise time, 9.30 Sunday evening I'm sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio!

garden2day said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your health issues and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck with your projects. I enjoy hearing and seeing what you are up to--busy as always.

Betty Lou said...

You have been a busy, busy girl. Your breakfast coffee sound like a treat that would be fun to wake up to. Will have to try that. Hope the thyroid is O.K., take care of yourself. Hugs

Rhonda said...

Hello Heidi,
I am so sorry about your health problems.

what I am sipping? well I had several cups of hot tea this morning and afternoon and now I am drinking some soda in a takeout cup that I brought home after our supper out at a burger place with all our children.

Ginny said...

Coconut cake with a powdered sugar topping? Oh my gosh! I LOVE coconut!! Wish I had been there to enjoy it with you.

Pondside said...

There's only a half hour of Sunday left over here. I sipped my own delicious blend of coffee this morning - I grind three types of beans, fresh for each cup. It's probably the only thing in the kitchen about which I am particularly fussy!

quilt32 said...

Your breakfast sounds so lovely. Hope your thyroid problem turns out OK.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Nancy said...

'Well, I have had lots of the coffee, but not that cake. It looks yummy. Hummmmm maybe next time.
The quilt is going to be very pretty and you know I love your bobbin lace. I still CANNOT believe the pins come out and it stays in one piece. lol
Love you bunches,
Mom

Linda said...

I love Cafe Au Lait. I use to buy my Starbucks often and then I bought myself a french press pot and now I make my own. It's not expresso, but it makes a very rich coffee. I just use hot milk, but now I use almond milk and don't worry about foam. It sounds like a lot of fun to make the lace. Your quilt is beautiful. I just finished another cross-stitch will post photo later this week.

DebbieSFL said...

I cannot wait to see your garden this year......

Littlebit said...

As you see, it is way past Sunday! The only thing I drink any morning is coffee, freshly ground each and every morning, but it must have real cream in it, hold the sugar. I hope your thyroid problem isn't anything serious, my friend..been there, done that.
I really would like to see more of that quilt top! It looks beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful week, and I did not know that was a Hawthorne..so pretty.