Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gourmet Cheese and an antique quilt!!

A huge thanks to everyone who played along.
And l learnt that THERE is recipes for Tuna and Chickpea Patties,
 though that was not what l was making.
l have been taking cheese making classes this year and having tons of fun.
 The most recent one was on making feta, gourmet feta and yogurt.
So when a free day presented itself l made a big batch of
 gourmet feta to give as gifts this Christmas.
Here it is all dressed and ready for giving.

Here it is in its natural state before l made balls with it.

Here is a cheese platter l was able to present to guests recently.
All 3 cheeses made by me.
L-R Cheddar, Camembert and Blue.
Maybe my guests were being nice, but they all seemed to enjoy them
and there was none left at the end of the night!
Remember those antique quilts in a box l mentioned recently?
Well, here is a few pics of one of them.
The fabrics are so bold and cheerful.

Here you can see they left me a clue, Grandma's dress.


Grandma's dress again. She had a nice wardrobe.
See how she pieced some background to make them fit.

l love this block. Again clues. Getting to the bottom of the scrap basket here.
l count 3 different shirting backgrounds and 3 fabrics for the basket.
And even some pieces are pieced!!
And so to the winners of my pattern.
Jenn was on the money guessing feta cheese, but she had insider info,
 so sorry Jenn,
 No pattern for you!!
Christine, Haley and Jill all suggested cheese, and while they didn't guess exactly,
 l am feeling in a generous mood, so l am giving all 3  my pattern.
Can you send me our postal address's please
 and l will get your copy in the mail ASAP.
Thanks again for playing along. l love a good mystery.
When l come back next time l have another mystery for you.
 This time its an antique quilt. One from the box!!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Now Linda you really tricked me. Would never have guessed cheese, Have to say it does look divine in its little jars. Makes me want to go out and learn how to do it too. Thankyou for such a wonderful blog. Lovely those antique blocks especially number 1

  2. Wonderful basket blocks!! I would have NEVER guessed making cheese! LOL. Would love to take a lesson on making cheese...what a fun activity!

  3. Cheese making. Where did you take the lessons, I would be very interested in doing something like that, we love love love cheese. I am local to where you live.

  4. Wow, what a great idea - and they look fabulous done up in the jars. Good for you!

  5. cheese making? how fun! Looks delish!
    what a lovely basket blocks. Those dress prints are wonderful.

  6. Your cheese looks fabulous. We have a house cow and I certainly make good use of her milk also making cheese.

  7. I would never have guessed cheese! Well done you - they look delicious! How clever! Love those blocks.

  8. That cheese really looks impressive and I bet it tastes as good!


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