Sunday, September 26, 2010

Returning to Blogland yet again! Thank You for your Kind thoughts and Patience!

Dear Blog Friends,

Project Cake With Buttercream Roses and Roayl Icing Drop Flowers
Here I am again, finally!  There have been so many impediments to my being ab le to blog lately, but I am hoping that things will settle down soon and I can get back to it with some regularity.  My health, and the health of one dear to me have been sorely challenged lately, but I see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, and I am hoping against hope it is not an on-coming train!  Al  joikng aside, precious friends, may I say that I have so appreciated your kind comments on my blog lately.  I have been instructed and truth be known, ORDERED by my doctor to do one of two things only in the past several weeks.  Due to a very nasty break-down of the skin tissue on my leg and foot, I have been told to either walk, or elevate my legs above my heart.  Of course, I had already started taking a course in cake decorating that required that I sit with my legs down for two hours plus and my legs continued, because of this to get worse and worse.  So my time at the computer had tobe curtailed and thus, I have not been able to blog!  My I have missed it and have longed to be back at it! It has been a very boring and long several weeks . Coincidental to that, my dear dog Charlie had to undergo extensive surgery on both of his back legs, as he managed, poor pup, to completely desimate the cruciate ligaments in both legs; first the right leg, followed by 8 weeks of intensive rehabilitation, and then almost immediately after that damage to the left leg, requiring surgery and a FURTHER eight weeks of recuperation.  Poor, poor boy!  But last Tuesday he finally received a conditional good bill of health.  There was significant fear that the right leg had not been corrected properly, and might require another operation, but it looks as if, for now at least, the leg has strengthened and may not require additional and expensive surgery.  Thank goodness for Vet insurance! Meanwhile, in the middle of all that muddle, my legs decided to misbehave, and the sdubsequent decision to bombard me with both topical and oral anti-biotics has left me a bit worse for wear! But, all seems to be resolving nicely, fianlly and I want to share with you the pictures of my final cake project. The roses are far from perfect, but considering that I had just learned to make them, 15 minutes prior to putting them on the cake, I was quite pleased with them! I know where I went wrong with them, and more practice will result in better technique, and hopefully better roses!  So here is the picture of my final project cake.  It tasted DELICIOUS!  And really, isn't that what its all about in the long-run anyway!      
Drop Flowers made from Royal Icing

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scone Queen's Tea Party Fun:

Welcome to another tea-lightful, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In blogland'!

This week I am joining in with these tea parties; the 20th , 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' @ and also @

.., And also @  for the 48th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', and also the 39th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee'.

I am also linking in with Martha and Terri's, Teacup Tuesday this week @

And the lovely,  Teatime Tuesday ,  at dear Lady Katherine's which is held weekly  @

And also with dear Sandi for, TeaTime Tuesday @

If the fact that I adore Tea time is not evident by the existence of
this blog, one need look no further than my repeated afternoon tea parties!
In my life there is always room for tea!     
I also very much enjoy collecting lovely antique teacups and teapots!

Please help yourself to my new, 'The Tea Trolley' blog button that you are free to use on your own blog's sidebar..,

Hello out there in Blogerland.., 
I HAVE co-hosted two teas this past Summer with my dear friend, from the Silken Purse in her lovely home on the east coast of Canada.  Just as soon as I can manage it, I will get the Paper Princess to share pictures from our first intimate tea, and I will share with you some of the digital images from the later soiree held in honor of my 16th Wedding Anniversary, attended by friends and family.  It was so lovely to be in my native province once again, surrounded by dear, if-not-often-near ones. Just back a week from my wanderings in the east, I am still a bit exhausted, but I will try ever-so-hard to get some images up soon.

Meanwhile.......! I have just joined a new website called on a trial basis.  The deal was that if you agreed to order a free DVD for which you must pay only the shipping and handling fee, you get to preview the website for free for one month.  As one of my passions is cake decorating, the subject of this particular website, I thought I would give it a try to see what they have to offer.  As it turns out, there is a lot on this little site that is quite exciting and informative.  I am not yet convinced that I will join on a full-time basis, but for now, I am pursuing it quite mercilessly, gaining every bit of knowledge I can.  Give it a preview if you like and share with me your opinions and insights.

May He who loves you best be with you all until next time!..,

Please enjoy some pictures of afternoon tea treats and our little tea..,

For many more "tea-lightful" pictures look below..,

We enjoyed a lovely cream tea with a few sweets and sandwiches.., Enjoy!

~There were many glistening, berry reds in today's post with all of the luscious jams and jellies featured in these photos for our cream tea with scones , jam and clotted cream.

An elegant serving of scones and afternoon tea..,

Scones fresh and warm and fragrant from the oven; light, flaky, buttery, 'melt-in-your-mouth' goodness!..,

Uum!.., Scones and clotted cream with jam!..,

Yum!.., Cream tea..,

Sprinkled with a touch of confectioners sugar..,

Dear little butter pats with decorated sugar cubes.., 

Pretty chintz serve ware platter and teapot with a delightful cream tea..,

A few little sandwiches for good measure..,

 Here are some pictures from a tea party that Wanda Lee held in my; ( Scone Queen's), honour so that a few of her close friends could meet me on occasion of my visit from the west coast; ( after the passing of my elderly father-in-law, in the past months).., I came a week earlier than my husband, so as to visit my family and friends as well..,

Warmest regards from Scone Queen