Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Celebrations and Contemplations

Well, what a fun & busy weekend we had despite still feeling under the weather. Miss A had her 18th birthday party which went off very smoothly. All her friends were lovely and very well behaved. A big thank you to them all for making her birthday so special.

After a few challenges working with chocolate ganache for the first time, I finally got the cake looking respectable. It was well received by all. Here is what it looked like...



The actual cake was a marbled chocolate effect. A big thank you to Super Foods magazine for the inspiration & recipe!

Then, after a very late night and broken sleep, I co-ordinated and attended my final workshop as the WAQA Workshop Convenor. I will be handing over the reins to someone else at next week's AGM. 

The workshop, The Value of Value, was facilitated by one of our local tutors, Judy Campbell. It was an excellent workshop that got us thinking about and experimenting with different fabric values. We created a ranged of samples each incorporating hues, shades, saturated colours and tints that we can refer to for our future quilting endeavours. I feel a little more confident now in working with values and colours, and experimenting rather than following a pattern. Thanks Judy.



The other celebration, of course, was the Dockers winning their football game and making it into the 2013 AFL Grand Final. While the Eagles are my favourite team, I also support the Dockers (whenever they are not playing the Eagles!). Congratulations to the team and all the best for this weekend's game.

I hope you all have a wonderful, crafty week.

Cheers,
Tracy xx

5 comments:

shez said...

happy birthday to your daughter and i love her cake you did well.xx

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Shez.

Maria said...

Pleased miss 18 had a great birthday. Love the cake.

Looks like that was a fun workshop to attend.

Anthea said...

OMG, all that terminology has my mind boggling Tracy! Glad you had such a good time & found it so valuable... now I expect to see some more masterpieces coming from your machine!! x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fabulous cake. Glad you had a great celebration. Your workshop certainly looked interesting. Hope you are feeling a little better.