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Bev asked for it.....

Victoria Sandwich Cake -

100 g margarine (or butter) (4 oz)
100 g caster sugar (4 oz)
100 g self-raising flour (4 oz)
2 eggs

Cream margarine and sugar until light and flurry.
Beat in eggs one at a time, adding a little four with each.
Place mixture into greast 18 cm cake tin.
Bake in a moderate over - 350 degrees F. for 40-45 minutes.

When cool - cut into two layers.
Put Raspberry jam on the bottom half and Butter Cream icing on the top half and sandwich back together.

Sprinkle icing sugar on the top.
Butter Cream Icing is

50 g butter or margarine (2 oz)
100 g sieved icing sugar (4 oz)

Cream butter and sugar together, and add flavouring or colouring -- I just add a few drops of vanilla essence.


Movie Review Monday

Although I haven't been knitting these last couple of weeks...........

I have been watching movies in my exhausted new puppy state....sometimes it takes me a couple of tries to get thru the movie.....but not because it isn't a good's just that I fall to sleep in the middle of it!

So last week I watched ...

STAR TREK - 5 Knitting Needles out of 5

Although some people might not like the new twist on this "old" favourite....I LOVED IT! Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban do a great job representing Kirk, Spock and Bones........can't wait to the next one which has been announced and is expected to be released in 2011

TWILIGHT - 3 Knitting Needles out of 5

Although not a Twilight die hard.....I have read the books.....and I wanted to see how they translated to the screen -- good job I think. Entertaining.....but being based on a book that we've all read....well, we know how it comes out right? Made me pick up "The Haunted Airman" because …

Lachlaine Lochalsh

Lackie for growing.......and he's just so adorable.......he's making friends.....with Caelee!and look! It's only been a little over a week and here they are, all cuddled up on the couch together! Caelee, Lackie and Daisy!Caelee loves the new blankets I bought to snuggle up with this do Lackie and Daisy...........I never thought I'd see this! Not much knitting happening around here, but things are settling down fast so hopefully soon........ I'm starting a new blog label.....Lackadaisical.......for Lackie, Daisy and Caelee reports.

And here's..........Lachlan!

New addition to the family........Lachlan......Lackie to his buddies!

What a little cutie!Daisy wasn't too sure about him at first! (This is a photo I took in Sepia mode -- now that I'm really "retired" I intend to actually read my camera manual and try out a few things!)It was obvious that Lachlan is a typical Westie -- doesn't want to play with just one toy at a time - just like Daisy!So I decided that a new "two can play with it" toy was required........Daisy claimed it first.It didn't take long for Lachlan to figure out the game! Soon they were nose to nose -- 15 minutes of that and everyone is tired and having naps - yeah!
I think my knitting time is going to be limited for a little while...........Happy Knitting!
A knitting friend, fellow blogger and Ravelry buddy, Michele, pointed this out to me......

She saw this ad in Ravelry and clicked thru - try it!

Thanks so much Michele for sending me this....I'll put a link to it from my Hibiscus Cardi page on She Ewe Knits.Happy Knitting!

Rowan International Club anyone?

If you are a member of the Rowan International Club.....I was a member years ago, let it lapse, just joined'll know that you get a free gift from Rowan (Westminster Fibres) each year.

This year it's a lovely scarf pattern - actually two scarf patterns - one lace one cabled - and yarn.

On Ravelry the Rowan Knitters group have been swapping their yarn if they didn't like the shade they I was anxious to see what I'd get.....beige would have been too blah, brown would have been so typical for me!, red would have been awful.......I got a lovely shade of Turquoise -- sorry, but I seem to have lost the instead....

Wht do you think of this photo? I've been playing around with Photoshop Elements....
Happy Knitting!