Wednesday 3 July 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #213

It’s been a very trying couple of days around here, for reasons that I won’t even begin to bore you with. I don’t usually say sorry for not blogging, as I firmly believe that we all should do so without obligation. However, I really must apologise to everyone who entered my giveaway. I will have my glamorous assistant draw the names, out of whatever handy receptacle I happen upon, when she comes home from school. That’s the boring bit out of the way. Now for the workspace.
There’s no crafting happening at the kitchen table right now, but there might be later.
Yesterday brought something even more exciting to my door. A lovely little package all the way from Arizona. Deb had posted about a chocolate cake that her Mom used to make and shared the recipe with her readers. One of the ingredients is not widely available (if at all) in the UK and she kindly offered to post out a packet to two commenters. I was delighted to be one of the recipients.
It’s the Fourth of July tomorrow and that seems like a pretty good day to make this all American cake. It’s also the day that my son was due, sixteen years ago. However, he made us wait another week, in the July heat (yes, we had some that year), before he put in an appearance. I’ll let you know how it goes Deb.
That’s what is in my workspace today. Are you sharing yours? If you’ve been under a rock for the last four years, then pop over to Julia’s place to see what it’s all about.
I aim to be back tomorrow with the winners’ names and maybe even some numbers.


Melissa said...

So much fun to get happy mail! Hope the cake turns out great!

Lisa said...

Glad your SU goodies have arrived and will look forward to seeing the All American Cake too :D


Jackie said...

Lots of stamping up goodies I see there
How kind of her to post that from the US to here in the UK
I hope the cake making goes well
Jackie 38

KraftyKaren said...

oooh that looks like a fab box of SU goodies - looking forward to seeing how your cake turns out, how nice to have the ingredient sent to you x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Now that's one fab box of SU goodies!! Take care Zo xx 69

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shazsilverwolf said...

New comment- didn't look at the spelling mistakes till too late last time, lol. Been having an awesome time with my new stamps, as you will see. You're going to make a lot of people happy bunnies with all those new goodies. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

Belinda Basson said...

That stuff looks interesting. Love the contents of the box though! #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The contents of that box is going to make a lot of folk very happy indeed! Julia loved that pinwheel, didn't she?
And chocolate Jello?? The mind're going to have to do a post about it!!
Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

Jess said...

Ooh lovely big box of goodies! I'd love to have a rummage through lol!

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't think there's any equivalent of choc flavour jello fascinating that will be...! Sorry you've had a bad coupla days..and I agree about the blogging obligation..and I also think that it's better not to blog than post something seriously uninteresting or forced!

lisa said...

How great to get interesting mail like that. You must let us know how it bakes.
Hugs Lisax #72

Lou said...

That looks like a box full of lovely SU....what better day than tomorrow to make your cake (its also my Wedding Anniversary!) hope you share a photo x

Lisa-Jane said...

Hey, lucky you! I saw that post and wondered what on earth it would taste like so you'll have to let me know!

My not so simple life said...

cant wait to hear about the cake. Our local Tesco sells the jello so interested to know what you do with it :)

Annie said...

I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
Love the sound of your chocolate cake even if I can't eat it :-)
A x # 46

Abi said...

That cake sounds exciting. I have never seen Jello in the uk so fab that deb sent you a packet! Enjoy!

Eliza said...

Your cake sounds so delicious and makes me hungry thinking about it. Great collection of supplies, you are about to make many people happy when they get their parcels.

Eliza & Yoda 81

Sian said...

Oh, yes!Make the cake and tell us how nice it is. We always use Independence Day here as an excuse for a few donuts..

Twiglet said...

Hope we see the choc jello cake when you have baked it - sounds yummy. x Jo

ria gall said...

looking forward to seeing the cake even if we can't eat it and good luck sending all that lovely stuff out
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #52

Hettie said...

I wish I could rummage through that box, though I have the embossing folder on the top!
I shall be round for a slice of the chocolate cake for 11sies!!

Unknown said...

That looks like a fun box of goodies. My mother-in-law uses Jello Pudding packets in her cake mixes and she uses Vanilla flavored in her cookies. They are delicious. Another interesting ingredient I have used in my Chocolate cake is Coke-aCola, and Dr.Pepper. Makes for a Y-U-M-M-Y cake, and no Chocolate cake would be complete without Peanut Butter flavored frosting.
I think I gained 5 pounds talking about Chocolate Cake. Hope you had a great weekend. (((HUGS)))

Susanne said...

There's a box of my favorite kind of stash. Surely, you got to keep a little for you.