Tuesday, 5 August 2014


Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary. It has been 41 years together, through good times and difficult times but together we got through it all.

I didn't want to go out last night and decided to make something special at home. As we are from Italian heritage something from that cuisine is a must and an easy one is Gnocchi. I have been making it for years and usually it is a family affair with large quantities made, so it was a pleasant change to just make enough for  two. Maybe I do this again!

Making the dough

Rolling the pasta. You have to roll it over a fork or special tool to make the indentations to collect the sauce. My mum used a fork and that's what I use.

Finished results with bolognese sauce. Yum! Tasty morsels that make you forget diets!

But it's not all cooking here and there has been some stitching going on of course! This is a beautiful design by Jenny of Elefantz . There was a border on the original pattern but not having the right size frame resulted in a smaller version, but I love it just the same.

I also made this gorgeous door hanger as I fell in love with it on first sight. I used some lavender in the stuffing and it smells divine! Thanks Jen for your gorgeous designs.

Well it's another day of cooking, crafting and pottering around..........you have to love holidays.


  1. I am drooling over the gnocchi...drooling.
    Be blessed for the next 41! My goodness, you'll be in rocking chairs by then!
    Can Barb make gnocchi?? ;-)

  2. Heather, how wonderful it is to see that a long lasting relationship does work. You look stunning on your wedding day!!!
    Congratulations to you both!!
    Barb xoxoxo

  3. Congrats on reaching 41 years together...well done!!!
    Your two little Jennifer projects are gorgeous...and of course with the smell of lavender...well... it would be PERFECT ! :)

  4. Hello Heather,

    Congratulations to you and your Husband on 41 years of Marriage. Your gnocchi looks so yummy. Lovely projects made up, love the frame you have for the stitching.

    Happy days.

  5. Hi Heather happy anniversary to you both and that gnocchi looks so yummy,love all of your projects designed by Jen you are both very clever,enjoy your day my friend.xx

  6. Happy anniversary to you! I've made gnocchi once and it came out all hard and too chewy. Not sure what went wrong there, but yours looks yummy!

  7. Congratulations and happy anniversary love gnocchi and yours look delicious :)

  8. What a beautiful couple you were, so young and innocent with no idea of the journey to come. Well done.
    I love your new embroideries too.

  9. Happy Anniversary.... wonderful... and home made gnocchi is just perfect to celebrate... lovely stitching too Heather...

  10. Happy Anniversary, that gnocchi looks so good....love your projects...

  11. Happy Anniversary Heather. Great projects and the gnocchi looks good. TFS!

  12. ooooh yeah!!! yummy and great memories! xoxox sugary hugs Wend :o)

  13. Happy anniversary AND happy birthday! Both late. =)


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