Saturday, 21 June 2008


Here was my darling boy this morning. It was lovely having him for his special birthday breakfast - home made pancakes, some with maple syrup (too sweet for me) and some with fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar (too tart for me). Granny and Grandpa had fresh orange sqeezed on theirs. We have now taken him home and this afternoon 10 little boys will run wild through space for two hours and this evening Granny and Grandpa will be going back to celebrate much more quietly with the adults. What a shame it is such a wet day today. It would have been nice to have had the party in the garden. It is also a shame as today is Long Eaton Carnival and it will be no fun sitting on a float in the rain. It is also the Derbyshire County Show which is to be held at Elvaston Country Park, and which I would love to have visited, but these will both be ruined by the weather.

The last time Taj came out was in February and I am afraid there has been little progress made this time. I have been so busy and I feel so tired that when I have sat down to stitch I could just feel my eyes closing. Still a little progress is better than none. And hopefully next time more will get done.
The Rocket - well the less said the better, in my opinion an utter disaster, it was such an arkward shape to cover and I think with being so tired my concentration was not what it should have been.

However that said the birthday boy was thrilled with it and as long as he is happy that I guess is all that matters at the end of the day. I have been very brave and added a picture but if you have to look please try looking at it through Oscars eyes lol then you will think its wonderful.



Sally said...

Happy Birthday Oscar! I hope you have a fantastic day:)

Helen I think you made a fantastic job of Oscar's cake. I never found cakes easy but I always enjoyed having a go.

Taj is beautiful. I love this piece.

Mylene said...

Happy Birthday to Oscar!! Hope he has a wonderful day!!

Have a nice weekend.

Daffycat said...

Happy birthdat, Oscar! I LOVE the rocketship cake...great job!

Ann T said...

Happy Birthday Oscar! Helen your cake looks brilliant and it will all the more special to Oz as Granny made it :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday for Oscar from me and the girls! Hope your birthday is great! I love the rocket cake Helen, it looks brilliant. Hope the rain will go away soon. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Oscar!! and wow what a cake,I think it looks great!! Well done you!!
I know what you mean about the weather. Miserable
Taj is so pretty!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Oscar, a special cake made by a very special granny

Taj looks great.

Wet here today, Dh and Ds had a soggy day at the Rolls Royce clubs show at Kelmarsh Hall!!!

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Oscar's Rocket Cake looks great and he knows because he was thrilled with his Birthday Cake!

Thanks for sharing Taj with us again. Some progress is better than no progress. :-) Taj is so pretty I would have troubles putting it back down again!

So sorry to hear it was wet today. Here they are calling for thunderstorms and rain anytime this weekend! We have umbrellas in the car!

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing the pictures.

Windy Meadow

Lynn said...


The cake looks delicious Helen, and I'm sure Oscar was thrilled to bits with it :)

jane said...

The cake looks great Helen and so long as the birthday boy liked it that is all that matters! Hope he has a lovely day, shame about the weather but somehow they never seem to notice it. Enjoy your evening!

Dani said...

Helen ... the cake looks wonderful .. fondant is always hard work with but I think it turned out marvelous. Taj is looking good as well.

stitcherw said...

I think the cake looks wonderful, and I'm sure he was thrilled with it. He looks like he is having a grand time, so sorry the weather wasn't nicer for you all.

Taj is looking so pretty, I'm glad to see it again. ISD is looking lovely as well, and Gigi is gorgeous. Who is the designer on that one, I don't believe I've seen it before.

becca said...

Happy B-day to oscar! And I think the cake looks awesome. You did a great job!

~Tammy said...

Happy Birthday wishes for Oscar. How I wish my children were still that young.

Love the colours in your stitching! It is gorgeous.

I think the cake looks incredible. One thing of many, I wish I was better at doing is cake baking AND decorating. I'm always in too much of a rush.

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday to Oscar! Your cake looks fantastic Helen.


Karen said...

Happy Birthday Oscar, hope the party went well

Lisa said...

I think Oscar's cake looked wonderful. I remember many cakes made by my aunt as a child for me which looking back were in no way perfect but they were perfect in my eyes. He is a very lucky boy to have a Granny who will do them for him.
I love seeing Taj as well, I have this chart in my stash and it's just gorgeous, so can't wait to see more next round.

Karan said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Oscar. Helen that cake looks great & I bet it tasted fab! :0)
Taj is looking good. Better slow progress & getting it perfect than rushing it & having a frog visit!

Vonna said...

Happy Birthday to Oscar! And I think his rocket cake is over the moon! CUTE!!!