This year has been a far cry from last year’s adding French knots and framing on Sunday morning. For once, I actually came prepared for Mother’s Day.
Besides the towel that I posted last weekend, I stitched up a little card for Mumsie:
It was a free kit that came with a recent issue of Cross Stitcher magazine. The kit included googly eyes that looked freaky-deaky (the mama koala looked merely surprised; the baby looked like a strung-out Keane kid), so I added French knots to give a somewhat more natural look.
And you can’t have Mother’s Day without dessert, can you?
This is a variation on the raw strawberry cheesecake from The Post Punk Kitchen. I made the filling as per the recipe, but used the vanilla cookie crumb crust from Vegan Pie in the Sky instead. I’m not normally a cheesecake fan, but this wasn’t bad – light and mousse-ish, with a nice strawberry flavour.
The cake, incidentally, made a lovely finish to our breakfast of cocoa-Kahlua pancakes from Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. Dense and chewy, they were like eating brownies for breakfast. Yum!
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!