Friday, 28 January 2011
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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
I have discovered, via my lovely local quilt shop Quilty Pleasures, a beautiful quilting pattern company called Don't Look Now.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
I also use my sweet little heart milk jug by Beverly Hewitt that I bought last year, that makes everything look prettier on the table.
And what should go on this stand? Well the BBC has a new baking series on Monday nights, at 8:30pm called Baking made Easy with a new (to the the TV screen) chef called Lorraine Pascale. She has a very friendly easy going manner, that drew me into the programme. All the recipes from the series are here (thank you BBC).
To get me into the swing of things, I made some scones at the weekend. Just a simple recipe, served with raspberry jam and a cup of tea. Sometimes in life the simplest things are the best.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Of course I could have gone cushion mad, as per their very pretty set up, but budget and so on has stopped me doing that!
I need to buy some coordinating fitted sheets and pillow cases, and then we are good to go! Apart from new light shade, a rug, side lights, painting the room, art on walls etc. It really is never ending.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
They can range from many different subjects, whatever has caught my attention in the day. It’s probably a good thing that my head is not connected to my blog, otherwise my blog would be very random in deed, and I would probably come across as a mad person, with half baked ideas.
I guess what I am saying is that I want to be able to put together more satisfying posts that say a bit more about me and my life, but it’s very hard to find that silence and solitude in a house with 2 youngish boys and 2 buy working adults. When the silence does come (usually by 8:30pm) I just want to spend some time with my husband.
Last night we had our sofa date night. We watched “A Single Man” the film by Tom Ford. My husband was wearing his Tom Ford glasses, so was perhaps privy to an even deeper understanding of the film. The film was excellent, it showed a depth of human emotion that was so bitter sweet and wonderful.
This has gone on a bit too long. I was aiming to have it done for his birthday, but as the fabric did not arrive until that very day that was impossible.
I’m not as bad as some bloggers (I will not name names in quilting procrastination). I do love it.
Was it a bit unimaginative of me to copy the pattern exactly? Yes, but in my defence, I had so little time to fit it in, I did not have that creative stewing time that is needed for creative quilting. I put it on him last night as he slept. He was very happy with it this morning when I showed it to him.
It has yet to be washed and "shrunk!" I'll do that this week sometime.
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
I made the "kill you in a hearbeat" malteaser bites from Eric Lanlard's newish book "Home Bake" as part of the baked goods for our New Year's guests. They are easy enough to make with children but good enough for grown ups too!
The book was a present and has many lovely cakes to make in it. Just look at the front cover! That says summer birthday cake all over it!
I'm sure there will be plenty of baking in 2011. Which brings me to say;
Happy New Year, I hope you all saw the new year in with family & friends. My eldest was awake until 11:30 he just couldn't quite hold on!