Sunday, 23 November 2014

Weekending











We have had the most beautiful weather this weekend, unfortunately I am miserable with hay fever, so didn't really feel like being outside and enjoying it.  Here is some of what kept me occupied this weekend:
  • Baking - a peach and poppy seed cake, I omitted the lemon and thyme syrup is was supposed to have.  It was but would be delicious with the syrup and whipped cream as a dessert.
  • Lots of lovely books from the library.  I have had re-issued the Vita book, so I can finish it finally.  Some lovely crafty books for inspiration.  I am especially loving the Mr Finch book.  I have seen  and pinned some of his creations on pinterest before, and love the moths made of old embroidered linens.  Very inspiring.
  • Homemade muesli - an afternoon toasting oats, bran, coconut and wheatgerm, mixed up with sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and assorted dried fruits.  Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow,
  • Sewing and quilting on the two knights pillow - the borders have been added, and the quilting has been done.     After some google research, I decided upon using Gutermann sulky invisible thread.  Very fine needles 70/6 and some tension changes, meant that on the whole it was a pretty trouble free experience.  I think the hardest part was trying to thread the sewing machine needle, fine clear thread, small needle eyes and being shortsighted are not a good combination. The backing has been made, and I just have to attach the binding. That will be next weekends hand sewing at my sewing day with Rachel and Deb.
Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.




9 comments:

  1. Mmmmm mouth watering food once again! The Chess piece looks fab! I hope the sneezy season doesn't last long for you.

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  2. Sounds like a tasty crafty time is being had. Happy weekend too.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, the peach cake looks wonderful. The pillow is exquisite a real delight.

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  4. I always enjoy looking at your pile of books! Hope the hay fever improves.

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  5. Loving that book pile lady!! And that muesli......tell me more about that one!! It looks delicious and I am always looking for different mixes like this one for my son as he has a nut allergy and our choices are limited. This actually may be one we can do!!!! Yummy cake you!!! Looks like a full and wonderful weekend by you! Wish I could swing over and have a cup of tea with you! Nicole xo

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  6. You're always baking such delicious looking things! Yummo! Sounds like a super weekend all in all :)

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  7. I love poppy seed cake. It is my very favorite. I like mine with a lemon icing. :-)
    Love that book pile as well.
    :-)

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  8. Oh you think you will gets one sewing done do you? haha. I am just toasting some muesli as I type. Cant beat home made muesli

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  9. It looks and sounds like a great weekend!! xx

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