Sunday, 29 October 2017

Weekending









Loving
  • This  velvety berry toned pelagonium I am trying to grow from a cutting,
  • this quilt at Houston Quilt Market
Reading
  • Fiction and non fiction.  The Words in my Hand was a lovely read, set in mid 17th century, Netherlands.  It is a fictionalised account of French philosopher and mathematician, Descartes and his relationship with a young woman.  Beautifully written, you can almost imagine yourself there.  Code Girls is about the unknown American women who were code breakers during the wars.  A really interesting read so far.
  • Inspiration and Instruction, Kaffe, Liberty and embroidery
Baking
  • Lemon Squeezy Slice - recipe here.  I made mine in an 18cm x 30 cm tin, not the 20cm x 20cm tin recommended - I think the icing to base ratio was just perfect this way.
Sewing
  • I know I said I wasn't going to work on my AMH quilt, but I had a brainwave for the backing while trying to sleep the other night, so the fabrics have come out again, and cutting has commenced.
Happy weekending to you all.

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10 comments:

  1. Good luck with the cutting - that flower is glorious, and they are supposed to be easy to grow. I love those bird ornaments on top of the books - so pretty. And I have been given a lemon slice recipe which is yet untried, but you make me feel like giving it a go. Hope you have had a great weekend!

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  2. I have the left handed embroidery book too :-) mmmmmm baking............time to visit again!
    Happy back piecing. I won't stop looking and commenting on your blog it's far too inspirational and mouth watering when you have been baking!

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  3. A feast for the eyes in so many ways. The fabrics were a delight.

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  4. Hope you are successful with the cutting. The colour and veining of the pelagonium is beautiful. Thanks for the book ideas and the recipe. Looks delicious and I guess if you eat the slice very quickly there's no calories either!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the 'Lemon Squeezy' recipe, looks so good.
    Quilt Romance is one of my favorite Kaffe books.
    Gorgeous berry colored flower too.

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  6. There’s always plenty of colour in your week Julie. I love the colour of that pelargonium too! The code breaking book sounds interesting. I might add it to my list.

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  7. Lovely pile of books to get lost in! And there's nothing quite like a fabric pic, full of eye candy to tempt!

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  8. Flowers ... thank you! Winter is coming early! Snow, cold wind and freezing temps already!

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  9. What a beautiful colour in that pelargonium. So pretty! I love having a pile of books from the library to read too. Always a joy to have a book to read on weekends. Meg:)

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  10. That is a beautiful pelargonium, love the colour. Your pile of books to read is always interesting.

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