Friday, 27 August 2010

Orange and Green

The things that caught my eye on a recent visit to Petersham Nurseries all seemed to be orangey-yellow or green - even the cake!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Festival of Quilts

"To see quilts?" asked the puzzled taxi driver taking me to the
station so that I could catch a train to the NEC Birmingham.

Neither my explanation of what I was off to see nor the photos I've returned with do it justice!

It was a tiring day ........

... of stroking gorgeous fabrics, peering at intricate stitch-work on beautiful quilts, dreaming of having the time to commit to sewing and gawping at Amy Butler's diamond rings.

Somehow, I trekked all the way to Birmingham yet ended up only buying fabric from two exhibitors whose shops I visit regularly anyway!

The Robert Kaufman icecream print "Confections"and the mushroom print "My Happy Garden" by Cloud 9 Fabrics were both from The Eternal Maker and the pink flowers from Fabric Galore .
All are destined to become nightwear of some sort, providing that time dream comes true.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Someone At A Distance

The Church, Lanhydrock House

We've recently returned from a week long holiday in Cornwall. It rained. A lot.

At least it gave me a chance to read the latest book being discussed on the
Persephone Forum - Someone At A Distance by Dorothy Whipple.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Never too old

After sampling a couple of the dishes from the Junior Masterchef magazine, made by my niece, I decided I had to have a copy of my own! The recipes, as well as tasting delicious, are, of course, easy to follow and don't have too many ingredients - so just about my level. The first dish I tried myself was an easypeasy gnocchi with tomato, red pepper and mozzarella and which was made in a trice - perfect!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Honeycomb or Clotted Cream or Strawberries and Clotted Cream .......???