So what was I going to tell you?
Well, I was a little concerned yesterday, that I was coming down with something. I spent the morning baking. Yes, me! And truthfully everything was a success
|There were 18 but, well, you have to test them don't you?|
|Mince-meat turnovers made from the leftover pastry. As tough as old boots, but lovely with some custard!|
I cannot explain why, but this year, I have felt the need to make mince pies, and further more, ones that are edible. This was my third lot of pastry, and this stuff is light and flaky. Perfect. The first batch needed a road drill, and the second batch wasn't much better. I think the secret was slightly less moisture and a small inch of salt.
Spiced Banana and Oat Cookies
I used this recipe.
What else? Oh yes, I finished my Japanese block cushion
I used the same fabrics for a narrow sashing and the border, and the backing was something I bought locally. I quilted the front with chevrons , grouped together in twos and threes. I'm really pleased with this and will use this book again to make a few cushions for myself (some day!) It's off to it's new home today.
I spent Friday trying to write a tutorial, and by 8 at night I was about ready to scream. It just wouldn't work right, and I ended up throwing it in a cupboard. I've had another look at it this morning, and with a fresh pair of eyes (and brain) it all worked perfectly! I can't show you anything yet though. Sorry!
And finally, the most important thing yesterday, was that it would have been my mum's birthday. Happy Birthday mum - I still miss you lots
Ok then, you've had enough for one post! I have got some really good news, but that can wait for another day. Have a nice rest-of-the-weekend.