Gentle Readers and Dear Friends this past weekend was a total lazy weekend - don't get me wrong I still did laundry, vacuumed, dusted, cooked and ironed, but besides the regular running of the house I also sat around lots and stitched.
Saturday we ran around to the sales and shops and here is the haul...
Not very much at all - but from L to R... two books - a newish copy of Les Miserables, a book about the history of some of the worlds more famous jewels, a brand new tube of draw liner paper (it has a really old fashioned floral kind of scent) a great hinged tin Christmas box and a nice repro annunciation Icon.
I also put two pieces of stitching in for framing - they should be back in the next few weeks.
I baked up a red velvet cake - normally a red-velvet cake is a layer cake, but I wanted a sheet cake version and found a great recipe on line - with a delicious whipped cream cheese frosting......
Here is a snap of it an hour or so ago all hacked up a ready to be brought into work. I'll post the recipe in the next day or two - it turned out pretty tasty if I do say so myself!!
Yesterday we spent at home, never leaving, not even for Mass, breakfast or the farmers market. I baked up some strudel for breakfast and then made some steaks from the freezer for dinner. I spent the entire day just hanging out stitching and watching Elizabeth Taylor flickers - it was a very good day!!!! I'll post a snap of the stitching later as I forgot to get one last night.
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do come again!! Did anyone else catch the new "Upstairs Downstairs" on PBS that started last night - what did you think?????