Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - woowzers - how can I get my BFH (big fat head) through the door anymore? I was just blown away this morning with all the kind comments about my framed stitching. As you probably remember I avoid "like the plague" the computer during the weekend. So I didn't see any of your nice words until this morning. I have reworked the "sampler wall" but I am still not 100% happy with the results, so I am holding off with a snap of it until I get it fixed.
I did some stitching over the weekend - I finished up square 6 - June on the LHN Monthlies piece. Here is a snap-a-roo...
For some reason I really enjoyed this square immensely.
At the half way point now, this piece as it is making up quite fast.
I also started up ATS yesterday. So I have a snap of the bit I have done so far.....
It looks kind of silly at the moment, but I love the colours and the stitching is easy enough. I have at hand as I stitch copies of all the suggestions and errors that other stitchers have pointed out or noticed as they worked their way through ATS.
We made it out to a few Estate sales and all I picked up where a few books...
I picked up a couple of Christmas books, the second Volume of Mastering French Cooking and a great quilt book. The Quilt book was printed in the mid 70's and I would presume long out of print. I love the reading the interviews of these quilters and seeing the quilts they made.
I also did some baking yesterday. I made a couple of loaves of Poticia (Potcia) - a Slovenian Nut Roll - I followed the recipe, but made a couple of minor changes....
I added nutmeg (of course) to the filling, and made a lemony icing for the top. Traditionally only icing sugar is sprinkled over the finished product - but - I really didn't want to throw away the lemon since all I had used was the rind in the filling. I had never made this before and learned lots so that next time I make it ( and there will be a next time) there will be changes.... all that aside, I think it is quite tasty!! - and I am enjoying some with a cup of coffee as I type this mornings Post.
There you go sports fans. Thank you all so very much again for your super comments - I appreciate them and the time you take to leave them. Stop back again for more of my ongoing babbling!!