Gentle Readers and Dear Friends welcome back to Monday morning - another week closer to Turkey Day!! I think our menu is set and the tables are full!! We have both family and friends coming over so our house will be full!
Over the weekend I caught up on some stitching - some I can show and some I can't. I can show my progress on the ABC Noel piece...
As you can see I finished up the lettres "T" and "U." The stocking on "T" had about all the colours that this piece uses - not that you can see them, but they are there. Then the Goose/Duck on "U" uses only about three colours - loved that one!! The letter "V" has a little Santa like figure so he will get done in the next day or so.
I finished up the first part of the "A La Belle Etoile" SAL - and - I changed the linen.... The piece I had intended to use had a slight, but noticeable line through the middle - it looked like it was a fade line I had not noticed earlier. So that piece was out and I will use it for small ornaments. I pulled piece of 32ct "Smokey Pearl" from the stash box and it works a dream. Here is a snap of it as it stands...
It looks kind of lopsided, but there you go. I am now waiting for the second part to move on. The stitching piece I can't show is and exchange piece I am working on - but you will see it eventually.
We got to a couple of estate sales on Saturday and I pick up some great older books...
From l to r - "The Verney's" and newish book about an aristocratic English family. The older books are..."Treasures from Fairyland," inscribed to Leila Christmas 1893, a leather bound "Poems of Tennyson" and a great copy of "Wuthering Heights" by Bronte. - so for less that $5 I think I did pretty well!!
Yesterday I was in the mood for an old fashioned pound cake - so I looked through a few cookbooks and found a nice recipe in a Southern Living 1983 Annual Recipes book for this...
... "Rum Glazed Lemon Pound Cake" - pretty tasty I must say!! I'll get that recipe up tomorrow.
There you go sports fans - another nice weekend doing fun stuff!!
Thanks for stopping by, do come again!!