Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I futzed a bit with the Blog look again and am getting close to what I want it to look like. I am mulling over a new header picture..... but the column widths are getting there. The whole "malware" issue I think has resolved itself - as I removed a few things that I think where causing the problems.
The first thing I want to show is a piece I did a couple of years ago that I finally had framed....
This is the "Beatrix Potter Companion Quaker" piece I personalized with wedding dates of my parents and grandparents. Done on a mystery 32ct piece of over dyed linen using Belle Soie "Moss."
Here is a close up of the frame...
I love the using a black frame to set the piece off.
I also wanted to show my new start....
This is the "Mary Ann Hutton" Sampler - I am using a piece of 36ct "Days Gone By" linen and my conversion from the recommended DMC colours to my choice of Belle Soie.
We made it to a couple of Consignment/Thrift Shops of Saturday and I picked up a couple of things....
A slim volume of Truman Capote's Holiday stories and a great old blue & white bowl... painted all around with scenes of Holland...
I would guess it is from the 1920's??? but who knows.
I baked up a great chocolate cake using the recipe from Octoberfarm
for "The Best Chocolate Cake."
I followed the recipe exactly - except - and you knew there would be one... I added a heaping teaspoon of espresso powder to the boiling water before adding it to the batter - I like the way that coffee "kicks" up the flavour of chocolate!! It really is a scrumptious and easy cake to pull together!!!
That's about it for the weekend!! Thanks for stopping by, don't forget that my 5th Blogaversary Drawing ends tomorrow afternoon - so if you have not signed up there is still time. You can click HERE to do that. Do stop by again.