Friday, 11 March 2016
lavender, cake and feathers
Spring is still eluding us; in fact on Wednesday it looked like winter is back - this was the view from our kitchen window - large snowflakes, thankfully too wet to settle.
Still, quite a depressing view.
But the kitchen was warm and cosy again, full of wonderful smell of baking.
Using again a recipe from one of my favourite books - this time
again, using maple syrup instead of sugar.
Another good teatime cake, although the pears could had been riper.
Back to stitching; I layed out all the flying geese blocks on the floor and started joining them together.
That is the main part of the quilt top done.
Not all the points join exactly where they should, but thankfully that gets lost in the design of the fabrics.
Now for the borders - interestingly, both the inner and outer borders are on two sides of the quilt only.
The fabric for the outer border arrived from Florence Rose Fabrics this week
(with a little free gift)
I like the combination of the feathers design with flying geese.
This bag of dried lavender has been in the corner of my room for a quite some time - about time to do something with it; few quick and simple lavender bags to distribute around the family.