Sunday, 5 August 2018
little stitching, baking Sunday and a new visitor
I am rather exited by the new visitor in our garden, which I took picture of this morning, sitting on the shed door (picture on the left). I managed to identify it: it is Jersey Tiger moth ; the picture on the right (which I borrowed from "ukmoths.org.uk" website) shows him in the full beauty.
Isn't he spectacular?
The hot dry weather has been back with us this week.
The evenings have been little more fresh and my sewing room more bearable; I have been playing with some ideas for a second block of my "Blue pots" quilt (no, I can't draw 😀), but you get the idea.
And I have even managed to do little more quilting of the Gardenhurst quilt.
Hand quilting is a very slow job in this weather.
It is more difficult to find some stitching for outside, even in the shade the garden gets so hot during the day, but I find difficult not to do any stitching at all.
I have been making some 2 inch hexies today, in pale cream and grey colours, probably a background for something, but at the moment I have no idea where this is going; something to do.........
Today's baking - baps (soft white buns, traditionally make with white flour, but I mix white and wholemeal together).
Now, you might think it is crazy to bake in this weather, but I find that yeast baking in this kind of heat is so quick and easy, the proving time so much shorter.
I find baps so versatile, they make great sandwiches, with any kind of filling - left over meat, salad, seafood.. great for picnics. Or simply - with some good home made jam....use your imagination!