I hate this winter weather with a vengeance but I will grudgingly admit there are compensations for being snowed in again today. Suddenly the lure of a warm kitchen is even stronger than usual. I'm gradually working my way through 'Around my French Table' by Dorie Greenspan. This is her pear and almond tart and it comes highly recommended! Especially with a generous dollop of cream fraiche.
According to a doctor I saw on breakfast TV yesterday it's not as sinful as it may seem. Apparently it's a good idea to eat high fat foods when it's as cold as it is today. Good excuse to indulge if one were of the guilt ridden nature and an excuse was needed!
My workroom is normally my sanctuary (and that's probably a healthier option than the kitchen) but it doesn't have its usual appeal when it involves a dash through the snow. No matter how often we clear the path it's white over again within the hour.
I did manage to tear myself away from the smell of baking long enough to venture out there to pin the Attic Window quilt onto the longarm machine. I often quilt small pieces like this on a domestic sewing machine but I decided to put the basic quilting in on the longarm first of all then I shall add extra detail with the MegaQuilter.
I also finished the quilting on 'Blue Moon Rising' this week and enjoyed putting the binding and sleeve on last night. I know some people hate the finishing off but it's always my favourite bit. I love to see how the quilt is transformed when all the distracting excess wadding is trimmed off. Definitely one of life's small pleasures. So, now you know the extent of my non existent social life - my favourite way to spend a Saturday night is sewing down a binding!!
BTW, I took this picture quickly in poor light tonight but I'll have a better stab at it in daylight and let you see the whole thing soon.
Thanks for dropping by - I appreciate your company! Bye for now, Linda