Sunday 30 September 2012

Happy Sunday

I don't want to sound smug but I've had one of those Sundays when I get loads of stuff done. I made bread as usual but you'll have to take my word for it because it's all in the freezer now. I've baked enough to last aIl week. I also made Chelsea buns but you'll have to take my word for that too - we ate most of them as soon as they were out of the oven! Maybe I'm easily pleased but I do enjoy baking on a Sunday morning while I catch up with the Archers on Radio 4!

There's always a lot of waiting time when you make bread - I make the most of it by popping back and forth to my studio and I couldn't resist photographing this glorious Euphorbia on the way.

This top has been hanging around unfinished for too long - all it needed was a neckband. It's typical isn't it - the top only takes twenty minutes on the overlocker but it takes longer to tackle the finishing bits and pieces so you put it off. I had fabric left over so decided to make a matching scarf as well.

While I was working on the top my embroidery machine was purring away beside me. I do love the sound of two machines working at the same time! I'm upcycling an old quilt with digital embroidery.

It's very satisfying to combine high and low tech!

I'm already being influenced by the colours of the ancient frescos of Pompeii. OK, maybe not the turquoise but the dark red and the old gold certainly.

And to make the weekend perfect Amelie came to visit!

Hope you enjoyed your day of rest too! Thank you for visiting - Linda


  1. Ok, so not quite so much to show as you, but I finished Son No 1's books for August and redrafted the lease for his (hopefully) new studio. Not quite so tasty of photogenic, but, hey, a sense of satisfaction nevertheless.

    The hi - tech multi tasking sounds fabulous though!

    Hilary G

  2. Isn't it funny how a sleeping baby makes you smile? What a treat.

  3. Lovely picture of the Euphorbia and it sounds like a perfect Sunday!
    I caught up with the Archers too!

  4. Congratulations to Laura and the whole familly.I wish all the best to Amelie and to become the same creative and charismatic like her mom and grandma.She is so cute already.

  5. The embroidery looks incredible and I love your beautiful photo at the end:)

  6. LInda - you and that gorgeous girl look perfect together x