The other day something short of a little miracle happened. I baked a perfect bun. Now I can make fat-less sponge cakes, muffins but not a Victoria Sponge mixture they always come out flat or peaky. So much so I have given up trying. But the other day I tried once more using a recipe my friends mother uses, her cakes are wonderful so it was worth the try. Recipe - Weigh the eggs, whatever they weigh use the same of margarine, flour and sugar (I put in a little less sugar.) So I tried it and it worked. Boy am I proud. Soft fluffy cakes, Yummy
Sadly my sewing mojo has disappeared just like the buns, and the needles are clicking away as I sit by the fire keeping warm. Our house is over 150 years old its cold and drafty. No doubt after Christmas with thoughts of Spring I will return to the sewing table, hopefully sooner.
So I have finished one bed sock for dd, hopefully a Christmas present. The sock had a pattern but it wasnt visible due to the fuzziness of the wool, so I knitted in stocking stitch instead. I am struggling with the second piece. This always occurs once I have completed one, which is why I love knitting 2 at once but I chose to knit these on sets of fours for a change. Tomorrow I have a follow up hospital appointment to find out why I was admitted to hospital in the Summer (hopefully they will have answers) Its a long journey, probably long waits so I will take the knitting and hope I can make an impression on the sock. I seem to be spending too much time browsing ravelry for patterns and looking at my over flowing stash of wool, Im so longing to start something new and exciting.
Lastly, a fresh tablecloth and some dried flowers are making me smile at the moment. Given to me by one of our Mustard Seed customers. I only know this as Honesty. These paper thin white leaves catch the light from the french doors giving them a lovely silver glow. Very pretty.