"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Currant scones, my final swap item finished, and a new book to read...

Morning tea, anyone?
Today we had currant scones, blackberry jam, and fresh whipped cream with a touch of vanilla sugar.
The school holidays are over now and the weekday routine of having Blossom and hubby home for morning tea has begun once again...and that always inspires me to rustle something up in the kitchen.

Once they had eaten their fill and returned back to classes, I set to work finishing my final gift for the Stitcher's Angel Swap. I showed you the appliqued and embroidered block a couple of weeks ago, but it was only last night that I designed this little writing pad holder to display it!

Do you like it? The embroidered design is one of my Shabby Country Roses patterns, and I must say, I love it in the peach and greens just as much as the blues and yellows I had originally stitched them in. Which colour palette do you like best?

I have a new book to read...the title hooked me in immediately! Of course, I still have to finish The Sugar Camp Quilt, but I've had so much sewing to do lately that by the time I go to bed at night for a relaxing read I find my eyes getting heavy after just 4 or 5 pages.
Have you read this? The stories are very short so I think I'll read one each day over lunch. :-)

Do you have a favourite book that inspires your creativity?

Happy Stitching Days!


Cattinka said...

your notebookholder turned out very nice, your swap partner will love it!

Joy said...

That book looks like one I borrowed from a friend a while ago ... if it's the same one, you're gonna love it :o)!!!
Those scones are looking pretty yummy, wish I live closer :o/!
Love & Hugs,
Joy :o)

Deb said...

How lovely being able to have family home for morning tea. I think that would inspire me also Jenny.

retdairyqueen said...

Lucky Angel

Anita said...

I very much liked to bee your SWAP partner. You have made lovely things.

Stephanie said...

It's 6:20 AM in the US and I'm finishing up my first cup of tea. Now my mouth is watering for a delicious scone with jam. Love the second notebook holder because it features more green. :o) I love to read but my morning walks help me create new projects or solve finishing problems with UFOs.

Crispy said...

Very cute notebook cover. I don't read inspirational stuff, except blogs :0)


maggi said...

This is a beautiful gift, anyone would be delighted to receive it.

Colleen said...

You will enjoy the book. I have read all of her books and love her writing. Those scones look yummy. Are we all invited?

Realtor Toronto said...

Hi. The first photo of the breakfast looks very nice. It reminds me our family breakfasts during weekends when everybody is at home. I used to have favorite books that inspired my creativity but with years passing by there is less and less time to read. But as was mentioned before, reading of blogs gives my inspiration nowadays.

Take care,

BJ said...

You have me drooling, I love scones. Made some awesome chocolate orange ones about a week ago. I must say, I prefer the peach and green on the Shabby Roses. Your work is beautiful and I always enjoying seeing what you come up with. You are very creative.

Nina Morelli said...

Oh, Jenny. Looking so preety. I am really fan of ur work. It always inspire me. Thanks, dear Jenny to share with us ur criations.
God bless you!

Hazel said...

What a pretty note book cover I just love your work .

Allie said...

Boy do I want to come for morning tea!!! I love your writing pad holder - yes I do love that design in the pink and green, I think it's my favorite. That book looks good - I like books that have short selections, they're easier to read. I'll sit and read a novel until the birds wake up and that's not good for my productivity. I really prefer novels to be on cd so I can stitch while I "read", lol.

Eva said...

Lycky Angel your notebook is lovely.


Oh those scones are making me hungry!!! love the notebook cover--

I got my hugs swap gift today from Brazil--the pictures are posted on my site for all the world to see--thank you for doing it--when is the next one????? Hugs, Di from Quilting is blissful

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Jenny...at the moment I'm reading The Cross Country Quilter...and thoroughly enjoy this series...Happy Reading♥x

Loralynn said...

I love your notebook holder! Your angel is very lucky to have you making things for her!