It's been wonderful having Mr E home, but this morning it was time for him to head back to the mine again, so my single girl routine began...
I spent most of the day writing patterns for the next issue of Elefantz HOME, but also writing the pattern for this new cushion design, "Garden Gate Farm", which will feature in Creating Country Threads next autumn...
Most of the the threads I used were a gift from Carrie last year.
Carrie had used them to stitch my "Shabby Roses" quilt blocks and thought I'd like to try them. They are made from bamboo and *beautiful* to stitch with! No tangles or knots - a stitcher's dream. Thank you, Carrie! If you'd like to see photos of Carrie's completed version of the "Shabby Roses quilt" you can visit HERE.
Both Blossom and Kezzie love the new cushion design so now I am not sure whose home it will be going to once it returns from the editor. Maybe they can draw straws??
Blossom came over for dinner with me tonight. A simple lemon and vegetable cous cous salad...
...and I grilled some herb and garlic chicken that I had marinated all afternoon.
I forgot to take a photo after the chicken was cooked, but the herbs were fresh from my garden and the finished dish was yummo!
I also baked a batch of banana muffins for her to take home and freeze. She microwaves them for quick breakfasts before she goes to work...
Tonight I am playing with a new design - more shabby roses of course!
What are you stitching at the moment?