It's Saturday morning.
Mr E is washing cars and mowing the lawn. Blossom is at work. I am descaling the Gaggia machine.
Descaling our coffee machine is an hour long process, and whilst most of my time is spent 'watching' it and refilling the water or adding tablets to the brew group, I always need something else to do while I wait for prompts.
So a'blogging I have gone! Let's check out these fabulous ideas and tutorials from Blogland...
It's no secret I collect pears, and two birthdays ago my friend Wendy gave me a kit to make a small pear quilt. She has one too, and *one day* we're going to make them! One of my blog readers, Edith, sent me this link the other day to a free pear quilt pattern, and you know what? It's the same pattern as our 'yet to be made' quilts. The pattern is free online HERE.
Maybe Wendy and I should host a 'pear-quilt-along'????
At least we'd make our quilts if we did! (thanks for the prompt, Edith)
Do you cross-stitch? I have cross-stitched since I was in my teens, but stopped when I discovered embroidery in 2005. My daughter Kezzie is a keen cross-stitcher and does beautiful work. If you look HERE you'll see the one she gave Mr E and I for our 20th wedding anniversary.
I came across this site the other day, The Snowflower Diaries, and sat drooling over the beauty the cross-stitch designer shares.
This is one of her free designs and can be found HERE. I believe I will be stitching this...
African Aussie has some wonderful recipes and craft ideas on her blog. This week she showed a bag she'd made and will soon have a tutorial, so drop by HERE and watch for it!
I think it would be perfect for fabric scraps, and once made could hold your current project. Love the stripes...
Do you like Bonnie & Camille fabrics as much as I do?
One half of the mother and daughter team, Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way, has shared a really pretty table runner design HERE. I'm in the process of making new ones for our home so this will be added to my 'must-make' list...
Do you hate putting in zippers?
Prairie Points! Have you made them?
I never knew there was more than one way, but Stephanie has taught me another, and I like it much better!
She has put up a simple to follow tutorial HERE.
Imagine all the prairie points being made this week...
I'm really enjoying Stacey's Bakercourt blog, and THIS teacake recipe is definitely going to be baked this week for Mr E's supper treats...
Have a simply sunny Saturday, and remember to have fun!