Monday, September 14, 2009

New look, new designs, sour dough, and *that* shop again!

You may think I've been unusually quiet, but I've had so much going on 'behind the scenes' over the last feet and fingers have barely had a rest, but it will all be revealed in about 23 hours!!! Are you excited?
I took an hour off with Blossom on Friday afternoon to have our regular mother/daughter coffee & cake time, and also to visit *that* shop again. We never tire of it and always find something new. This time Blossom bought a gorgeous gift for her bestest friend, Frances' 16th birthday, and I bought this scrumptious shabby chic memo board. The two little magnets on the bottom are actually ceramic tiles! Isn't it beautiful!? I have it hanging above my desk but as yet I have not written anything on it - I'm looking for a pretty pale green whiteboard marker instead of the dark purple one that came with the board.

Finally, I got some time yesterday to crack open the paper on my Birdie fat quarter bundle that arrived last week (I told you I'd been busy), and I laid it all out on my cutting table to gush over!

Blossom hovered, oohing and aahing over them.
I didn't realise, but included in the pack were 2 half yards of large Birdie print! Hmmm...I may consider sharing one? You'd best stay tuned for more news about that in the days ahead. :-)

Yesterday I also took a few hours out of the 'secret' schedule to work on a new set of'll notice more in my new blog header. I'm very excited about these - they make me smile the whole time I'm stitching!

And lastly, back to my kitchen....nothing sweet to share today, though!
I love making my own sour dough bread, but since we moved here I haven't gotten around to growing a new batch of 'mother' - until now. Another week and I'll have some of the yummiest bread baked and ready to share. Strawberries are very cheap here at the moment so once the 'secret' is out I'll make some fresh jam to have on the bread.
If I invited you for a pot of tea, Sour Dough Bread and Strawberry Jam would you come?

Okay, enough chit-chat. There are secret things yet to be attended to.....

Be sure and come back tomorrow.


  1. I can't wait to come over and have tea with sour dough bread with you. I made strawberry jam 2 weeks ago and it came out really yummy. You really have been busy. Every time I look, you've changed the heading on your blog. Love the memo board.

  2. Lovely new look Jenny!
    I clicked on your link to Paula's BOM, I hadn't noticed it before but it links to the Willowberry BOM above.

  3. OK Jenny, I'm booking my flight, just for home made sourdough bread and your company.
    Love your birdie fabrics and the glimpses of things to come that you are showing us.

  4. Tea, sourdough bread and strawberry jam will be perfect when I come to visit!

  5. That's a definite yes--love sour dough bread and strawberries. You are so busy. And your new fabrics are yummy too! A-

  6. My goodness, what are you up to now, Jenny? What a buzz it would be if I could come 'home' and have a cuppa with you!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  7. Jenny, your new designs look amazing! I love the fabrics, colours and your yummy stitching!

    The "birdie" range is gorgeous! I might just deyhdrate if I keep goggling at your pics... there is WAY too much drooling going on over here!!!

    LOVE the new blog look too! Love everything!!!!

    Hugs! Vikki xoxo

  8. oh I'd be there in a nano second if I could..and then I could goo and gah over that luscious fabric as well...suspense is killing me doncha know....all looks lovely memo board is soo you,cheers Vickie

  9. I'm busting to find out what you're up to ... sounds big!

  10. Love your new look...I've been thinking I need a new look too...
    Bread and jam...let's see if I can book a flight...
    Take care and enjoy!

  11. you are having secret squirrel fun aren't you.........

  12. Lovely, lovely, lovely ... all of it!
    I've always been "given" a "mother" but have never started one from scratch. How do you start it? Would love to know.

    Can't wait to see what's in hiding!


  13. You probably don't have to ask any of us twice to show for a lovely sit down visit with you!!

    I can't wait to see more. I love that what you work on makes you so happy.

  14. I think we'd all love to come to tea! Could you fit us in I wonder?! I also wonder, wonder, wonder what is going to happen tomorrow :)

  15. If only Jenny...I would be there in a flash..
    and 'That' shop would me a must to visit..
    Julia ♥

  16. I'd be there in a heartbeat Jenny :o)!!! I'd LOVE to share a cuppa with you ;o).
    Big hugs,
    Joy :o)

  17. Just visited you blog for the first time and loved it, can you share your recipe for sourdough
    bread? I would love to make it.

  18. Thats a very nice memo board Drooling over the fabrics and would love to come for bread and jam and of course a cuppa but only if you make it in the pot

  19. I would love to come also but unfortunately it is just a tad too far. However I must ask how do you make MOTHER. and the recipe for sour dough bread.?

  20. Jenny, your new look blog is lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of your sneak peek, the colours are stunning.

  21. You can bet I would go!!!! I can imagine myself not only having that delicious bread and jam but also having the chance to admire all your lovely stitcheries!


  22. Im on my way - best you get baking!

    Rachelle x

  23. Your new blog design is lovely and so is the new project your working on. I can't wait to see the whole project.

  24. I love sourdough and strawberry jam, and seeing I'm just down the road, I'll be there next week, 'k??? hehehe
    By the way, has this secret blogging thing that everyone's talking about got something to do with gumnut babies?????....just wonderin'...guess I'll have to wait til tomorrow!!!! (darn)
    ;o) Wendy B

  25. I haven't made sour dough bread in a long time. Would you send me some "starter?" (Kidding of course!) Have a grand day! Cathy

  26. Love your birdie fabrics!
    I'm dying of curiosity:o)
    I'm counting the hours...

  27. I LOVE sourdough bread but it surely doesn't like me! Just be forewarned that if you have a history of migraines, the fermentation of sourdough can cause them...ask me how I know! sigh

  28. Hey there busy girl - love the new look - glad you got some time off to spend with Blossom and get some goodies! The memo board is darling. Love the fabric. The designs look darling - but how could they be otherwise, coming from you? I'd dearly love to come to tea. Can't wait for the secret to be revealed!

  29. I can smell sourdough bread baking in my kitchen when my boys were small. Every Friday after school...hmmm...nice trip down memory lane. Haven't made it in years though. Would you share both your starter and your bread recipe.
    I am the end product of way too many moves and some things just escape me. Love the fabrics and your tease of birdie things to come, but on some of the other blogs it's more a hint of owls...and that scares me.

  30. I can't wait to see your new project Jenny! The sneak peeks you have in your header are so pretty and enticing! Enjoy your day! :0)

  31. Ok Jenny, I'm giving you that one more I have a choice LOL. Love all the goodies you purchased and sour dough bread is my favorite.


  32. Can´t wait for you to reveal your secrets.

  33. well, i know that i would come for bread and jam ... and the birdie fabric is scrumptious!

  34. I would love to join you for some bread, jam and tea. Of course it would be a long trip :-) But I'd love to know how to make the starter for sourdough bread, if you have a recipe.

  35. Always amazing with such beautiful designs, I'm amazed with such beauty kiss

  36. You are such a tease! I will definately be tuning in tomorrow! Lovely fabrics you have on your table...can't wait to see what you use them for!

  37. Absolutely I would come....I would even bring flowers.
    Love the new design of your blog.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Barb

  38. Most definitely I would come. Sourdough bread is a real favorite of mine with plenty of butter and jam on it. I used to make bread when the kids were younger. I think I might have to get a starter going again.

  39. Hi Jenny,
    I love the new look of your blogspot. Yeah, so easy to get around and see what's new in your woods.
    Yeah, those new fabrics are scrummy.
    I'll be back shortly.


  41. Ok, I'm booking my flight..... lol.
    I am away from the computer for a day and look what I have missed....
    agggh the curiosity is killing me...... seriously, whatever it is that you are up too, (I hope you are behaving yourself)..Good luck and great success
    Hugs xxx


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