It's less than a week until I share the next free design in this year's BOM "The Love of Home" so I thought today you may like a little peek at my progress so far?
My colours were inspired by some sweet "Bunnies & Cream" fabrics purchased earlier this year and I'm thinking of using more to feature this design as a project to hang in my home.
But how? I'm pondering that...
Another new project has already been completed and sits outside on the back deck in my old wicker chair where I have a late afternoon cuppa before preparing dinner.
The stitchery I've used as the centre of this simple strip bordered pillow was in the April 2016 issue of The Stitchery Club (just in case you're a Club member and want to find the pattern) ...
(the stitchery pattern is also here in my shop)
I'd recently designed a mini quilt using the new Tilda Harvest fabrics which you'll see here on the blog this coming Friday during the Tilda Australia blog hop, and when it was finished I still had a few leftover fabrics to play.
The colours were a perfect compliment to my stitchery...
...so over the weekend I pieced and hand quilted the cushion front, and on Monday I completed the back with a simple button closure.
I think mismatched buttons are beautiful, don't you?
I'm really enjoying digging through my rather large box of stitcheries and giving purpose to one every week or so. This new cushion certainly adds colour and life to my old wicker chair, as well as providing a comfy back rest when I sit down with tea and cake amidst the palm trees and birds.
The nicest thing is that I didn't complicate the final design, but kept it simple and do-able. Makes me think that life itself flows easier when it's simplified.
Food for thought, eh?
And speaking of food, I certainly did a good deal of baking yesterday!
It's seems to have become a pattern each week that Tuesday is baking day and I manage to do enough to bless us for the week, as well as give to Blossom and her little family.
My little kitchen bench certainly tells a tale of activity...
First off I made Matrimony Slice, then a Lemon Drizzle Cake, Blackberry Swirls and a Savoury Pie which we had with salad for dinner last night...
One after the other they made their way into the oven.
And one after the other baked beautifully.
Are you downloading my weekly "Living The Domestic Life" recipes with simple bonus stitcheries?
I decided to go back through all the recipes which have been shared here on the blog the last 8 or 9 years and re-make them one by one as I do tend to tweak things over time and the recipe might be a little different now.
This week you can download the recipe for Blackberry Swirls.
It's a favourite in our family and one which my daughter Aisha taught her own daughter to make, Now 16 yo granddaughter Ebony carries on the tradition. Isn't that lovely?
It's very quick, with just a few simple steps and only a handful of ingredients...
Mr E loves his served with lashings of creamy custard, but I like mine with thick cream or ice cream...
The recipe and accompanying stitchery pattern can be download here from my shop.
Blossom and Cully May are coming for afternoon tea today so I'd best be away and set the table.
Think we'll have some lemon drizzle cake with strawberries on the side, and squares of matrimony slice with a nice big pot of Earl Grey.
We may even sit out on the deck in the cool breeze...yes, that's what we'll do.
May your day be sweet with many blessings too,