The first treat I baked in this new home was Rock Cakes, also known as Rock Buns.
Mr E *loves* them, as do I, and you'll discover they are perfect with a cuppa anytime of the day and also make a delicious addition to lunch boxes or picnics.
The little Bee stitchery you can see on the photo above is a free addition with both recipe files. I've made up this recipe in two formats so choose the one you like best for your Living The Gentle Domestic Life Cookbook folder (and perhaps give the other to a friend?).
I took these photos of my new sewing room after making the book cover (yesterday's tutorial).
It's a larger room than in the old house, with the bonus of a built in wardrobe because it's designed as a bedroom. In the last house my sewing room was originally a formal dining room with no built in storage at all.
So this new room seems almost empty, sparse, because things that were once on display are now hidden away...but I like that.
All my fabrics are in one place...
...and the sewing machine and cutting table are near the window for good light.
My stitching supplies, wadding, stabilisers, linen, threads, buttons, lace and completed projects are stored sensibly for ease of access and to keep things tidy (I love organisation - it helps me create).
Not sure yet what I'll hang in the room, I want to spend time in there first, get a feel for it.
I think next week when I've caught up with Stitchery Club work a good deal of time may be spent in here as I have a list of items to make for the house.
I'm smiling just thinking about that.
New things for a new home and all of them have a purpose.
The next issue of The Stitchery Club is emailed to all members on October 17.
Would you like to see the patterns for this month?
I'll begin with the monthly quote design and this time it's one of my favourites from C S Lewis.
Following are the rest of my new patterns...each one with a heart to inspire.
If you're not already a member of The Stitchery Club you can easily join over HERE.
Membership for this month's issue closes on October 16th, and should you decide to join before then I will send you a free gift pattern, "Family & Friends", so you have something sweet to stitch before your first Club issue arrives!
That's it from me for the rest of the week.
It's been lovely catching up with you all on the blog and sharing a few goodies along the way, but I'd best put my mind to book work and writing patterns over the next few days so I can play next week.
But naturally I'll take breaks to bake.
Fresh bread and strawberry shortcake from yesterday's time in the kitchen...delicious.
May the Lord who is so good be your shelter in the storm, your comfort in sorrows, and your JOY every morning,
Missed the freebies this week?
Block 9 "The Love of Home" BOM is here.
Book Cover tutorial is here.