Have to admit I love a pretty mixing bowl, though they are not easy to find. Could be why designed a flower strewn bowl to stitch...
Baking day is a good day in our home because the entire process brings me joy and puts lip smacking smiles on the faces of my husband, daughter, grandchildren, son-in-law and neighbour because they all receive a share of the treats.
It's that beautiful process of mixing, kneading, beating, whipping, crumbling and chopping which stirs joy in my soul because from a few very basic ingredients I can create treats like fruit filled biscuits, a healthy loaf of bread, luscious lemony desserts or a thick pot of berry jam...really, there's no end to the wonders which flow from a kitchen when the cook has a heart to make and bake.
As you stitch this little block, ponder the kitchen treats you remember from childhood and give thanks for the hands which made them.
Then perhaps gather ingredients and bake something you've not had in a while...create a new memory for your loved ones, neighbours or friends.
Links to blog posts for the previous six blocks are here.
I'm showing this block a day early because we're off for a couple of days into the rainforest, a place we find calming to the soul and spirit, a calm which is needed after such a huge year.
I'd love it if you'd hold us in prayer during these days away. I woke this morning with the beginnings of a chest cold, and as I've not had a cold at all this year it's come as a surprise, and not a welcome one.
I'm leaning on the Lord to heal and soothe as He alone can.
Bless you all so very much, and may He heal whatever ails you as well.