Saturday, 17 November 2012

Another Wet Saturday...

Yet another wet Saturday but as usual I have been busy.
This morning I was up early to bake: two fruit loaves, 5 dozen chocolate chip biscuits, a fruit slice and a banana cake.   All turned out well and I am hoping this banana cake will all be eaten for morning tea at church tomorrow morning.
In the afternoon I went to Embroiderers Guild and forgot to take my camera.   We had a most interesting talk by a lady who makes porcelain dolls.   She hand sews and embroiderers the complicated clothes these dolls wear.   Some of the baby dolls wore knitted layettes -  the yarn was a really fine #100 crochet cotton!   I was most taken with the tiny 1 inch high hand knitted little Gollywog.
While at Guild I completed the stitching on this ornament from the 2012 JCS Ornament Issue.  Airforce Blue doesn't seem a really Christmas colour to me so I changed it out for DMC 816 which satisfies me a lot better.  I'm really pleased with this- easy to stitch and being circular it was also easy to finish.

And this afternoon I did motif number three of the Confetti of Hardanger HAL so am up to date with that one too. Another six motifs to come and then the lacy edging.   I am enjoying this.
Tonight we will watch the Antiques Road Show (no talking allowed which will be good for my sore throat) and I plan on starting another Christmas Ornament.
After a few days of knitting I have decided that, yes, I do prefer needles with eyes.
Have a good weekend everyone.

9 comments:

  1. a very pretty little ornament and your embroidery piece is looking gorgeous - hugs, Amanda

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  2. What a lot you accomplished in one day! The banana cake looks delicious. The ornament is very pretty, but I have to tell you, I love how the hardanger is coming along. I admire the way you keep up with the stitch along and finish projects. If ever I get caught up on all my unfinished projects, I want to be like you!

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  3. Your baking sounds scrumptious and you banana cake beautifully presented. What is your all time favourite bake?

    I love baking and sharing recipes. It is always interesting to see different takes on baking.

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  4. a very cute ornament and beautiful stitching..
    have a lovely weekend x

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  5. That cake looks delicious. Love the way you put the frosting on.
    Beautiful little ornament. Your WIP looks fantastic too.

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  6. I wasn't very impressed with the 2012 JSC Christmas magazine this year but seeing your beautiful Peace ornament means I must take another look! Wishing you and HDHBM early Christmas greetings!

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  7. That cake looks so yum! Love how you did the Peace ornament, looks so pretty with the red.

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  8. That's a lot of baking Margaret, it looks delicious. I hope your throat improves soon, it's a virus that drags on and on unfortunately.

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  9. That banana cake looks seriously yummy

    Congratulations on finishing your ornament and the hardanger is gorgeous

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