Today is a dreary grey day trying desperately to fulfil the weather forecast for rain. Just the right kind of day for stitching but before that I have some baking to do - from my new cookbook.
The Half Blind Half Deaf Elderly Mother plantively told me that she preferred my home baked cookies so what can a girl do??? This afternoon I will try 2-4-6 Biscuits. Apparently these are so called because the basic formula is 2oz sugar, 4oz butter and 6 oz flour! One of the variations offered uses fresh rosemary of which there is an abundance in my garden and so the decision is made. I will let you know the result - if I am satisfied enough to publish.
Now HCS is progressing well. England was conquered and I have moved on to Ireland - three more darning "patches" and an alphabet before I can move onto Holland. The Ireland section has a series of crowns but no explanation for the K M Q D B L underneath. Does that mean King Marquise Queen Duke Baron Lord???
Tonight I plan on watching my pre-recorded James Bond movie (despite the fact that it is that Daniel whatshisname chap and not my friend Pierce!) and stitch happily. The knitting has reached the - both fronts and one sleeve completed - stage so will go on holiday for a week while I finish the Ireland portion of HCS.
I have just recently retired from work. I love to stitch - mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.