Thursday, 21 January 2010

Yummy!

My husband's lovely auntie left a little package on the doorstep yesterday, while I was at work. She didn't leave a note but when I realised that inside there was homemade otacakes, I knew it must have been from her - I recognise that baking anywhere! Delicious, melt in the mouth, crumbly, moist - sorry I've just eaten another one and there's only 3 left now!

I've been working with some linen fabric this week and experimenting with a little embroidery - this is the first of three pincushions I'm making. Really simple little projects, but they look quite effective. The tweed and the linen work quite well together, I thought. I just picked out some colours from the tweed plaid backing and used them in a simple freehand floral design.

Nice to make, so I'm off to embroider the other two. But I must phone lovely Auntie Nan first to say thank you!

8 comments:

Biba said...

This is one PRETTIEST little pin cushion, I tell you that! I love it!

Karin said...

That is a really lovely pincushion Alison! Those little flowers are very cute.

I have no idea what otacakes are, but they sound delicious (going to google them right after this comment :-)) How sweet of your aunt to drop them by for you!

yardage girl said...

You are lucky to have something so yummy waiting for you! The pin cushion is very sweet too. Nic

Swirlyarts said...

Yum yum - do you think Auntie would like a trip to Lancashire? I can make a cuppa :)

Tweed Delights said...

Quick update! The lovely oatcakes are a mystery and not made by our kind aunt after all - the mystery continues, hehe!

Hope they weren't for someone else as we're also enjoying the yummy tin of chocs that were in the package too - oooops! :)

june at noon said...

Mystery oatcakes! Oh my!

I love the pincushion. I love pincushions anyway, but I really love the fabric choices and the simple embroidery. Pretty!

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Bliss Knits said...

Oooh, yum oatcakes - and a really pretty pincushion too.

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