Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Home Baking

It's been a long time since my last post and there hasn't been as much creativity going on as I would have liked. The reason for this is I've had another chest infection, a very bad one this time and I am on my second course of steroids and antibiotics at the moment. But I'm getting better now.

In fact so much better that yesterday I actually baked a cake! It's an apple cake and it is lovely, it won't be around for long. If you fancy making it the recipe can be found here. You won't regret it.

As promised here's a picture of my shawl.

I did manage to make a bag.

And some tea dyeing has been going on ready for my next project. I counted up and I'd used 23 tea bags and got a very good effect.

It looks a bit orange in this picture but it isn't really.

I had to show you this photo just because I'm a wicked mother and Anthony has a sense of humour. Great hat.

I have finally finished the Attic Windows quilt and I'm very pleased with it. The quilting took me a long time but that was me being a perfectionist. I could have quilted each block in one continous line but I didn't like the idea of the stitching lines crossing over each other, so I quilted each piece within the block seperately. This meant that I had 16 thread ends to sew in for each block uuugh. But worth it.

I think it looks great and will make a lovely christmas present. How organised is that?
You get a better view of the quilting on the back.

Close up you can see all the lines of stitching.


pam said...

Yum Yumn the cake was lovely today, the quilting looks really good on the back of the quilt, you must be really pleased. Anthony is a sweetheart and such a good sport.

vintagerockchick said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly again - blimey you must have been ill if you've been cooking! Looks good though xx

Gina said...

Sorry you've been so poorly again. Anrhony is a very good looking young man... even though his Mum posted a picture of him in a woolly hat!

Julie said...

Angela, you poor thing! I didn't realise you had been ill again. I'm glad you're improving now. Take things steady and look after yourself.

The cake looks delicious and I am in awe of your beautiful quilting!

Barbara said...

The cake was lovely hope you bake again soon. Your quilt looks great and puts me to shame mine is still in squares!it will get finished sometime. Love the bag you are so clever.