This morning a friend was meant to visit but as she was unable to come I spent a happy couple of hours making bread (not in the machine as that is broken, but by hand). Here are the results from the right: two small rye loaves with caraway seed, cheese and chive soda bread. Front left is the best loaf - multi grain and behind it is also multi grain but with olives and it sank a little! However, they all taste lovely.
Whilst there I visited the chickens (who are very friendly) and watched this magnificent pheasant, so close to the door.
I did a lot of creative work and have nearly finished the Mad Hatter's jacket - and continued work on Alice's skirt......
Today after lunch I fancied a trip out to the local Scrap store to see if they had anything new in. This is my very wonderful haul..... - the lady only asked for a donation of just £8 !!! I have used my phone to give you an indication of the size of the fabric sample books. They are Anna French fabrics - which are either obsolete or the shop selling them has closed and given the books to the scrap store.
The designs are just lovely - here are are few examples....
I also picked up a whole heap of small samples from the scrap bins and a couple of small sample books
and found the cutest tassel samples - so had to have a handful of those -
there were threads too
and a lovely, small book of wallpaper samples which are really pretty...
This is how the bag covered my dining room table - loads to sort out.