Saturday, 21 May 2011

Cookies and Needlework

I've been meaning to post for a while.  Really I have.  Life seems to fly by rather fast when the days (and nights) are taken up with two little people and running a house.  I'm not complaining.  Things are rather lovely, and nothing quite beats getting to know a new little person, but I have missed blogging and having extended crafting time.

If I'm honest, I've also struggled a little for inspiration, but I'm gradually starting to have a few ideas once more...

I have still been taking photos though, and mentally composing blog posts that I store away in my head for some time when I have a few minutes to sit down and actually type them.  So. Instead of splurging all of the different craft, cooking and general things of interest that I've noted in one post, I will try and write a series of short ones.  Kind of a discipline, to get back into the habit.

So, for today, I'll mention a delicious batch of cookies I baked last night from The Cookie Book.  Triple chocolate cookies- excellent for filling that chocolate-sized hole in ones tummy...

They are super easy and only take about 10-15 minutes to bake.

The other thing I want to mention in this post is a fabulous gift I was given by a very Thoughtful Friend.  Knowing of my love of things crafty, as part of a beautifully-wrapped (in Laura Ashley wallpaper with a raffia bow!) package of gifts for my new(ish) arrival lay this wonderful book...

What a find!  I can't find a publishing date, but it is a fabulous encyclopedia full of everything you could ever need to know about needlework.  It even has pages which explain the best posture to sit in whilst sewing!  I've loved poring over this these past few days, and looking at the intricate designs held within.

Thanks Sarah!

I hope you are all well, and enjoying your Saturday.

C x

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