I've been meaning to write a Smitten update for a while now
I've slowly been stitching away
a snip of time here and a snip of time there
|Smitten flower number seven|
|Smitten flower number eight|
|Smitten flower number nine|
Every now and then I love to get them out of their box
shuffle through them
and admire the beautiful Liberty tana lawn prints
and how pretty they look together
I'm instantly reminded of where I was
what was happening in my life whilst stitching them.
I REALLY love that.
It's becoming a memory quilt.
In my mind it really does feels like I should have more than nine 'flowers' though
more like twenty. But nine is what I have.
(although number ten is in the making)
Still, this is a purposefully S. L. O. W quilt
The quote :: 'It's the journey not the destination' springs to mind here
I'm hoping that it will be enjoyed and cherished for many generations to come
maybe by a family member who is not yet even born
(that feels odd to write!)
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Sweet Bee and I have been busy in the kitchen lately
we've made all sorts .....
Apple and blackberry compote
|Apple butter in the making|
It's been fun foraging and stashing
I feel like we live in Brambly hedge!
Isn't this the sweetest image?
I've already broken into the apple sauce stash
This cake uses it instead of butter
It REALLY is v.good too
I've also been happily stitching away on some quilted advent calendars for my Etsy shop
although they won't be ready for a few weeks I don't think
I love hand embroidery and this the very relaxing kind as the wording is BIG
sometimes, if my eyes are feeling spritely, I don't even have to wear my specs!
If you'd like to make your own advent calendar don't forget my pattern!
In fact there are two to choose from .....
Thanks for stopping by
wishing you a bright and happy week!
x Jooles x