Emily, as mentioned on previous occasions, is our bread maker. Helen is our cake maker. Today Emily commandeered the kitchen, much inspired by watching The Great British Bake Off on BBC of late. She decided to up her game and tackle a plaited loaf. Mostly because so many of the contestants made a right mess of theirs on the show. She did good. Not sure if it was the technically correct way to plait bread but I think the resulting loaf looks fantastic, and I know for a fact that it tasted great.
If that is not enough good stuff, the post man came. I very recently got an unexpected gift from a very good friend. Ignoring all the 'You shouldn't have' stuff, it was lovely to get a surprise and I lost no time using the gift voucher at Fluffy Sheep to purchase myself this wonderful stack of fabric. It is a mix of Oh Deer!, Mama Said Sew, and a little bit of extra Summersville seeing as how I shared my first bit with the girls. I think I just joined the ranks of text fabric addicts! And I have wanted some of those birds since I saw them on Fluffy Sheep's coming soon page. (I've got Helsinki Town on my radar now.)
But wait, there is more good stuff. I forgot to tell you that I added a quilt block book to my library recently. I think half of you have it already so I won't elaborate. And today, when I was in town with the girls getting a couple of necessary items, I happened to find the apple thingmajig we saw recently on an outing. The one I found today was on sale 40% off. Could I resist? Um no! Baked beans for a week seems like a fair trade off. Besides, the girls are so thrilled with it they have both eaten three apples each today. Result!
Finally, you will notice, I even managed to do a little bit of sewing. More on that tomorrow.