Posts have been composed in my head all week, all very entertaining and amusing of course. Profound thoughts (ha!) come to mind and then are joined by other less profound musings until all I have is a jumble of ideas... it gets worse as I get older! So in my head is where all these imaginary blog posts have stayed. So instead of entertaining and amusing you, I bring you a brief round up of my week via Five on Friday. Although I suspect by the time I actually publish this it will be Saturday!
1. Textiles in Focus
Last weekend it was the annual event that is Textiles in Focus. I was there on Friday and Sunday morning teaching a couple of two hour workshops on making little books. Mostly we made these little blizzard book structures but played around with some other folded books too. It was pleasant, stress free and I have come away with lots of samples that will probably end up as gifts or being sold.
2. Gluten Free Baking
I am getting more and more requests for gluten free baking and so this week I have been experimenting. The recipe for these dark chocolate and banana slices came from Baking in Pyjamas and hand on heart, they are one of the most deicious cakes I've tasted. I may have eaten several in one sitting... maybe, just saying!
I confess to having a weakness for hot buttered crumpets so when Delicious magazine claimed they were easy to make, it was a challenge to be taken up. It was something I had never even thought about making before. They were easy... and they were delicious. And I might have eaten several of these in one sitting too... except youngest son beat me to it!
4. A little cardigan
The landlords of our village pub (as of this weekend no longer our landlords... but that is another story) have recently had a baby girl. Josie had been looking around charity shops for hand knitted stuff for her baby, so I made her something new. Gill had made this pattern for her beautiful neice so I borrowed the pattern and it knitted up in no time. So mach easier making little cardigans than big ones... but maybe I should stop procrastinating and get back to my big one.
5. A special cake
I'm about to go off and deliver this cake in about ten minutes... nothing more to add really!
Which just about sums up my week. There have been many more cakes and plenty of baking and I could probably do food based posts every day. But for the sake of balance that is probably why I haven't posted every day! There has also been lots of walking and time spent with family and an interesting story or two to tell.. But that is all for another time... along with all those other profound thoughts and interesting and funny ideas!
Joining in... rather late... with Amy for Five on Friday!