Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Settling Back Into Routine

Day three of the girls being back to school and things are returning to normal routines here. I have even (gasp!) done some housework after a two week hiatus. And now I am getting back to my sewing too. But you can wait another day to find out what I have been up to.

The girls have been avidly watching The Great British Sewing Bee with me. Their assertions that I need to apply to go on it seem to completely fail to take in that the show is about making clothes and I am not. Bless them for thinking I could. The other show we are hooked on is Paul Hollywood's Bread. Himself (not me) even bought the corresponding cook book. Well, you know which person in this house was the first to use it.

Yesterday Emily made flat breads. OMG! They were sooooo good. I wish you could smell them and taste them because I have an awesome little bread maker here. These were amazing on their own but would be so good filled with souvlaki and tzaziki, or instead of tortillas for fajitas. The girls had them in their lunch today wrapped round tuna and salad.



Meanwhile, Helen has used up my last hoop. I need to find a bulk supplier by the looks of things. But it's okay as she made this hoop for me. I am easily swayed like that. It is her own design, and I love that she put her initials on, and kisses.


Now I shall quietly try to slip in the information that I won another giveaway. I know! Sorry!! Well, actually not so sorry because the fabric is gorgeous and not the sort I would normally think about buying with my penchant for bright colours but in person it just wows me. I particularly like the acid lime in contrast to the neutrals and the amazing blue. I won this from Kati - From the Blue Chair. And the giveaway was sponsored by Caitlin at I Don't Do Dishes.

TheFQs of Textures came with a panel. Usually when I hear the word panel I kind of cringe because they are not my thing. Oh, but this one is. It is seriously cool. Ideas for quilts are going through my mind like wildfire, which is not good as there is already a bit of a backlog of ideas there anyway. Oh well, not complaining.


And that is me on this bright and sunny, and very, very windy day. Suppose I had best leave my sewing and the computer and contemplate getting the girls from school.

Susan

39 comments:

  1. The talent your young ladies display is amazing, Mum :) The apples don't fall far from the tree!

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  2. I like the Bread programme too - haven't turned any of mine into bread makers yet, but given that the 6 year old managed to make Chocolate Chip cookies pretty much all by himslef at the weekend I have hope! Gorgeous hoop by Helen - your children are really talented :_) And I don't mind you won another giveaway - it's nearly as good as winning myself (only nearly though lol) - that panel is quite amazing isn't it?

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  3. You are so lucky to have such talented girls, you have taught them well. Nice fabrics, have fun!

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  4. those are the two current obsessions in our house as well! I'm not complaining about the bread one little bit!

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  5. Ooh lovely looking bread and a super pretty hoop! I am slightly addicted to the bread programme too, I think I might need to invest in the book.

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  6. You have a budding chef on your hands- yum tithe flat bread. I love the fabric win- while the colours are out of your comfort zone, I'm certain they will inspire you to create something wonderful!

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  7. Oh, Helen, you make my heart flutter! I love your design and the colors you used. Your stitching is just wonderful!

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  8. Your girlies rock! When are they coming to make bread for me???

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  9. Sweet win and the colors are cool too, I know you'll have lots of fun with them, enjoy!

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  10. Awesome win! Yay!
    Mmmm, I fully expect a bread fest in May.
    Helen's hoops are really lovely, have you let her nosy at flickr groups like Hoop Love vintage transfers or vintage embroidery patterns?
    Really love what you're doing with your epp by the way!!! x

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  11. No one deserves to be this lucky - amazing breads, gorgeous hoppy gifts and fabric winnings? Well, ok, maybe YOU do. Enjoy!!

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  12. Oh you must date that hoop!! I love Paul Hollywood's programme and perhaps I 'need' that book. The thought of souvlaki and tzaziki and flat bread has me drooling over my lap top!

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  13. So much talent in one house. I can't wait to see what you do with your winnings.

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  14. Helens embroidery is fantastic, what a creative young lady. Love the fabrics that you won

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  15. Helen's stitching is so lovely. I only just discovered the bread programme yesterday while waiting for GBSB to start, I think I might need the book for both.

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  16. I keep forgeting when both programmes are on, you have prompted me to go and put them on the sky+! The hoop is lovely, what a clever girl. Lovely win too, I may have won something too... ;-)

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  17. Very jealous of your win, and daughters, and most things really - good job I love you xxx

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  18. Wow your daughter is so talented, that is a beautiful hoop, she can come and teach me lol! I am glad to be back in a routine too, thank goodness, the lack of one was driving me crazy! Congratulations on the win, v envious, those fabrics are gorgeous :-)

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  19. First, my envy over your fabric win is eating me up. I WANT this fabric. I think it's the grey against the pop of teal that I love. I admit to filling a shopping cart, then emptying it, twice, over this line. Love, love, love.
    Second, what an amazing hoop! Helen is super talented. And such a perfect treasure for you too :-)
    E xx

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  20. Bread? Hoops? Wins? Clever girls. Di x

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  21. Excellent, you can now get the wee one to cook everything while you sew, and Helen can embroider everything you make, perfect set up!

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  22. Lovely win, very able daughter!
    My disappointment with the sewing bee, is that they are solely focussed on clothes for the competition, though they do other bits ( badly, as far as explanation goes) round the edge.

    Actually- sewing clothes is easier in many ways, than quilts. there is usually more leeway!Don't tell anyone I said that though!

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  23. I have a little stash of hoops, I'll bring next month if you like, got them for a quid each! So you'd recommend the book then? As for the fabric, have been sat stroking my own we stash of said loveliness! Oh the possibilities!

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  24. Your girls really do have the creative gene in abundance. Flat breads, cooking, embroidery ( that hoop is far better than anything I could knock out )

    Lovely fabrics . I bet you do something amazing with them!

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  25. Congrats on your winnings! Emily looks right at home there baking! And I know who H gets her amazing hand stitching talents from! Well done girls! Jxo

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  26. Such a talented pair of daughters you have - they must get that from their mother:) The flatbreads look delicious and the embroidery is so beautiful, and I really like your fabric winnings too.

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  27. Looks like you had a good day. I just might put Em in my luggage and bring her home with me in July!

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  28. You can buy hoops in bulk on eBay at a very reasonable price. Look for lots of them. You have to use that word "lot" in your search. Those girls are incredibly talented!

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  29. That fabric was designed by Angela Walters and I took a class from her at QuiltCon. I wondered what it was like in person, and am glad to hear you love it. I wonder if Emily will become a famous chef or maybe a chemist or biologist, she clearly is a good cook.

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  30. Another lovely hoop :)) and a bread maker !!

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  31. Oh YUMMO that bread looks delish. And wow what a wonderful hoop!
    Talented girls you are breeding there :)

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  32. What talent you have spawned! I'm hungry now and only just had breakfast! It there a recipe for stuffed paratha? As Clarissa loves those!

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  33. They're two very talented (and lovely!) girls!! Congratulations on the win, you lucky, lucky thing!

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  34. Those flat breads look very tasty, the girls are great. It's so important to let them in the kitchen from a young age. My son was by my side in the kitchen from the age of about 2, he can now cool and bake brilliantly. He often cooks dinner for the family at least once a week. Well done on the win, I never win anything but I'm not complaining! ha ha. I love the colours of your fabric bundle.

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  35. Sounds like you are having some very pleasant days.

    Love the flowery hoop. Well done to your sweet girl.

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  36. Oh my those fabrics!! Need to sell some coffee so I can go shopping.
    Yes, yes, I know I have a whole room full but I am bored with those LOL
    Love the growing talents of your girls. You should be very proud.
    Cheers
    Lush x

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  37. Frame supplier in London

    http://www.kleins.co.uk/embroidery-frames-hoops---beechwood-1505-p.asp

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  38. We are watching the same tv...those are the 2 shows I've been hooked on! We tried the pitta recipe...so amazing!

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