What a week this has been, I was determined to get back to posting on my usual day of Wednesday, however, the force that has taken over my life this last couple of months is not through with me yet, and Gypsy took over again. Thats not what I want to show you though........
First let's get Gypsy out of the way with this weeks blocks for the Gnome Angel sew along.
Square in a Square Bordered, only the five blocks this week after last weeks marathon 35. I'm not so sure of the one that's top left with the double border but I will see how it looks as I'm putting it together.
That's not what I've been sewing this week though,
This is your sneak peak, section 9 which is actually finished. You can see the edge of section eight which is not quite complete and section ten is about three quarters finished, but I will show you another day.
If you have been reading here for a while you may remember that I lost my dear mother in law Edna just over a year ago, recently her husband Jack gave me her cookery book. I had never seen it before, it was given to Edna as a young bride by her mother in law who in turn received it second hand from someone else.
I think it is about mid 1930's, it's a bit tatty and has what looks like paint on the front, but I will treasure it anyway because of the family history and pass it down to Emily's Mum Tina who is Edna's granddaughter.
It appears to be available second hand if anyone is interested enough to want a copy, they are not expensive, only around five pounds in the UK, mine won't be worth as much as that because there are several pages missing at the beginning, but that doesn't matter to me.
There are lots of recipes inside but today I want to share with you a section at the back.
Oh yes, this book was aimed at the new bride, so you think that's why the new mother in law Sarah gave it to Edna? I believe their relationship was rather fraught in the early days, Edna was from Kent in the temperate southeast of the UK and came up to the cold north east, no airs and graces here, we call a spade a shovel. For Edna with her strong southern accent it was a different world, no one could understand her very well and the northeastern dialect was like a foreign language to her. Still, she never went back to live in Kent and towards the end of Sarah's life it was Edna she lived with and who took care of her. Edna had no daughters but I believe she was happy with me as her daughter in law, I hope so.
What miners wife Sarah thought of this book I don't know, a salad plate? Salad went on the same plate as the stew and Sunday dinner, why would you want a plate just for salad?
Hehe! Oh la di dah, only the gentry had maids, I bet they had a good laugh at this one. The only bells were at the church and the school, working folk didn't even have a new fangled telephone in those days and who had a drawing room? One room served as kitchen and living room for most folk, and for those with a big family it was a bedroom too.
I hope you enjoyed this, I haven't even explored the recipes yet, if I find anything good I'll make sure I share.
Yes I know this is supposed to be a quilting blog, and I admit I do tend to go off on a tangent at times, that's just me I'm afraid. I do have one snippet to add about quilting though, Janice at Color Creating and Quilting has done a review on a new Craftsy class, it's Quilting the Grid by Christina Cameli. Do pop across and read it, especially if you struggle with quilting or are looking for new ideas, it's a great review and appears to give a great flavour of what the class is about. I think it sounds great, just what I need to improve my quilting while gaining confidence in my skills. I do treat myself to a Craftsy class now and again, I have a few, what do you mean you can't tell by my quilting, who said that? ANYway, this is the one I will be treating myself to at Christmas, I could buy it now but for me a Craftsy class is a treat for myself and it wouldn't be a treat if I just bought them willy nilly on a whim now would it? Unless there is a Black Friday offer on of course hehe! I have to watch the pennies now I have officially 'retired'.
THERE IS I JUST CHECKED!!! It is SUCH a good price, I don't think I have got one as low as that before. Yes, I succumbed, oh the shame. I WON'T be getting one at Christmas now of course, but I am only a month early, there again I could wait until Christmas to watch it, I said COULD, if Gary confiscated my laptop, tablet and phone and locked the door of his office that is. Sigh.......... no patience.
Just a reminder, I may have included a link to the Craftsy class but I have no affiliates and get no renumeration for anything that I recommend, and neither does Janice which is why I'm happy to mention it. Just saying.........
Until next time,
With similes from,
Let's Bee Social
Wednesday Wait Loss
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
Finished or Not Friday