|Before and after - yes the diagonals were deliberate!|
|Look how much the sun has bleached the fabric!|
So - I have a nearly tidy sewing room (well - that might be egging the pudding a little but I can use the cutting table - just about), a painted and lined crate filled with the rest of the serving dishes etc and four covered dining chairs. All that was left to do was to tidy around and make some more marzipan and apricot scones ready for the "stitch and sew" group coming round tonight, before flopping down on the sofa to enjoy a sewing programme on create and craft ( Freesat 813, Freeview 36 for those who say they cannot get it). Looking forward to autumn already!!
Talking about the scones - they were a hit last night with Margaret declaring them "lovely". With some of them asking for the address of this blog I must be careful what I say but the scones did go down well. Tonight's offering also have some almond essence added - I wasn't so sure that came through enough with the marzipan. There may also be enough spares to take to the WI meeting tomorrow night!
Finally - the unveiling of the stepping stones continues. ME declared that there was one at the peak of the shadow - I am not so sure that this photo is taken at the same angle, same time of day etc - but she could be right!!