Goodness me it is August already. The year has raced by so quickly!
Well the big news today is.......I HAVE FINISHED THE "BOUNTIFUL HARVEST" QUILT!
This is the quilt I have making to enter in the handicrafts section at the village show later this month. I don't expect it will be in the top three, as there are usually some AMAZING entries.
It never ceases to amaze me what a lot of talented people there are out there.
I will post pics after the show.
I designed a leaf pattern for the quilting. In theory this should have been quite simple, but in practice it was difficult to do as the quilt was bigger than I had originally planned, so there was a lot of bulk to maneuver through the machine.
A great tip I have found to help guide the quilt through was to use a pair of cotton riding gloves!
(All quilters out there are probably groaning & saying, "yes we know"). They have "pimples" that grip the fabric and are cool as they are cotton. I use them all the time.
They only cost about £3.00, and are so useful.
I have always loved baking, and am never without a cake or two in the house. My daughter Bloss's friends all love my Victoria Sandwich, so I was asked to do a mini tutorial.(I make two of these a week, and they disappear very quickly)!
Apologies if you are a master baker, but this is such an easy cake to make & lovely for a summers day.
So, here we go:
You will need the following ingredients to make a good sized sandwich cake.
6 oz (170g) Self Raising flour
6oz (170g) Caster sugar
6oz (170g) Soft baking margarine (Such as Stork)
3 Eggs. (I always like to use free range).
Gather everything together before you start........
Sieve the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl, then add the margarine & eggs.
I use an electric hand mixer to wizz it all together.
When it is well mixed, and light & fluffy, it is ready to put into two well greased sandwich tins.