.......at patch'n'chat!! Apart, of course from Annette, owner of Borderland Fabrics, and baker of delicious cakes (more of that later). However, Margaret called in briefly, as I had one of Malcolm's driftwood trees for her, and there were customers to chat to. But before that, I had a very enjoyable cuppa mid-morning, made with these ingredients
the chocolate spoon melted into the hot chocolate, making it even thicker and more delicious ....... and Malcolm wasn't neglected, with coffee in his heart-shaped mug which I gave him some years ago
I had two accidental purchases this afternoon - it's strange how these things leapt into my hand as I walked past! First, a handy containers for bobbins and machine needles
and then, who could resist these ribbons
I took the photos when I got home, using the little table next to my chair. I had to move my coaster out of the way (there may have been a Friday night glass of wine on it!)
so, back to Annette's delicious baking. As there were just the two of us, we didn't have cake, but Annette's wonderful shortbread, which is deliciously buttery and melts in the mouth. I have to admit to eating two pieces!!
I will put up our Christmas tree tomorrow and decorate the house, a task I thoroughly enjoy. I also have some sewing to do, including quilting a baby quilt for Stuart's friend Emma, who gave birth to her second daughter just before we went on holiday. Here is a sneaky peek at the fabrics
the weather continues to be horrid, so it will be a weekend of lighting the wood-burning stoves (we have one in the house as well as the one in my studio) and keeping cosy. Whether you are freezing in the northern hemisphere, of enjoying summer in the southern one, I hope you have a wonderful weekend ........ and perhaps like me you will be singing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"!! Love, Anne