Sunday, 11 August 2013

Stitching and cooking

Yesterday, Colin and Luke went to an away game - Forest Green Rovers v Hyde (football in case you've not heard of them!)  Rachael and I decided to have a Harry Potter day.  I stitched as I watched but couldn't settle to any particular design.  First I stitched on my Stable.

Bothy Threads - Cut Thru Stable
Then I moved onto Roses of Paris.

Chatelaine Designs - Roses of Paris
 And then fancied a little bit of snow.

Lizzie Kate - 6 Fat Men
Finally I couldn't resist marking out my fabric and starting this.  What is it Jo P?  I have marked it out as it is in the fabric layout chart but it seems to waste an awful lot of fabric in my opinion.  I am thinking about restarting it with just an inch and a half between each piece as they are cut down to half an inch left all round. What do you think?

What is it?
On Friday Rachael and Luke wanted to do some cooking and baking.  I'm currently on a bit of a health kick with regards to food so didn't want too many cakes.  In the end we settled on some chocolate brownies and some buns from a Weightwatchers book I had.  Then we made some spaghetti bolognese for the freezer and finally homemade pizza for tea.  Here are some photos of the finished items...




 This is the pizza before the cheese went on.  The kids were a bit heavy on the meat.  Mine only had tuna, mushroom and sweetcorn on so not worthy of a photo!  Luke's was a work of art!



13 comments:

Minnie said...

The stitching looks great and the food looks yummy, and I am very curious as to what the squares are for.

SoCal Debbie said...

Great progress on the Stable! Roses of Paris looks beautiful. How fun to stitch lots of different things in a day! The fabric you have for 6 Fat Men will show the snow very well.

Luke's pizza really is a work of art! I have never seen a pizza so amazing! I've also never had corn on pizza. It looks good. I like pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, and olives on mine! LOL

Lesleyanne said...

The food looks great. Lovely stitching.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching & yummy food :)

Angela P said...

All of your projects look great....the pizzas and brownies look delicious.

Karoline said...

Great stitching & baking :)

Jo said...

mmmm, looks delicious - did you save us any cake? lol All three stitched pieces look lovely - when you have nice projects on the go it's hard to resist temptation and work on them all

Jan Gartlan said...

What a delightful day you had. Your progress has been great on all of those projects.

My Crossstitch Place said...

great stitching and yummie pizza

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

"I know, I know" she said jumping up and down like a ... clue!!

I think they've made the margins far too big. I'm going to replot mine. I am notorious for only having an inch round the edge of all stitching.
Apparently I was like that as a child with my drawing. Mum was always saying I drew on scraps on paper in the corner instead of using a whole sheet!

Pumpkin said...

You've got quite a few projects on the go and I'm very curious to know what your large one is :)

OH! All that yummy looking food is making me hungry now and no, I don't have any brownies in the house :( LOL!

Brigitte said...

Your WIPs all look very interesting and are perfect for a great variety in stitching. I love that for myself, too.
A cooking day with the kids with great results. Everything looks so delicious and if I hadn't had breakfast already I'd have to go and have a little treat now, lol.

Linda said...

Great progress on all your projects Sharon. The food looks yummy.

Linda