Meanwhile, I've been harking back to the first thing I made in Domestic Science, which is what they called cookery/food tech in my day - shows my age! I made a quiche for the first time for ages, hoping the children will like it in their packed lunch as a change. I've loved quiche ever since I made it all those years ago at school, but home baked only, not shop bought. They are never rich enough.
On another baking subject, remember the delicious carrot and banana cake that Debbie at Country Heart and Home posted about and I baked (as did many of you). Well, it came in very useful for a birthday cake last week. The recipient was very impressed, thank goodness. So thank you again, Debbie!
Sarah over at Red Gingham was asking about my button quilt. I can't track it down on my own blog, though I think I blogged about it. My memory's not brilliant about these things. Lots of you kindly sent me a button last year, and I stitched each of these to the first quilt I've ever made. Did I show you the picture of when I'd laid it out. I'm sure I did, but just for Sarah, and anyone else who hasn't seen it:
And then I added buttons to tie it all together...
It really is very precious to me, because I asked lots of you to send me a button, just one, and as they came I kept a button diary/sketch of each button and who it came from, so it's full of lovely memories of the buttons coming.
I can't show all the buttons at the same time, but they are all very pecious to me, and I thought of that when the lovely MaryPoppins thanked people for offering fabric squares for the kitchen curtains she is making here. It's such a wonderful way of linking everyone up. So thank you again, from me, for my buttons.