I treated myself to a lovely vintage eiderdown from eBay:
I have wanted one for ages but didn't know whether one would go with the patchwork but in the end decided to go for it.
It's a wee bit less pink and more peach than it looked in the listing, but I love it anyway (please try and ignore Jasper who thought I was taking pics of him!!) - it's very plump and lovely to snuggle under:
Another recent vintage find is this lovely Christmas tablecloth:
Look at the perfect, tiny blanket stitch someone has used to hand appliqué:
Am I peculiar because it makes me a little sad that all this hard work ended up in a charity shop for a mere £3.00?
I bought some freezer paper an have been playing making stencils to paint on fabric:
I had a go at the Yorkshire pudding recipe from Kirstie's Handmade Britain:
I made bigos, which is the Polish national dish - my Dad used to make this and I found a recipe here - it was just how I remember it tasting.
I always joke that you have to have a bit of eastern European blood (my Granddad is Polish) to like these Polish foods as Mr G is never keen (he's not keen on gherkins, rye bread, Polish farmers sausage or dark chocolate covered gingerbread, all things I love), but he liked this one!!:
Excitingly, my new sewing machine arrived this morning, Mr G has got it for me for Christmas but he refuses to let me have it early - he wouldn't even let me have a peep at it!! What a meanie!!