My goodness how time has flown these past few days. I have been keeping myself busy indoors in our cosy cottage as the weather is so dreich outside. There was quite the storm yesterday, bringing wind and rain and hardly any light at all. It also stopped the ferry from running both from Ullapool and from Skye to Harris. Thankfully it is looking a little better today and quite normal for this time of year. Hot soup was on the agenda this time leek and sweet potato along with cheese and mustard scones.
It was warm and tasty and the scones very moreish. I have enough for a few days so it will make some nice lunches.
I have spent some time felting, not sure that I have got the hang of it properly as I keep making my fingers bleed but I did mange to achieve a few small flowers. I am happy with them and have used them to embellish a few items that I want for gifts. These are certainly made with love.
I have had a sort out of my fabric basket and found some more rather sumptuous fabric to make a couple more. I have put it to one side for another day.
I filled a couple of hours tying chocolates to a wire ring to make an edible wreath. It was fun and I was able to do it watching a Christmas film, a little predictable but nice for the season. I used curling ribbon so the end result is certainly very retro but it will be perfect for the person that I have in mind.
The remaining tub of chocolates were made into a little bouquet, which will make a nice addition to a gift.
I have found that doing a few little things each day relieves the pressure later (nearer Christmas) and gives me purpose, filling my days with joy. The chocolates were attached to some kebab sticks and wrapped in voile to make them look more like flowers. Finally wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper with an added bow.
The mincemeat and beetroot from my previous post were not done in a water bath as it is not necessary due to the vinegar or alcohol.
The recipe for the lemon drizzle cake is a Mary Berry recipe that you can get via Google, hope that helps. I can tell you that it is very tasty.
Good news for the Western Isles as from Friday we have a reduction in restrictions, we are now once again allowed to visit each others homes. There are limitations to numbers and such but good news none the less.
Hope all is well with you and in your part of the World. Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.