Thursday, 19 September 2013

Today's Offerings

This morning was a horrible dark and wet and it doesn't seem to be getting any lighter or drier. I decided to start the day with some baking. Date and Walnut loaf, one of Alan's favourites.

While the tempting aroma wafted in from the kitchen I sat and did some cross stitching but I can't reveal this yet as it is part of one of the swaps I am doing. 
I'm also in a Tote Bag swap over at Lia's Handmades I can show what I'm doing on this one. I've been busy sewing hexagons together. Very therapeutic. 

I'm hoping to get the bag finished by the weekend. That's if I don't get too many distractions. 

Melanie xxx


  1. Baking is perfect for a day like today.

    Those hexies look wonderful and are the most PERFECT colours! ;-)

  2. More yummy baking - lucky Alan! Pretty hexies too, I'm thinking I really need to get a hexie project started for the winter too.

  3. Mmm, that cake looks tasty...and the hexies are so sunny, just what we need on this rainy day! Chrissie x

  4. Oh Yum, I'm sure Alan was very grateful for your lovely efforts! My Mum used to bake a gorgeous date and walnut loaf too, so memories come flooding back; you can't beat that homely aroma of 'baking' spreading through the house can you! I love your hexes and your colour combinations are just right Melanie.
    Joy x

  5. I am trying hard, but cant smell the baking from here, but it certainly looks wonderful.

  6. Oh my goodness that quilting is gorgeous!
    How did the bread loafs turn out? They look delicious!
    I hope you have a great week,

  7. Hi Melanie,
    That baking looks too yummy! I bet your
    kitchen smelled lovely after that baking.
    Gorgeous patchwork.
    Cheers, Anita.