Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The quilt and burnt offerings......

Here is the quilt. It is folded neatly on my footstool, and I love it. Once it has been washed a few times, hopefully the very thick batting will compress a little, but it works fine. It keeps me warm!

This morning saw us up at my favourite garden centre, having coffee in my favourite restaurant, watching ice skaters on the real ice Ice Rink outside the glass house. Just wonderful on a cold grey winter day. The fruit scone was great too. Little children pushing penguin balancing things, and everyone laughing. It was good.

And so was the minted lamb I brought home to cook from their very classy butchery. This is no ordinary garden centre, people. When you come to visit, you will find out why, because it is one of the first places I will take you to. (Please note, Becky!)

And Glynis popped round this afternoon, and that was lovely too. We will ignore the multiple trips to the doctor to organise prescriptions, because they got it sorted in the end. And now the house smells of roasting lamb.

2 hours later.......

Scratch that last bit. The house now smells of burnt vegetables. A friend popped round and I forgot the dinner. Oops. I scraped the ok bits off and will live. The lamb was wonderful though. And now it is time to put the feet up and crawl under the quilt. Enjoy the rest of your day!

9 comments:

Vee said...

Oh I remember the penguin balancing things from last year...I was going to look and see if they had such things here. Never did. Second chance.

Sorry about the veggies. I would've just taken it as a sign from God that I didn't need to eat veggies today. (I loathe them so.)

That quilt is delightful! One question: did you cut all those little tiny squares or is the fabric made to look that way?

Dragonfly Dreams said...

Who needs veggies anyway? Especially when you have roast lamb with mint!

Linda said...

I couldn't not comment on this Linds. It is delightful, beautiful, so dear!!! Great job.

PEA said...

Ooooh I just love your quilt, it's gorgeous! I can just imagine how warm and cozy you feel when you cover yourself up with it:-)

I've just caught up on your last 3 posts and I see that you've been busy with friends visiting...fun times for sure!!!

I think I would love your garden centre, it sounds delightful. Being able to watch the ice skaters while eating sounds fabulous:-) xoxo

Janine (txmomx6) said...

LOVE the quilt! Great job!!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is lovely and it will feel so good to snuggle in under it.

It sounds like you are continuing to enjoy the season with friends and cooking. I remember getting the best lamb from our butcher when we lived there. The thought of it makes my mouth water.

I am glad the perscriptions got sorted out.

Dawn said...

I am so glad you're going to use your beautiful quilt for your own warmth and enjoyment. And if I ever get over there again (or should I say "WHEN") I definitely want to check out this garden center you speak of so fondly - I am having a hard time picturing a garden center with all of these other amenities.

DC took the girls ice skating the other night - they don't have penguins to push around, but do have waste cans, I think. Not so pleasant to the eye, but they get the job done. I guess, in typical fashion, Care Bear took off like she'd skated her whole life, while Feisty used the crutch - two nice people came to her and helped her learn. Spirit of Christmas!

Becky said...

I'm definitely taking note. I want to see where and how you live and enjoy coffee in your world with you. I'm thinking we'll need to get together the week we're in London and then again the week we're in Beckford. Can't wait.

Edith said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the memories and the mental pictures you share.