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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

K is for Kings

Or to be more precise “We Three Kings from Orient are……)  Hand stitching has taken a bit of a back seat lately as I’ve been busy at my sewing machine madly trying to tame my UFOs, but now I’m pleased to say that I have put the last few stitches into my “K” Christmas block.

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K is for We Three Kings

I’m using the very talented designer Michelle  Ridgway’s Alphabet Noel patterns for inspiration, but decided to change the K block a little.  There is no time frame on this project, but I pick it up and do some stitching when I get a chance.  Usually when I meet up with the Sew Wot ladies, and the blocks often come away on a caravan meeting with me.  And there is nothing nicer than spending a little time stitching outside under a shady umbrella, is there?

It is Autumn now down here in New Zealand so the mornings and evenings are starting to get cooler, although we still enjoy nice warm days.  I’m planning ahead and have made two big pots of delicious tomato soup to pop in the freezer to enjoy when winter arrives.  Would you believe that last year was my first adventure into making tomato soup, and that only happened because we had a glut of tomatoes in the garden.  I’ve never liked tinned (commercial) tomato soup, but must say that homemade is just delicious.  I’m now smitten and a real fan of home made tomato soup, just yummy!

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Home made tomato soup

5 comments:

cq4fun said...

I LOVE good tomato soup! I'll even eat Campbell's if nothing else is on offer. LOL Love your kings!

Janice said...

I love your version of "K". I too like to have some hand stitching for travelling. Mum used to make a delicious cream of tomato soup when we were kids. I have lots of tomatoes frozen, ready to turn into soup. They are such a good base for so many recipes.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your version Jenny. Well done you! Your soup looks delish! We are still a tad warm here for soup yet...I envy you your bit of coolness xx

Sandra Walker said...

Okay, feeling rather poorly as my English mum would say, would you share your recipe? I could use some of that soup right about now! Had some broccoli cheese yesterday and potato cheddar today, both a mix, but I'd love a homemade one, and tomato is one of my favourites! Your hand-stitching is beautiful.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Jenny, isn't that kind of hand sewing nice and I look forward to doing some soon. For me a break from the counted cross stitch. Thanks for mentioning Michelle Ridgeway; I was unfamiliar but have now looked her up. Perhaps I ran across her name in fabrics at some time. I love the combination of embroidery and quilting.
And yes, nothing tastes as good as tomato soup made from 'real' tomatoes. I couldn't agree more.