The weather is gorgeous. It’s fall! Well, not really, more like the beginning of Delhi winter. But in my mind it is–the crisp air is reminding me of my many falls in Brooklyn. Sure, there are no apples, no cider, and most importantly no carpet of those lush red leaves, but there are lovely veggies from the organic market, a desire to walk outside, and baking! We baked banana bread last week (the one above). Its my tried and tested recipe from here, and by now I think I can pretty much make it blindfolded :-).
Post painting, and some house renovation work, I have mostly fallen into a cycle where I wake up early, read a bit, sew cook and then afternoons with some cooking again. I haven’t been sewing much, mostly tracing-cutting-tracing-cutting that kind of a thing. Soon, hopefully, I’ll have some pants and long sleeved shirts that I can show you.
First the fabric: the bottom one (in the first photo) is from the “lantern blooms” collection by Laura Gunn and is about 2 yards. It is a quilting cotton, thick-ish and so maybe good for pants, and of course quilts. The blue zigzag striped one is 1/2 metre and thinner. Lovely for part of dress or something else that strikes your fancy. The ribbons are about 3/4″ thick, and good on dresses or whatever you wish to embellish. The blue one is 22″ long, and the pink/gold one is 30″ long.
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, which is the 18th. Leave me a comment and if you don’t mind I would love to hear your favourite baking recipe.
See you again soon!