previously on The grey tail: I got tired of writing and posted a cargo of pictures.
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we finally have some time for a stitching catch up.
back in March I ordered the 3 charts Belinda aka Blue Ribbon Designs released as a spring themed mystery. I immediately fell in love with all the vines, critters, flowers, .. and dedicated a lot of time to this project only. following are some progress pictures from the end of May, when I stared it.
I must say Belinda did an exquisite job with the instructions, the small finishings suggestions and the jumble included in all three parts. once you solve it, you get the password to access a special bonus chart! isn’t this the wittiest thing? 😀
I also have a few updates to show you from Taras, he’s done with scabs and is slowly growing back all the fur.
luckily, at some point we feared he might bear the scar cause the skin there looked so light and pink. after a couple of days it turned all grey, though. we got as lucky as you can get this time.
I also got a few fabrics and linens for my future Victoria Sampler Stitcheramas, especially the Heart Etui. I really can’t wait to learn how to work all those Bullion Knots, Hardanger, Kloster Blocks, ..
I also found the time to bake a cake, and ruin it! 😀
I asked my mom to buy some flour while she was out food shopping. she came home with a bag I used without checking. what a grave mistake I made.
she bought some flour mixture, complete with sugar and yeast. I used it as regular flour though! I added the cold butter, icing sugar (I use icing sugar for the Nutella tart’s dough) and started working the hardest mix I ever happened to have in my hands. it got all super sticky, but I refused to toss away so many ingredients so I followed the recipe till the end, waiting for the mess to arrive.
the real mayhem arrived when it was time to make the decorative stripes on top. there was no way I could get one that didn’t coagulate into a shapeless blob. and that’s when the Pangaea tart was born. we called it after the Continental drift theory. 😀
I swear it did taste even better than the normal one. even so, I’ll try to keep this a one time only thing. I prefer the traditional looking one, where I don’t have to explain what the Pangaea tart actually is, and why people should try it anyways. 😉
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follow our summer adventures in tomorrow’s post. an all new episode including news about the two silly fellows, a travelling pattern and Mary Wigham! 😮