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View on a rainy day

View on a rainy day

This is the view from my window through the rain. The garden is loving it but I have to confess I prefer sunshine.

However there are always plusses. Today is a great day for staying inside, warm and dry, reading, sewing and cooking.

My kitchen smells wonderful, cheese scones cooling on the rack and bread cooking in the bread machine. I used to make my own bread by hand but I could never find a place at a constant temperature for the proving so I finally gave in and bought a machine. I use my own recipe variations and I think I’ve only bought bread two or three times since I got it.

Enchanted Views by Dylis Fronks

Enchanted Views by Dylis Fronks

Enchanted Views by Dylis Fronks - back

Enchanted Views by Dylis Fronks - back

Yesterday the postie brought me a book I ordered recently. So I can settle down this afternoon and have a good browse while it tips down outside.

The book is called Enchanted Views by Dilys Fronks. Since I’ve been doing my labyrinth using reverse appliqué I’m interested to see how other quilters approach such challenging designs.

Dilys’ quilts are inspired by wrought-iron gates , fences and balconies so I thought her techniques would be worth exploring.

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