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Curtain, Eccles Cakes and Piranesi

20 Jan

The curtain may not be conventionally beautiful but it represents hours of work, learning from Youtube, various frustrations and ultimately, satisfaction. I’ve made clothes since I was 14. I’ve been making curtains since I was 21 and furnishing our first flat but I have never made a box lined door curtain from velvet before and it was certainly a challenge. It now hangs from the rising portiere curtain rod that the lovely Mr S fitted last week in our sitting room and now, hopefully,  we will be protected from the draughts.

I’ve made some more Eccles cakes, much loved by the aforementioned Mr S.

I have just finished reading the  most magical novel, utterly entrancing and one which will be in my mind for some time.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2022 in baking, Postaday2022, sewing

 

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19 responses to “Curtain, Eccles Cakes and Piranesi

  1. nrhatch

    January 21, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I added Piranesi to my queue . . . but I’m not persuaded it will be my cup of tea.

    And with my cup of tea, may I have an Eccles cake?

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      Piranesi is certainly an oddity and I had to make myself stick with it. After that I couldn’t get enough and loved it. 🙂

       
  2. ladysighs

    January 21, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Sew, Cook, Read
    Repeat.

    I’m going to try the first two someday. I only do the Read with a lower case r. read.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      Sew, cook, read – add in a walk and that’s pretty much the perfect day! 🙂

       
  3. utesmile

    January 21, 2022 at 8:47 am

    The curtain looks fabulous nad really warm, so no more draughts for you!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2022 at 10:03 am

      Thank you. I hope it does keep out the draughts and will therefore be worth all the frustrations! 🙂

       
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      Let’s hope you are right and my work will be worth it. . Depending on the direction of the wind, our house can be quite draughty.

       
  4. Judith+Butler

    January 21, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Good morning, the curtain looks fantastic! What a great job you have done 👍 Eccles cakes look very moreish, enjoy Mr S 🥰Take care x

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      Our house can be quite draughty so we hope it does work! Eccles cakes are so moreish I don’t eat any for fear of eating too many! Actually, I prefer toast with Bovril spread! 🙂

       
  5. snoakes7001

    January 20, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Your Eccles cakes look delicious!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2022 at 10:04 am

      They are! It’s a shame the recipe makes so few! 🙂

       
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      They are. One day I’ll make enough to bring to the Lottie! 🙂

       
  6. Mama Cormier

    January 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I’m always looking for interesting reads. I have put this one on hold from the library. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long. I’m 135th in line of 75 copies. My husband loves eccles cakes as well and they are not very easy to find here. Maybe you could recommend a good recipe.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm

      I’ll put the recipe on my page in the next week or so. It is easy though a bit fiddly. Well worth it though! 🙂

       
      • Mama Cormier

        January 23, 2022 at 1:01 am

        Thanks that would be wonderful.

         
  7. Helen

    January 20, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I need to try Piranesi again… I got stuck. I loved Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell! The curtain and the Eccles cakes look great!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 20, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      I had to work at getting into Piranesi but kept at it as friends told me it was worth it – and it was. I became completely entranced. Do try it again. It’s not one to read as you are falling asleep but grab an hour or two at a time. 🙂

       
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 20, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      I couldn’t get into Jonathan Strange but will try that agin now. 🙂

       

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