Cute as a button [hole]

I played.  I fiddled and faffed.  There are a LOT of variables on that buttonholer: length of buttonhole.  That’s easy density of stitches.  Mostly to taste, but needs to be in balance width of ‘bight’, basically the zigzag width width of the hole in the middle Obviously the thread tension also needs adjustment… I was … Continue reading Cute as a button [hole]

Kids are…

Went to work.  Gave students cake.  Students like cake.  Students come back for seconds.  One takes TWO slices, despite accusations of piggery. Some time later, said student is sitting with half eaten cake still by his side.  Made students eat more cake.  Turn away, turn back.  Last lump of cake is in a bottle of … Continue reading Kids are…

That sinking feeling

I’m making decent enough progress on the marking to intersperse it with some baking, and the occasional squinty-eyed foray into the garden sunshine.  It’s not all good though. Remember the last post about all the cakey-baking?  I knocked out 4 chocolate cakes last night, all good.  Today’s kitchen excursion was to make 2 or 3 … Continue reading That sinking feeling


When will I learn to keep my big mouth shut? [yeah yeah, never blah blah] I like cakes.  Mainly eating them of course, but that means making them if they’re going to be worth the eating…and since all my kids left home, I’ve found out that OTHER people appreciate my cooking and baking, so I … Continue reading Crumbs!