Monday, 14 July 2008

Stitcheries and Sally Lunn's (80)











I haven't got any quilty stuff to show at the moment but here are a couple of little stitcheries that I finished whilst we were away. The one on the left is Bea's BOM at Capricorn and the one on the right is Lynette Anderson's latest block for her Noah's Ark BOM (the link is on my side bar). I added a couple of extras - I pinched the ideas from someone else's blog, but I'm 
afraid I can't remember who.

Here's another piece of history from Bath - this is the oldest house in Bath, built in about 1480, though the stone facade is from the 1720s. Sally Lunn was a young Huguenot baker who escaped from persecution in France in 1680. She started making a brioche type bun which became known as a Sally Lunn, and has been made on the same premises ever since. You can still buy them there. Unfortunately I couldn't taste one of them - nor a Bath Oliver biscuit 'invented' by Dr Oliver in Georgian times to help improve the health of those people who came to the spa to 'take the waters', nor a Bath bun - as I have an allergy to wheat!

10 comments:

MouseChirpy said...

Amanda, I love your stitcherie blocks. They're very pretty.
I adore the facade of the oldest house in Bath. It looks so quaint.
Sorry to hear about your wheat allergies. That must severely limit the kinds of food products that you are able to enjoy. Take care.
Aloha!

scraphappy said...

Very pretty sticheries, are they for the Angel Swap?

Candace said...

Wow, it is hard to imagine a home so old. That was 12 years before Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. If you weren't an American Indian, or a Viking, you wouldn't have ever even thought of America. I guess it is more commonplace there, but here it is mind boggling that it is so old and still in use. Your little stitcheries are very cute.

Amelia said...

Wow, that building looks fabulous with being so old. I love to look at the design of old buildings.

Your stitchery items are so pretty. Wonderful you accomplished some of your projects while on vacation.

Have a blessed week.

Amelia

Rhondee said...

What a wonderful piece of history. Thanks for sharing a piece of your vacation and sorry you couldn't partake of the goodies.

Mary said...

Its a shame you couldnt taste the local fare. Love your stitchery, wish I had just a little of your talent!

Sue R said...

Amanda, I love your little stitcheries. What a neat little shop with the Sally Lunns, you'd never know from looking at the photo that it was built in the
1400's.

Lynn said...

The elephants are cute - I forgot to put the lines on the trunk and ears on mine. Like your extras

Kay said...

This is such a pretty picture. It makes me want to revisit Bath someday. I'm curious about that Sally Lunn bun. It must be delicious.

Tanya said...

Love your elephants! That's a great idea to put another blanket on the back elephant... Got me thinking...