We had a long weekend this weekend (public holiday on Monday) and it coincided with our first little snap of cold weather. Rain and a brisk wind. So it seemed appropriate to make some soup. I went with a sort of borscht (beetroots, potato, red cabbage) but also added carrots, celery, onion and turnip. And a dollop of sour cream on top. Not too bad at all except I forgot the stockcube!
Also found some time to do some stitching. I bought some vintage embroidery transfers (I would say 1940s) at the op-shop a while ago (only 50 cents for a happily bulging bag) but hadn't got around to ironing one on and having a go at embroidering as yet. While shopping on Saturday, I found Christmas pudding cloth being jobbed out for only $2 for a decent piece of material so I bought two lots and off I went. It surprises me that I enjoy embroidery given that we had a madly mean sewing teacher at school who would take great delight in literally ripping apart work she deemed unworthy (guess who got to know the unpicking tool fairly well). But my grandmother was a very keen embroiderer (as were so many women of her era) and I think some of that rubbed off on me. Besides which there are still heaps of reels of cotton, sewing needles, thimbles and pin cushions about the place here (we live in her old house), so it's not a bad hobby to take up! So I have sewed two little squares, framed them and when the third is up on the wall, I'll take a snap and show you my handiwork.