Everyone is invited to tea! To celebrate Week 300 of Free Motion Mavericks Andrée and I are hosting linky parties on opposite sides of the Atlantic today, so you can dig in your archives and share your favourite posts - Free Motion Quilting with Andrée, and absolutely anything you like can be shared here.
Because this is a party, I shall start by putting out the cake.
Here we have cherry and almond polenta cake, fresh from the oven. It's light and delicious, gluten free, and very easy to make. Try out the recipe and let me know how it turns out!
Now it's time to hop over to Youtube to see one of my sewing machines. I started the Youtube channel in 2011 when it dawned on me that many people who had never used vintage machines were interested in trying them out, but needed a bit of help to get started. The most viewed videos are the ones that give instructions on how to thread the machines. However, there is one video that just celebrates the sheer beauty of a particularly gorgeous machine, my Vesta Transverse Shuttle.
To make the video a bit more special I persuaded my son Ally to record a theme tune for it. he did a great job! He recorded the sound of my 1927 Singer 99K for the underlying rhythm and built up the rest of the sound track around it. Listen to the beginning of the video and see if you can pick out the sound of the Singer!
Talking about singers, here is my great friend from summer last year.