Monday, 7 July 2008

An amazing mini quilt and proof that I CAN make scones!!!

An absolutely gorgeous parcel arrived through my door today all the way from Jo in Tas - I had only seen a peek of the back of the quilt on her blog


but nothing prepared me for how beautiful the front would be!


It is so gorgeous and Jo has done so much work on it!

then there was this beautiful little card


And to top it all she sent me a copy of Homespun (my most favourite craft magazine - and sadly one I can't afford to buy at the moment) and it even has two of her projects in! One of which she won a prize for!
Thank you so much Jo - the quilt is amazing, now I'm panicking about what to make for you!!!

Moving on to very serious business, some scorn has lately been cast upon my scone-making abilities! I'm very glad I amused you all ;) but I have felt compelled to prove that I CAN MAKE SCONES!!!!

And here is the evidence!

First up are the ones I made using the recipe Michaela sent me


I've even taken "during" shots so you can't accuse me of buying them in!


and a carefully angled photograph to show the height of each scone


and the children had them for pudding - Daisy decided she didn't want any of my scrummy jam this time (strange child!)

Next up are scones made from the same recipe as last time but with a little added bicarbonate of soda and baking powder (and YES, I did use Self Raising Flour -BOTH times!) and this time I made sure I didn't roll the dough out too thinly

This recipe has less sugar and sultanas and no egg - just more milk

and the jury is out over which scone "tasted" best - I think it was pretty much a 50/50 split.

So Trashy, do these look more "scone-like"?????? Or am I still at the drop scone/biscuit stage?

29 comments:

Kitty said...

The scones look fab - and not at all like my cheesy biscuits :-p (which you said they did).

That quilt is stunning - I'm off to check out Jo in TAS now (if you see what I mean).

Take care. x

eileen said...

your scones look perfect!

And it must be "get your mail" day in blogland. I think I read at least 6 of them today showing wonderful stuff. Your gifts are wonderful! I love the colors.. the sage and pink. And that embroidery work is awesome! I'm sure whatever you make will be treasured.

the vicious chicken said...

Mmm, scones... *drools slightly*... they look just yummy, Mrs Locket - as did the ones in your last post, actually, so don't let anyone tell you any different!

Lovely mini quilt, too - looking forward to your next quilt-wall update to see them all together :o)
VCxx

dottycookie said...

All I can say is - I'd eat them (though that may not be saying much as I think my jeans will attest that I will eat virtually anything, sigh)

Michaela said...

Fantastic looking scones there Mrs Locket.

That quilt though, oh that quilt. It's just beautiful. Hurry up and have a wall update!

silverpebble said...

What an abolutely beautiful quilt. Absolutely stunning.

And...those scones are something out of a recipe book - perfect. I could do with a couple right now! (I love the look of the other scones too though - more raisins per bite - what could be better!)

silverpebble said...

Might have to try for a wider range of adjectives in future. Absolutely. Sorry - rather sleepy and colic-addled.

monda-loves said...

I love print on anything and everything, and that quilt label is just my cup of tea.
We haven't seen your quilt wall in a while - you must have so many mini quilts now. I haven't forgotten that I am making one for you. I've had an idea for one which I need to draw out but I'm just proud of myself for even having an idea at long last!

Monda
x

French Knots said...

Your scones look delish, I'll have mine with jam and cream please! Mine never seem to work out properly, they end up rather large and flat but it does mean you can get more jam on!

trashalou said...

Must confess before I even got to where I was named I was laughing out loud. You get a gold star for efort Locket and a rising silver for effort. (let me confess - my scone making gene is somewhat damaged, my sister got all that skill, I got beauty ;-) )

trashalou said...

Sorry I was laughing so hard I got muddled with my worms; what I meant was a gold for effort and a rising silver for outcome ;-)

Karol-Ann said...

He he. I did notice that the other scones weren't quite so perky, but they still looked edible and the jam looked scrummy. Your collection of mini-quilts is amazing!
Hope you're feeling better :-)

Jo in Tas said...

I'm so pleased you like the mini-quilt. It's my first ever original and I thoroughly enjoyed making it!

Rachelmp said...

Lucy your mini quilt is fantastic and so are your scones. My husband practically faints if I ever make a decent scone. Lets see the wall!

Monkee Maker said...

A scone is a scone is a scone ... unless it's a skon.

I'd have eaten them no-matter what they looked like! (and they all looked pretty tasty to me) (apart from possibly Daisy's bare one - what's that all about??)

Another beautiful quilt for your wall ... I'm sure if your wall is getting too full there would be some willing volunteers to hang the quilts for you ....

:)

Gina said...

I retract all laughter and scorn Lucy... actually would have eaten all three versions, especially with your jam!

Lesley said...

I think we can all agree you and your scones have risen to the challenge - are mine in the post yet?

Your quilt from Jo is fab - I love those stitcheries!

xxxx

p.s. are we due another quilt wall update? I'm sure we must be....

Blossom said...

That mini quilt looks great!!
and the scones look very yummy......

periwinkle said...

gorgeous quilt, ignore the comments about your scones I think they all looked great - did you see my pineapple cake!!. Now that was baaad cookin!
lisa x

April said...

Those Scones look so yummy and the quilt is gorgeous!

April xx

wonderwoman said...

wow - your scones look mouthwateringly (if thats a word!) good - well done you!
and what gifts - the work on the quilt is amazing and the other gifts are great too - i must admit homespun is a favourite of mine, such lovely projects.
x

Greedy Nan said...

I could just 'go' a scone - a fruity one would be nice, with butter, not 'spread'. Perhaps a blob of clotted cream and some blackcurrant jam ... well I can dream can't I?

Leanne said...

No need to prove any thing to me my scones are always rock like. Lovely quilt you received ...soon you will have no wall space.

mellyandrosie said...

What a beautiful mini quilt - lucky you!!! And those scones are making me toooooo hungry!! Can't wait to see your yummy Philbert and Lilbert!!

Alison Boon said...

Excellent scones - visually. Sadly until they work on the technical feature tastewise I can't comment. I have a recipe that uses lemonade and it is foolproof

maria said...

What a lovely gift. Jo has put such a lot of work into it.

The scones look yummy.

Miaou said...

What a beautiful quilt! Am in awe.

Fab scones too!! Yummy ...

JuicyFig said...

the scones look delish!
glad you are back in the world of blog

Kath
x

apaolal said...

fantastic your blog, your quilt and ... mhhh your scones...

ciao
ciao
anna paola _iTaly-