I don't know if you had gathered this from my blog by inference but I really love working in my house. The reasons? My studio is in my house so I can always put my hands on exactly what I need, or go down to the basement and use my dye pots and tables to create exactly what I need. But this picture gives you hints of some of the other reasons. These are scones. Sometimes I make pies, or cookies, or bread, or even soup for my knitting, quilting or doll making classes depending on the time of day and my inclination. But if I am pressed for time I can whip up scones in my sleep. Do you see the pages of the book in the background there? That is my scone recipe, which I actually no longer refer to. I have had this book since I was 23 years old and living in Boston and even there it was quite an old book. I bought it in a second hand book store and started cooking up scones right away. Given that I am now 56 my estimate is that I have made scones now at least 1,196 times (once a week for 23 years). Lately I have been making them much more often that once a week, but there was that awful year when I had no oven -- let's not think about that. What I do like to think about is that 23 year old girl in Boston buying a second hand book and flipping through it and saying...."Hmmmm, scones. I've always wondered about scones." And I like to think about how she would have felt if she had known all the times, all the people, and all the places that those scones where going to show up in her life. Due to popular demand I have put the Scone Recipe up on the Pattern Page, which seemed like the least illogical place to put it.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.