Monthly Archives: March 2014

Altar frontal: update 1

Ipsden Church, Oxon: patchwork altar frontal, detail of common field poppy (hand embroidered by Mary Addison) Two further flowers for the altar frontal, an ox eye daisy and a field poppy, finished late Mothering Sunday and after an enjoyable half week with family and 9 week-old baby who was a great source of entertainment, distraction […]

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The church biscuit: 31. Amaretti dipped with white chocolate and raspberry sprinkles

For Mothering Sunday I wanted something that was special and looked pretty. The English tradition of Mothering Sunday has ancient roots but reached its most important expression the C19th at a time when many country girls left their village homes to take up jobs in service in nearby cities or in London. The church became […]

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