Monthly Archives: December 2015

The church biscuit: 75. Zimsterne (Cinnamon stars)

Almost all my favourite Christmas biscuits are of Germanic or Italian origin. 2 years ago I made lots of  Gingerbread, Kipferl and Lebkuchen while last year it was amaretti. This year I’ve made plenty of amaretti but I also discovered a simple and delicious recipe for cinnamon stars. The recipe is by Edd Kimber and is […]

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Hand towels with whitework hand embroidered monogram J

  I have just finished embroidering a couple of linen hand towels for a friend to give as a Christmas present. I’m a bit uncomfortable about hand embroidery on such things as hand towels. However, as this was what was wanted, I tried to make something that would withstand rough treatment and a high temperature […]

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