I’ve been a bit silent in blog-land for the last month. Months of disturbed nights with little sleep don’t exactly foster creativity.
There is now a pleasing, healthy, variety of meals on the plan. I have put all the recipes in plastic sleeves and they are now in one folder, sorted in order behind each week’s plan. It makes it so easy to find the recipe and to work out what I need to purchase on our weekly supermarket order.
I’m being a little flexible with the plan, maybe swapping two evening meals around if necessary, and not being too rigid at lunchtime when tiredness says “just make a sandwich today”, but basically it really does make life a lot easier having it all organised. All I need to do now is to make a pretty cover for my folder!
If you are wondering what the photos above have to do with a 4-week menu plan, the answer is absolutely nothing! They do, however, have something in common, and that is they all have examples of one of my all-time favourite stitches, the Palestrina Knot Stitch. You can see the corner of my Enchanting Forest Cushion with the scallops and rectangle worked in this stitch with an off-white thread. Palestrina stitch is also outlining the bell flower, the daisy petals, the toadstool tops, inside the turnip and the pink edge of the umbrella.
I've used the Palestrina stitch in one of my March Gentle Gems Hexies - the Beehive: