Blog of the week

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Addison Embroidery at the Vicarage was a blog that I found via a former old favourite, and where I started devouring the back catalogue instantly. A singer and former librarian at an Oxford college, vicar’s wife, baker and needlewoman, who says firmly that “I run from the sweet, the twee as I would from a serpent”, Mary sounds delightful. Embroidery gifts are often given to friends at important occasions in their life and give the opportunity for reminiscing:

http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk/2015/09/29/pillowcase-embroidered-with-honeysuckle-and-daisies/

http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk/2016/01/27/whitework-chikankari-tablecloth/

Most of all, I find it comforting seeing such a warm, steady record of family life, friends and community.

http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk/2015/12/22/the-church-biscuit-75-zimsterne-cinnamon-stars/

The church biscuit (yummy, but usually involving frantic last minute baking on Saturday night – reminiscent of my mother’s battles with photocopies and printing arrangements for the hymn sheets) features weekly.

http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk/2015/11/12/the-church-biscuit-68-dark-chocolate-and-citrus-cookies-for-remembrance-day/

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All photos from Addison Embroidery at the Vicarage.

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