Welcome to All,

I bid you, Dear Friends, come across my threshold with a light heart and a listening ear. Please join me with a cup of tea, enjoy my needle work and listen to my tales of Blackstone. The cottage is 300years old and is now part of the main house, it is my favorite place. The studio is above the stables and dear Kip, my black cat, keeps me company as I dream and sew. I am truly a lover of past times, you will see this as I add pictures of my work. Please visit often, you are always welcome.

Monday, February 22

woohoo...bake oven

For 10 years I assumed our fireplace did not have an oven. I just couldn't see where it had been. But as I spent 2 days inside it and had it well illuminated, I noticed an indent in the plaster and the edge of a brick in an upright position. I nearly sent my husband into cardiac arrest as I danced around the room, making footprints in all the plaster dust. With masonary hammer in hand, I chiseled some plaster away, soon an arched formed and some hinges emerged. It was like finding buried treasure. There it was all this time. The oven opening is bricked closed but all else is intact. I am searching for a cast door and as soon as one is found I will open it. woohoo. Here are some pictures in the rough.


  1. How exciting! Do you have the Artisan Bread in 5 min recipe? The bread will be fantastic!

  2. What a wonderful find! I so enjoy seeing your progress.

  3. OMGosh...I am so excited for you...please show more asa you can...especially your yummy smelling baked bread...