I am at war with my sewing machine, so it’s just as well something nice has happened.
First, the problem: my walking foot isn’t walking, so the top and bottom layers of the AHQ quilt I’m working on are moving through the machine at different rates. The result is lumps, puckers and bulges. It’s not huge, but it’s visible to me, and I’m not happy…
The nice thing is fun! We recently visited a coffee shop we hadn’t been to for a while. It was under new management, and while the coffee was still great, they didn’t have any gluten free goodies for me to munch on. It seems the new owners haven’t been able to find a reliable source of completely safe GF cakes locally. So of course, I piped up. The upshot is that I’m delivering three different offerings to the coffee shop early next week: The almond bickies shown above, gingerbread, and caramelised pear cake. Hopefully the owner will like them… If it all works out, I’ll offer the same service to the other independent coffee shops.
I’ve spent a couple of hours working up a spreadsheet to cost out the cakes and bickies, including consumables like baking parchment, and oven running costs. Might as well be professional about it from the get go.
I’ll let you know how I get on.