I thought you might like to see some of the things that my descendants get up to, in age order!!
Daughter Teresa recently began making cakes for friends and her partner's colleagues at work. The Golfer cake was made for a birthday - a two layer chocolate cake with buttercream and cherries in the middle. It was made for a lad's 17th birthday.
This cake was made for a football-mad two year old with a scarf in his team's colours laid across the pitch and the ball kicked into the long grass...
A three-layer chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream filling plus stencilled design on the top and sprinkles round the sides.
Cupcakes are always a favourite and Teresa must have made dozens in different designs. She's currently making 12 small, square Christmas Cakes - English style - to go into Christmas hampers. Never a dull moment, just a house filled with cake tins and associated accessories!
Her daughter, Diana (my eldest granddaughter) is making jams, marmalades and chutneys for family Christmas presents this year and although I repeatedly asked for photos, this one-and-only came from Teresa.
My youngest granddaughter, Sarah, graduated from Southampton University this summer. She studied costume design and fashion photography. The dress below was one she made for her end-of-college ball in 2007.
As Teresa said - interesting that it's all the women in the family...but so often women are the Makers!
James (grandson) starts at his dream job in January - working for F1 team, Force India. He's got a degree in Sports Car Engineering which has stood him in good stead in his present job but this move will be a step up the F1 ladder.
Stuart (son) has recently moved to a firm restoring Bugatti cars from the 1920s and 30s.
I just carry on knitting in the winter and patchwork and quilting in the summer!