I learned this morning that there is a village in central Scotland (northeast of Perth) that is named Scone. It was the coronation site of Scottish kings until 1651. There is also The Stone of Scone (Stone of Destiny) that served as a throne during the coronation rites. It was taken to England by Edward I in 1296 and kept in Westminster Abbey. The Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland in November of 1996.
I like to pronounce the word scone like they do in Scotland. The scone is my favorite part of the tea tray and in my opinion, must be offered in any establishment that calls itself a tea room. If you would like some great scone recipes look here.
This calls for a little more investigation, but right now I’m off to my quilting bee this morning to finish sewing my tropical fabric purse. The one that was supposed to be finished before my cruise, but was put aside due to sewing machine malfunction. Or, more specifically, machine malfunction due to operator error. Hint: always check that you are not using an incompatible thread type. If all goes well, I’ll post a picture of the finished project soon.