There has been a fair amount of needlework going on amongst the flurry of activity and the hectic pace of the last couple of weeks. Given all that has been accomplished, I thought it time to post some of the resulting works.
This is the next in a line of small stitcheries that I have been working on. You'll probably have to click on the picture to enlarge it enough to see the detail. I love the little scarecrow in the middle of the garden!
Wednesday was my second Block of the Month class. This month my group did the churn dash block. There was far less piecing to happen compared to last month so I was able to complete two blocks in the two hours. I need to do the other two this week and return the 1/4 inch foot to the quilt shop.
And finally....really, finally! These are the two give aways for Kate and Tina. It took me a week to acquire the bits & pieces I needed to do the framing. I'm pleased with the result and I hope they will be a blessing to you both. They will go in the mail on Tuesday.
An Update From Yesterday:
Dinner went beautifully. The visiting kids loved the gnocchi and the adults felt spoiled by homemade pasta. Our friend decided that a pasta machine would be a wonderful birthday gift for herself this year. I suspect they will be enjoying fettuccine and spaghetti from their own kitchen in the near future!
When we popped in to Safeway for salad ingredients, I was able to pick up 4 avocados for $1.50. Normally they are more than that each so we had TWO in the salad. We all felt spoiled by that little treat!
For dessert...the apple 'thing'. I decided to make a Dutch Apple Cake. Dh had bought 2.5kg tins of pie from from SPC when he was in Shepparton not long ago. The tins were $3 each. A bargain by any standard. He had used about 1/3 of the apple tin and frozen the rest. I defrosted it and used some in the cake. I'll use the rest for more cake, or my Mum's apple slice. Actually, I could do both...and the family will be thrilled.