Ok – so important news first – I found my camera!!!!! It was hidden under a pile of fabric and some patterns – like that was any surprise.
So here it is the semi finished 4 Patch 9 quilt.
I am really leaning towards 6 inch (finished) borders in tone on tone cream as then it will fit nicely on the top of a queen size bed. Nicola has claimed this quilt for the far off, distant day when she too will have a queen size bed (sometime in the next two years) and as I’m a little light on on blankets that fit that size bed (namely Ashley and I have all of them) I was happy to oblige. I think the binding will be some I already have made up out of all sorts of scraps – the mixed up look will (hopefully) tie in with the quilt nicely.
It’s been a busy week since the kids all returned to school – ohh and they are all STILL at school with no one coming home sick – yipee!!
Monday I cleaned and dusted. Honestly I don’t do dust – it drives me nuts to move all those little bits and pieces and wipe everything down but it was getting to the stage that the Sahara Desert had moved into my home . Add lots of loads of washing to the dusting and the house is semi clean. I even did a bit of pruning in the garden – not to much cause I thought the plants might keel over from shock at the attention they were suddenly getting.
Tuesday I baked – and I mean really baked. Four cakes and a batch of brownies, not to mention some main meals which are now in the freezer for those “I really can’t be stuffed cooking” days. The Brownies were delicious too. I managed a whole two slices. Nicola and James took some for school and Milly ate the rest as she has figured out how to open the containers and stuff her face all in the space of two seconds. I have tried shutting the pantry door but as it’s a sliding door she now knows how to wiggle it open. Anyone want a Red Heeler??????
Wednesday I washed. Was that a surprise………. and did the groceries . One because they were all complaining there was no food in the house – there was, they just had to look and be a bit inventive. More importantly – TWO – I was down to my last carton of milk and I desperately need milk in my cups of tea. I also dyed heaps more fabric which has been a joy and a pleasure after so long not dyeing anything.
Today I plan to have an entire day at home. Well at home until Elise has a hair appointment this afternoon. There are hand dyes to rinse and wash out. Washing to do. Wood to collect cause the weather channel is still predicting that we will get cold and WET weather today and tomorrow. Can’t wait!!!. Maybe some of the Verandah Views will get drawn onto fabric as I am already two months behind on them and I’m itching to get started.
Jodie loant me some bag books when I was in Ballarat and I have found one to be particularly inspiring. So inspiring in fact there are at least five bags (I think) that I want to make before I send the book back.
I’m working on the theory that if I make a bag a day I will have them all done by the end of next week then I can return the book with my grateful thanks for filling my hours with such deliciousness.