Friday, November 30, 2012

Busy Saturday

It has been a busy saturday. First off download and print the directions for Step 2 of Easy Street.
Then get cutting and stitching. In between this 4 loaves of almond bread to bake.
Step 2 is completed, just have to cut 64 black and white 2x3 1/2 blocks.

Lady in a perfect position for a photo!
I do not have the rulers Bonnie does so it was a different way around and I have to cut off the dog ears, but that will be for another day. I usually use Inklingo but the brain was on the fritz and I am having printer problems. The link above will take you straight to Linda's directions for the HST triangles.  It will definitely come into play is needed in later steps though its so easy to iron print and cut then sew with no dog ears. I usually do several lots of Almond bread for family and gifts. I have been using a recipe I received from my 2nd cousin about 20 years ago, I have made a slight modification to it but it is still her recipe, and goes down well at Christmas. If I don't hide it the family snack on it before I am ready.
The Almond Bread logs before I cut and re-bake.

This is one I prepared earlier.

Hope you all have a good day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Easy Street

Easy Street Mystery

I have joined in the fun of doing an on-line mystery by Bonnie K. Hunter called Easy Street. I love how she can de-construct a shirt to get the most fabric for her scrap quilts, just have a look at her blog, Quiltville. The fabrics are below, and these are close to the colours she suggested. I like these and had most in my stash and I know her quilts are machine done so I thought I would be able to do this if I take my time.
Now it has been a few weeks and Step one has been published last friday (saturday for us in Australia).
I have just completed the 192 4 patch blocks and love how they look.
All the black and whites do stand out against the grey. I am looking forward to step 2 on saturday, just to see what colour combinations we have then! Enjoy.

The top of the fridge is where we feed the Maine Coons as the other cats have to have diet food.
Lady seems to like reclining this way either here or on the cat stand or on a chair it doesn't matter much where so long as she can dangle those long forepaws!


I have been absent from my blog for quite a while. Got caught up with quilting then had an arm injury (self inflicted) which means I cannot hand sew for a while longer. I have been able to knit once it got some treatment so here is a pic of the aran cardigan I have started. I started on a side front as I thought it wouldn't weigh as much as the back. It is in a gorgeous purple wool from Bendgio Woolen Mills called passionfruit and the pattern is one of theirs too.  It is the first time I have knitted this complex a pattern and I am enjoying the challenge.

This is a picture of my poppies. I have enjoyed them and the colours are lovely. Enjoy.

Ballan Blogy get together

On Saturday 17 of  November I was invited to a Blog gathering at Mill Rose Quilting and Gallery.
This lovely outing was organised by Melody and Christine thank you ladies it was a delightful day and great fun to see all the show and tell. The ladies had gathered from all over Victoria Australia and we all have Blogs.
The Gang!

Melody enjoying some sewing time.