Friday, January 19, 2018

Heatwave

It has been very hot here the last few days, we were supposed to have had a cool change around 4pm this afternoon, the breeze did swing around to the south but the sun is still very hot! So what better to do on days like these but stay inside and sew!!
I worked on some of the book reading quilt blocks

Yesterday I got a row finished and today

the quilt top is finished...the blues were not supposed to line up like that, they were supposed to be random, but random and I do not seem to get along to well!!  

over the last few nights a few more circles have been finished.
Yesterday hubby told me he had fixed the broken oar and it would not break again....mmmm...
not much rowing activity happening here! The broom stick/oar handle broke just after I took this photo

that tiny speck in the distance is me having a swim!Lol!!
and relaxing under a shady tree

this afternoon I have been working on the Christmas swap blocks from the Bellarine Quilters, I had to trim some blocks down, and add strips to some to make them bigger (mine included)...now I need to figure out how to make little squares of colour for the sashings that go across the quilt, I am sure there is a name for them, I just can't remember it!! Better go look in a book!
On facebook a couple of days ago there was a zucchini recipe that had no flour so I thought I would give it a try, and typical of me, no recipe...it was a bit runny at first
but it cooked up ok, even hubby said it tasted surprisingly good!! Wow!!
It had a zucchini, eggs, garlic, lots of cheese, Italian herbs and I put in some spring onion, just 'cos I could!! Might try it again one day.
Hoping for a cooler day tomorrow.
I had better go and sort some dinner
Happy sewing






18 comments:

Jo said...

Do you think it might be corner stones...
So lucky to be so close for a swim. Would be lovely

Michelle Ridgway said...

The reading quilt and circles are looking good. Nice to be able pop over for a cool dip. We weren't as hot as you but still enjoyed a swim today. Hope your oar gets sorted x

Willsquiltnsew said...

I just had a great laugh to myself at your closing cartoon! Not much of a change here in Gisborne, it got to 43c ๐Ÿ˜…

Pamela said...

Great quilt tops! The swim looks wonderful!

Diane-crewe said...

hope its cooler to-day for you x it is -1 here to-day x My daughter says it was 39 in Canberra yesterday ,... you can keep it! lol x Staying in and keeping busy seems the best idea to me xx

Fiona said...

you can get really hot down there.... weather going up and down so much there... you have made great progress on your quilts.... now we just need progress on the oar.... hmmm

Hugz

Leeanne said...

Haha........so hilarious the comic! Your book panel quilts are fabulous, really great idea. Sorry it's so hot for you....thankfully it has much cooler here the last few days.

KaHolly said...

Pretty funny comic, sad but so true! Your quilt looks great! I’m not so good with the random thing either. It is what it is, right? That recipe sounds yummy. My daughter tries lots of recipes like that! Nine times out of ten, they are delicious!

Moose-ings said...

Oh that water looks so inviting! Methinks hubby needs to buy you new oars. That zucchini slice looks yummy.

Raewyn said...

Well the zucchini bake looks delicious and I had a good chortle at the comic! What a great ABC quilt... I think the blues are random enough to pass! Too bad that it's back to the drawing board with the oar!!! I hope you get that cool breeze at some stage - we have been way too hot here as well - and very muggy but not nearly as hot as you are I know!

Cheryll said...

Had a good laugh at the "joke"...
Love the "circles" quilt. Might have to put one on my TO DO list... xox

Chookyblue...... said...

we had a few days reprieve from our last heatwave and back into another one...........

Julie said...

Hiya Sue. Your book panel quilt & your circles are looking wonderful. I did laugh about the broken oar .... sorry Sue! Your zuchinni bake looks delicious - we have so many growing at the moment, I pick them each day. Love the funny at the end Xxx

Lin said...

I think the placement of the blue blocks works really well especially as they are not symmetrical. Its a great top. Love the cartoon! xx

retdairyqueen said...

You are certainly a very productive quilter
They are all lovely
Is that you in the funny???
Looks beautiful on the water

Pidgeon Patch said...

love all your work but especially love the relaxing under the shady tree...

Ondrea said...

LOL I love that cartoon at the end of your post. Hehehe. Yes it was really a scorcher here too with no cool that was predicted. Yesterday and today are quite lovely though. Love your projects and you are zooming along nicely. Mmmmm that zuchini slice looks yummy. I can smell the aroma from here๐Ÿ˜Š

Susan said...

Love the reading quilt and the circles ... hopefully it will make a dent in the stash...probably not
Might just have to buy a new oar???