Saturday, March 24, 2018

Yet another catch up

I have been avoiding the computer for a few days, I have had to do paper work for my mother so once that is done I head off. But some sewing has been happening here
I have finished the binding on this Blanket of Love..it has gone off in the mail to Cheryll, who gathers them up and then delivers them to hospitals in her area.

It was a beautiful day yesterday

the tide was out but it was still great being near the sea

I was working on getting the next circle on Doing the Rounds, all was going well until one wouldn't sit flat..

Yes, I had put it on back to front!! So some unsewing had to happen...

a few more circles have joined the family

We had visitors yesterday, the people we bought the house from here and the people they bought the house from back in 2001, the other couple bought this house in 1988, they brought along photos to show us the changes they made to the house. We had a great visit. I decided to make a cake...bit of a challenge for  me! I had lots of plums in the freezer so got out two containers of stewed plums, by the time I had taken out pips and searched for more pips, the plums were mashed, so they got mixed in with the batter and sprinkled with coconut

and it came out ok! Eben hubby went back for seconds...that is saying something!!

three Book Reading quilts are waiting for their labels and they are done, one more was delivered to the quilter yesterday, she has offered to quilt for me as she says I puit the moz on her machine!! On the way back I went to find a geocache

and found this view

some of the locals watched what I was doing...

and finally, this is where I am up to with Doing the Rounds, it needs the seam trimmed back and a good iron, then I am hoping it will sit flat...fingers crossed!!
I am off now, there is heavy rain and thunder and lightening happening here, very welcome for the garden!
Happy stitching.


11 comments:

marina said...

Beautiful progress on your doing the rounds, seems like circles are featuring in your projects
Lovely finishes too.
Great photos, love how the sun is reflected on the water, beautiful scene

retdairyqueen said...

Iam liking your rounds quilt
The cake made my mouth water and a lovely little Blanket of Love
I must get on to making some more

Maria said...

Lovely Round Quilt you are working on.
Cute Quilt of Love.
Beautiful beach photos.

Ondrea said...

We had heavy rain and thunder here in the early hours. It has been a bit wet but has cleared now. Love your Doing the Rounds progress. Had to laugh about your mishap...makes me feel normal lol. That bear quilt will be loved by some child and the reading quilts look great. Well done! The cake looks yummy...gluten free?

Jo said...

Heading off to NZ again. Hope you get it all sorted..

Lin said...

Doing the rounds is looking great. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looks great! Love the teddy blanket. How neat to be able to chat about your homes history. Your view is beautiful xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Lovely pics..... Nice projects on the go and the cake looks lovely ... How nice to see the old owners and old pics......

Pamela said...

Great progress on your projects and beautiful photos. I love seeing your area.

Leeanne said...

Fabulous progress, sewing and cake making. It feels like summer here today!

KaHolly said...

You’ve been making some amazing progress! You sure live in a beautiful place.