I have finally sewed and quilted all of the blocks from last year's Craftsy quilt. This is the last one, the Circle of Geese block. It is paper piecing, where you sew the material onto paper. It's complicated and took about two hours including all the cutting, sewing and pressing. I do love it.
They are all in a plush pile on the back of the armchair- where I am leaving them so I don't lose them,
and every time I walk past I run my fingers over the quilting. I love the feel of the close stitches making the cotton batting soft and cushiony. I did actually slightly censor myself, lest I become the Nigella of Quilting!!
We are all so happy because it has been cool. Cool in the day, 23*C, and cool in the night, 7*C. We are all sleeping soundly and catching up on extra sleep during the day. I am happy, Peri and Gilly are happy and they are playful too.
Peri has decided she likes to play with the reindeer toy.
Gilly has been amusing herself with a chopped up carrot in a bottle. After she removed the lid she spent a good ten minutes adeptly manipulating the bottle with her paw and then shaking the carrot out. Peri just wanted the carrot without any of the effort. She magically appeared in almost every photo.
On Friday night people with nothing better to do roamed around the neighbourhood throwing flour on all the cars. My car escaped lightly, but it was extremely annoying and The Labradors wanted to lick it. At first I wasn't sure what the white powder was so I discouraged them. Buckets of cold water, then rain, cleaned most of it up. (I put the fireworks over the number plate!!)
My too big emerald green boots were sent back and a brand new smaller pair appeared on the front verandah this morning. All the postage was free, excellent service from I Love Billy. They were very helpful when I was too hot to be able to think clearly.
Now it is cool I have cooked, sewn, swept up leaves, washed woolllen underblankets and all of Peri and Gilly's blankets. I've even cleaned up the DVR hard drive and read more books. Tomorrow is the day for making tomato sauce. I decided not to use the recipe requiring 25lbs of tomatoes, I'll just make a 1 kg batch and see how I go from there!!