Saturday 29 June 2019

Mystery quilt with SPF

Every year a few from our group has a mystery quilt sewing night as a fundraiser. We all bring a dish for dinner,  do a bit of sewing and make a donation to cancer research.
This year I think we raised $300.

Well done to everyone.
Sandra prepares the instructions and guidance.
Now on to the sewing. We got some cutting & sewing preparation work instructions.

Here is the finished block.

Now for me to get my quilt top done to look like this...
The finished quilt.

Sunday 23 June 2019

A special Mother's Day SURPRISE.


My daughter surprised me with booking a lunch at a nice restaurant we had not been too before.
It was for a 5 course meal. Fully paid for with a beautiful bottle of bubbly to go with it.

1st course.
Salmon, cream cheese in a waffle cone.
This was served too cold and there was too much cream cheese. 
If it was served at room temp with chilled salmon it would have been so much better.
I ate them though.

Course 2 - a seafood platter.
Mussels - yummy
Oyserts - both natural & kilpatrick - yummy
Salt n pepper quid- salty but cooked lovely
Baby Octopus - this was a first for me - I'm ok with them
Croquettes - hubby liked them
Meat balls? - very dry and needed a dipping sauce... didn't eat them
Duck liver pate & toasty bread - yummy.

Black Squid Ink pasta. Served with lobster.
Well they can keep it. This is the first time I have tried squid ink and I did not like it. 
This dish was extremely salty and very unappealing.

I had stuffed chicken with mash. DELICIOUS.

Tonys meal was a beautiful steak and veggies. He loved it and ate it all.

I'm sitting here watching Master Chef as I type this. We had panacotta for dessert which was very creamy and yummy. It was nothing like the ones that epwere being made on master chef dessert week. BUT this was mine and I loved it.

Each mum was given this spider plant as a gift for their day.
It is a very basic plant which I owned many years ago. The reason being that it lived without any care. I needed a plant for my main bathroom so it will sit nicely in the hanging basket cone.
 Thank you to my lovely daughter and son-in-law for a wonderful Mother's Day surprise.

Thursday 20 June 2019

I am still here.----- NOW FOR QUILTING.

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted...
I have all the excuses as everyone else..
Busy, sick, not motivated, can't be bothered, tired, lazy, cold, tired, etc........
I have been doing little bits of sewing but not a great deal. The knitting and crochet has been on my lap. I'm not a fan of coming home from work in the dark. All I want to do is sit curled up under a quilt. I have been reading blogs and enjoyed what everyone has been doing.
I am home sick at the moment and the knitting needles are clacking away.
I have also joined up with
and have joined in their bookcase swap. More about that later.
Anyway, back to basting.
Here are just 2 tops that I have ready for quilting. another 6 to go.

I have been very busy basting all the charity quilts that have been made.
8 so far that need quilting. Once done they will be passed on to other members for them to do the bindings.

Well I know that I am going to be very busy getting them quilted.