Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments on my last post. Living in such a beautiful place as Tasmania does have a slight downside and that is the cold dark days of winter. For those of you that asked I do take a Vitamin D supplement but sometimes it is just not enough.
To cheer myself up and get me going with my blog again I have given it some new clothes and a new banner above. If you read my blog in reader then you won't see the changes unless you pop over.
I use the free graphics over at "Free Pretty Things" - the link is on my sidebar on the right hand side - You have to see the Free Vintage Clipart she has - It's gorgeous.
Yesterday I decided to make a quiche for lunch and as I had no ready made pastry in the freezer I set about making my own.
I used my great grandmother's rolling pin which is one of my kitchen treasures
Into the oven it went and half an hour later
We had a lovely family sized quiche
It tasted delicious but unfortunately it was made from store bought eggs as my girls are having a little break from laying at the moment.
I then baked an orange poppyseed cake for afternoon tea
I couldn't get motivated to get into the sewing room until the late afternoon and then I think the only attraction was the single ray of winter sunshine that came through the window for a few minutes.
It's amazing how close friends know just the right time to call. Dawn and I were on the phone having our usual natter and she was sewing granny squares. We decided that an over the phone sew along would be the go to get me motivated
So I took my newly acquired Vintage Modern Jelly Roll and some white quilters homespun and set about cutting the fabric needed for 20 X granny squares. It took less than half a jelly roll so I was pretty pleased with that. The cutting took 20 minutes and all the time Dawn and I nattered and did the math together.
I sorted my squares into colour groups and then chose the squares for my first granny square.
And here is the end result - My first granny square. I am not sure if my motivation will extend to anymore of these today but I am hoping so. Dawn and I took a photo of the block that we sewed together (Hers is from Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts and is delicious !) Then we texted the photos to each other so we could see the other's work.
It was a long distance sew along from Brighton in Tassie to Surrey Downs in South Australia but it was just the boost I needed. Thanks Dawn - Love ya !!
Hugs - Fee XX