First of all, I have received confirmation that Kerrie has received the Give-Away parcel I have sent her, which means that I can reveal what the surprise I put in with the mug. 2 Fat Quarters of Australiana print. Both are of eucalyptus blossoms.
The other thing I have forgotten to show you are the Jacobs Ladder blocks I made for the Rainbow Scrap challenge just in time to before the colour changed in February.
Next I worked on the Pin Wheels, and have completed the top. Here it is just before I attached the last row.
Now I am struggling with choices for the final border - I want to put a narrow border all around to "finish" it off. The problem is that I found the perfect colour fabric, but I don't have nearly enough of it. Having found that, nothing else will do, will it. Boo Hisss. Tantrum. I now have a green and a red fabric and I can't make a decision. As its a quilt for Stitching Hearts, I really don't want to go buy anything for it. I was hoping to take it down this coming Thursday completed, but maybe I will take it as is and see if any of the fabrics in the cupboard take my fancy.
In disgust, I picked up Blue Cheddar to work on. I have pieced some borders from 4-patches made with 2" squares. The borders have used up 228 x 2" squares. Woo Hoo! Added to that, I have used a lot up in the RSC blocks I have made. Here is my 2" square zip lock bag - large size. Before I started on this, it was so full, I could not close it.
Here is Blue Cheddar waiting for the fourth border to be added. Planning to do that today. Then there will be another round of the cheddar. I am liking it more and more.
And here is a detail of the border, at one of the corners.
Summer is definitely the time of uninvited guests. This one turned up at our back door a couple of months ago:
A Diamond Python (non-venomous) which I told you about here. If you are that way inclined, you can read a bit more about it on the Reptile Park website. Thankfully this was on the other side of the glass sliding door. However, this little job, which is probably it's baby, we found IN the kitchen late one afternoon last week.
At 3.30am on Sunday morning, I was woken by thundering and crashing in the house. Now I am deaf as a post, and for the noise to waken me, it must have been loud. The voice from the deep muttered something about "mouse", so up I got to investigate. I found Tibby chasing a mouse, but I was not quick enough to capture it, so it dashed into the TV cabinet. This is the second Mouse in the House in a couple of weeks, so I went off yesterday and bought a mouse friendly trap - it doesn't kill them, just traps them. But of course the mouse was not fooled last night. We shall see if it works.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.