So what I have been up to this week apart from getting ready for that (failed) garage sale?
For starters I have worked on this quilt.....
2.5" blue squares made up into 4-patches and framed with lime green, alternated with 6" squares. You guessed it - for Stitching Hearts. I started piecing the 4-patches at our retreat at the end of May, and have done the rest over 2 weeks at Friday Quilters.
The lime green, which looks like a dirty olive in this photo, I bought in Blackheath while we were away. It really sets off the blues. Next will be a plain navy border, then a row of blue scrappy 3" squares, then another border of navy. I will use a scrappy blue binding. There are lots of off cuts in my left over bindings bin, so using some will be a bonus.
I managed another 4 blocks for the June BOM for Aussie Heroes. The pattern is on their page here. Such a lovely easy block, and boy did I make some boo boos. I can only blame lack of time and hurrying.
For this group I fussy cut some motor cycles. Sadly, they were just a bit too big to fit wholly on the finished block. Aren't they great?
And here they are with the red & blue ones I made last week. Eight in all.
That blue fabric has little Scotty dogs on it. So cute.
I made 5 metres of bunting to use for the garage sale yesterday. I showed it to you wrapped around the telegraph pole in my last post here. It looked very festive, together with the bunting that Di leant me. I also showed you my first yellow block for the RSC which I made yesterday in that post.
This afternoon I finished off some secret sewing. Not showing you any more than this corner. You'll have to wait awhile til the gift arrives at its destination.
But the main bit of excitement for the week is that we bought a new car!! It is to be delivered next week, and is a brand new Toyota Corolla in a lovely metallic red called Wildfire. First new car in 19 years. Can't wait to have a real drive in it.
More exciting news is that I have been allocated my swap partner for the Santa Sack Swap (click on that link on the right to see more). My partner is Barb and she blogs here. We have had a lovely conversation this afternoon.
I have made a meatloaf for tonight. Just felt like some comfort food. For dessert I've made Sticky Pears. I found it at the Monday Morning Cooking Club blog. I heard an interview with a couple of the ladies from MMCC a couple of weeks ago on the raido, checked out their blog and found that recipe. I made it a day or two later when my cousin, who lives in Canberra, visited me for dinner. They were yummo, so I thought we could do with some again tonight.
This evening I am planning to curl up in front of the TV and finish off the last couple of red flowers I have been appliqueing in the last few weeks.
Same plan as for "Purple People Eater" and "Green Beans Please". This one is not very original - "Roses are Red...."
I will link this up with Slow Stitching Sunday later tonight when the link goes up. Click on the link to see what others are stitching tonight.
Now its time for that meat loaf......
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.