Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's a full rich life-with added scrappy quilt top!

Just a little blogging catch up. This post does not have much of a theme to tie it together, but I can tell you that we are all enjoying a rich, full life, with plenty of challenges and lots of love and fun.

I guess this story pretty much sums up how I feel: 

We are enjoying winter tomatoes- about a half a punnet every second day. The basil hasn't died back because it has been so warm and wet, so it is nice to put the two things together.

 I am loving making bread with LSA meal and fennel seeds. I like making my sourdough. The other day my DH said he liked my bread because it is dense and 'fills you up!'. It sure does.

 With all the focus in the media about the First World War, I reflect on my mother's second world war service medals and my Peace Dove.
This month I helped out on the little street action a few people had on Hiroshima Day in Perth CBD, just asking people to ban nuclear weapons and make the world a safer place

We enjoyed a lovely concert from the Australian String Quartet last week. They played Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. DD came with me because DH was working. This meant a 'girls' night out' which we both enjoyed very much.


DD says that this quilt reminds her of a garden -sorry the picture is blurry- I find it hard to get a good picture of my quilts on my design board sometimes. I auditioned borders for my new quilt, made with a bag of scraps left over from other quilts. It is amazing how little fabric it takes to make a quilt top -but making a whole quilt takes a lot of wadding and backing.   
 I am now planning the backing for this one.

 I made my first ever batch of brownies. It won't be my last.

My friend Ray Williamson's book is keeping me busy reading. I read it on the train on the way to work.
I usually have quite a lot of books which I read at once. I am also reading GK Chesterton's "Father Brown" series, and a book by Marva Dawn on the Sabbath.

I have downloaded a couple of 'big books' for my Kindle because on Thursday we are GOING ON HOLIDAY TO TASMANIA TO VISIT THE GRANDCHILDREN.

I am a little bit excited!

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