Monday, June 23, 2008

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice was here this weekend with perfect weather - the moon and Venus were very bright, heralding longer days for us in the Southern Hemisphere. Saturday I was out planting the garlic in a special garden and to keep the chooks from scratching the bulbs everywhere, I laid down newspaper under some grass clippings. Boy, am I glad I did that! We have had so much rain today the bulbs would be rotting away before long. This week is supposed to be very cold too - so I think lots of sewing will be done!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Have Been Working On ...

a quilt for the Stamp Challenge for Quilt Symposium 2009 in Wellington. I've been obsessed with it lately, and I needed to get it finished so that something else could be started or even finished. Here is a teaser:

I have also finished quilting a couple of quilts for other people as well as working on a couple of pages for Sue's 'Wine' Art Journal. I'll show you some pictures when the pages are all finished.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Best Fruit in Autumn

Yesterday was an ideal preserving day - overcast, sometimes raining and not too cold. So I set about making Feijoa jam. From 1.5 kgs of fruit I got 5 jars of jam - mmmm! yummy! Fortunately half the bushes we planted are the 'Mammoth' variety so some of the fruit is much bigger than what is sold in the supermarkets. Best source of vitamin C for this time of year.