Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's My Birthday

Yep, a red letter day and I share it with:
T.S. Eliot
George Gershwin
Bryan Ferry
Olivia Newton-John
Serena Williams
and I guess many more. Happy Birthday to you too.
I have had a pampering session this afternoon (thanks to lovely Claire, owner of Juno, and Derrick for the present) so my face, shoulders and feet, feel and look much better.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Oldest UFO Finished!

Many years ago, at least 8, not more than 10, I swapped some New Zealand fabric with a lady in Australia and another in Canada. The New Zealand fabrics at the time were not very exciting, and it was disappointing to the Australian lady to receive them. But I used them in the center on a foundation pieced pattern called Amish Geese by Liz Schwartz, and I think that they still look good. I added some Polynesian fabrics from a local store. The quilt was too small so I designed the outer border as rays of light - then it got all too hard.
Rose City Quilters had a challenge about 3 months ago to finish our oldest UFO. It was time to drag it out and do some serious work on it. The corners were the hardest and the 1st one has a mistake, but it can't be perfect, now!

The blue sashings I overdyed some cheap fabric and the burgundy was discharge dyed (not that you can see much of it). This is the detail of the outer border and the migratory Canadian Geese.

It is a lap quilt size and I have named it Pacific Migration.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lemons + Eggs = ?

I made these pots of lemon honey, lemon cheese, or lemon curd? I don't know what to call it, so I'll guess we'll just eat it! It will go very nicely with pikelets.

Sunday afternoon tea!
Our eggs and lemons, of course!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The First of the Lambs

Thank goodness yesterday was a lovely warm day for these 2 to make their entrance into the world. The dark ewe on the left is Coco, mother to Rosie, the white ewe (they are both Romney). When I arrived home I couldn't tell whether one or both ewes had delivered, but this afternoon I had a closer look. I think that Coco acted as midwife! Certainly her udder doesn't look like it's in action, even though both lambs have tried sucking from her - also she is calling to them and they respond! Rosie had been with the ram earlier than Coco, so I was expecting her to deliver way before the others.
Happy families indeed!

Here is the 'boy', I was able to give him a cuddle!