Saturday, November 21, 2015

This week.....

These are the 6" sampler blocks we sewed this week.....

Jack in the Pulpit (25 pieces)

Jack in the Box (29 pieces)

Grandmothers Pride (25 pieces)

Grandmothers Fan (6 pieces)

... and then we got homework too... this is the start of my Orange Peel block....


...meanwhile I am getting ready for my daughter and grandson to come for an extended stay.... Blue Bob arrived today... he seems to have settled in well.....


... this week I made up the loaf for my Biscotti.... I use the recipe Christine shared a couple of years ago..... lots of egg whites and I used the yolks to make a baked custard which I just love.  The biscotti loaf is sitting wrapped in its cloth waiting for slicing and drying....


I also made boiled fruit cake (my mum's recipe) ... I loooove fruit cake at Christmas

 

... and I have wrapped my parcels to send overseas for my gift in Chookyblue's SSCS ....


... and I'm still handsewing my Christmas ornaments..... we are having a heatwave at the moment so I should get a few of these done hiding indoors with the air con on and watching The Hobbit movies....


Righto, Gotto Go... a very icy glass of water is required...... have a wonderful weekend everyone......x

24 comments:

  1. So busy this week - what is that blue thing?? I thought it was a mop!!!! its a fish??

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  2. Blue Bob loos quite at home. Your blocks are wonderful. Love seeing lots of ornies together.

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  3. You've had a busy week. Love Blue Bob. Hugs, xx

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  4. You have been busy-- getting into the swing for Christmas. Love your blocks and ornaments.

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  5. Hi Fiona wow these blocks are awesome,I am enjoying watching your progress with these blocks,well done ,hope you have a lovely time with your daughter and GS.xx

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  6. Beautiful blocks, or they hand sewn or by machine? Blue Bob is gorgeous with his feathery tail...
    Nice to have your gifts wrapped ,my are also ready to pop in the post...
    Hmm love biscotti ....
    Lots of Christmas Ornies there..
    It was very hot here today too 42 , great inside day.

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  7. Dear Fiona,
    love your sampler blocks, the fabrics are just wonderful.
    SSCS is so exciting again this year, I am ready for it.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  8. You do a beautiful job on your blocks, I am horrible at getting my pieces straight, so wonky quilts are more my style, lol.

    Debbie

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  9. Love all your little blocks , so sweet and so well done too :-) The little ornaments look rather cute all together like that . You can send some of that heat this way if you want , it has sure cooled off here , getting ready for the snowy season :-( hugs

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  10. Love your blocks...they are looking fantastic!! Blue Bob is a bit exotic looking, what kind of fish is he? Lovely box of decorations you are working on. Hope the heat eases for you soon, although that will certainly happen in Melbourne!!!!

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  11. Lovely blocks Fiona. If the block is only 6", the pieces of these blocks must be sooooo small!! WOW! Love Blue Bob too. What a beauty he is. Enjoy the indoor. I do too but for the opposite reason. It's cold and rainy. Misery time is here lol.

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  12. You worked hard this week! I see lots of entertainment around.It is very good when family comes from afar to visit!
    Hugs!

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  13. Great work on the blocks. You will be busy with visitors and lots of cooking.
    It is hot early, isn't it?

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  14. A busy week then Fiona and lots of nice things to show for it. Lovely to have a visit to look forward to. xx

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  15. Ohhh getting inspired to do some Christmas prep after seeing all your baking! Your blocks look great :-) Hope you enjoy your extra family time - I am a little confused about Blue bob too - saw it on FB but couldn't work it out..... sorry :-)

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  16. Oh, my mum used to do a boiled fruit cake, haven't done one for ages

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  17. I just can't believe how many pieces you fit into a 6" block, lol. Those are amazing - and so well done!!! I didn't care for the Hobbit movies, although the book is a solid fave - he veered too far from it, IMHO. But I adore the LOTR movies. You made me laugh about your needing icy cold water - if my hand touched you right now, you'd jump a mile and swear I'd been soaking it in the stuff. I'm sitting here wrapped up in fleecies and blankies, with a heating pad on my lap, and still shivering!

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  18. Your blocks look great Fiona...I haven't gotten back into mine but I will! Good on you for getting into your Christmas baking.....

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  19. Are you always this busy or is it just Christmas time? You seem to get so much done where I just fluff around for ages. Enjoy your visitors and watching Blue Bob float around with his beautiful tail.

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  20. glad to see your parcel all ready..........is it on the sleigh yet?

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  21. As usual, you are busy, busy, busy!

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  22. Hy Fiona, your Parcel is landed in Switzerland, i have open the Orni, verry nice thank you, Hugs Christin from Swizerland

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  23. Hy Fiona, your Parcel is landed in Switzerland, i have open the Orni, verry nice thank you, Hugs Christin from Swizerland

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