I sewed more of the Italian Cross blocks for this quilt last week. Trimming them was not fun, trying to line up the corners and centre. They are not perfect, but neither am I and just focusing on having fun!
I have made reasonable progress on finishing the applique for these four blocks. I am just auditioning berries for the tops. I have two more stars in the centre of the purple flowers to applique on and considering leaving two pink and sewing the last two in yellow.
Raising baby budgies is obviously not as taxing as child rearing, as the mother has gone and laid more eggs, before all the current fledglings are out of the nest! These are the first three, sorry about the quality of the photo, my phone doesn't cope with distance (the babies like sitting at top of the cage) and the wire causes it to focus on the wrong subject.
Two dozen bottles of Granny Smith apples grown by us have been preserved, with help from my parents. Mum has all the canning equipment and a nifty apple peeling machine, which made the process quicker.
Dad turned up the next day with boxes and buckets of Pink Lady apples from his trees at the farm. I have stored some in our second fridge, but giving the rest away. I still have two buckets of Granny Smiths to decide what to do with. I predict there is more apple peeling in my future!
Happy quilting Sue.