What a terrific day we had yesterday! Perfect weather, excellent food and
dodgy loving family. Prawns with excellent dipping sauce (made by me, of course), lamb chops (and not just for the girls), snags, lamingtons, pavlova and what Aussie Day celebrations would be complete without these rissoles?? (made by son).
After lunch and a swim in the pool, it was time for the Grand Master (me) to assess and approve all the thongs for the thong throwing competition. Sadly, one pair of thongs had to be disallowed due to the aerodynamic build on the heel which would clearly have given the owner an advantage. Since I was in charge, I was able to allow the owner to borrow an approved thong for throwing, although there was some objections raised by other participants. They were ignored.
The dogs thought the whole thing had been organized for their benefit and one of the thongs met with an untimely end in the jaws of
an amazingly stupid a very quick boxer dog. Again, objections were raised but subsequently ignored. What a terrific day we had and what a terrific country we live in. I know that many Australians are having a really tough time of it at the moment, but all in all, we enjoy freedom, democracy and safety in this country. In spite of the bad times, we are very fortunate.
Won't be any more work done on Sylvia's Bridal Sampler for a day or two. Babysitting duties start shortly but here are some more that I've recently finished. The first one is Friendship Quilt.
and this next one is Courthouse Steps. The colours look like they won't fit in but I have quite a few other blocks and they do all go together. The colours in this block are pinker than they appear here. I am doing the quilt in similar colours to the book, but substituting purple for brown. I will put all my blocks onto my design wall to see
if how they are working together and post a photo but only if it looks good soon.
This next one is Weathervane, and again, looks like it won't fit it
probably won't. but it will be fine. Again, those pieces are pinker than they look. Orange sends me into a frenzy so I tend not to use it.
Next new project is Floral Bouquet from a jelly roll book
as soon as all participants can finally make a decision on what fabric to use. Hope everyone is enjoying their day!