Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Finally a little bit of sewing

Last Friday my beautiful niece turned 5 or was it 25?? .
She is an avid little cook, loves to help her mum,
her grandma's and aunty(me) in whatever we are doing, especially the kitchen.
My sister said she was going to buy her a heap of cooking things - real stuff, not toys,
so I decided to make her an apron. This is Julia with her absolutely gorgeous apron.

It's fully reversible and has a pocket on both sides! I had heaps of fun making it.
I have also finished the Mystery quilt that I am going to workshop in October at Foothills, its at the quilters at the moment so it will be finished in time.
It will be school holidays here next week, DD Laura is in her final year, so exams are just around the corner.
So a bit of a stressful time coming up. I have taken a few days off work so I might get a little bit something new done, I'm really feeling deprived on the creative side of life.

Till next time, Enjoy whatever you are doing


Sandra said...

yeaayyyy! I finally am able to leave a comment. Julia is just toooo cute. She is certainly growing up. Hope you get time for just you. Hugs Sandra

Ozjane said...

Very clever Auntie Ramona.
She is a cutie.

renee said...

Hi Ramona,
I had so much fun last night learning how to sew your mystery quilt! Thank you so much. Today I did some more and completed stage 2. Can't wait to complete stage 3 and get stuck into stage 4...
As promised, here is the recipe for the herby dumplings:
100g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
large pinch of mixed herbs
50g butter
a splash of cold water

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and herbs. Rub in the butter, then add enough water to make a soft dough. Divide the mixture into small balls (the dumplings will increase in size while cooking). Add the dumplings to the simmering casserole 15 - 20 minutes before serving; submerge them in the sauce and they will swell.

Can't wait to show you my finished quilt. Hopefully before Christmas!