Monday, 1 February 2021

TWO LINKUPS IN ONE.

 

Today I will link with 2 lovely bloggers who do these on a once a month basis, both at the end of each month.

First up is Sandra from mmmquilts who does the Drop everything and make it post linkup.  Last month I had one  of those moments too and started and actually finished a small quilt.  Even went on the big machine once I had that other one off & had the small one quilted & bound in 2 days with the handfinishing done over a couple of nights in front of mindless TV.  Actually we've been watching the Big Bash cricket.  

Stars Aligned.
This is a pattern by Sandra that she had in a digital magazine,  Modern by the Yard.  Small was something I needed to keep me motivated & it is quite subtle in colouring & not one of my brighter ones. Not the best photo, as I was running very late taking photos and the bright sun was too much, after it had been cloudy all morning. I took this on some church steps while out for a small drive yesterday afternoon.  I will try and get a few better ones during this month.

Second is Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs with the Favourite Finish of the month.  I've actually finished this............
Hydrangea Galaxy.
I posted about this one here.  Binding on & both of these quilts & now need labels.  The one above is definitely a favourite finish, being pieced so long ago, sitting on the big machine for nearly 2 months, but finally done.  I do hope we can soon go away to see our boys, grandchildren and take this with me to give to Miss A our first born grandchild, now 24.
I've just realised that both photos have been taken on steps.  The one above on our steps from the verandah to the top part of our garden.

Talking about doing things.........This morning I baked and thought to take a photo as well.  Here is what I made to get us through the next 10 to 14 days probably.  We do indulge at morning & afternoon teatime with a biscuit or piece of cake or slice.  Not into store bought very often, though we don't mind having afternoon tea out occasionally.

Some Peanut Butter Crinkles, Chocolate Caramel Slice & Blueberry Muffins.  Need to keep using those blueberries & the caramel slice is K's favourite, so he deserves it from to time.

OK, that is enough for today and I'll possibly post during the week & of course our photo hunt on Friday.
Take care all stay safe and hugs from down under.
Susan.




15 comments:

  1. Oh, that quilt is a beauty. I do hope you get to see your granddaughter soon so that you can give it to her, lucky girl. Yum, that delicious baking is making my tummy rumble.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Wish I could share my baking with you for a morning cuppa, though I've just remembered you don't do tea or coffee.

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  2. Your quilt is lovely and your granddaughter will be sure to love it. Your cookies and muffins look scrumptious.

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    1. Thanks Eileen. If we can't get up because of the virus, I may have to post. We are scared to travel out of the state in case we can't get back home due to restrictions if a case pops up somewhere, then all the other states close their borders. It is a proper nightmare.

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  3. Finally getting to see this lovely DrEAMi which is EXTRA special because it's my design! I love how yours turned out, so subtle. I really like the other beauty too! Yes, I miss our grandson too; it's been so tough for not bveing able to be in person with loved ones. Peanut butter cookies- my favourite! And that chocolate caramel slice I bet is the one I just love and make at Christmas (and froze a few which we've enjoyed this past week a few times!) Thank you for linking up with DrEAMi and for making my quilt!

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    1. Thanks Sandra & I did have fun making it. I don't bake as much as I used to with no children living at home,but generally enjoy doing it.

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  4. The quilts look great and those cookies look yummy! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. As long as I've got something finished, I like to do a few links. We do indulge in a single item with our morning & afternoon cuppa. Naughty aren't we?

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  5. Ooh a parcel landed for me this morning - I shall have to put the kettle on and read it - thank you for your kindness Susan :) what unexpected treat (also good day to be lingering indoors as very cold and damp again today) :)

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    1. Wow, it's there already!! Hope there are few recipes that you may try & I couldn't help myself but to grab another one & send it when I saw them. Supposed to be warmer today & we have Corellas screaming overhead at the moment. Sure making a racket!!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness. Chocolate caramel slice is one of my favourites.. but I wouldn't turn my nose up at the peanut butter crinkles either. Please could I have the recipe?

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    1. Thanks Cherie & pity you can't come for a cuppa & have some. I'll send the recipe via email.

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    2. One day when you come to England again I shall make you a lovely cup of tea and a proper scone with jam and cream. x

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  7. I think the quilt looks very nice and the cookies look very delicious.

    All the best Jan

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