Paul and I grew up with the tradition of a summer holiday at a beach and it has been a tradition that we have carried on with our kids. Usually we go to one of the beaches nearby (1-2 hours drive) but this year we are travelling 4.5 hours up to the Bay of Islands and we are staying in a cabin rather than our usual tenting. We are so looking forward to Monday, the start of our holiday! The family went to the library today to sort out their holiday reading while I sorted out my holiday sewing!
My first project is my Vignette quilt, I have finished the appliqué and am halfway through stitching the vines, then I need to stitch the hundreds of little berries!
My second project is Charlie's quilt, I have finished block two and tonight's job is to prepare the appliqué for some more blocks once Charlie has chosen the fabrics. Here are the first two blocks.
Did you notice my cute little scissor keep? I received a lovely Christmas card and the scissor keep in the mail yesterday from Melody at The House on the Side of the Hill all the way from Australia. Thank you so much Melody, I love it and I appreciate that you sent it to me!
My third project is a new one, I have had the Farmers Wife book for about six months and I have finally made my first block. I paper pieced the block and I have the next three ready for hand stitching. After thinking about this quilt for a while it feels good to have finally made a start!
I have done a little baking to take on our holiday too, this one is a lunch box favourite so I thought it would be perfect for when we are out and about ...
It's good with milk for afternoon tea too! It is a Flapjack, apparently a Scottish slice and it is made with oats so very yummy and, I tell myself, very nutritious!! I have put the recipe on my recipe page if you want it.
See you in a couple of weeks ... think of poor old me having a stressful time, with nothing to do but swimming, sightseeing, and stitching!! Life's hard sometimes!
Happy stitching, Wendy