Thursday, 21 January 2016

Scenes from my Week








From the sewing room
  •  the scrappy sampler quilt top is finished, and I feel a lot happier about it, in fact I would even say I like it.  Now I just need to find or make suitable backing fabric and turn it into a quilt. 
From the garden
  • my zinnias are starting to bloom - I love the colours and having fresh flowers to pick for the house
From the artist
  • Miss B decided to immortalise those zinnias in water colour - she has done a wonderful job too.
From the broken house (proof that my house and life is not picture perfect)
  • the downside of living close to a golf course - it has now been fixed and  thankfully, at no cost to us
  • more repairs after the hot water cylinder leaked yet again - the builder has now finished his part, just the tiles to be relaid now.
From the kitchen
  • Courgette/Zucchini Cake from Digby Law's Vegetable Cookbook or here.  Note:  My recipe in the book used 1 cup of oil, the recipe I have linked to uses 1/2 cup.
From the book pile
  • I really enjoyed this book.  A rediscovered art masterpiece, lots of interesting characters, some history and a smidgen of romance.
What has happened in your week? Have you read any new and interesting books lately?  Is any one on GoodReads?

16 comments:

  1. A mixed bag Julie especially with the damaged house! Your scrappy sampler quilt has turned out lovely, yo've tied all the blocks together well.

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  2. Love the scrappy sampler!!! Miss B is quite the artist, her flowers look fabulous.

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  3. I love your scenes (except of the broken house of course), especially the scrappy sampler quilt top!

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  4. The scrappy quilt top is stunning, I am always in awe of your talent. The broken glass and leaking water cylinder don't sound good.

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  5. I love your finished quilt Julie, it's beautiful.

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  6. The quilt is really great. What do you do with all of your quilts? Do you have a place for them? I'm on goodreads under Jill Buttenhoff. I'm looking for good book suggestions. I already placed the book you talked about in this post on hold at my library :) :)

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  7. Your quilt is lovely...cake looks good too :)

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  8. Your quilt top looks fantastic!!! I hope that you enjoy quilting it. The zinnias are beautiful aren't they and your daughters painting looks great. Glad your window is fixed, that must have been a shock! xx

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  9. wow...just how close to the golf course are you? Good thing no one got hurt lol! I just love her painting, please let her know :)

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  10. I'm on Good Reads. this is me - https://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?i=LTM2MTAzNzkwMzg6NDAx
    I'll delete this once you've found me. I"m reading the Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Not sure if I like it or not yet.

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  11. Your quilt is lovely Julie. So many interesting things to look at. Bugger about the golf ball!!
    Your flowers are beautiful, and your daughter is very gifted.

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  12. Thank you for the photo of the zinnias. Just what I needed! :-))
    Oh my, what a bang that must of made. Was anyone home when the golf ball hit?
    Glad all is fixed.
    Enjoy Summer!!
    Carla

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  13. I too love your finished quilt! and the vase + painting of zinnias!

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  14. Aren't the zinnias wonderful and what a smashing painting by your daughter. With the glut of Zucchini coming from my garden I think I will try your recipe, sounds yummy!

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  15. Congrats on your quilt top finish! I love it! I think you could use just about anything for the backing... even go scrappy! So many fun details!

    Yum! I make a zucchini bread that is probably very similar - one of my favorites, especially with butter. Looks like a good week minus the broken window.

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  16. Not much action here apart from daily tennis shifts, which thankfully lessen after today! Needless to say, no sewing or reading time except for a page or two of a Louise Penny novel with Inspector Gamache. Your zinnias are beautiful as is the sweet water colour of them!

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