Thursday, 10 August 2017

Here & Now










Loving // this beautiful pink Rhododendron flowering in a neighbour's garden (I wasn't the only one either)

Eating // Warm and nourishing home made soups - this one is Lentil, Cumin and Silverbeet - recipe here


Drinking // Tea - Earl Grey, Dilmah's Rose and French Vanilla, Peppermint


Feeling // inspired by this blog post a friend sent me to read, and thinking I might try it for some of my EPP blocks.


Making // a longer arrow block for Miss B's quilt (a little wonky I know, and goodness knows how since it was paper pieced, but I'm going to try and embrace the imperfections, and I really can't be bothered unpicking it all).  Another Ice cream soda block, this time with a repurposed vintage embroidered tray cloth and Liberty, check out those tiny bullion knots that make the flowers.


Thinking // about making 'meat free Mondays'  a regular occurrence in my home


Dreaming // of summer fruits (my sister is gloating about how cheap strawberries are in Brisbane at present).



Linking to Here & Now at Say Little Hen

15 comments:

  1. The Rhododendron is a show stopper. Was the soup nice? I like how you have added some antique linens to you EPP blocks, super idea! Loving that arrow head, is it foundation paper pieced?

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  2. I love that pieced arrow, looks perfect to me :)

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  3. I have a good friend who does Meatless Monday every week. Love your pieced arrow...no unstitching required in my opinion!

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  4. Loving that pretty touch of upcycling in your icecreamsoda block!

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    1. p.s. isn't there a book somewhere called 'meatless mondays'?

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  5. What a stunning rhododendron! I'm sure it's much admired. Sweet stitching.

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  6. Such a beautiful rhododendron - wish I had this one in my garden. Julie I love the idea of using a piece of embroidery in your Ice Cream Soda blocks, so different! Meat free Mondays is an excellent idea, goes well with your Feed Yourself Fridays!

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  7. What a beautiful garden your neighbour has? Aren't they the prettiest pink?!

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  8. Hi Julie! Your piecework is beautiful. I love the arrow piece.

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  9. Julie, oh my gosh what truly amazing photos. I love your rhododendron, it's beautiful. Ours down here are no where near blooming yet. Mind you today was a true spring day, so lovely to be out in.

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  10. I really like how your improv quilt is progressing - I think you have inspired me. Oh dear... what's another project???

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  11. Those flowers are gorgeous Julie - both the real ones and that lovely embroidery!
    I'm enjoying less and less meat in my meals lately; it seems to make cooking much less work as I don't have to be as organised if it's meat free, and it also doesn't make as much less. Plus, I really enjoy meals that do have meat in them now rather than it just being an everyday thing :-)

    Sarah x

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  12. I absolutely ADORE those pretty little stitches on your EPP block! Simply can't say love enough!

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  13. Just catching up now with the here & now I missed, lovely to pop in here and see you beautiful photos and patchwork. So very pretty! Meg:)

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