Is what these blocks remind me of when the coloured and white squares have been sewn together.
Today will see me continue to sew up more little checker boards, maybe even start trimming them ready for the black and white fabrics to be added to their sides to bring them up to an 8 1/2" square block.
My OMG for August is going to be what I did not achieve last month and that is to hopefully have all the blocks completed by the end of the month.
I found this recipe for apple and walnut muffins that I used to make many years ago and somehow forgot about it until today. Out with the flour, eggs, walnuts, apples and rolled oats. Mix them altogether and after 25 mins in the oven this is the result. The mixture did make 12 but hubs and I had to do a taste test before displaying them publicly. The verdict…..delicious.
While they were baking in the oven I then decided to make a vegetable bake to go with some chicken for dinner tonight. I did make double quantity so that we could enjoy it again for dinner tomorrow night. It just needs to be covered in foil and baked for 45 mins then remove the foil and continue to bake for about 15/20 mins until cheese is golden brown.
Now that dinner is all sorted up for the next two days I can head to the sewing room and continue sewing up my 2 1/2" squares.
Those of you who have been reading my blog over the last 2 weeks will know that hubs has not been well and I did - note did - have plans to attend my annual 3 day quilting retreat starting today. Well that was not meant to be as hubs is needing to attend the hospital on a daily basis until???? for wound dressing and at this point he is unable to drive himself so I have had to step up and put on my "taxi driver's hat" until such stage that he can drive again.
I decided that while I cannot be at the retreat with the others I will try to fit in as much sewing as I can in between doing the domestic duties, preparing meals, taxiing etc. Off to the sewing room and my first job was to wind a couple of bobbins
Then set up my box of little coloured and white squares waiting to be sewn along with a block of my favourite chocolate to help console me.
On the upside hubs foot and leg are progressing in the right direction which is good news.
Back soon with a progress report on my home quilting retreat and in the meantime