Its here so quick...the lazy days,
the lets go on a picnic cos we can days have come to an end
Next week we knuckle down... most Aussie kids do
after the Australia Day as holiday ends and school resumes...
Time to get serious about school work...
we have done some over the break to review
last years phonics and letter formation..
But mostly we have had fun...
Girls had fun roller-skating...
sore bottoms though from falling over many times..
planting some celery, lettuce and tomato's with Daddy
in mummy's octagon garden bed.
The fun is watering in our jammies at 6am
so the hot hot hot sun doesn't kill them.(sorry no photo of us in our jammies)
Picking our one yes, just one and only nectarine,
the only fruit we had from 7 fruit trees this summer...
Those pesky possums we had in our roof HERE...
ate all the blossom from the trees before we even had fruit..
arrrgggh not happy at all BUT found a solution to that..
next year I am going to spread Vick's vapour rub
around so they won't do it again...they hate Vick's apparently.
I had some time to quilt this UFO quilt from 4 years ago,
after I had sewn the rows together..
Binding is made and half sewn down...
should be finished in time to give my friend a special
'I Love You' pressie next week. She has no idea and I know she'll love it too.
She had admired the fabric years ago when I ordered it...LOL
I have had some time to make some Kasundi..
Lots of tomato's and apples from my friends gardens were
given to me... to cook... and make yummy Indian chutney...
This is a delicious accompaniment to any dish...
we eat it with chicken, lamb and especially with curries.
Recipe from HERE
Just a note I changed it slightly by using equivalent
weight of fresh Roma tomato's..skinned.
and also stab blended it after it was cooked.
Cooking is not my forte but with fresh apples and yummy
fresh produce around I have been baking a few new recipes.
I just love this apple pie... No flour and no sugar...yummy.
Now today is Australia Day but not the official holiday.
So BBQ it is for us with a few close friends...
Are you planning a special day for Australia day if your Australian?
as an incentive to finish a UFO each month.
BUT this year we decided to share it with you each month for 12 months.
You'll get a stitchery block each month and instructions for the block.
Wendy made the one above and it uses only 2 charm packs.
So for the first block visit Wendy and get your first very 'Seasons Of' block.
Then each month on the 10th of the month we will post
alternatively from our blogs a block for you to stitch along.
Use this button Wendy made for you to add to
your blog if you'd like to join and
also there is a Flickr group for you to join too HERE
So sorry for the long post if your still reading....
Happy Australia Day!
Hugs Dawn x x x