Monday, April 05, 2021



                                             Strange clouds at sunset.

 Strange little capsicum folk inside the big capsicum when cut.

                             The strange fascination between small boys and sticks and water.

Not so strange 
that I found I can still make a reasonable Pavlova and adult guests loved it.
 I had stopped making them because of the sugar content.

Not so strange that 6 senior women can go out to lunch together and have a wonderful happy time. The food doesn't have to be fancy ( just have someone else prepare it ), but the coffee needs to be hot and aromatic and we can talk or sew for ages . We put the world to right but it doesn't make it so.
 We also meet to sew together at each other's homes . ( more talk ) 
 I have sewn together some of the smallest squares to stop them fraying.
 This is not the final arrangement just a progress look. Lots, lots more still to make. Most of theses are being blanket stitched by hand . A few raw edged on the machine sat flat but ones I zigzagged should have had a backing reinforcement layer to keep them absolutely flat ( and I didn't want to have to do that ). Lots more are in the pipeline. This piece already has a name. 
"These are a Few of My Favourite Things."


Susan Heather said...

Love that cloud and the pav looks delicious.

Mary said...

Nature never ceases to amaze - skies, flowers, birds, even funny looking peppers - I've had some like that too and always have a giggle!
Years since I made a Pavlova - they are so good and yours looks wonderful.
Lucky you being able to meet up with a group of friends - haven't been able to do that for over a year now!
Take care - stay safe and well.
Mary -

kiwikid said...

That cloud is amazing, I love pavlova! Your favourite things is coming along nicely, slow stitching is great. Good to hear you were OK after the earthquake.

Janice said...

That cloud is rather amazing. It’s nice to catch up with stitching friends and work on an enjoyable project. Enjoy the journey.

Chookyblue...... said...

That cloud photo is cool.. funny little capsicum men...... Boys and sticks and water will never change......
Sewing time with friends always fixes the world....

Pam said...

All sounds lovely! We get to see our son and family on Sunday (outside only) for the first time since October - I'm so excited!