It’s nice to sit and relax with some hand stitching. I like to sit at the dining table when I stitch during the afternoon and the Autumn sunshine comes through the sun filter curtains. Nice and warm, but not too hot. I did a little hand quilting on my Winter Quilt Festival panel, stitching around the teeny tiny printed block patterns which surround the centre panel. I’m not the world’s best or fastest hand quilter, so this could take me a while. But no hurry, I’m quite enjoying this project.
Quilting around tiny blocks
Then I made a start on block number five (of nine) of the New Zealand Botanical designs I’m doing – another slow stitching project. This is the Alpine Buttercup block, and I have just started stitching the base of the wreath. I like to take this type of stitching away on caravan trips, and to the Sew Wot morning get-togethers.
Alpine Buttercup stitchery block
Then I had a stint of jam making, stirring the big stock pot full of feijoa jam. It’s feijoa season here, and feijoa trees in home home gardens (not us) usually have fruit to share and give away. This fruit is not to everyone’s taste, Robin doesn’t care for them, but I rather enjoy them.
I had an awful lot of fruit to cut in half, and scoop the golden/caramel coloured flesh out with a tea spoon. You can’t weigh the whole fruit, only the flesh. Quite a long, slow job, but finally it was done. And this is the result, several jars of yummy feijoa jam. I like to use the fancy jars, such as these square of six sided ones – doesn’t really make the jam taste any nicer, but I like the look of them in the pantry. Just another of my little foibles!
So along with washing, ironing, and preparing an easy evening meal cooked in the crock pot, that was how I spent my Sunday. What did you get up too?