Today was a public holiday (for the Queen's Birthday for my overseas friends) but I haven't actually taken it easy. I started cooking around 8am and finally quit around 130pm. Phew was I bushed but at least it was all done and my husband was home to help me continually wash up and put away utensils and bowls ready for each next job. I started with apple muffins and orange and poppy seed muffins. They are the currency I use to pay the hairdresser and the boys are having their haircut tomorrow night.
Next I made potato bake for tonight's dinner - I was expecting to me out this afternoon so doing it in advance made it easier.
I also cooked up a batch of meat sauce to use for lasagna, or spaghetti bolognaise - my kids like the mix so I use the same one for several dishes.
I also made another double batch of chocolate chip cookies; some for my quilt group for our working bee on Wednesday and some to give to the family that is taking Linton to and from a band competition on Wednesday night.
And finally I made apple pastries. Really simple and made with bought pastry but yummy heated up and eaten with cream or ice cream. I took a meal of braised lamb shanks and veggies to my girlfriend and her husband tonight and the pastries are for their desert.
On the sewing front I managed to get the flower quilt block sewn together last night and i am really pleased with how they look. I won't post a pic till I have put the borders on. I have finally decided what to do with the borders but I will surprise you with a picture when I get it done! First I have to buy the border fabric. I went to the shop today ----only to find it closed! Dah! It is a public holiday!
Tonight's adventures with the sewing machine have resulted in more work on the mystery quilt - lots of this......
will eventually become like this. Lots of ironing to do in the mean time. :-(
Now it is bedtime so until next time...............Happy stitching!