Monday, September 24, 2012

Joining up the fusion blocks.

I have finally started to join my fusion blocks up.  First I layed them out on the floor and took a pic so I can refer back to it. Then I joined them one row at a time .. I'm joining with the same mushroom colour and then I will do a couple of rows around the whole thing and think  I will do a dark brown edging of some sort.??? not sure exactly yet .
blocks all laid out before joining up.

three rows joined up one way
I'm working on some other stuff but can't tell you  or show you just yet as it is secret!  All I can say is it is coming along nicely!

I got 10 new chooks last weekend and they are settling  quite well, laying plenty of eggs too, so nice and fresh and yummy too!

2 of the new chooks .
I did a bit of baking on sunday and made this really tasty caramel slice. I had it years ago in a really great coffee shop that made slices a little different from the normal stuff they all seem to make. Saw the recipe in a book and tried it out....very yummy and quite morish.  It is caramel with walnuts chopped and sprinkled over the base and some of the base mixture is chilled and  crumbled over the top and it all cooks and comes out like this!

yummy caramel slice...mmmm..

'chip' with her bandana on her head!....

well nothing much else happening just yet so i'm off to do some sewing.
p.s.  It has taken me ages to figure out  where my drafts were on  this new interface on blogger!  It is hard to find where everything  is ....

Saturday, September 08, 2012

"The pile is growing"

only this many left to do.
about 35 sqaures done.
My little pile is growing ...s l o w l y...I haven't done much on these this week and hoped to have them done so I could start joining them but work got in the way... I will definitely get lots more done this weekend....I only have about 7 to do! I think at a rough count I have done about  35out of the 42 charm pack.

the beautiful kowhai flower

he's  almost saying "what are you looking at"?

they look so calm!
eating my poor tree!

look how fat they are...
beautiful greens and purples.

The other night as I was cooking dinner Mr wood pidgeon arrived for his evening  feed of my Kowhai tree. They have almost demolished the top half of the young spring shoots and all other foliage. They just sit and eat...moving carefully down each branch  and trying not to fall off as the branches really bend under there weight. They are almost the size of a small bantam chicken and hop from branch to branch. I got about 2 feet away from him and he didn't seem to mind.   My cat hurley has his eye on them though....thought he could camoflague himself and have pidgeon for was really funny watching him edge closer and closer up the tree towards the bird!  It just sat there munching away happily not paying any attention to the cat. The bird  left with a full belly and not the cat!  . I didn't know they actually eat the flowers too till I saw him scoff a couple down, but much preferred the leaves .
"I'm invisible" !
Mmmm...pidgeon for dinner!
bird is at top left corner

getting closer...