Thank you so muh for all your lovely comments about my Homepsun BOM block! I'm so chuffed with it! I managed to take a bit of a better photo yesterday, so have edited my original post with the new photo.
I have also made a start on the second block, and I am really enjoying this one so far. It is by Bronwyn Hayes, and is three girls sitting and having a great chat. I can just picture myself and two of my girlfriends doing the same.
I have so far completed all the stitchery part, and am now about to start on the applique. I actually quite suprised myself. Usually I am not a big fan of stitching because I tend to rush it and take shortcuts. Even though I am in general a very patient person, I guess I am from that 'instant generation,' where we want results, and fast. So hence why I get a bit frustrated with stitching and usually steer clear of it (though I absolutely love stitcheries.) But for some reason I have really been enjoying doing these two blocks, and I have been taking it slowly, and really making an effort to do neat stitches. I tell you, I'm stunned!
Here are two of the girls so far...I just love that blonde hair style!
It's been awfully hot down here in Victoria this past week, with a shocking heat wave affecting the southern states. It was over 42°C for 4 days running here, with it reaching 46.7°C on Friday. I felt so sorry for my poor horse, Charlie, being stuck outside in that heat. We unfortunately don't have many trees at our place, but there is a shelter for some shade. I ended up freezing blocks of water, and putting them in his water trough, though he much more enjoyed licking them straight, especially when I put a dash of cordial in one!
And because it was so hot I had to give my little dog Daisy a hair cut! She gets quite a long thick double coat, so of course she just suffers in the heat. So here she is, looking much more happier with her new look. :) I can't believe she is going to be 12 this year!