We have been having some very hot days here, especially last weekend. We had a terrible bushfire in the Hills that destroyed around 52 homes, such a terrible start to the New Year. It turned out that one of the streets that 5 homes were destroyed on was where we lived about 10 years ago. I'm not sure if our old house was one of the ones lost, but it deeply saddens me to know that some of our old neighbours are now dealing with such heartache.
Onto lighter news and here is a photo of an exchange I sent before Christmas (Dec 1 actually) only to have arrived in Canada last week. And the parcel I'm waiting for sent at the same time from Canada hasn't arrived here yet.
It's not the greatest, especially the colours as I had to take what was given to me at the time, as I was learning and had no supplies. It was given to my Mum and she has it sat on her dressing table.
Well I decided to give a mini a go and probably picked out the hardest one to try first, even though it looked easy (and it probably is for some) but I really have to practice on getting the seams to match up better. All those tiny squares lining up was a bit of a challenge for me and I definately have to work on them more and just get used to my sewing machine, but I have to say this is my first practice quilt and I can look back on it in years to come and see where I started and hopefully how far I have come. It now needs the batting and back to be added and then quilted and then of course the binding, which will be an interesting thing to learn.
I have also hand appliqued some small coasters, but will leave them for another post as I am still working on them.
I was also the winner of a giveaway on Kim's blog and here is a picture of what I received.
That's all my latest news for now. To all in the Eastern States of Australia, stay safe in this heatwave, especially if you are in a Hills or rural area prone to fires. And to everyone else in the world in a lovely cold climate at the moment (lucky things!) stay warm and toasty.
Until next time, happy stitching