Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Bits and Bobs and Blocks

First up, I've completed two more HOQH blocks in the past few days. I'm thinking it'd be nice to complete two blocks per week until they're all done. Shouldn't be difficult right? I don't have a particular deadline, but it's nice set myself a little goal to stay motivated.

This is the first one I made, and it's a super easy one:

Block 35 - Streak of Lightning

And next up I made one which was significantly less easy. Actually, that's not really true, it wasn't hard, just fiddly. A whole bunch of 1" finished HST's. Overall I'm pretty happy with all the points - I don't think I'll be pulling this block apart any time soon.

Block 47 - Battlegrounds

That's a total of 22 blocks made so far - which is just over one third of the blocks finished. Looking forward to the next ones now :-)

The next pictures will have already been seen by my buddies on the facebooks, but it'd be cheeky not to share right?

Loving the new shoes I got last week - they're cutie pie Scarletto's, and I adore them, they're super nice, and believe it or not, supremely comfortable:

I wore them out and about pretty much all day on Saturday and not only were they much admired, but no sore feet for me. Winning!!

Last of all, because our lemon tree is absolutely groaning right now, I made lemon cupcakes last night so we could have them for morning tea at tennis today:

For the first time ever I made candied lemon for a garnish, and it worked really well. I'm definitely going to make these again!

Well, that's it for me today - I'm feeling a little achy after my three sets today. It's only my second week back on the court after more than two months off - it's amazing how quickly any fitness I had has fallen away and how my muscles are complaining. Hopefully it won't last too long!

Chatter soon xox


Wendy Caton Reed said...

Your blocks are beautiful, but oh those shoes! Squeal! They are superb!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous blocks! I do happen to think that many tiny HST are too fiddly for me! Being a tall girl, those shoes would put me over, lol

Shasta Matova said...

Others are mentioning the blocks and the shoes, but I forgot all about them when I saw the cupcakes. They look so good!

Janet said...

A girl after my own heart, I LOVE SHOES. They are fantastic, where did you get them? Your blocks are perfect and the cupcakes look so yummy. My lemons ripen in November so I will probably be asking for the recipe. Thank you for sharing. Love those shoes.

Kyle said...

Lots of fun photos today...blocks, cute shoes, and yummy cupcakes. It's all super good.


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