I got busy in my sewing room on Friday night and made these two cheerful quilt blocks for the lovely Simone of Quilting & Stitchery Diary, as a contribution towards a children’s charity quilt.
Simone sent me the main feature fabric some time ago along with the block designs. I’ve not pieced blocks before – but I can see how it could become very addictive – already, I’m itching to make more!
The weather has been absolutely glorious in Melbourne today – the sun came out, the skies were blue, and the temperature was PERFECT! I’ve been out in the garden the last couple of days and picked a whole heap of lemons from our tree.
What you see here is a third of those picked, some have been given to friends – and some were made into refreshing Lemonade! Would you like the recipe?
1/2 cup of caster sugar, 1 litre sparkling mineral water, 4-6 fresh lemons (to extract approx. 1 cup of juice)
Pour one cup of water into a small saucepan and add the sugar. Stir on high heat until all sugar has dissolved – and then boil for a further two minutes. Set aside.
Juice the lemons with a manual juicer and then add the juice to the sugar water and refrigerate for an hour.
When you are ready to drink the lemonade, pour the lemon juice into a jug and top it with sparkling mineral water, sliced lemon and ice cubes. Then enjoy your drink!
Outside we enjoyed cake and lemonade…
While soccer was played…
And memories were made!
What did you get up to this weekend?!
Hugs! Vikki xo