FNWF - June 2019



I spent my Friday Night With Friends working on my Dreamweaver Quilt. 


I estimate that I've spent 250+ hours (at a minimum) working on this quilt so far. From the hand pieced centre to the needle turn applique leaves and all of the hand quilting, it really is a very slow process.

Unless you're up close and personal with this quilt like I am, it's really difficult to see the progress, so I thought I'd take a different approach in photography.




I lay the quilt on the back deck just as the sun was going down over the escarpment. This low sunshine gave the quilting such wonderful shadow. It really highlights the texture of the quilt, especially around the leaves.

Perhaps I need to start a new project this week so that I have something new to share ;-)

I joined Cheryl for FNwF this week. Stop on over to see what everyone is worked on this past few days.





The weather has turned quite chilly this past week. Last week we were in tropical Hawaii enjoying the beautiful warm weather (along with a lot of good food and cocktails). It was certainly a shock to the system to get home to the wintery conditions.

Best thing for cold winter evenings? Hearty meals to warm the insides. 

While away on holiday, one this which I dearly missed was my thermomix. I use it just about every day when I'm at home. This week, I made roast pumpkin & pork risotto (with left over pumpkin and roast pork from the previous nights dinner) and gosh it was good. 



Another night this week, I defrosted a pack of "mystery meat" from our deep freezer. I call it mystery meat because often, the pack will have the date written on it, but not what's inside. When I buy large packs of meat (or win at meat raffles down at the club), I often freeze parts of it.

This pack happened to be around 500g of beef chopped into pieces. Perfect! I used it to make Hungarian Goulash. It was very yummy and even my fussy eater enjoyed it.

This week, I'm going to try my hand at a curry or two. Let's see how that goes.


25 comments

  1. You are nearing the finish line with your quilt. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing your new project.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I'll just say that it's now Thursday and still no new project. Honestly, where does the time go?

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  2. Oh my that is a beautiful photo of the quilt, the sun adds the perfect touch for the photo.
    I love risotto yours looks yummy, I love cooking and creating especially with leftovers, so many people toss away leftovers, not me its always better the next day.
    Have a great week.

    Catherine

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    1. I hate throwing out food and I absolutely agree that leftovers are better the next day.

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  3. WOW! oh it is so beautiful :0) it is perfect quiltet and i love the colours. GREAT! best wishes from denmark, Ulrike :0)

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    1. Thank you Ulrikes. I'm very happy with how it's progressing.

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  4. What a great idea to take the photo as you did - it looks beautiful. I can quite relate to the hours you have spent on it! Your winter meals sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I've taken a few days away from it, but am looking forward to working on it again on the weekend.

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  5. so much work in the dreamcatcher but so worth it... looks lovely. I must say I enjoy winter 'food' - soups, casseroles etc....
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona. On the winter food vein, if you're at Aldi this week, they have beef cheeks on sale. The slow cooker is definitely coming out to play.

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  6. Your dreamweaver is looking fabulous.

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  7. Love what you have achieved with this quilt
    That photo is fantastic

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  8. Anorina, I am greatly inspired by your very lovely accomplishments on this treasure. I know when you are finally done, you will feel proud, and perhaps miss the project work.
    Just keep looking at your very beautiful masterpiece

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary. Yes, I think you're right. I'm itching to finish it, but I will probably miss it when it's done.

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  9. Love your work! It is easy to see how much time and effort is going in to this project...gorgeous.

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful, love all the hand quilting. This quult sure has taken a lot of hours!! Your meals look great.

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  11. You certainly did your gorgeous quilt justice with the taking of the photo.
    Only a quilter can appreciate the work that goes into a quilt - even a simple one- let alone a beauty like your quilt. Nice work Anorina xox

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  12. What a wonderful quilt, I love your quilting!
    xx

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