Sunday Catch-Up


It's a glorious spring morning with a big blue sky and light breeze. 

Hubby is out flying planes and I'm dropping the kids off to their First Lego League group in a little while, so I thought I'd pop in here before heading out for the day.

It was the second week of the school holidays, so again, I didn't get much sewing done - rather, we spend a lot of time doing school holiday type things. Shopping and sleepovers and cooking new things and swimming and watching movies. All good stuff made especially better with the start of daylight saving. That extra daylight in the evening after dinner is my favourite time of the day.

I worked on putting together some more of my 'Highs and Lows of 2020' Temperature Quilt and now have the first quarter of the year all together. I'm quite pleased with how it's coming along and if there is anything I could change, it would be the colour order that I chose. This quilt is going to have a lot of orange in it.

My leaf shapes are all ready for April - they are just waiting for a little press and then are good to applique to their corresponding background squares. 

I must admit that the process which I use of tracing the the shape to some light interfacing, stitching it to the fabric and then trimming and turning out each one is a little bit time consuming - but I think it all equals out in the end when I applique it as the edges are already turned under.

In non-sewing news, we tried a new recipe this week - Chicken Adobo in the pressure cooker. Seriously, yummy and FAST! I used this recipe here though used chicken breast rather than thigh and added a couple of bay leaves into the pot for a traditional flavour. This one certainly will be added to our regular meal rotation. If you have an instant pot / pressure cooker I highly recommend giving it a try.

Okie dokie, time to wrangle these kids out of bed and get moving. Happy Sunday my friends.


  1. That is coming together beautifully. Love the stitching down the centre of the peels. I agree - DLS is for me especially the light evenings.

    1. Thanks Karen. I'm playing with the idea of embroidering names on the petals when it's someone's birthday in the family... or I'm just making more work for myself. Hah!

  2. This quilt looks amazing and you will be so pleased with it in the end. I always do my orange peel in exactly the same way. x

  3. I love this Anorina. I like the idea of memorable dates too.
    Beautiful Spring.... and here we have wet and leaves falling at a rapid rate.
    Oh what an interesting planet we live on.
    Happy Sunday

  4. Your quilt is coming along beautifully...and I love how you've stitched into the leaves. :-)

  5. Hi Anorina wow this is looking awesome,i love the colours,well done my friend xx

  6. Such a unique choice of design for your temperature quilt! I absolutely love how it’s coming together. It will be gorgeous upon completion!


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