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Monday, October 22, 2012

Yummy - finally! Blogtoberfest

The last two days I've been trying to get some Salted Caramel Macarons and failing miserably.   This morning I got to The Colombo at 10am and had to wait a little as they hadn't arrived!  So I popped into Spotlight to look at fat quarters.  I backed out pretty quickly, when you can see the cardboard through the fabric it's not good fabric.   The stuff on bolts had enough starch on it to walk out of the shop without assistance if it was that way inclined.
So I went back to Jaime les Macarons and waited, after a wee bit I left with this:
5 in there, I ate 4 and the boys and T shared the final one.  I regretted that later, lol.
I then went to The Art of Sewing and came out with some fabric to fill some gaps in my quilting stash, all fat quarters and will be used in the Patchwork Prism quilt that's in the planning stages atm.
Yellow, brown, green and orange to fill those gaps.
After I got home I worked on the quilt back, I'm really happy with this
It's too wide (that's our bed), but it'll work well for the back of George's quilt after some trimming.
I also got 3 rows done on the shawl, all the beading is now finished and I'm now on row 100.  I have decided that a change of needles is required as it's getting very cramped on the current needles, I need a longer cable so I've got that ready to go.    No spinning today, ran out of time, but I'm happy with what I got done.

Tomorrow, more knitting I think after the boys hit school and maybe some baking for Thomas's birthday.


Rachael said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a real 'thing' for salted caramel macarons! I can't quite decide whether I like J'aime les macarons ones best or the ones that Illy at Northlands have which have actual caramel in them rather than butter cream.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't tried the Illy ones, but then again I didn't even know they existed till just now. Do they have branches elsewhere in Christchurch?

Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a fantastic quilt back!

I get so inspired when I see all the fat quarters lined up in the store - I have to remind myself that I really don't like to quilt (I don't mind making the top too much, but the cutting and actual quilting gets to me.)

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I think quilting this will be a bit challenging, haven't done a bed sized quilt since youngest was about 3 and that was 5 years ago! I'm looking on it as prep for quilting the king-sized quilt that I'm also working on. And this time I'll try not to get tucks in the back, I failed on that count with the first one.

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