I hope you all had a great weekend and are happy and well.
Not a lot of sewing happening this last week being busy with the school holidays and other things that needed my attention.
It has been cold (17 C) and cloudy today.We are in the middle of winter here in Australia and the snow season is well underway, down south from me (6 hours drive ) and have had heavy snowfalls for the skiers .A busy snow season, my grandchildren are down there now for a week in the snow. The 4 of them ski and snow board.
I love the summer and the beach .
It is also when the cotton grows in our hot summer sun. In August -September is when the farmers start the soil preparation.September to November the planting happens. March -May the cotton picking and transporting starts. During our hot summer November to February the seeds split open showing lovely white fluffy cotton . It just feels like balls of cotton wool.
The bales are transported in big trucks and all Australias cotton is packed in shipping containers and sent overseas to be made into the beautiful fabrics that we love . Aust is one of the largest exporters of raw cotton.
I love this quilt Winding Ways by EverythingQuilts.com .
Sondra at quilting class made this lovely runner. I like the size for a dining table.
I have added to my stash of wool and fabric.
I have projects lined up for these. .I need more hours in the day !!! Who doesn't.
On the weekend I did some baking.With my big teenage grandchildren they didn't last long.
Anzac biscuits (left) and rock cakes. Two old fashioned recipes.
The Anzac biscuit is popular in Australia and New Zealand and have long been associated with the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in World War 1 . These biscuits were made and sent by wives to the soldiers abroad as the ingredients kept well during Naval transportation. The term Anzacs is protected by law in Australia and are only to be known as biscuits and never cookies. Google Anzac Biscuit Recipe . Very easy to make.
Bye for now.