Well I had fun pottering this morning. This months RSC colour selection is Dark Blue.
I have a few of those. LOL
So it didn't take me long to find more than enough to make my three butterflies.
Yesterday while I was flickering through magazines looking for a good scrappy project I came across this lovely quilt. Not the sort of scrapper I was particularly looking for, but inspiration struck.
I thought it might make a good RSC block.
I was going to bookmark it for next year, then had a sensible moment and realised that if I did that it would probably never see the light of day again. So I kept the magazine out and after making butterflies this morning I made up a single block.
All dark blue was going to be too dark.
But this works. I've stayed with the blue theme but used a contrasting fabric.
I've only made one. I'll make a few more in different colours as the months go by and we'll see what happens.
And because I know some people like to know, here are the details of the magazine I found the pattern in.
Look, there it is on the cover.
I think it is quite an old magazine.
My next find, while still flickering through back issues was this one.
Now this is what I was looking for.
I can see me making this lovely.
I didn't make a start yet, but while I was digging for dark blues I did put one or two other fabrics to one side, you know pieces just the right size for some of those hearts.
And once again, because I know details might be important.
Another cover quilt off good old country threads.
I mentioned last time that I was taking a leaf out of Janice's book and trying out some new recipes.
We have made a few new to us dishes recently, but I forget to take photos!!
Last night I didn't forget.
Babotie is a South African Curry.
It has a sort of Egg Custard topping.
(Forgive my not so good presentation)
It was a very sweet dish. I was expecting that, given that as well as minced beef, curry powder and stale bread it also had an apple, dried fruit and honey in it!
Not a dish that we will be repeating.
Back on safe ground tonight with Chicken and leek casserole.