Sunday, 2 June 2013

Work in Progress

My bearmaking for the upcoming online show is going well...but I'm not allowed to show any previews.  It is difficult to not show them, as I am very pleased with them.

I have two quilts that need sashing and borders - both are samplers, one is pieced, using batiks and the other is all white and free-motion quilted.  Below is a single block from each quilt.

I've found time for some baking:

8 inch Rich chocolate cake

8 inch rich fruit cake and 6 inch Madiera cake

The Spring has been the coldest for 50 years, so the flowers are about a month behind.  I grew the yellow tree peony from seed.

 The rhodedendron is a very large, old shrub that had reverted back to the mauve species plant with only one small branch of the cultivar remaining.

The quince below was planted last year.   It looked quite sickly, so am delighted that it looks so good this year.  I LOVE quince jelly!

Hoping everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Ooh, you've certainly been getting your craft on there, WTG on the FMQ!

  2. love your cake decorating. Plus your garden looks beautiful even though the season has not been good.