Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NYB, Mystery Quilt and Scones

First of all, please welcome Elzaan to blog land!
Elzaan is a friend of mine, and after nagging (her word!) her :), because she makes beautiful quilts!,  she has taken the first step into blogging. :)
Once again; a very warm welcome to blog land, Elzaan! I'm sure you will enjoy it!


Ever since Monday we have thought of going to the south coast, but the weather is so nasty; local showers and strong wind. Dependent on buses, none of us are tempted to venture out in such weather. This is typical Mauritian "winter", with temperatures varying from +20C (68F) on the plateau to +26C (79F) on the coast. I know! I know! It's not cold, but when 90-95% humidity is added - BRRR!
The best to do on such days is to snuggle up in front of the sewing machine (if that is possible!) with a hot cocoa and do some cutting and sewing.

I think Birre-Liten feels that he doesn't get enough attention! Why does he have do sit on the cutter?! :)
Actually I was working on part 4 of the "Mystery Quilt". This part was released June 1st, but I have been busy doing other things and put it on wait.

Part 4 required quite some sewing, which took most of the day.

Part 5 was released on July 1st, so I cut and started sewing these small stars too.
Part 6 will be released August 1st and then the quilt will be revealed too.


Yesterday I did two more New York Beauty blocks. I've used the same fabrics as the first one... I struggle a bit with the curves, but I believe that's part of being a NYB newbie?! :)
ARGH! The small curve doesn't look like a curve, does it?! Not on the top left one.... :( 
I paper piece the middle part, then pin - with millions of needles (it looks like that!) - and then sew them together... Is that the right way doing it? 

Well, not that bad after all... Huh? :)


There's a cooking program on local TV every Monday, and this week scones were made. I didn't pay much attention to the recipe, because there are so many of them on the net.
When I googled "cheese scones recipe", about 201 000 recipes are available on the net! I picked the first recipe - very simple - and done in a jiffy! I think it lacks a bit of taste, so next time I'm going to add cayenne pepper and mustard powder, as I saw in another recipe.
Click here to go to the recipe. 

Even the dogs like the scones! Here they are asking for more! :)


I'm currently working on some cross-stitched Christmas/Winter ornaments, which I can't show due to a secret swap later this year.


I'll have to change the blog background now. I've just got the message the current background will disappear this coming Friday...


karenfae said...

I know what you mean about the humidity affecting things. I hate that high of humidity. I will check out your friends blog. I love the quilts you are working on.

Fleurette said...

Mmm I love scones! Love the colours of the mystery quilt you're working on, looks great and you're doing a wonderful job with the NYB. Your dogs are beautiful!

Michelle said...

Your NYB blocks look beautiful! I don't see any flaws. You've just got the newbie jitters. :-)

What vibrant colors in the mystery quilt!

Gotta love those critters. :-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow what a wonderfully busy post!!! And good thing to do indoors too...Welcome to your friend to blogland...Have a great Friday...Dzintra♥x

Michelle said...

P.S. I just subscribed to Elazaan's blog. Thanks for introducing us to this wonderful quilter!