I have Block 7 in the free Block of the Month quilt,
"Apples of Gold"
for you today.
There's plenty of sweetness about our thought this month:
Honey itself cannot compete with well-framed words.
The block includes a sweet little honeypot with some very simple piecing to complete the block:
Block 7 can be downloaded here.
If you have chosen to make the modern version of the quilt, you will need to download the modified template for this block as it is a different shape. Download here.
Talking about honey, I have a confession - I don't eat it! I'm not at all a fussy eater. I enjoy all food and I can only think of two things that I don't eat. And honey is one of them. My mother could not tolerate the smell of honey; it actually made her retch. Combine that constant sight in my childhood with the fact that if my brother and I ever had a high temperature and were feeling terrible, we were given a crushed aspirin in a teaspoon of honey, and you can imagine the aversion to honey that increased with each year ... and I still can't eat it!
Back to "Apples of Gold" - I want to tell you about lots of apples that have been in my kitchen lately. They are not the golden type, but one of my favourites, the Granny Smith. I love their 'sweet tartness' or 'tart sweetness' and they are such a fabulous apple for cooking. They are one of Australia's gifts to the world!
I find their story really interesting and you can read some of it in my grandson's fabulous blog, Ten Random Facts.
My husband and I love to have stewed fruit on our cereal for breakfast, so I bought a case of Granny Smiths while they were at a good price. A few hours of peeling and chopping later and I had 14 lovely bottles of fruit preserved. That's another three months of breakfast fruit! They will be rotated between plums and peaches - yum!
There have been a couple more 'finishes' on the sewing side - Chocolate Muffins, a lot less fattening that the real thing:
Another Christmas project with a lot of silk indulgence - silk fabric, silk threads and silk ribbon:
There have been a couple of other bits and pieces too which I'll show you some other time. Happiness is having completed projects to show!
Have a great stitching week.