After all my complaining about the hot summers up in the tropics of Far North Queensland, I am now having a whine about the cold, cold morning and evenings. It's a bit nippy (as my pop used to say) in our house right now - but it's from those hard wooden floors (and you can even see through them to the area under thr house in some rooms), pressed tin ceilings, and NO heating. We have aircons all through our home, but we have nothing to heat the house. Makes our claw foot bath the best place to spend an hour or so each night - lavender oil, lots of hot healing water, and candlelight. Sublime...
Only 30 hours or so until I send out my very first Elefantz Newsletter! Have you signed up for it yet? Just pop your email address in that box up on the right on my blog. :-)
In the newsletter I will be showing full photos of all three new designs included in the 1st issue of my online magazine, due out on June 29th...
...and a sweet and sticky recipe for sharing with a friend over a nice hot cuppa, "Lemon & Almond Syrup Muffins".
But just as a teaser for those who haven't yet signed up for the newsletter and would like to know what my magazine holds...
In the sewing room I have been finishing a new Christmas quilt for Patchwork & Stitching magazine here in Australia. It won't be published until November-ish, but magazines work a long way ahead of the publishing date and I need to finish pulling through all the threads from the quilting by tonight...
Once that is done I'll add the binding, then write up the pattern before posting away.
I am using some of my Kate Spain stash from last year, so it's a bright quilt - fabrics I don't normally use in my designs, BUT, I am happy with the slight detour of style and colour choices.
First, however, I have a grade 8 class to help with, and on the menu today for them are Cinnamon Cupcakes.