Hand quilting is so restful, especially when there's no hurry. Just a calm rhythm of needle in and needle out as I listen to an audio book or some music. I might hand quilt some cross-hatching around the stitchery, but for now I'm going to complete the borders.
The pattern, if you'd like to make it for yourself, is HERE
Though our days are still hovering around 31C (88F), they are getting shorter and the nights are a bit cooler at last. I still have the ceiling fan on medium all night, and only need a thin linen sheet for cover, but it's only three weeks until winter and I'm getting excited to hopefully, finally, put a quilt back on the bed.
In the garden there's new growth, and the tomatoes, herbs, and spring onions are doing well, and now the pumpkin seeds have sprouted so in a week or so they can go into the ground and out of the pot.
Elsewhere in the garden I've done some fun things, like planting petunias in some old colanders I found at garage sales. This one hangs from the guava tree...