Monday, September 24, 2007

Log Cabin Apples

I'm still suffering with my cold today - so much so I decided not to go to my quilting group this morning - my fellow quilters are all elderly ladies and, as is often the case at their ages a cold can often turn into something much more serious, so I felt it best to keep my germs to myself.

I had to go into town to do the school banking but was back home again by 10.30 and have spent the rest of the day pottering on the sewing machine.

I promised a Pay It Forward to three people several weeks ago and I was acutely aware that this is still outstanding - sometimes not having a specific deadline is less than helpful at getting me into gear.

So I've pootled along stitching logs around some applique apples I did before the summer holidays.

These blocks turn out at 11" finished with 5" centres and 1" logs - they will become scented pot stands filled with cloves and other spices which when heated by a casserole dish scent the room beautifully. I made six blocks in total so will have three spare to keep in the cupboard just in case an emergency gift is needed.
Sarah had her first rugby match of the season yesterday against probably the strongest team in the extended area - we lost 63 - nil which was a bit discouraging but the opposition did have an England U19's player in their squad plus several Regional players and our girls played better than the scoresheet would have you believe. The opposition were just much bigger and stronger than most of our girls and in a game which is part skill and guile but lots of brute force that counts for plenty.
Sarah put in a very spirited performance and regularly decked the much bigger girls getting straight back up to tackle the next one. Her new boyfriend of one week came to watch her play and made a comment about how 'stupid' he thought the game was - big mistake - for new boyfriend now read ex-boyfriend. Nothing much comes between my girl and her sport. Boy is she sore this morning though.

Another busy week for me this week at work with a Governors' meeting and two Finance Officer visits - no rest for the wicked - and on that scale I must have been very wicked - I just wish I could remember it!

16 comments:

CONNIE W said...

Get well wishes are on their way from another blogger who's got a bug as well...me. The Log Cabin Apples blocks came at a perfect time for me, I was needing an idea for something and it's perfect. Can't tell more because the recipient might be a reader...sshhh....Take care!

Karol-Ann said...

Nice apples! Poor Sarah, silly boy though so no loss there then LOL. Get well soon!!!!

loulee1 said...

What a wonderful idea, I may have to try that.

Andrea said...

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Dawn said...

Oh sorry to hear you still are fighting the cold. Get well soon. Chicken Soup and rest! I'm so sore just thinking about Sarah and playing that hard! Yikes! But at least she has her priorities right!

Fiona said...

Love the apples - could have used that idea on the fall quilt!

meggie said...

What a lovely idea, the Apple pot stands are.
Let us hope Sarah finds a boy friend who shares her passion.

Lily said...

Anne your pot stands are going to be gorgeous indeed...some lucky gals out there.

What a silly boyfriend. Yep, he's out the door! I have a busy week too, so you have my sympathies!

Ali Honey said...

I hope you manage to kick that cold sooooon. Love red and green , love apples; they will smell divine.

KimT said...

the blocks look great. hope you feel better soon.

Anne Wigfull said...

Scented pot stands? how/where do you put the pongy bits? Are they sealed in something or just sprinkled over the wadding and what happens when some idiot spills runny casserole bits and the thing needs a wash?

Clare said...

I want one - I want one! The colours are gorgeous and I can imagine the smell.

Juliann in WA said...

Sorry about your cold. The flu bug is already hitting us hard at our school too. The apples are really sweet. Don't forget to eat one!

atet said...

Lovely blocks and what a great gift! As for the ex-boyfriend, good for your girl! She's already learned what takes many of us way too long -- if he can't accept what you do and appreciate it for your sake (doesn't have to love it, just appreciate that it's important to you) -- he's not worth your time!

Belém said...

Those blocks are very cute. I love the apples on the log cabin.

Nadine said...

Seems I have to catch up with your posts ! ... Smiles...
What a clever, and cute, idea these scented pothlders ! I'll remember that, THANKS !

Hugs & smiles, again,
NADINE