I have joined Stash Bee this year. So far it has been fun. I am in Hive 7, and I have made these blocks.
In January, I made a pair of scrappy hunter’s stars for Heather of A Reformed Heath’n.
I gatecrashed Hive 2 and made these for Caroline of Lalinsocal. I think this block on its own would be a really pretty cushion for a girl’s room.
In February, I made these improv string blocks for Cyndi of Just One More Stitch.
Each month we also have to answer a question about ourselves.
In January, Heather asked us what our favourite home-cooked meal is. For me, in the middle of an Australian summer heatwave, it is anything that does not involve turning the oven on! In winter, my favourite recipe is a lamb tagine with lots of spices, fresh coriander (cilantro), olives and chickpeas. I used to subscribe to a cooking magazine and only stopped when I ran out of space to store all the magazines. Now, I try to find favourite recipes in old issues, but I miss the monthly dose of inspiration in the letterbox. Cooking is not such a bore, but I hate deciding what to cook.
In February, Cyndi asked us, ‘Where would you live if you could move right now? Why?’ I answered: I think I would move to Britain. I am torn between a cottage in a rural village and a flat in the hustle and bustle of London (I am a farmer’s daughter, but I love the convenience and atmosphere of big cities) but I know I would like to spend more time in the UK. I was born there, but I grew up in Australia. It would be good to spend a few years getting to know where I am from better. I love pub grub, history and old architecture, and, at the moment, in the middle of an Australian summer, anywhere that is not so stinking hot looks really attractive!
The theme in my answers seems to be heat. With another 40-degree day forecast for today (104 Fahrenheit), I am staying inside and sewing in the air-conditioning.
How would you answer these questions?