I diligently set about piecing the second bee block for Laura yesterday. This block took a while but I am really pleased with the finish. I do hope Laura is too.
I didn't use a pattern for this star block, but looking at it now, can see that it would look quite good, several together as the white bits on the corners would make star(ish) shapes of their own, etc. But if I was doing it again I would make it bigger than a 12.5" block. This was a fiddly little bugger! Here are my two bee blocks together.
Finished just in time for November's bee fabric to land on the doorstep. I wonder what Hadley has in store for us? She keeps cackling about HSTs. Well, that's fine by me as I just got plenty of practice in!
In our peaceful house yesterday a different child elbowed her way into the kitchen. Emily has come to realise that Helen has all the kitchen glory these days in the baking department and she decided she wasn't having that. Cue loud arguments, kind comments like 'But baking is my thing! You can't start doing it.' Well, that was enough to tip me over the edge in Emily's favour. So Emily got to bake, with promises of more sessions in the future, with them both getting their time in kitchen - separately!
Emily made an orange cake and then decorated it in honour of the season.
And that brings us to my Favourite Thing Friday. Over my blogging months here online I have come to read a number of Australian bloggers
One day I finally took the bull by the horns, admitted my ignorance, and asked Shay what on earth a TimTam was. Well! Look what I have!
They came with a pithy little note about the inefficiency of husbands. Perfect finish to a perfect package. I am ever so proud to say that I now know what a TimTam is. Not only that - I know what one tastes like. Woohoo! I thought I would start with the 'original' flavour.
Behold, a chocolate coated scrumptiousness, with a creamy filling sandwiched between two chocolate biscuits.
For those in the UK, it's like a Penguin - only better. The rest of these TimTams now reside on the highest shelf out of reach of searching hands. I am going to be incredibly selfish and dole them out grudgingly because I really want to say 'No, they're mine, mine, mine!' But seeing as how I am trying to discourage that behaviour in my children I thought maybe the out of sight out of mind tactic might work better. Fingers crossed!
My favourite thing this Friday should be Shay for sending me these, but she was pipped at the post by the actual TimTams which are the winner here. Now that Shay has me hooked what will I do to feed my addiction?!