Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer is Still Here

Although the day started cloudy, the sun soon broke through and it turned into a lovely summers day.  The showers that had been forecast did not arrive.

Alison was the first to arrive and we were soon into our first cup of coffee and tea.  We sat in the dining-room with the french doors open to the garden.

Amanda and Caroline came together, more tea and coffee.  With our drinks, we had banana, sultana and pecan muffins, mini Florentines and chocolate chip and nut cookies. Last night, it had been my intention of making a chocolate marble cake but I'm afraid it was too hot to do any cooking.

Not much sewing was done before lunch, except for Alison who was sewing up a child's cardigan for a charity in India.

Before lunch Chris arrived.  For lunch we had cold chicken and salmon with prawns, eggs and salad. We had a red, white and blue dessert made with meringues, creme fraiche, blueberries and raspberries.

After lunch, Alison continued with her cardigan, Amanda was finishing a blind for one of her bedrooms.

Caroline started a cross stitch

Chris was foundation piecing a Jubilee quilt
using Makowers London fabric, which was inspired by Lily's Quilts.

I did not get much done today, but I did manage to press the Tiny Turning Twenty blocks also made in the Makower London fabric.

All too soon it was time for everyone to leave, but not before Alison had finished sewing up her cardigan, just the buttons to put on now 

We are not meeting next week as we have a holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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