I am sorry, I have been gone for so long but things have just been so busy!
I have been sewing some but mostly I have been working on Aussie Heroes. Firstly I spent the last week of July frantically preparing to go to Canberra for Aussie Heroes. Talk about busy. Then when I came back there was all the stuff that required following up. I still have one letter to draft and I am determined to get that done tomorrow morning.
I no sooner started to catch up on all of the stuff associated with the Canberra trip (which went very well by the way) and new things happened with Aussie Heroes. Firstly last week HMAS ANZAC came on board and I had to get them sorted. With 192 crew on board I could not risk taking unlimited requests so I implemented a quote which promised 5 quilts per month or 25 quilts. Just as well I did as they would have had 63 requests - way to much for us at one time. As it is I think 25 quilts for 192 is pretty good and probably a similar ratio, or even better than other areas are getting.
I am still sorting the paperwork for that one but it is nearly all done and it is manageable!
Two nights later a message was put into a base circular and WHAMMO out of the blue I got 12 requests. Luckily one of the fellows who put in a request was the base Commanding Officer and he has helped me take steps to prevent that from happening again. Phew! But having said that, ten of those twelve requests have been filled and are on their way already!
Now I am busy working on a special quilt for AHQ but it has to remain confidential at the request of the soldier's family and that is all I can say. I have put a lot of planning into this one but it has been in short spurts in between everything else that has happened.
On Thursday I finally had time to sit down and cut the whole quilt top out and put it up on the design wall and I love it- not that that helps you any coz I can't show you - LOL.
Sadly there is going to be a lot of that in the next few months.
The next quilt I have to make is for my girlfriend (my sisterhood friend) for Christmas and of course I can't show that. Plus I have to make a Kris Kringle present and a Christmas decoration for my quilt group and of course I can't post that!
I am however also planning some quilts for Aussie Heroes that I will be able to share and I will be baking so hopefully i will be able to get back to posting a bit more regularly.
So, what do I have to share tonight? Two great recipes that are great time savers. First up a Bacon and Egg Slice that I made last week for the boys for dinner and then a Banana Cake which is good for morning teas. And they both can be mixed up, poured into their containers and can both go in the oven together- taking about the same amount of time to cook! Love it!
4 rashers of bacon, diced and cooked,
½ cup grated cheese
¼ cup of milk
1 table spoon of plain flour
1 can corn kernels
Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased dish. Bake 40 mins 180ºC till just set in the middle.
Easy banana Bread
1 1/4 cup SR flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup mashed banana
1 teasp vanilla
Nuts and sultanas optional
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into a greased cake tin. Bake at 180C for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
I promise not to wait soooo long to come back again.
Till next time................happy stitching.