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Monday, August 20, 2012

Hello! Remember me?

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
5 eggs
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
2 eggs
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.


  1. Hey...I remember you! Glad to see that you have a bit of time to catch up. I would love to see what you are working on but..secrets are secrets.

  2. Hey i know you! Don't work too hard!

  3. I think you could easily combine Cherry Red and Aussie Heroes blogs, I for one like to hear out your Aussie Heroes. You need to go where your heart is and you definitely making a difference with Heroes. Egg Bacon recipe sound so good, not much flour and I could substitute gluten free flour. Question---how much is a rasher?

  4. Hellooooooo!! Good to hear from you. Sounds like you have been crazy busy...great work, though. You are touching so many lives.
    And I just asked my husband what a "rasher" was.....apparently it is one single slice of bacon....for us non Aussies or Brits.

  5. good to hear from you. hubby saw on t v that eating one egg a day was like smoking 2 packs of cigs a day and got all upset. he quilt cigs years ago he doesn't wont to give up eggs. what they put on t v here in the states!!!!

  6. I think I DO remember you!! Life just gets in the way at times xx nice to know you are OK xx

  7. Aww bless your lovely heart, you do some wonderful work, just remember to breathe occasionally and sit awhile. Don't burn yourself out. :0) really looking forward to seeing your works i never tire of it, I love visiting.

    Peg x

  8. I agree with Betty Lou, you may need to rethink this two separate blogs craziness. Those of us who have been following you understand how busy you are. I admit that I love Cherry Red maybe a little, tiny bit more, but Aussie Heroes is such important work and you do it so very well that I'd adjust just like anyone else. Besides, I read AHQ when you're there and can't be here. :-) I'm just continually astounded how you manage at all! Have a great week, Mary

  9. What a hero YOU are to so many people!
    Now you have my mouth watering for banana bread! I might have to make some. (Allergic to eggs, so the other doesn't tempt me, but my husband would love it! I'm made similar ones for brunches.)

  10. Thought you were quiet, me too!! Power on & happy quilting, love Posie


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