has been happening around here lately.
It's summer school holidays, but unfortunately the weather isn't really co-operating. The DD's are enjoying sleeping in, in the mornings and so am I.
It's the time of year when the fruit trees go into production.
I have a young apricot tree that loves to produce lots of beautiful fruit. Apricots usually ripen all together although this year with the milder weather the fruit has ripened over a longer period. However, I have managed to make 7.5 kg of apricots into jam in the last few days.
I recently went to the annual Summer School in Wodonga run by Patchwork on Stonleigh. Although the actual classes ran from January 7 to 16, I attended from 13 to 16th January.
This is the third year that I've been, and I'm very sorry to say that it will be my last. The local shop which runs the school-"Patchwork on Stonleigh"- is closing shortly. A fantastic little store run by very friendly and knowledgeable ladies, their closing will leave a huge hole in the availability of soft reproduction fabrics and a perfectly eclectic mix of others.
I chose to take part in a class with Karen Cunningham from Sydney. A lovely teacher who designs reproduction English style quilts.