Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lazy Sunday



It's been a while for me to blog.

DH has been sick and made a trip to the ER resulting in an overnight stay.  
That was fun!

In the meantime to cheer myself I bought myself a treat!
MATCHA!!!


I've read a lot about this tea.  I'm willing to give it a try.

And I'm still stuck on the alphabet quilt and haven't even worked on my table topper.

Maybe when I get time?

I'll try to get some blogging in here and there.

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Looking for Inspiration

Well, hello to all.  

I haven't posted in quite a while, LOL.  

This has been the year of the doctor for us. HA

I get in one of these slumps where I do a "walk-around-day" that I can't decide what to work on.  Like I should be doing the dishes, washing the floor, doing the laundry HA

In a previous post I showed the alphabet quilt that is still sitting in the frame (haven't touched it) and the table topper, I have worked a little bit but right now I may change to another whole cloth quilt that I am awaiting to be put together.  I have to be excited and enthusiastic ... yep

So unfortunately one of my nieces was diagnosed with breast cancer.  
She has been publishing her journey with breast cancer as it happens.  I don't know how she can deal with this, but she is very strong and has a group support base of family. 



 She is such an inspiration to everyone and I know it must be difficult for a young mother who adores her family and lost her mother as well.  My heart goes out to her.

So I tried to crochet a little cap for her.  I'm not a great crocheter but  maybe this will work.  I thought that I'd send this to her to kind of get a size?  Anyone out there - do you have a tighter crochet so that it wouldn't have the holes of a double crochet?
I would think that might be warmer if it was in single crochet?

Thank you to all that have supported me and prayers.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Alphabet Soup

Hello!

Just checking in.  
The other day I saw this fabric and I just had to have it.  
I decided to make it a whole cloth.  
I've got my sandwich and I've begun basting. (I hate basting).



Anyone out there could give me a suggestion on HOW to quilt it?
I don't know what to do. LOL
Back to the basting. Ugh

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Just a regular pot roast please

Well, back again.

I'm still working on my wholecloth quilt.  It's getting there.
Pictures to come.

A long time ago I enjoyed PBS that showcased Julia Child.  
I loved the program.  And it's on the Net!
The French Chef

So with that in mind I bought most of her cookbooks and the Julia/Julie CD that I absolutely loved.  
It got to a point that the movie made me curious about the boeuf bourguignon.  I had never made this before.  Okay - went to the store and picked up all the ingredients.  (It wasn't cheap!)
I learned that you don't wash mushrooms, you kind of wipe them with a paper towel and how to tell if it's a good mushroom  if the cap is shut underneath.  Okay, got it.

You need to take your wonderful beef and pat it dry.  Then you fix onions and carrots.  Once the casserole is fixed you put it in the oven.
Right.

I've never used a "chunk" of bacon.  So you don't have to add this.  Nasty !! No taste!
 If I ever make it again, I would suggest just use a couple of pieces of regular bacon that you like.

I would also use the red potatoes, fresh carrots and pearl onions but just dump everything in the pot.
I wasn't really sure about adding 3 cups of wine, but I did.  Nope - nasty.

We couldn't eat it.  It was awful!
We fed it to the dog (ha,ha)
He didn't like it either !!!!!

Some day I may want to make it again, LOL, but for now I'm going to go back to my quilting.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Let the chips fall

 I just love nasturtiums  and hoping they'll survive another year.

Okay, okay, I don't know what to do. 
 I'm slowly going through all my quilting messes. (Ha)
Should I keep going with this or what???



I thought I might make another one using a Halloween theme?


This weekend I tried to make potato chips or kettle chips.  Wash the tater and slice thin, get your oil going and pop them in.  When you start taking the chips out of the oil, salt them (or not)!  Very tasty!



I'm still working on my wholecloth quilt.  I want it to be done!  I have another one that I really, really want to do.  But I promised myself that I would finish my "Holiday" quilt before I start something else.  Then I'm still working on my Octopus quilt which is appliqued.  I'll show you what is involved with this quilt!  I'm not sure I'm up to doing this one. LOL
Later...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Its been a while and I needed a break

Hello all.  Well I've been up to no good LOL.  

Have begun to organize my UFO's.  
Still working on a variety of stuff.


A new quilt to start just waiting for my wool batting.


This is my Christmas table topper. (Work a little bit on this one)


 And my 30's quilt that I couldn't decide how to quilt it.  I really made a mess of it.  So, I'm playing with for a while to come up with something.  Who knows.


Today is a beautiful day so I think I'll take some quilting outside for a bit.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Knitting a Tam, Add a Snow Moon and Max

Hello everyone!

Nice warm day here today.  Not doing too much today either.  
Football season is done (we didn't win this time, LOL) and it's a walk-around-day!

Last night we were watching the "snow moon" which was pretty impressive!
This is all we saw for the evening.


So on to some knitting.  
I found a nice cream/white for my background and used a variegated sock yarn.



After the ribbing, I began the chart and  worked the rows to the end of the pattern.  Again, I found a mistake at the very beginning of the pattern....I left it.  Jeeze......I'm going to call it a design element.  Too bad.  Oh well. 



Max totally zoned out and gave me the evil eye and wondered why I was throwing a fit. He jumped in his daddy's recliner and decided to ignore me.
Hee hee hee!



Until later...