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...

Saturday, February 4, 2017

It's Finally Done!

Hello everyone!

Well, I finally got the tam done.  
I did make a second mistake and I had to rip the second time, but it's done.  
So in 3 days I can knit one tam.  Not too bad, huh?


This tam is much smaller than the previous one I knit.  But the number of stitches are the same.
So now I'm going to do another one with the tree and heart design (love the trees and hearts) but make it with more rows.  Hopefully that will correct the problem.  
Still looking over some extra patterns to see what I want to do.
No biggie.



Double points for the top.


All ready to be blocked.



Getting food ready for tomorrow's football game. Yum
Now going to quilt a little bit !   
Later...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Short Break

Hello all :)

Well, here's my mess.  
While pulling a bunch of rows out I found some missed stitches that had laddered down. (Yikes)
 It took me a while to pull and now, hopefully, I'll be able to start again with the double decreases.



I think that this is gonna be much better LOL!


So when I ripped I left it alone for a bit.
I had a dental appointment this morning so I played around with my table topper.
If you look at the circled quilting, I tried "stab stitching."
Not sure if I like the look and it's kinda slow going.
Have to think about it. :)



Later ...