Friday, December 8, 2017

The octopus garden

Okay, here we go!
I think I have everything that is needed!

Not too sure when I'm going to start this.

Tomorrow maybe?
 Threads, tools, glues, irons, needles, etc, etc.
 Leather punch kit.
 Freezer paper.

 Patterns and patterns.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pitty Party

Well I haven't posted in a while, so sorry.  DH and I have had medical issues so I didn't have any spare time to blog let alone work on cleaning and cooking and crafting.  It's not every day that someone who weighs 216 pounds falls on you.  I can't explain the pain.  I couldn't move for an hour.  He survived.  LOL. I'm still going slowly.  So I've got to get moving and DO something!!!

Right now I'm obsessed with the Octopuses Garden by Pearl  Pereira.  I really thought this was a very happy quilt for me to work on.  So now I'm gathering all threads, needles, silk embroidery threads,  and applique tools. My patterns, with fabric enclosed, come once a month and I'm waaaaaay behind.

So depending on the day I'll take a px of what I have already.  Still waiting for another set of threads.

I still have to bake some Christmas cookies/bread if I feel better.  It's really tough that I can't get around too well.  It will get better!! (ha)

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!

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


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.

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