Thursday, July 29, 2010
Calista (oldest daughter with new baby) came over again and we canned 10 pints of dill pickles (that makes 100 in all!), 10 pints of salsa (that makes 16 in all) and 5 pints of dill relish. In addition, I've frozen okra and squash and made fresh spaghetti sauce.
So... A couple of weeks ago at guild meeting we had a program by a lady who heads up our local chapter of "Quilts of Valor". People all over this country are working to provide quilts to all our servicemen and women who have been injured in the war. I've known about it for a while, but haven't done anything about it. So I decided to make this block and pass it on to some friends of mine to add to it and see what we come up with. I still have to do the machine applique around the leaves and then I'm handing it off the Emma. I think she's already thinking about what she's going to add. So stay tuned on that one.
So let's see, (in no particular order of importance) at the top is a little x-block wall hanging that I made for a class sample (probably a year ago). It needs to be quilted, as does the wonky little green one that's below that and on top of the stack. Under that is a wallhanging that needs to have the applique finished and borders added.
The gardening has been fun, but I'm getting tired of it now and want to get back to my sewing. SOON!
Until next time...have fun with whatever you're doing.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
http://www.15minutesplay.com/ and committed myself to working on something scrappy for 15 minutes a day. This is what I've made in seven 15 minute sessions.
12 1/2 "
Monday, July 12, 2010
I haven't had a lot of time to quilt, but I'm working on a few small projects. I'll have a bunch of pictures later. I keep adding to my "feeder/ender" scrap blocks.
And this is a table quilt I made a few years ago. I think it looks good with flowers from my garden.
And oh yeah! There's the new baby in the family. What grandmother would pass up an opportunity to show some more pictures of him. He's so adorable.
And the rest of his family is pretty cute, too.
One more thing....In the midst of all this, Calista and I have managed to can 71 pints of dill pickles using my mom's recipe. It's been a pickle factory around here. We pickled the day before Wesley was born and 6 days after he was born. Kinda reminds you of pioneer days, doesn't it? LOL Just so you know, Calista insisted on helping. I didn't make her do it. It's just that's she's a dill pickel fiend. (As is her sister--guess what she's getting for Christmas! haha)
Is there anything more peaceful than this?
Goodbye for now...back to my crazy, busy life.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I've been plenty busy taking care of my 2 grandboys while their mom is recovering from having the third. I've been forturnate enough to get lots of tiny baby snuggles. He's so adorable and has stolen the hearts of his entire family.