Decide on a border design for my HT Mystery TopDecided to try ribbon border late Friday Night Continue to hand quilt for one hour on "Sunflower & Crows"Had a date with Beethoven Sunday afternoon Monday & Thursday
- Finish hand piecing the last 26 tulips
Design a personal swap patternDrew 1st Draft on Sat. Afternoon Cut out a Schnibble pattern.Finished cutting out Sunday Finish reading at least one of my current reads - I have 3 going right now.Almost finished with 2nd book
- Finish at least 2 more layers on new knitting project.
- Make batch of Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Scone Cookies.
So are we ready for some eye candy? One of the things that I did this week was to catch up and finish my Homesteadingtoday.com (HT) mystery top as directed up to the point of borders. So due to a special surprise I was am to take part in this and here is what I came up with.
I went from this....
So now I'm contemplating on a border for it. I really don't want to do my normal single strip of one color for it. I'm thinking I might try something different, something I haven't done yet, which in reality leaves a world of designs to choose from. LOL. I do know that I want the red fabric to add that extra little pop with the focus fabric flowers (wow...say that fast a few times...lol)
Some of my other stitching includes some red and white triangles that I made some time back but managed to sew them wrong according to the block instructions so they got tossed into a box of scraps. Well I dug them out, decided to square them up to 4.5" and made 2 Ohio star blocks out of them. I'm going to turn them into doll quilts to go with the soft dolls that I'm making for our village Christmas Festival. They will be added to Santa's bag to give out.
I know the red looks darker in the block but there is hints of the brighter red is there. Nice thing is I still had the solid red from that table runner project so I didn't need to purchase anything for this project so far. Got to like when that happens. And to me these won't look overly "Christmas-y" even though these are the more traditional colors.
This week my loving S.O. decided to try a new recipe that he had found online. It's one of his favorite things to do when he can't sleep. Any how, he found a recipe for a cheese souffle. I have to admit that as much as I LOVE to cook, I thought that making one of these required a special skill .... only to find out that it's actually not that hard to do. Now we don't currently own a souffle dish but we do have a 6 cup Pyrex bowl. So since those things are oven proof, it was put to good use. Tada......
|Before the hoards attack|
|Breakfast is served!!|
The funny thing is ..... I'm sooooo not a breakfast person!! It's usually brunch time around here so that I can get at least 2 cups of coffee in me so that I become more human-like before food is served. On this day he waited and timed it out just perfectly. Made some hash browns and popped in some English Muffins to which I was able to add my orange marmalade to. Yummmmmm!!! It was nice to have some marmalade in the house again! It never fails ... when I get a hankering for something it is almost never in the house. Dang that Murphy & his bloody law!!
This past week I was able to partake in some out-of-the-house time with my friend from my local sewing circle. It was really nice to go along and have some time to pet some nice soft yummy cottons, flannel and minky. We had made it to a little Amish shop that is in Clare and the joy of it all on a snowy day. The best part was I didn't have to drive so that was a good thing...lol. It was funny ... I was told we would be visiting several stores in the area so I knew what was in my pocket for spending and that I could buy a few FQ's at best as still be able to buy my lunch. Yeah Right!!!! The long & short of it is .... I came home loaded down. Here is part of the bounty that I was only going to buy the pattern print out for "Hidden Stars" 'cuz I was sticking to my serious budget plan .... I ended up with everything but the backing for it....included the batting!! All without dropping a dime as I guess my friend decided I needed a nice pick-up-me after all that I've been through of late.
|The Yummy Fabrics for "Hidden Stars"|
|A good way to use up some yarn|
I'm making some progress on my tulip blocks with just 26 left to hand piece. Most the time this is my "on-the-run" when I go to see my doctor. But the last couple of nights I worked on them during TV Time and completed 17 of them done. So chances are -in theory- I could have the rest of them knocked out by weekend's end. Whoo Hoo!! I also have been time in on my hand quilting of "Sunflowers & Crows" as I either listen to my small collection of Classical music or a book on Cd.
The cats have been quite amusing this week as you will see from the pictures. They are really getting that whole running through the house like a herd of elephants down pat. We have this little braided rug they just LOVE to terrorize!
And of course they always must always they sure love to be in my seat no matter which one it is...
|Hummmm .... Thread....|
|What? Did you want THIS seat?|
|Gee Mom... You shouldn't Have!!....Box ....Empty Box|