Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I love autumn and love to decorate for it, but over the years I have really simplified the decorating. Last year I wanted some "ghost" pumpkins and couldn't find any, so we grew some. They took up lots of garden, and we won't do it again, but wouldn't you know it---there are ghost pumpkins at the grocery store this year! Who would have thought.
All in all, this seems rather nuts when my sister is cleaning up after flooding in Atlanta. The devestation that Mother Nature dishes out and then add the insult of stupid city planning and then it's the people in the heart of the cities that get to bear the brunt of it all. Not unlike Katrina, only just less published since it wasn't a hurricane or an "instant" catastraphe--it has been hurtful to many.
Started with some scraps
In a word--they are addictive!
While he was away, I finished 4 tops and have the crumbs assembled for 2 more. Since he had the camera, I'll get some shots of them soon. I got into my waste not want not blocks and started assembling the blocks and I got 8 big blocks of about 16" squares put together. I'm not sure how to finish them, so for now they're hanging on a hanger in my closet that is getting too crowded with tops that need to be quilted!
Later...I have lots to share, but need to find the camera!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It seems that our sewing rooms get a bit messy! This photo looked like something I could possibly do, but not today! I've got carpet cleaners coming tomorrow and a few things to clean up and finish up before then.
I'm going to make some green tomato mincemeat and save it for Thanksgiving. By then I should be off the hcg low calorie diet and onto the phase 4 (maintaining) so I can enjoy an occasional piece of that pie! As I remember it was glorious--especially when I replaced the suet with equal weight of butter. (I must have some DNA similar to Julia Childs *grin*). I also used it in some soft sugar cookies with some of the mincemeat in them. Wish I had a picture to share. But go here for a picture of a pie made with it and another recipe:
....Now to pick some green tomatoes and buy all the ingredients!!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Quilt tops that are ready to be boxed and sent to Bev in Alaska for her to quilt for either WAS or WTIL
Happy Blocks with a combination of strip piecing to make the remainder of some happy blocks into a top.
Disappearing Nine Patch
Happy blocks using froggie centers.
Now, many of my scraps and partially started blocks are into tops and ready to go!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
These fun blocks are representative of my wanting to use some batik I had that is not truly a batik, but I bought yards and yards because it was about $2 a yard if I remember. I got the brainstorm to combine it with the skateboarder fabric that I originally bought for my grandson. This is leftover and I was trying to find a way to use it too. Voila~~a combination. I'm going to make it into a quilt top that will include the big sqares, 3 across and 4 down. I won't be able to work on it today or for the next few days. So keep tuned as to how it turns out.