Making some quilting progress!
Tag: freehand quilting
Dropping In For Another Quick Post
Wow, January is just busy, busy so far. This week I had quilt guild Tuesday night. I’ve also been working on end of year tax stuff. Fun, fun, fun. I typed all our W-2’s, only to discover I was checking a box I didn’t need to check, and now I am about to go retype them. I need to balance the company check book, and do the sales tax filing for December. Of course, we have to get everything together for our accountant.
My son has not had anymore hives breakout since Sunday. Yay! But now, I swear, I am coming down with something again. Sheesh, how many times can I catch this crap in a three month span. But the nasal stuffiness and scratchy throat feeling is back. I’m crossing my fingers it’s the crazy weather, and I’m not really getting sick again. Yesterday we were in the 50’s, today at 1:00 we had only reached 20. It’s FREEZING cold out. But, I think it’s supposed to be a short cold blast, and back to 50’s.
I finished the quilting on this one. Not the greatest pics. I couldn’t get really good light today.
It’s a cute, fun quilt, and I thought it needed fun, cute quilting. I sure hope you like it, Betty! 🙂 Thanks for letting me quilt for you!
Now, I’m off to redo W-2’s. 😦
Stash Report, January 11, 2009
My stash report is very boring this week. Nothing new in, nothing new out. As I stated in my previous post, it was a stressful week last week, between my son having hives, and getting caught up in some stupid drama at work. And tomorrow starts a new work week. I hope it’s a better one. I’m usually pretty good at keeping up walls, but occasionally let those down a bit. The events of last week have me feeling it’s time to reinforce walls again. I’m feeling in “retreat & retract mode”.
In the meantime, I’ll give you a sneak peek of how I spent 5.5 hours of my Saturday. This cutie also belongs to my friend Betty, the owner of the previously posted Pumpkin table runner.
A Quickie Post with Cute Pumpkins
What a week it has been. Getting back in the groove at work, and dealing with a 17 year old who came down with a severe outbreak of hives. I’m talking head to toe hives. This started Monday evening. Tuesday I tried to get him into the doctor, but they were booked. Ended up in the ER with him Tuesday night, only to find out I was already doing pretty much everything that could be done. They did give him some stronger antihistamine and a shot of steroid. Today has been the best one since, they were pretty much nonexistant til about 6:00 and a few popped back up. It’s a weird thing. I mean he was completely covered in them. I tried to get him to let me take a pic of his back for my blog, but that got an emphatic “no!” LOL. We have no idea at all what caused them. Very frustrating and unsettling. Many thanks to Jan for giving me advice and moral support!
Between that and a stressful week at work, especially yesterday, I haven’t taken a single stitch til today. I got off work at noon, and got to work on this adorable pumpkin table runner for my friend, Betty. I bought the same kit, only mine is still in the bag. At least I will know how to quilt it when I get it put together. 🙂
Why Am I Up So Early?
It’s 5:30 and I’ve already got a loaf of cranberry nut bread in the oven. Did I mean to be up this early? No way! 3:30 this morning and I was wide awake. At 4:45 I finally just gave in and got up. I’m sure it will catch up with me later today.
The Red Velvet Whoopie Pies were a hit. Mine aren’t near as pretty as the ones in the magazine, but they taste good. I didn’t follow the recipe for the filling, though. The recipe calls for a filling made from cream cheese, marshmallow creme and butter. I was getting ready to make it and my son stopped me and requested that I use my butter cream frosting. Since I’ve never had them before, I can’t say which way is better, but my butter cream frosting sure is yummy in there.
They look pretty sitting on the counter next to my new mixer, as they are almost the same color red. I chose the cinnamon color mixer, which is a deeper color than the bright red. The recipe for the whoopie pies can be found in the December Better Homes & Gardens issue, or the BHG recipe site, by doing a search for Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. You will have to register at the site to view the recipes, but it’s free.
I also made a batch of beef jerky yesterday. It’s my second try in my new dehydrator. I tried once using the oven, and I ruined all my jerky meat. This batch came out really good, so I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. We like it hot. Can you see those red pepper flakes?
Since it is Wednesday, I will throw in some more pics of the WIP that is on the machine, and a pic of the memorial t-shirt quilt I have started.
Oh yum! The cranberry nut bread just got done…can you smell it? 🙂 My house never smells like this at this time of day…lol. This will throw my little family for a loop! Me…cooking before coffee…how in the world did that happen?
They really won’t care, though, since it doesn’t involve bacon, eggs, toast or pancakes. Those items are a supper dish around here. I tell them if they want them for breakfast, there’s a perfectly good restaurant in town that serves them in the morning.
Merry Christmas Eve! I hope Santa is good to you!