Goings and commings of a quilter in her daily life
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Hello once again I am getting more lazy. But truly I am here. I have been sewing on a quilt by Red Crinoline called Fall Mystery. So far they have posted 6 blocks it comes out every week. the blocks are small and so pretty. her directions are wonderful! and the blocks come out near perfect in the size depends on your personal sewing LOL they are to be 6 1/1 inch unfinished and mine are all really good in size. Here is a photo of the first 5 and I think there is 3 more to make then we sew them together to make a small quilt or a table topper will be a very nice one. I am really liking smaller things these days.
Howdy Howdy, been making jams and trying some new recipes this past week. Today I used some of my frozen peaches from last season and made Jam. I tasted it is delicious.
Made some cabbage soup called unstuffed cabbage, LOL had some cumin and crushed red pepper but it is tasty to me I like it. Then next was a peach upside down coffee cake. It was wonderful and the recipe made 2 cake. Plus I have made a batch of strawberry jam red raspberry 2 batches and black raspberry one then 2 black berry and the last is the peach. next will be some apple butter!!
I love to make the jams . Oh and least I forget I made a blackberry cake. just cooking away it seemed last couple weeks!
No we do not eat all the jam as i give as gifts at the holiday season time. along with fudge cookies and etc.
here is a couple pics of the foods
So they are not happy in Cleveland at the Q some are very upset. Me I am planning some sewing time LOL . I may work on a few string blocks for an exchange I am in for October. I need to make 22 blocks each person will receive 2 blocks form me and I will get 2 from them. should be a good one.
I have also sewn a dress for our grand daughter Sarah Patricia and there is a sun hat to go with it. the fabric is Shopkin's I believe there is enough left over to make a tote bag to go with I know the girls will love them!! I have to cut and sew Arsema's as well. I am excited over them. Lol
They are wrap around dresses for summer so I got to get busy and mail them out very soon. My girls are getting big Arsema is 5 yrs old and Sarah will be 4 in November. Didn't those years fly by!!
Little sister will coming to Ohio the last week this month will meet up with her and 3 of our other sisters for a lunch date. July 28th That will be fun always like to see and visit with them all.
Arsema and Sarah
girls clowning around
Arsema with mothers day card
Great grandson Blaze
back of dress for Sarah
The hats will be out of this white fabric. only bigger
our oldest grand daughter Allyson she graduated this year hard to believe I am getting that old already!!
Well Hello! man how does the time slip by so fast.? It has been a busy year and life is good. I managed to sew a few wallets for sister. It is very HOT here and muggy, but hey it is summer after all! LOL I am working on some embroidery that has been laying around for a few years. I did finish one of them this past weekend. yay for me. I want to make some blackberry jam but am waiting on the berries to ripen. then it is peaches and good jam from them! I think they both will come in around the same time. Hope you all are busy sewing, quilt making,
or just enjoying your summer days. For now will sign off and get to the house work just a little of it.
two of my sisters and myself this past week had some breakfast together. JoAnne on the left and me in the middle and Billie Sue on the right
I am working on an embroidery pattern I bought from This and That pattern co. I do not do a lot of embroidery but love the looks of some of it. Here is a photo of the one I am stitching and then my favorite tools.
I love the Scarlet Today scissors and their needles size 8 . The Morgan frames is the best I have ever used!
I also bought their Glamping camper to embroidery too.