Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Weekend.

Still no multicolored playing of scraps for me. I seem to be concentrating on 3 projects right now.....

Hand quilting my trip around the world quilt on the frame. This one gets a roll today. I am finding I can work 4-5 squares at a time on a quilt roll. Hey - this was a RSC Challenge block of the month a few years ago! I can't wait to get to the blue/orange/purple row next!

Finishing my mice so I can get the cat and mouse quilt to a top stage this month. 8 are completed so 6 left to go. I think I will make the 2 side borders and attach them today with 8 of the completed mice. I think I made these cats on a blue/aqua month a few years ago with the RSC too!

Grandmothers Choice is a top. Time to expand the backing and cut the batting for it off the roll so it can get pinned today. I was hoping to quilt it today.... but life happens and someone has a few hours still to make up for the work week.

Something about cleaning the house today is in the cards as well. At least the kids are at Grandma's for the day. I have plans to make myself some cream of mushroom soup a la Sweet Tomato's recipe (hey - the mushrooms were 69 cents this week at Aldi so I HAVE to make this soup for lunch!)

Emily has a treasure box project at school - to re purpose something and write about it answering some key questions and then will present it to her class. This is the 3rd project like this so far this year in 2nd grade (Diorama of Arctic Tundra and then her career kid to be a Vet)! She made a sandwich holder using a 1 gallon jug! Here she is adding the button to her project to close the lid.
Emily - adding a button to a project.
Can't forget the other kid - here is Aidan in goal on Thursday evening at their soccer game. That's our coach in front of him during the warm ups.
Aidan in goal - I swear he grew taller this week! (might explain the grumpiness)

Linking up with the RSC Challenge (since a couple projects were done with the RSC). Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy on Sunday. I'll be getting stitches in on the mice and on that quilt Sunday!

If anyone is interested.... I am having a virtual Pampered Chef Party the next 2 weeks on Facebook. The catalog is online and it ships directly to you at your house. If you are interested and would like an invite - please let me know (e-mail/facebook). There will be recipes, games, tips and prizes to win. This is my month to 'host' our cooking club that meets the last Friday of the month. I figured I'd throw a Facebook party in case anyone needed any fun cooking things! I have a few things on my wish list that I have been playing with at my monthly night out. The whipped cream maker (in under 30 seconds with just 2-3 ingredients!), the can opener - no jagged edges, and the kitchen spritzer- much nicer than their original one from years ago!. The rock crock is another neat cooking tool as well as their stone wear. Love making my crispy zucchini fries on my stone baker.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter with Family and Friends.


  1. Love your Trip @ the world quilt--just beautiful--cleaning, resting, cleaning, resting--that's my day Happy Easter hugs, Julierose

    1. The cats are so cute! Happy slow stitching.

  2. Congrats! on getting Grandmother's Choice into top form. Looks like a busy week at your house!! Hoppy Easter, too.

  3. It's definitely a active life with two kidlets and all the activities that fill their days. I am in awe of your quilting efforts when you have a busy household to run. Those mice are pretty cute!

  4. You will be so happy when these projects are finished. Hooray! Have a very Happy Easter.

  5. I can't believe how quickly you are making progress with your hand quilting! Another turn coming up already!!

  6. I trust the hand quilting gives you moments of peace and quiet in your busy days. You've got some wonderful quilts in progress! Happy Easter!

  7. You are making great progress on your quilting frame! Actually it looks like you are making great progress on all three projects. Hope you have your work hours in so you can enjoy tomorrow - Happy Easter. ~Jeanne

  8. Wow! Where to start? I love your Grandmothers Choice top! It's really lovely, and since I'm not much of a purple person, that's really saying something! And the Cat and Mouse quilt is going to be so cute!! Delightful post! Have a lovely Easter.

  9. Great to see you are hand quilt one of the RSC quilts from a few years back. Great Cat and mouse quilt too.

  10. Love all of your projects. I like it when I can gauge my work like how much I can get done in a certain time. Your cats and mice are adorable. What a great week you had. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Looks like the kids and mama are busy and productive as usual :) have a great Easter holiday :)

  12. You've been making good progress on your projects. Hope you were able to take good advantage of yesterday with the kids off at grandma's. I remember those days, it was so nice to not have to answer to being "mom" every 5 minutes every once in a while.