Tuesday, January 28, 2020

EMD Tuesday...... or not!

Sigh... I seem to have been concentrating on something else.... and opted to get another 1.5 hours of actual work in yesterday and had Greg pick up Emily from school. Aidan was home sick so no pickup for him. Today we have 2 kids home from school. Aidan's fever seems to have subsided but still has the congestion and terrible cough, sore throat and tires easily. Em is starting with sore throat, headache from a stuffy nose and I think she might have an occasional cough. Between the 3 of them it is cough, cough, cough in my house right now. The congested chest liquid cough. Sigh... lots of hand washing for me!
So... I have been concentrating on hand quilting rather than prepping and doing my EMD blocks. But.... I have about 40 minutes left of hand quilting on the green before I get to turn the frame!

I made some cranberry orange scones last night (and prepped the coffee maker to be all set to go!). Boy, were they yummy this morning. Looks like I get ALL of them..... as sick people are not interested! Into the freezer they will go =) I swapped the heavy cream with lactaid milk so Emily can eat them and they came out just fine. I used 1 cup of craisins.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Slow Stitching......

Progress has been made on the trip quilt on the frame! I was able to roll the quilt again this week and start working on the last set of colors. I got the first part of the blues quilted yesterday and will start on the pink today. That should get me to the green this week and hopefully I get to roll it again soon to work on the middle section of this row.

I should be tying  a new skien of yarn to the crochet project as I am almost at the end of the current skein. I hate when it gets down to the near end as it gets all tangled up while pulling it.

Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers where we enjoy making slow progress on our projects.

Friday, January 24, 2020

A new project....Sweet Confetti

Sunday Best Quilt Book

This will be my last RSC week challenge block! It was a last minute switch from Starling - which took too much fabric for scrappy to Sweet Confetti - which is much scrappier friendly. This pattern can be found in the book 'Sunday Best Quilts' by Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder. I won this one from a prize giveaway for Happy Little Things. I love this book - so bright and cheerful. I need 96 blocks for Sweet Confetti. I started with 6 bright and light greens and will continue with 10 each month in the RSC color. I'll wait until November to assemble them so I have a good mix of colors.

Another two bright friendship star and nine patch were also added. I think I'll get another 8 sewn this month if I continue with one a day.

A few more of the Stashbuster 2020 block were made this week too.

Linking up to the RSC Challenge on Saturday. I'll be at a Thinking Day event with my troop where we will be handing out green clover leaf swaps since we chose Ireland! I'll be checking the link up's later on Saturday or Sunday.... depending of if the kids let me have computer time or not. It might be gardening time....as they burned off the weeds last Saturday and we have been pulling the rest this week in the nice cool temps in Florida so we should be ready to plant this weekend. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rolling, rolling, rolling....

I got to roll the frame twice within one week! I just rolled it again on Wednesday and got to hand quilt for a bit after picking up one kid from scheduled early release.  So fun to know I am working on the last set of blocks - blues, pinks and dark greens are on this row. Let's hope it doesn't take a couple of years like the first row!

Does anyone else get sick of figuring out meals for the week? Just me? Really?
I think I had a successful one this week so far. Since we cancelled the scout meeting on Monday night...it gave us time to make the tamales! Boy - they are very time consuming! I did a pork butt in the crock pot as Carnitas. After I shredded it we made the tamales. Tuesday.... on the ride home the boy came up with the idea of Cubans. We stopped at Winn Dixie on the way home they have awesome cuban bread there. Picked up pickles too, and we had ham, swiss and carnitas and mustard at home. Used my pampered chef skillet with press and oh boy, those were yummy. I had half a head of cabbage that we shredded and made a vinegar slaw to go with it. Wednesday - Emily's meal (she didn't like the last 2 days... but did eat the shredded meat plain). Roasted veggie and italian sweet sausage pasta. Hmmm two more days of meals to deal with. Maybe baked fish tomorrow with sweet potato fries and a salad and Friday....pizza?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Log cabin quilt finished! OMG January Finish!

My January OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to get this quilt to a top. I was successful! (I only had enough fabrics to add 6 more so I got a 12 block quilt). I managed to get this one quilted (free motion baptist fan on my domestic machine - I am way out of practice but it is done!) and bound this month too! This finished at 36x48 for a small child snuggle blanket.

I know that last time I posted a finish there was a question on the hangers. No affiliation - just love these little guys. I can't remember where I got them but if you do a search on Mini Hang Ups - you will find some places to purchase them. 

I'll link up to Elm Street Quilts and the One Monthly Goal January Finishes once it opens up. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday EMD blocks....

The second block from last week of month 4 went from this....

 to this last week!

Another block from Month 4 - the leaf and circle block got started. I have made no progress on this since horses on Saturday morning. I really do have all the leaves but one small one back basted. I need to figure out the circle size and cut a plastic template to stitch around and pull to get a nice circle to applique down.  Maybe in car lines and evenings this week I'll finish this one off?

Monday, January 20, 2020

Progress... and time to roll!

I managed lots of hours of hand quilting yesterday and the second row of the trip quilt is completed! Woo Hoo! Time to roll and start working on the next set of colors - green, dark blue and pink!