Saturday, July 24, 2021

RSC Saturday in dark blue.

 Not much sewing this week. Hopefully next week will be better as I have a few more blocks that need to get made before the end of the month. I think I will add a black and white one of the above to go with this dark navy. I'm not sure if the new medicine I started Monday morning is the culprit of my headaches this week or if it is just something going around? Lets hope they take a break this weekend so I can get some things done!

I'm headed to pick up the girl from Girl Scout Camp soon and I expect to hear all about her adventures from this week at horse camp. She did Puddle Jumpers and I think she got to try jumping in her horse riding adventures. She has been wanting to try that for over a year now so I'm curious to see if she enjoyed it. 

Linking up with the RSC Saturday morning.

Monday, July 19, 2021


 The thunder is rumbling outside with a little rain coming down. Aidan and I made Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner. Emily is away at Girl Scout Horse camp this week so Aidan is getting all the meals he likes that she does not! I figured I'd better start on the table topper challenge for the month. I had this block that I was trying to work with on a round robin but I only added the first round of the checkerboard. 

I found a backing and a batting and pinned it. Some hand quilting is now being added and eventually this will be my table topper in blue for July. It is also #17 of my UFO list for the Summer Ravelry challenge! Love when I can join two projects together.

Back to stitching as I listen to my latest Audiobook - Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley. I finished up a couple of other books this weekend. Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L Trump and Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M. C. Beaton. I was reading along to the Virgin River Series and the Brigerton Series but for some reason June 1st they both disappeared from the Libby App from the library. Oh well, I'm enjoying these two authors of mysteries. I was curious on the book by Mary Trump. It was actually interesting to listen to and provided some insight. 
Back to my mystery and stitching.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dark Blue - Full Stop

The sewing machine works! I managed to make some of the Colons for this month in dark blues. 

Aidan made a sponge cake last night with frosting. A little dry- I think that is why they add jam or a liquid to it - but it was pretty yummy.  Only 2 small slivers left!

Linking up with the RSC.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Home with Hexagons....

 We made it home around 12:05AM this morning safe and sound. We got Greg's doctor appointment done this morning as well. The rest of the afternoon was unpacking, sweeping floors, playing with the cats and I did pop out to grab some veggies and fruit to stock the empty drawers in the fridge. Seems we were out of mayo.... so I tried making some (I improvised on one ingredient and used yellow mustard since I was out of dijon. I did get dijon when I went shopping for the next batch.) I had boiled up 12 eggs and was making deviled eggs when I realized I was out!

I think we have plenty of eggs to play with. I have butter out softening to make some brownies... which will use 6 eggs.  Ice Cream, angel food cake or Aidan mentioned a sponge cake might get made as well.

Yesterday was some stitching at the airport on a handful of hexagons and then I read a book on the flight. I picked up a 2.5 and 3.5 inch snowflake cookie cutter at the Ski museum in Stowe last Saturday. They were marked $1. each! I figured it was a typo as they are really solid and well made but it rang up as $2 and change for tax! I think they will be great as a marking took for hand quilting Hoarfrost! I'd better finish the 15th one before I get back to the flowering snowball blocks being sewn into rows.

Linking up with the RSC... since I have not made it into the sewing room yet. Hopefully today!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Cascade falls

 After working on Monday, Emily and I headed to Cascade Falls. This is just a little area that was created in the last few years as a walking trail with little outlets down to the brook with pretty waterfalls. I had never been here. It was a lovely afternoon and Emily and I were gone for a couple of hours. Good thing we went yesterday as today is cool and rainy.

The sound of waterfalls are just so calming.

Last night we went on a kayak paddle and got to see a couple of loons. This one popped up about a half paddle from Emily's kayak! It was so neat to see him dive way down and watch him through the water.

This is the Momma with two babies on her back. I was pretty far away and tried to zoom in on my phone camera.

We also went to a Vermont Mountaineers game on Sunday night. They won and we got to see a pretty good game including a home run and a run down on an attempt at a stolen base. Lots of foul balls for a 4-1 game. The local sponser for the night was giving out free ice cream sandwiches as a bonus to the free tickets my sister Joanne got for us. 
Last full day here and it is cool and rainy. Another day of enjoying wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Last Sunday in Vermont

 I have a few days left of my visit but I have to log back into work starting tomorrow. It was a nice week off and just relaxing. Today I have things prepped a bit for my siblings all coming out again and my cousin is stopping in to visit before she fly's back home. We had the graveside funeral for my Aunt who passed in March yesterday. I saw a lot of cousins I have not seen in 15-20 years! We opted for appetizers rather than a 'meal'. I have some veggies prepped and some meatballs in the crockpot with a jar of chili sauce and 8 ounces of grape jelly. A yummy treat... someone might have been wanting them so I offered to make them! Emily and I made some no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies last night as well. My siblings are each bringing something to share and we have some fruits coming to supplement the grapes I picked up yesterday. Tonight we are heading to a local baseball game (college level players in the summer). 

Since everything is prepped, I'm sitting on the glider rocker on the porch. The lake is twinkling with the sunlight making it sparkle on the water. Perfect setting to stitch my Hexagon for the day. 

I hand stitched the first row of the flowering snowball blocks together last night on the porch. I have one block to attach to the second row. This was cut out on my Accuquilt and hand pieced earlier this year. I have been cutting out parts in each color of the month this year for a future scrap quilt. This one stitched together so easily!

Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers.

My view.... Aidan was heading down to feed the ducks that were quacking their arrival and wanting breakfast.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Saturday in blue

I have my first 9 darker blue hexagons stitched and quilted. Emily and I prepped the last 6 that I brought up with me this afternoon after a kayak paddle on the lake and some feeding of the ducks.

I finished knitting the dish cloth a few days ago and really need to weave those ends in. 

Saturday I'll link up with the RSC. Head on over and see what everyone is working on.