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.|
|Aidan in goal - I swear he grew taller this week! (might explain the grumpiness)|
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.