Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back in the Sewing Room

Becca and Craig came today and brought the quilt she made for her mother for me to add the binding. Her granny hand quilted it for her.

I decided to put my big sewing table back up.

It is just so much easier to have the big table when sewing binding or machine quilting.  This evening I sat down and put the binding on this quilt, which has been hanging on the sewing wall for a few months now.

I actually forgot it was there until Becca asked me today when I was going to finish it.

As you can see from the picture, I need to clean and rearrange in there tomorrow. Maybe moving things around will motivate me to finish Kelsey's quilt.

Happy stitching, snipping, and quilting!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Kelsey!

Hope your day is great and filled with love and laughter.

Birthday card photos

Time Flies

I have decided that the older I get, the faster time goes by. Not that I am accomplishing that much. I just find that I like to be at home and I have finally learned to slow down and enjoy myself without staying busy constantly. Oh, I still find it difficult to sit and watch TV and not be sewing or browsing on the computer. In fact, the only time I do that is if we are having internet problems.

Anyway, what prompted that? I was just amazed that it has been almost two weeks since I wrote a post. It seems like just a couple of days ago.

I thought a had a pretty picture to post, but it didn't turn out. I took a photo of the moon a couple of days ago when I was driving to work (about 6:30 a.m.). It was a beautiful full moon and I guess I was amazed that it was still so big and bright at that time in the morning. And it was still dark enough to see it at that time. Winter is upon us.

One of my students told me that the persimmons had spoons in them. I guess we are in for a hard, cold winter.

As long as I have food and heat and can stay indoors, I don't mind for a little bit. In fact, it can be quilt beautiful

And it does make a good back ground.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Taking a break, I guess.

Kelsey thinks I am missing in action. I guess I am. Missing action, that is. I haven't done anything in the past couple of weeks on the quilting front.

I have actually been researching foods and home canning foods. Anything processed is bad for my acid reflux. I should really only eat fresh produce and meats. We all know how hard that is. Living in a small town with one grocery store and a small Walmart with only limited foods, means high prices in the grocery store.

I have definitely decided that I need to home can foods to eat more healthily. That means either growing a garden next spring and/or buying at the local farmer's market or local orchards. Unfortunately, the ground here is not conducive to growing anything. I live on top of a ridge. Very little soil on top of solid rock.

We made a raised bed a couple of years ago to try growing a few things.

At first, everything was eaten as soon as it popped out of the ground. We figured out a groundhog was the culprit. So we added an electric fence. That worked to keep out varmint, but we figured out we couldn't keep the ground moist. The ground will not hold water. We tried two years and decided to give up.

To get a feel for canning, I have canned some french onion soup and various dried beans. I found that I actually enjoy it.

So, I have spent the past couple of weeks researching gardening, canning, and food storage.  So much information is available.

This is how the skies will be looking for the next few days around here. Rain is in the future.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


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