Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Making Binding......

......the Sophie way. Is it any wonder I get anything done? (oh yeah, just overlook all the clutter....I'm not finished cleaning yet!) And yes, she does think she owns the ironing board.

Can you believe I haven't been in my sewing room for almost 2 weeks? Last Thursday I quilted and bound this small shop sample. Other than that, I've had meetings in the evenings, or I get home late, or I've just been too tired to think.

As an update on Audrey's camp quilt: I asked her when she got home what the other girls thought of her quilt and her respones was - "They thought I was all that and a bag of chips!". I guess it's good to be thought of as "all that". And by the way, yes, it was too short for her bunk, but she took a blanket for the tuck-you-toes part and the quilt was just top dressing.
Last night Audrey and I attended a Super Suppers gathering with other women from church. If you've never heard of Super Suppers, it's this place where you go and assemble entree casseroles from fresh ingredients to take home and bake. They've done all the chopping and pre-cooking for you! We had a great time - Audrey loved the "Mr. Wizard" assembly part - even if she won't eat anything that was prepared (she has yet to learn to eat like a human; if it's not a chicken nugget, a fish stick, a sandwich or a bowl of soup or cereal, or cheese pizza, she doesn't want it...). I made 4 entrees - a barbecue chicken braided bread thing, chicken spaghetti, King Ranch casserole (chicken with a Mexican flair), and parmesan chicken with creamy sage sauce. I put one in the fridge for Thursday and the others in the freezer for later. I'll let you know how it all tastes once I actually get to cook it! What's nice is that you can make a 1/2 serving which serves 3 people. We can have it for dinner once and then there's leftovers that Mr. Man can eat later in the week. When I make chicken spaghetti or King Ranch casserole, it's enough to feed an entire army.
Tonight we're meeting with our financial advisor (another night with no cooking) and tomorrow morning I'm have a minor medical procedure done (girl parts...yuk! Don't want 'em, done using 'em) and will be out of it most of the day. When do I get to sew again?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program....

Minor halt to the scrappin' and cleanin' program.

Audrey leaves on church retreat tomorrow afternoon for the weekend. She's been working on a "camp quilt" for several weeks. Small problem. She pieces....she doesn't quilt or bind. Mom does that.

So - guess what mom did today?

She's all happy, and so am I.

P.S. Sneaky photo of adorable cat eating dinner.....

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I Repent!

I swear on a stack of bibles that I will never throw scraps in a corner for over 2 years without cutting them down....that is, if I EVER finish cutting down the current pile.

I feel like I've been cutting forever.

The upside is that I've cut out 4 different quilts. Here's a bin with all the pieces (except sashing) for Bonnie's "Boxy Stars".

Here's a bin with pieces for "Crayon Box" blocks.

Oops. Make that MORE "Crayon Box" blocks. I've already made one top.

Here's a pile of "Honecomb" blocks ready for leaders/enders.

Here's a pile of strips for Bonnie's "Bargello-Bowl" challenge.

Yep. Got that put together today. (Sorry, can't resiste a challenge!) It still needs borders, but the closet with yardage has a full size box springs and mattress in it at the moment. Makes it kind of hard to rootle for the right piece of fabric.

And here's the 2-1/2" strip bin. It's still full.

But the corner is looking better. The cardboard box is almost empty (just a few books and magazines - no fabric) and the blue bin is really only about half-full... it just looks full because I dug through it looking for something and it's "fluffed".

I AM making progress. It's just boring as all get-out.