Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I had hoped to get this done before my quilt machine comes on Friday, but I don't think I'll make it. This evening I found Jake lounging sound asleep on the blocks laying in the floor. Normally he would lay in the chair or on the bed, guess he knew they were fish and was hoping for a snack!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Today has been a good day of sewing. I did most of my errands yesterday, so I had more sewing time than normal for a typical Friday. I sewed until my back told me to quit, which was about 30 minutes ago. I did the first block of the "Rosebud Lane" Block of the Month. It is very challenging. Then I started the "Schooling Fish", a free pattern I received in the mail with an advertisement. I have a thing for geometrics and batiks, and being my obsessive self, I just had to do one of each color of fish. The darks are supposed to resemble fish that are deeper in the water.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I am taking my quilting to a new level. Today I ordered the Gammill Premier Plus quilting machine. I am so excited about it. I will be able to quilt all of my own quilts. And who knows, when I retire, I might supplement my retirement income quilting for others.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
There is something very rewarding to me about canning or "putting up" your own food. With the help of my good friend Sherry, I finally got over my fears of the pressure canner, and purchased one. I had trouble finding green beans, but Jim found some at a local veggie stand. We worked in beans all day. We canned 21 quarts, a good half day's work! When I retire, I want to have a garden so I can grow and can more of our food. I am so domestic. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, quilting, and now canning! I should have been born 100 years ago.