Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Just a Few Things

Now that the dust has settled (literally)...I found time to do a few other things....
Yesterday we had our youngest daughter, our grandson and son-in-law (who was working nights an awful lot) to dinner. Tues for the last couple of years has been "movie" night. At first, it started being just regular TV that she wanted to get caught up on....and the little guy would fall asleep. Then he got older and falling asleep wasn't in the schedule, so we developed movie night with movies for him to watch.
We always start with a dinner and last night because our Son-in-Law was coming Hubby smoked fantastic ribs! And I made a peach pie with the last of our peaches!
It isn't terribly pretty, mostly because I thawed two frozen pie crusts and used a bottom crust flipped over the top to make the top crust....it tasted awesome....
But aside from our dinner, I have been playing with a few things....
Like this centerpiece thing I got from Goodwill.....
It's kinda cool, which is why I got it....It has 5 different sized bottles strapped with a cast iron piece and screwed to a wood base. It is very heavy. The bottles had corks, which I removed and I had a lot of red roses that I cut to different heights to play with this centerpiece....
It isn't "perfect"....I had ideas what it should look like...but we will see....
Has anyone had something like this???
Ideas???
Anyway.....
I have been sewing like a little busy person to make us a quilt for our bed...a gift to us for our anniversary. That is like 6 weeks away....
I want to unveil it at our party....
It will be made up of a center area with "road to oklahoma" blocks and then a little frame of navy and then surrounded by a big border of another pattern....yet to be determined.
The design has changed several times since I started....so I hope it turns out ok...
Even though I have been quilting for 40 years...I am still learning and improving my techniques...I am currently taking another Craftsy class by Edyta Sitar and learning little things along the way. I hope one day to make the quilt she making in the class, but I mostly took the class to get ideas on how to use the scraps that pile up when I make a quilt......
Here is the quilt stack of squares I have so far....5 more to go and I have to get some fabric to finish....
The corners become stars when stitched together....These are 12" so 5 across and 6 down make a good size center....The entire quilt is blue and white and I even have the backing already!!
I think I even have batting...most amazing.
Well, I am off to the gym this morning...I have started going again...even if Hubby won't go...
Nancy

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

That us really a great idea about the Tuesday night movies. It is fun to have traditions like that to keep you all connected. Your pie looks wonderful!! I hope you get your quilt done. I know it will be a beautiful as all the other ones you have made in the past. xo Diana