Sunday, January 16, 2011

Works in progress

I am working on a number of things.... progress is slow but I'll get there!

A special person told me a long time ago that she wanted a black and white string quilt someday. Well, I've been collecting fabric for a quite a while and decided that someday may be coming so I'd better get busy! The quilt will contain 111 fabrics so what better time to start than January, 2011? It's on hold already but I'll get back to it soon.

We are expecting a great niece or nephew in March and a grandDAUGHTER in late spring!

So, it's time to make baby quilts. Here is some fabric I recently bought.

I've been cutting some different fabrics.

I even have the binding on one quilt - it's done! Here's a peek but I can't show much of it to you yet!

When we were shopping recently, we found this fabric and just had to have some!

So lots of things in progress - hopefully all will be done this spring!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pain and Patience - part 4

On Tuesday, I was officially referred to a surgeon and I was told this could be a very slow process - maybe months! A nurse from the surgeon's office called on Wednesday and talked with me for a good half hour. Then she said my info would go to the triage nurse and I would be called in the next few days. (I have since learned there are MANY people waiting for back surgery and waiting weeks or months is common.) Anyway, I got a call on Friday and I have an appointment on February 4.

After all I've learned, I'm glad this appointment is only 3 weeks away. The pain continues and I'm still learning patience!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A snowman scene

We (mostly Ray) finished putting the Christmas decorations away today. That meant that my little 3-part hanger was empty. You may remember the fall scene and the Christmas joy. I decided to do a snowman. It had to be fast - the hanger was empty! This is what I came up with:

Each piece is about 4 1/2" by 8 1/2" so it was quick to make. Now I have some time to think about a spring scene.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A new gadget?

DIL Emily said her sister has one of these utensils, a Chop Stir, and she thought I'd enjoy it since I love this kind of thing. I am inclined to call it a gadget but when a gadget is really useful, I think it is called a utensil!

I used it for soup. It was great for stirring and 'scraping' the bottom of the pan.

I loved it for browning ground meat. I chopped the meat and stirred. Very nice! Ray tried it too.

Guess I'll have to call it a utensil - it really is useful!


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