Friday, January 2, 2015

Crickets chirping

It's been quiet on my blog for way to long. Life has been extremely busy in the last 6 weeks or so. Besides the holidays, which were a blast but busy I have started cooking breakfast & supper for my in laws everyday. I don't mind it & my guys really love it, they haven't been eating cereal as much. Though I am finding it more of a challenge to find new ways to cook eggs. Today is my father in laws 90th birthday. He didn't want a party he wanted a coconut cake & a chocolate cake. I made him the coconut cake last night & the chocolate cake for tonight. We are also having his favorite, fried catfish. 

I'm also learning a new skill, knitting. I can't explain it but I just had this overwhelming urge to learn how to do it. Here is my first scarf

It turned out narrow so I'm giving it to a friend for a cold kiddo. Next I made a pot holder 

It was a great way to practice but it doesn't do to well at protecting you from the heat. Currently I'm working on a scarf or shawl I'm not sure which. I'm finding I like working with the largest needles I could find, they fit my man hands. 

I've been quilting as much as I can fit in. I've finished my 4 patch X quilt ( pic coming soon. Gotta wait for a calm weather day outside. It's way to large to take the pic inside). I'm also working on my Spider web quilt. When this pic was taken I had 21 blocks done, half way done!

Now I have 34 blocks done & I'm running out of strings. Time to hunt down done more. My goal is to have this one done in time for my next guild presentation on Jan 19. I'm really trying to make that happen!

I'd better get going. Chores need to be done & I need to start frying the catfish & I've forgotten that I need to make my Sat Sampler blocks for tomorrow. It'll all get done. Next blog post I'm going to share my quilting goals for 2015. I think I'm going to really step out of my comfort zone this year. I hope that y'all have had a great holiday season & are looking forward to the new year. I sure am. More later on & a lot more frequent. 


1 comment:

  1. I'm happy to see that you've join the hidden knitters in the quilting world. I have always wanted to learn to knit socks and accomplished that last year. It is very relaxing to me to feel the yarn flowing through your fingers and realize that you are making fabric. The finished projects are even more inspiration to try another one and so on. It is almost as addictive as working with fabric scraps. Watch out for soon you will be hooked too. lol