Where did the week go again?!
If I am not careful it will be Christmas before I know it!
Oh I know, I had to go back and forth to the sewing machine dealer...only an hour away...
If you remember I had dropped my machine off to be fixed, I picked it up Wed.
I stopped at Verna’s and picked up some more fabric for the
365 Challenge. Hopefully I only need a little more shirting for the background.
Thursday the machine started having the same symptoms. I took it back
to the dealer and stated very nicely either the machine is fixed when I leave
or I will be walking out with a new one.
Surprisingly all it needed was a new bobbin case! All that frustration from the time I bought it in Sept. last year until now.....
I went to a retreat this week. I had a mini retreat because
it started on Tues. and is over Sun. early evening. I got there early evening Wed. and stayed until early
I am on vacation this week and did not want to spend all of it at a retreat. WHAT?!?!? Did I just put that in writing: I did NOT want to spend all of it at a retreat?
I will blame that remark on my evil Gemini twin.
For the meal Wed. I made a veggie pizza from scratch. Well it
was supposed to be a veggie pizza because I gave up meat Wed. and Fri. for
Lent but half of it got ham. Sorry no pictures, I was too hungry to take any. Keep in mind there are only 3 women at this retreat, 2 others and me. There was a little less than half left and we started with a 16”
pie. I should have brought the rest home because I venture to say the left over went to the dogs...
I was a little upset that the host knows I gave up meat for Lent but insists
on adding some to my meal. (Everyone must bring or make an evening meal, except for the host.)
Thurs. evening Ellen made a Rueben casserole (9" x 13"):
Now on to the good stuff - what was worked on:
She went into her stash and pulled out 80 different fabrics,
some of the fabric is 20 years old. FINALLY she is starting to use her stash! It took her 3 days
to cut all the pieces; 1,040 and it will be paper pieced at that. Why she is doing that particular pattern when she has 2 Log Cabin quilts is beyond me...
Now you have to understand this is just one of her fabric collections:
|left side |
And at the end of the month Ellen and her are taking a road
trip down to Wytheville, Va. stopping at 13 shops planned so far.
|middle and right side|
Ellen is making what she titled ‘Red Toile’ because the book
she picked up in 2008 had the quilt she wants to make on the cover in red. She
is using blues with fabric she bought in 2009 for this quilt.
Of course she had to plan it out on paper first (as she
Me, I started my granddaughter’s T-Shirt quilt. I have 5
blocks done so far.
(It is hard to get anything done when one has to run back
and forth to the dealer for repairs…..)
I am also trimming up my cut off corners from my Snowball
quilt I pieced years ago.
With her corners she made:
There were only 3 of us and this is the damage we did! YUMMMY!!!
Ellen used Jamon0126's recipe. (The host added extra rye bread, put the whole jar of dressing in, and added about twice the cheese.)
I personally always ask for my dressing on the side because I dip my Rueben sandwiches in the dressing so when I make this I will not add the dressing as the recipe calls for.
Have a great week!