Making some progress with the quilting: Finn's Broken Dishes is finished for WTIL. (See her post in the her archives for April 30th for her comments about the piecing strategies she uses). It went fairly quickly in that I had it done before lunch except for the binding. DJ came home from golf and was commenting on how colorful it was--high praise indeed! I pointed out all the fun things I was seeing in the fabric--the Hershey bars, M & M's, fish, lady bugs, hearts, pigs, etc. I know you can see the fabrics up close and personal in her post if you follow the link above.
I think DJ noticed them too though he was far more interested in telling me about his golf score. Normally I'll get a "that's nice" or the statement "you finished another one" implying the "big deal--you will just start something else; you are never done with any of it" While that might be true somehow I expect him to be a little more proud of what we are trying to accomplish here.
Because I got this one done fairly early in the day, I started on one of the Pineapple Blossom tops and got 12 of the 20 blocks done before I quit for the evening. More thunderstorms rolled in about supper time so that made me unplug for a time. Actually while we were eating, one of the light switches in the kitchen sparked (!) I just saw it out of the corner of my eye and heard it--he was looking at it when it happened. Boy, was I glad that I HAD shut down the computer and the sewing machine. I laid down for a while to rest my back and legs which I needed to do anyway and then did a few more blocks.
Aline had given me a huge bag of blueberries from the freezer last week--the fresh ones are not ready yet--so I made a Creamy Blueberry Pie from one of my favorite recipes that I found on allrecipes. I'll post it or the link when I edit this as you know who wants to go walk. (I swear I could put a clock on him--he's done in the kitchen in other words and on to the next thing in his morning routine. You would think I would learn to NOT start posting or emailing till later----but NO!) Tried a different scallop recipe last night too garnering a comment about all the different things I was coming up with lately. Not sure if he thought that was a good or bad thing, LOL. Tonight it's gonna be waffles and sausage because Aline also gave me some pecans she had frozen AND I like pecan waffles and feel like breakfast tonight!
Man, that bread of Judy's looked yummy. Not sure my wrists would stand up to kneading but I wish I was more confident about my bread making abilities--me and yeast are not necessarily a good combination but I used to be the same way with anything having to do with egg whites and beating.
Pretty quiet along the ring. Hope that means you getting some sewing done OR having a good time with family and friends. Best get moving here--------