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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's Been A Loooong Time, Hasn't It?

I'm back....to the blog, that is. My headaches seem to be under control for now, so I thought I should hurry up and post. I don't have any finishes to show, but I can show you what I've been up to!
First of all, Faye @ Mimi's Passions (http://mimispassions.blogspot.com) did such a good job of blogging about out trip to The Harbor Star that I'm not sure I have all that much to add!

Here is a close-up of those blocks that Faye left behind on the design wall. With all the work that went into them, it's hard to believe she forgot them! I'm sure that by now Suzie has put them in the mail and they are safely on their way to Faye.
These next ones are close ups of Nancy's Minick & Simpson quilt, and the wool quilt Vicki was making as a gift for a friend

On the ride home from our retreat I spotted an A & W Drive-In , so we drove in....
But we ate inside. We (I) had to order over the phone...even though the counter was just a couple of feet away. I felt kind of silly, bet it was fun!
Lastly, here are some shots of Downtown East Tawas, (at least the way I saw thins)">

Faye also did a great job showing the high lights of the Bruce Station Sheep And Wool Festival......My pics are a little bit different than hers, so I'll share a couple:

Yes, there was wool, and there were indeed sheep, but we all know what that looks like, right?

That's all I have for now chicks. I guess I better get some sewing done soon, so that I'll have something to show ya!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Headaches = No Progress

So I lost another week of sewing/creating due to these Stupid Headaches.
I'm hoping this will be a better week.
I have an applique block prepped - tracing is easy to do when you feel crappy.
I did start a knitting project, even though I promised myself I wouldn't start anything until I had another real finish.
Oh Well.
I'll do my best to post a finish soon!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Was Thinking About Making A Bundt Cake....

But I decided on One-Bowl Brownies. You know the recipe...the one on the back of the Bakers Chocolate box. They are my go-to recipe when I am in need of some chocolate. I borrowed from Mrs. Field's recipe and I add chocolate chips to my brownies...I just sprinkle them over the top before I bake them. I tried mixing then into the batter once, but they mostly just melted and you couldn't tell they were there. Sometimes I use different types of chips...chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate....today I put some of the white chocolate on, along with lots of semi-sweet ones. My family isn't big on nuts, so I didn't mix any into my batter.
I put them into a baggie, smashed them with my rolling pin, and sprinkled them over the top. I guess if they really don't want to eat them they can pick them off!

The headache is beginning to improve (which explains my need to get back to normal and do things like bake...) and hopefully, but the time my brownies have finished baking I will have finished my applique block and can share it with you.
I'm actually stitching and typing. I'm such a multi-tasker!

You chicks have a great afternoon....and enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just Checking In...

I'm just a few stitches away from a finish on block 5 of Simply Vintage, but a headache is keeping me from doing that....so instead I am tracing the pieces for my next block, and I hope to get a bit of that prepped today so that I have something to work on if and when I start to feel human again.
I also picked up a quilt from Quilter Karen this week....and apparently I didn't make a binding yet (stupid me!) so I have to go in search of that fabric or go buy some more. Darn it! As soon as I get that figured out there will be some photos to show.
Till then.....Keep Sewing!