I was going to start a new project, but couldn't get the idea to form solidly enough to transfer from the brain to a product, so I put it on the back burner and worked on a couple of UFOs....
This one went from blocks on the table to quilted. This is the first time I did free motion quilting on a bigger project. It's only a baby size quilt, but it's still big when it comes to what I've free motion quilted in the past. It was fun, but a bit frustrating at time's when I had to learn how to time my movement with the machine so the stitches weren't five miles long. It won't win any ribbons, but it's cute...and quilted;)
Oscar says, "Look, I match!!!" He jumped up there on the quilt while I was sewing and made himself comfortable...that was the end of any sewing for the next 20 minutes! LOL
I spent a little time in the kitchen baking up things I didn't plan to keep in the house. My hubby and I always joke about how if we cooked and baked like we know how to, we would both weigh a bazillion pounds. So I usually send off the goods with him to work to pawn off on unsuspecting coworkers.
This weekend I made my chocolate chip cookies...yum! I call them "mine" because I put in a couple of unorthodox ingredients that are secret;) I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but they are yummy;) I didn't get any pictures of those before I packed them up and sent them out into the world, but I did get a picture of these....
These are SUGAR cookies!!! I say that because they are way to sweet for me. Next time I make sugar cookies, I think I will use a frosting that has more of a flavor other than sugar. I pulled the recipe off the internet and used it because it said that's the kind of frosting you are supposed to use. Yeah, if you like sticking a spoon in the sugar jar and eating it straight. Had fun making them, but next time will be different.
Speaking of baking....
I had to pick up some more flour from the store, saw this and said to myself.."Hey, fabric!!" Flour sack quilts!! They don't have a variety of sacks at that store, but I'm sure if I looked around I could find some other designs. Not sure when I will use them, but it's better than just having a paper bag to throw in the trash when the flour is gone.
These blue blocks were also my UFO list. I think I counted sixty of them. I thought about just sewing them all together in one quilt, but then decided to use this red that I have way to much of and get two baby quilts from it. They may go to the local women's shelter when I'm done with them.
They finally got done remodeling the local library branch...it took forever it seemed. Can you tell I was hungry when I went?? LOL. Oh well, maybe I'll find something new and yummy to make;)
Other than that it's been cold here. Well, nice in the daylight, and then cold at night. Winter seems to be trying to make her presence known quite dramatically this year already. We had a hail storm move through this past Friday that tore the flora and fauna to shreds. It was enough hail that it looked like it snowed! I went for a walk the next day and found piles of hail still lurking in the shadows. Time to break out the cold weather gear!!
I'm going to get back to being productive here. Hope everybody has a great day and gets to do something they love!