Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sewing, cooking and working on UFO 3

I got up this morning and the house was empty. My husband and son were gone over to a friend's garage working on their cars.  Men and their cars...what can I say. They like to work on their cars almost as much as I like to sew, so I can't complain too much.  It gets them out of the house and I get to play.  I went to my sewing room and I finished the last block to the Scrappy Sampler I have been working on.  Now, all I have to do is sew up some half square triangles and put it all together.  I was going to work on it during the week but I didn't.  Tuesday was Tatting and Thursday was knitting.  I forget what happened Wednesday but I didn't get to sew whatever it was.  Friday night I finished the next to last block and I drew off the pattern for the final pattern.  I planned on sewing on Saturday but that didn't happen.  Here's the final two blocks:






This is the final block.  Some people call this pomegranate and I've seen this referred to as a love apple also.  I don't know if there's any difference but I like this final block alot and didn't think I would....

Now, I'm making  half square triangles and I've started  putting this little quilt together. It's going together pretty  well and I hope to have it finished this week....it's alot of fun too.I'm having to use strips, 2 1/2" squares  as well as 3" squares. The 3" squares are being used for the half square triangles.  I'm using the  2 1/2" squares just as they are, kind of like a checkerboard in places...I only have scraps left for this project and I've started pulling out of my stash for this final part.     

I did stop and cook today. I made some fried potatoes and tried to make fried cornbread to go along with a pot of red beans that I made this morning. The fried cornbread didn't work out too well.   My pan was too hot or my batter too wet so I only had a small piece that turned out ok.  I have looked up some recipes on the internet and now know what I did wrong. I'll be trying this again.  I mostly just made a mess out of my kitchen and I'll clean that up later.
My guys are still gone so I got to eat this by myself.  It was ok but it wasn't anything like my Mom's.
  My Mom was a wonderful cook and I never realized it until I was grown. I was just a kid when she died and I never was interested enough in cooking to find out her recipes.  Boy, I wish I had but my sisters have helped me through the years and I am a decent cook now.  I sure miss my Mom's cooking at times though...

2 comments:

Barb said...

Oh.....I just love your blocks...they are amazing.

Terry said...

I love that last block too! I can see a whole quilt made with just that block! :0)

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