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Monday, July 25, 2016

Have I caught up yet?

I’ve been trying very hard to catch up with things, and I’ve done quite well over the weekend.  With a flurry of finishes lately, (sorry, couldn’t resist a little brag), I’ve finally written each project up, printed them out and filed away in my quilt documentation folder.  I like to add snippets of the fabrics used in each project too, and it is so nice to look back through my books.  It’s so easy to let this step slide – a bit like not getting a label on your quilt.  And I’ve already mentioned to Robin that if I end up as a confused old lady in a rest home, my quilt folders must come with me!  If I happen to lose my short term memory, surely looking through my folders will help me remember happy quilting times.

With two new quilts on hand, it was time to ring the changes.  International Maples is now hanging over one of the couches in the lounge, and looking good, I must say.

International Maples

And as my grown-up granddaughters have assured me that they won’t having babies anytime soon, the Little Letters quilt I made for the next generation is now hanging up in my sewing room.  I may as well enjoy the bright colours myself for a while as I’m waiting to become a great-grandmother.  So down came my hand stitched pink and green angel quilt to be replaced with the ABCs.  It certainly adds a splash of colour to the room.

Hanging in my sewing room

Another bit of catching up was dealing with long overdue letters to my quilty overseas penfriends.  Sadly, I’ve been so caught up with my medical woes over the last few months that I’ve missed birthdays and neglected my penfriends appallingly.  That’s six letters written, and ready to post, so I’ve caught up on that job.  Not everyone emails, and I feel it is so nice to get a real letter in the mail box.

The weekend weather hasn’t been at all nice, so I had a pot of soup bubbling away on the stove.  Something a little different, cauliflower and potatoe, flavoured with cooked bacon and grated cheese.  Robin gets to use the wand in the soup pot to blend it all nice and smooth, as I can’t be trusted not to lift it out while it is still going – I’ve been known to get soup splattered everywhere!

Tasty soup for lunch on a cold day

So that’s what I’ve been doing this weekend, looks like I’ve caught up with things quite well.


LA Paylor said...

Hi Jenny, thank you for visiting my blog. I like your blog's tone. Very personal glimpse into your creative life. The potato soup looks like something I'd love.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Jenny said...

Thank you LeeAnna for the compliment.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Both your quilts look smashing. Yes, Jenny, celebrate those finishes!! And I love the way potatoes can make soup great...I made broccoli and potato just last week, just what to do when broccoli is on the old side. lol

Maria said...

Both your quilts look fabulous on the wall.. Love the ABC one in your sewing space.

Raewyn said...

Wonderful to have the finishes done and dusted and displayed for daily enjoyment. I like the idea of your journal for your completions... I always think my blog is my journal but I guess it's not as accessible as a book.

Katie said...

I did that when I was whipping cream no so long ago. Splattered it all over the kitchen and both my parents! It’s so nice to be able to display one’s work. Yours are wonderful. :-)

Sandra Walker said...

Yum that soup looks and sounds delicious. If it is anything like your tomato one which I made and LOVED, I know it will be excellent. Maybe you will share that recipe with me too? I love that ABC quilt on the wall! I am really drawn to these bright happy 'modern' colours in quilts these days. The International Maple looks right at home on the wall over the couch.