I can see that there won’t be much stitching done this side of Christmas. But I did give the dice a rattle and roll today to see what number came up. It’s number 4, my Soul Searching quilt, and decided to make a start on the pieced backing. It may not get finished this week, as there is one appointment and/or outing after another this week, including the weekend. But that’s the way it is, in the pre-Christmas rush.
I started by using the three remaining pastel coloured blocks I had made in pink, pale blue, and lavender. Pin, pin, pin, and away I went. This piece will need extra cream fabric added to each side, then I’ll have another think about how to proceed from here.
Beginning of the pieced backing
Parsley butter was next on the agenda. With my parsley plant starting to seed, I picked as much as I could, chopped it up, and mixed it through softened butter. Then rolled it into a log (more or less, I’m not a fussy cook) to set, then cut it into portions. These are now wrapped up individually, placed in a plastic container and put in the freezer. I can use the parsley butter on vegetables, or when I make a cheese sauce.
As for our busy week, we had a day out with friends yesterday enjoyed a nice lunch together. The Clareville Bakery had won an award for “The Best Regional Rural Café of the Year 2017”. There is always plenty to talk about when we meet up with this group, and as expected, the food was great.
Lunch with friends on Tuesday
With a visit to the doctor on Monday, plus a visit to the surgeon on Wednesday, there was a bit of medical stuff going on this week. I’m pleased to say that after an x-ray on my sore knee I was told there was no arthritis detected, so obviously it’s something minor and I’m hoping it will fix itself. And the surgeon is pleased with how things are progressing after my breast cancer lumpectomy last year. But, he said, remain vigilant, keep taking the pills, and I’ll need annual mammograms for the next few years. No trouble, I can do that.
So what else? Out to dinner with friends tonight, a luncheon tomorrow, a sewing day with the quilt club on Saturday, yippee, and out to visit the family on Sunday. Whew – that's a busy week.