Sunday, January 20, 2013


This morning Toby helped me cook brunch. It was a nice change to have him beside me in the kitchen. I have a small kitchen with very little counter space so typically I don't like anyone in the kitchen with me while I prepare meals. We always end up getting in each others way. In the past I have only allowed Summer in the kitchen with me because it's useful for her to learn to prepare meals and she enjoys it.

I don't mind cooking either, matter of fact, I enjoy it. I love trying new recipes and new ways to prepare meals.

We made Oven Tacos. OH MY GOODNESS they were the best tacos! Maybe it was because I was starving by the time we got them made..I don't think so, they were good. I think Toby liked them too. Summer said Jack in the Box's tacos tasted better. That didn't surprise me. She loves Jack in the Box tacos.

We watched Pit Boss while we ate our tacos. Pit Boss is one of my favorite shows to watch...and sometimes it's really sad. Every time I watch it it makes me want to snuggle my rescued bull baby up a little tighter.

After I got Toby off to work I vacuumed the floors. I notice they need it a lot more than they used to with Bo around, and the fact that we eat in the living area doesn't help matters.

The rest of the afternoon I spent finishing up a quilt I had been working on. This quilt has been a disaster since the beginning. I'm certainly no experienced seamstress and this quilt shows it. I got to the point where I just wanted it done and got bored and careless with it. I knew it was probably only going to end up as a blanket for Bo.

The quilts I have been making are starting to pile up. Out of the nine I have made so far, only one...maybe two are worthy enough to be sold or given as a gift. I have been in search of a charity that will take quilts but everyone of them I have researched have very restrictive requirements for the quilts they accept. It seems the best place I have found to donate my practice stuff is to the Animal Shelters. Not sure how I feel about that one. I have spent very little money on my creations but a good bit of time.

Not sure if I posted this one I finished a couple of months ago or not. It's not perfect but close to it. I really liked the way the color combinations and patterns turned out too. Remember, I get my fabric from discarded clothing/fabric from the Blue Hanger so every piece I put together is my own color and pattern combinations.

This is a top I finished the other day. I really like the way it turned out but unfortunately I think it's going to be a bit small to be too much of anything.....maybe a wall hanging or table top???

I have been trying to figure out some useful things I could be expending my sewing energy on to no avail. Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. The freezing weather has kept me out of my sewing room lately. I am making a quilt out of old jeans. I am about 1/3 of the way done. It requires no batting and the raw edges on each square are left to ravel. Really easy and fast. He Who lost a lot of weight and had a lot of jeans. Some were pretty well worn and some could have gone on to the thrift shop, but I cut them all up. I am making it for my bed and it will be 108" square. I am out of jeans! I even cut some of mine up that I just didn't particularly like the fit. I am going to hit some thrift stores to finish. I am going to do some t-shirt rugs next! Use up all those worn out t's. The rug canvas is spendy, so I am going to try one on burlap. I figure I can bind the edges and pull threads to create my canvas. You just basically tie the strips on, so it will be easy to use all the shirts.

    I am chatty this morning!!