Sunday, September 17, 2006
If you remember at the beginning of the weekend I was choosing how I'd spend the two days. There were so many options! As it turned out the chose wasn't hard at all - it almost made itself. I've not done much with my BOM's for awhile, and I decided I wanted to catch up. I think this was motivated by the fact that Friday the September installment of Heirloom Stitches arrived - two weeks after the August installment arrived on the last day of August. So that's what I did. First I prepped the appliqué for the August Jan Patek mystery block. It's a very simple block - the appliqué should be done in just a couple evenings of stitching. Next I finished the appliqué on the last July block - a wreath - and finished the Union Square block since the missing piece of fabric had finally arrived in the mail about 4 days ago. Then I cut all the pieced blocks from the August and September mailings - 5 blocks. I finished piecing the last one about 8:45 tonight. That leaves two small appliqué blocks from the September mailing and then I'll be all caught up with this project. Hopefully I can get those two appliqué blocks prepped tomorrow night.
I also made the first big pot of homemade soup for the season. It feels so good to be making cool weather meals again! This was a big pot of navy beans with onion, carrots, celery and ham. It tasted so good tonight! I served it with hot homemade bread, applesause and my favorite white wine - Muller Thurgau. (There are supposed to be two little dots over the "u" but I can't figure out how to do that.) I went to the store to get what I needed while I was waiting for Shadow to be done with his haircut. He was so overdue he was looking really bad. Saturday I also ran coffee and goodies from Starbucks to my daughter's and son-in-laws where they were painting the house. Did some picking up around the house, but more is needed. Hopefully tomorrow night.
Well, Blogger seems to be stuborn tonight - letting me load only the one picture. I'll have to load the block close-ups in another post. This is where I am with Heirloom Stitches as of this evening. Not all that many blocks left!
Posted by Patti at 9:15 PM