Sunday, September 17, 2006

What I did this weekend


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!

17 comments:

manager on duty said...

nice work!

Silverthimble said...

Excellent progress! You were busy this weekend! That quilt is looking great.

Cynthia said...

your quilt is just beautiful. Well done on your progress over the weekend.

I also love homemade soup. I made some Carrot soup on the weekend and really enjoyed it.

sewprimitive karen said...

The quilt is so beautiful; all the blocks are so gorgeous, especially love the large ones with the eagle and the urn with spreading-out flowers. If you are typing in Word, use "Insert" then "Symbol" and that popup screen will appear with a gazillion symbols. The "Latin1" chart has the two little dots. Then hopefully it would copy over to Blogness.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I was just admiring this pattern the other day - it truly is an amazing work and you are doing such a fine job!!!

My husband's name has a u with 2 dots over it - that was fun when we printed wedding invites and birth announcements! Ha! Now I know - but if you just use it once in a great while - might as well just do what you did - say there are 2 dots over!

Cheers!

Evelyn

EileenKNY said...

That quilt is awesome, Patti. You certainly were busy this weekend. Is there someplace we can see this BOM? I can honestly say that none of the shops around here carry it.
Homemade soup, mmmmmm. We're going on the Sonoma diet here. Gotta lose at least 30 pounds for the wedding.

quiltpixie said...

good for you catching up like that. Bet it feels good not to have so many blocks calling your name at the same time :-)

Amy P The Calico Cat said...

Nice job! (BTW those two litte dots are "umlauts" - probably spelled wrong - German punctuation marks. I don't know how to add them either - but my Pfaff can stitch them!)

Libby said...

What a beautiful quilt this is going to be. Such a nice mix of applique and piecing. Isn't it a great feeling to get caught up?

Jeanne said...

That is going to be a stunning quilt! And your soup sounds delicious :)
Jeanne

Leslie said...

WOW! Love the colors too. Are the applique blocks done by hand or machine? ~ When blogger won't let you upload another photo, try this. From the "Create post" window you're in, click "Save as Draft". Then from the "Dashboard" click, "Edit Post" on the blog you were in the middle of, try adding the picture again. It often does the trick, gives blogger the kick it needs! =)

Quilts And Pieces said...

I just love this! I didn't think too much about this pattern until you and Lynn started it. They do look so much better in real life! It is wonderful!

Mary said...

I've always wanted to make a sampler quilt and this one is beautiful. I like the layout with the different size blocks and the mix of pieced and applque ones.

Linda_J said...

WOW, look at Patti go! The blocks are all lovely and the closeups are good to see in the followup post.

Sweet P said...

Your blocks are awesome. So many different ones, all of them gorgeous.

I'm thinking about making some bean soup myself. But the temps are still in the 80s here. A few more days and I'll be ready.

Suze said...

Ohhhh.........Such lovely work.....

Glad that Jan Patak has sold out of the 2006 mystery quilts or I would have another thing languishing in my studio.

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful Patti, your choice of fabrics is awesome as usual.