Friday, January 11, 2008

Spare Parts is Complete

I'm happy to report another UFO finish for 2008. Tonight I finished stitching down the back side of the binding while watching a couple Buck Rogers episodes with my husband. He received the DVD series for Christmas from the kids. We are enjoying watching them - though some things now seem rather silly.

This morning I focused on refilling the freezer - there was no meat to be had! I spent an hour at Costco stocking up. After spending an hour or more repackaging everything into smaller quantities for the freezer I proceeded to reorganize my pantry and about half the kitchen cabinets. It's been so long since I did any serious cooking that I'd forgotten what I had and where everything was kept. Some very old foods got tossed. I had a large shelf full of empty tall plastic containers that once held things like macaroni, noodles and raisins but had long been empty. I washed all of those thoroughly and put them to better use keeping various foodstuffs fresh. I've made a partial list for one more shopping trip. Tomorrow I'll plan next week's menus and make one more trip to the grocery.

Tomorrow I'll also oil the longarm and give it a general cleaning and load "Leftovers" for quilting. Hopefully I can get that quilted by the end of the weekend!

14 comments:

tirane93 said...

that came out just grand! i love it!

Henrietta said...

Speechless with admiration, I do not have the kind of brain function to make things fit the way you did with these two, both beautiful, I would have a hard time picking a favorite.

Fiona said...

I love it!

Carol said...

Isn't retirement wonderful! Time to do all those things that you haven't gotten to in years. I'm loving cooking again. My next job when I get back from California is to organize the spice cabinet so I can find what I need.

Pam said...

Blogger is not playing nicely....grrr

Spareparts and Leftovers are both wonderful and will add so much color to your camper! How fun

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Lissa Jane said...

I love your spare parts quilt, its gorgeous.. and I love your storage under the stairs idea.. I hang my backings once they are washed that way, dont have to iron them again after they have been hung :O)


take care

Lissa

Suze said...

I get tired just reading your blog.

I have retirement coming up at the end of this year. Perhaps I can get as much accomplished.

Wendy said...

Congrats on a great finished quilt. I envy your energy to get your cupboards organized.

Libby said...

I just smile each time I see a new post . . . you are surely making the most of your retirement! Love the quilt . . . it's such fun to see what can be made with the 'leftovers' *s*

Sweet P said...

I love Spare Parts. It's an adorable quilt. You've had quite a first week of retirement - quilting, cleaning, grocery shopping and even a tornado. Can you handle all the excitement? It sounds as if you're having a ball.

julieQ said...

Such a neat quilt!! and made of spare parts...great job!

JulieQ

ForestJane said...

That looks great! And the blue border is perfect for it, ties it all together even though it's all leftovers. :)

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on a great finish :)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

So fantastic - I seriously love this quilt. Amazing, and so wonderful to see it finished.