Friday, April 15, 2011

Yippee! Friday Night Sew-In is here!

I was sewing tonight with virtual friends from Handmade by Heidi. Check out my link to her blog on my blog. I really like this idea because it's helping me get some of those unfinished projects done. Tonight I worked on my Block of the Month for Fairfield's Cornerstone Quilt Shoppe. We are making the Starry Night quilt from Swirly Girl.
First I put my squares together and drew a diagonal line and then I sewed a 1/4 inch on either side of the line.
Then I cut my triangles apart.

Next, I pressed my triangles open and cut off the little dog ears and then laid out my pattern before I began sewing.
Here is the finished block-all ready for tomorrow.

Thanks Heidi. I can't wait for the next Friday Night Sew-In.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Got Lemons-Make Lemonade

I was reading one of my favorite blogs, http://www.howsrobb.blogspot.com, and Lisa was describing how to make lemon marmalade. Yummy. She was talking about the large lemons she was using and it brought our Italian trip to mind. Talk about large lemons-here's a picture:


These are lemons at a fruit stand outside of Pompeii, Italy.
One of these would make a lot of marmalade.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In and other things.

There is another Friday Night Sew-In coming up on April 15th. Stop over at Heidi's blog, http://www.handmadebyheidi.com/blogspot.com to sign up and sew with us.

I'm on spring break right now as a school bus driver. I have the next two weeks off and hopefully I can find the time to do all the things I love to do. I want to finish a quilt that I have started for one of my darling daughters. I want to go on the Northern California Quilt Rush this week and I want to plant vegetables and cook some great meals. All the things I don't have time to do when I'm working. I don't know how some women do it, but I'm just not Super Woman. Maybe it has to do with getting older. Usually when I get home from work I just want to slip into my pajamas and have a little dinner and go to bed. It might have something to do with the fact that I get up at 4 am every morning on a work day. Even on the weekends I find it hard to sleep past 6 am. When school lets out for the summer break, it takes me a good month to get used to sleeping until 7 or 8 am. I'm really looking forward to retiring next year.
I haven't blogged in so long that I'm just rambling. Bleech!!
I'll try to do better on this blog, too.