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Finished 2018
What Am I Working On???


1.  Granny's Wedding Quilt

2.  Josh & Nicole's Quilt

3.  Lone Starburst

4.  Kaffe Fasset Quilt

5.  Round We Go



6.  Qiviut Cowl

7.  Monster Pants

8.  Travel Socks #3



9.    Chicago Ornament



Saturday Sampler Quilt

Now that the quilts for the twins are done,  I have been focusing my attention back on the Saturday Sampler Quilt.  I wanted to make as much progress as possible before we move everything into storage.  This one is the Pinwheel Star  



and Dutchman's Puzzle.

And  Spinning Star


The rest of the photos are on my computer, which is now in Washington D.C.  (I'm using David's and I don't like it.  I think it might actually be his desk an chair that I don't like, not the computer.)  

I've been saying goodbye's to my friends and I've really had some great send off's.  It's sad but email and cell phones make it so much easier to stay in touch.  I'm trying to pretend that I'm just going on an extended vacation.      


Spa Day

I had this idea.  It happens from time to time.  It was even a pretty good idea.  I gave my mother-in-law a day at the spa for Mother's Day.  It's no fun to go by yourself, so I decided that I would go too.  It's even more fun if it's a bigger group.  The quilting girls did this a while ago and it was the best part of our little excursion.  So, I invited David's sister Hope  and the sisters-in-law Margie and Donna.  That would be five of us in all.

We went to the Flowering Almond Spa at The Founder's Inn in Virginia Beach and for an internet find, it was pretty good.  We were manicured, pedicured, facialed, wrapped, massaged, and fed lunch.  Just look at these feet.  These are great feet!  Thanks for the picture Margie.

One of my nieces was able to identify us by our polish color.  I wonder what that says about us.  

My favorite was the facial.  The sheets were so soft, the bed was heated and I felt like I was tucked in a little cocoon while I was cleansed, masqued, and moisturized.   I think that I should do this more often.  Anybody want to go again? 


Hens and Chicks

A few more blocks are done.  I do like the blue blocks.


I'm trying to decide if these blocks will get packed up for the move (Yikes!  Less than 3 weeks) or if I will take them to the apartment.  We are not moving house to house and will be in an apartment for six to eight weeks.  


 That sounds like forever without a place for my sewing machine.  But I don't need it for this project since it is all hand pieced.

I think I've just talked myself into keeping it for an apartment project.


Brioche Scarves

I've been knitting scarves, not that I'll be wearing them anytime soon.  Actually, this one is for David but someone had to wear the scarf and someone had to take the picture.  It's really hard to take a picture of yourself without a tripod and a timer.  I'm probably telling David how to take the picture. 

The stitch is called the Brioche Stitch.  It makes a really fluffy scarf and it's quite easy once you get going. It's the getting going that causes me grief.   I got the yarn at a quilt show in Lancaster several years ago.  It is a blend of mohair, rayon, cotton, and wool.  

I liked the yarn so much, I got it in a blue color as well.   This time I let the post wear the scarf.


Oh look, that's two projects from my Top 10 list that are done.   


Strawberry Jam

Mmmmmmm,  strawberry jam.  

The jars are all lined up and ready to go.  The battered funnel was my granny's.  You can see that is has been well used over the years.  In fact, I have had to save it from being thrown in the trash on more than one occasion but it makes the jam taste better.   I can't make jam without it.  Well, I probably could but I don't want to.

This year I used a recipe from Food in Jars.  Do a search for Strawberry Jam on her website for the recipe.  (You might want to try out some of her other recipes too.)  You add a couple of vanilla beans to the strawberries and it gives them such a yummy flavor.  

This is definitely the recipe I'll be using from now on.  And it looks so pretty in the jars.  There was even a little bit leftover for us to taste test.  I had to bake bread for proper taste testing.  All the jars sealed too.  That makes me so happy.  

I wonder if I made enough.