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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




For some reason, I signed up at Pins and Needles to do a needlepoint ornament of the month.  I've never done needlepoint before and I guess this looked like a quick and easy project.  And it is.  And I like it.  I do these while I watch t.v. in the evenings.  Here is the January ornament.  


This is the February ornament.  I didn't even like this canvas when I got it.  I figured that I would just give it away as a present.  Everything changed when I got it back from the finisher.  It turned out great!


 Who knew that I would like needlepoint? 


What's This?

Look at this groundhog.  

He's eating my tree.

And now he's climbing my tree, to eat even more of it. 


He's already stripped my Montauk Daisies to leafless stems and my Toad Lilies will probably never be seen again.  Hasn't he had enough to eat?   Why doesn't he eat the weeds?


Lord John and the Private Matter

I read this book while David was in the hospital with his knee surgery.  I think I read a total of four books and started a fifth while he was there.  There's not a lot for a person to do in a hospital.  

Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, #1)Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon 

This book was  very quick and easy to read.  It is about one of the characters in her "Outlander" series.  Lord John is investigating a murder while he is trying to get his cousin out of an engagement without ruining everybody's reputation.  He is a fearless, yet fussy investigator who manages to get himself poisoned.  The cure is almost worse than the poison.  Some parts of the murder investigation didn't really make a lot of sense to me and apparently I missed the point of some of the story.  It is possible since I was in a hospital and all with a sick person.  I'd put it in the light entertainment category.  

I will read the other books in this series, but if you have read the "Outlander" books, you may be a bit disappointed.


Asparagus Salad

Do you like mushy canned asparagus that has been cooked to death and then some?  If so, you had best stop reading now.  This salad is made from strips of raw asparagus and is delicious and ever so easy.  

I found this recipe at  The Smitten Kitchen.  Her pictures look a little more elegant than mine.  

It's almost too easy to call it a recipe.  You wash the asparagus, cut off the woody ends, shave, and toss with a lemon vinaigrette.  A little shaved Parmesan Cheese on top and you're done.  


The Secret Projects

Yay!  The secret projects are done.  They are not delivered yet, but that will happen soon.  I can talk about them because it's highly unlikely that the recipients read this blog.  This is Ansel's quilt.

And this is Aaron's quilt.  I hope they will be able to tell them apart.  It won't be too hard really, the backs are different.


This is what it looks like when I'm doing the quilting.  They are all flannel and really heavy.  I quilted wavy rectangles on this one.

I have made one of these quilts for my nieces and nephews for high school graduation gifts.  Ansel's and Aaron's are a little late, they've both finished their first year of college.  I also made them for Josh and Jeremy and several of their friends.  Thirteen or fourteen of them over the years, I seem to have lost count somewhere.  

Time to update my Top 10 Projects.