We’ve been eating mostly just what comes from the garden lately. Mmmm-mmm! Gotta love this time of year! I give myself permission to disregard the weeds in favor of using my time to harvest and prepare as much as I can. The freezer is at max capacity, so it’s time to go into the canning mode. Talk about a time-consuming occupation! I certainly can see why home-cooked meals have fallen so far into disfavor. Not only does it take so much time, but the clean-up is enough to kill. At least, if you’re trying to clean up MY kitchen after I’ve spent a day in it. I’m a slob. No getting around it. But I’m also a pretty good cook, if I DO say so myself. I wish I could find some sucker who’d agree to clean up for me in exchange for room and board.
Our quilting guild is having a show in a few weeks. Here’s my entry:
Do you think I’ll get it finished in time? The optimist in me says I will. The realist in me says “no way.” Oh … you didn’t know about my multiple personalities? Not in the clinical sense, mind you, but there’s certainly more than one side to my story. One of the ladies here recently asked me if I work well under pressure. Is there any other way? Who knew?!?
Cyndi F came and did a queen-sized quilt in a day here last Thursday. My camera was in hiding at the moment. She promises to send a photo we took with her phone, and I’ll post it when I get it – very nice Storm At Sea, quilted with a wavy design to carry on the theme.
Linda M was here the same day, but didn’t get finished so will return tomorrow. She’s busy with an original design by Cathi W – done in Civil War repro fabs and custom quilting. It’s a ton of work, but will be spectacular when she gets it done. You’ll know when that happens – the sigh of relief will surely be heard ‘round the world. I'll bet you can see it at the quilt show September 24-25 ( http://www.emqg.org/2011show.html -- they are vending patterns there).