Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Me Again!

I've had a string of busy weeks, today I'll be cooking for a family birthday dinner tomorrow. I'm making a fajita bar, which will have 3 kinds of meat with sauteed mushrooms and onions, peppers, beer battered onion rings, 2 side salads, and dessert. I'll do as much as possible today to minimize time in the kitchen tomorrow and maximize time with the family!

No day is complete without some needlework, though, and even on my busiest days I can usually find a few minutes somewhere. My current project is a quilting job and I hope to be on the borders later today in spite of all the time I'll need in the kitchen. One more simple block after the one in the hoop and I'll be on the borders, there are three.

Knitting is here to stay and I'm really happy about that. While quilting has been my obssession for the last 20 years, and still is to a large extent, the ease of making quick gifts has brought knitting back out of hiding. This is the color of the next pair of socks I'll have on my needles.

This picture was taken the evening of Ruthie's birthday dinner day back in November, she's sporting new jammies, a new hat and shoes and posing with her new dolly.

My cooking day is well under way, the roast chicken is about to come out of the oven, pasta salad is made, meat is sliced and ready for cooking, and the vegetables are cut and ready to cook as well. All that is left is to make the cake, which will go in the oven when the chicken comes out. I didn't expect to be so far along at noon, and am looking forward to spending the rest of my day quilting and sprucing up the house.

Happy Quilting!


Bren said...

I am loving that you are blogging again!
Phyllis's quilt is wonderful! I love the colors...very bright and cheery!
Ruthie is adorable! I loved the pics of her and Lucas in their new hats! And Ruthie's socks are darling! I need a knitting lesson!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, long time no see ;D
I enjoy your posts and glad you're back. Such nice photos. Love the yarn, and the photo of Ruthie is so sweet. Hugs.

~Bren~ said...

I was sure something was broken in my reader because SURELY you had posted again. Lo and behold, here it is...the same old post from a month ago and no update. I'm waaaaaaaaaiiiiiitttttiiiinnnnggggg.........