Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Slow Start

Hello, all!  I am back.  It has been three months since I blogged.  I have done quite a bit.

I made a quilt for my cousin that had a double mastectomy.

It was self designed and a little wild for me but I liked it in the end.  On the back I included a Jacob's ladder because it is my family name.

That thing is 3'x3'!  The red portion is a Snoopy fabric because she says, "Snoopy is the man!"

I used a fun design in red thread for quilting in case she hated the front (she did not).

I made a baby quilt for my manager's grandsonsongrandsongrand.

I caught up on my BOM.

I went to an auction with my DIL where I acquired this cute sewing box.

And, this folding table with a yardstick embedded in it.  I collect yard sticks.  So, I couldn't resist!

I also helped my son clean his newly acquired rental house in a snowstorm.

Made a couple of neck gaiters for my husband and myself when the polar vortex  or winter storm Hercules was approaching.

Speaking of that storm, we were without power for two days.  So, I cooked on the woodburner.


Those are pancakes, scrambled eggs, smoked sausage and not pictured are the hashbrowns.

Lunch was grilled cheese, tomato soup and chicken noodle soup.

I had made tacos and refried beans the night before and that evening I made skillet meal that I fix but I can't get the pictures off of my camera.  It is made from polish sausage, potatoes, onions, peppers and green beans.  We had the leftovers for lunch the next day.  No one was starving at out house!

While the power was out I sewed on my treadle.  So, now I am trying to complete that quilt on the treadle.  I have a lot of goals for this year and one of them is to get back to blogging.  So, here is my start!

Hope someone is still with me.

Keep stitchin' and stirrin'!



  1. Not to worry Mary. I'm still hanging in here watching your new year progress. Welcome back. Your quilt for your cousin looks good. I know she will always be thrilled that you made her a quilt. The back is very clever. Your breakfast in the power outage looked yummy. And I was envious that you even got to sew while you had no power. I'd like to get a treadle machine one day. Can't wait to see the quilt you are making on it.

  2. Don't worry, we just keep hanging around in case you come back. :-) Love the table--it looks like the perfect size for just about anything you need to do, and the yard stick markings are wonderful. The fact that it folds up is just icing on the cake.


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