Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm Back...

I know it has been a couple of days since my last post, so here I am finally. Not a whole lot of quilting going on here. I have been doing my chores around the house during the day, then heading to mom's during the evening to put up apples! We picked a few bushels the other day and right now we are freezing them, I think we have somewhere around 32 quarts in the freezer. We plan to freeze a little more and then do some jelly, applebutter, and maybe some canned apple pie filling. There is no shortage of apples here so we are trying to put up as many as we can.

Hubby was home today so you know how that goes...just can't get alot of sewing done when he is home through the day. He will go back to work tomorrow so hopefully I can get a few more blocks finished. I did manage to get one block done a few minutes ago. Here it is....this makes me 52 blocks on the Love Letters and I have 55 blocks on the Diary quilt. Just think, if I had stayed working on only one of them I would be almost finished. Each quilt has 121 blocks in it.



My SIL had another ultrasound on Monday and found out that it is a BOY! The baby is due in November so I still have a little while to get a quilt done. We were all convinced that it was a girl but we were wrong. They did one of those 4-D Ultrasounds and it looks like you are looking right at the baby, they could see his hair and everything. We are all excited about it. This is my brother and his wife, they have 2 children already....Madison 6 and Zeph will be 2 tomorrow!!!!! I have a pattern in mind, I just have to dig it out and get started.

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for their nice comments about our dog passing away. I think the worst part of it for me was seeing my boys so upset. If you are a mother you know what I mean, it hurts so bad to see your kids upset when there is nothing that you can do about it. They seem to be doing better now as long as Fred is not mentioned. I guess it is still too fresh in their minds.

I will leave you with a cute photo of Donkey!!!



9 comments:

Amelia said...

How precious...he is quite the cat.

Norma said...

About what is your average time for a block? Both quilts are getting there!

For someone who didn't think they liked cats, he looks quite loved. So sorry about the dog, losing a pet is hard on everyone. Now you know why the pups were left on your land.

QuiltedSimple said...

Yes, you'd be almost done, but you'd probably be so sick of them or bored out of your skull taht you wouldn't want to finish them - and if you keep going, you'll have them both done in about the same amount of time - just a little longer for each one! Those apples sound yummy....i need to do some....after I finish up peaches.
Kris

KyQuiltlady said...

Sounds like you got a big orchard of apples. I did a bag the other day and they are so good. I like to just go to the freezer and get them to cook. They are so fresh. You sure whip those blocks up fast. They are beautiful. And donkey and Hunter look happy. Hunter is getting the grown up look.

countrychicken said...

Early apples are just starting in our neck of the woods, I made apple crisp last night, that definitely says fall is on the way. Like your Christmas tree counter, that is certainly a wake up call.

Regina said...

Yay on the baby - can't wait to see what quilt you come up with! Donkey reminds me of my Maggie ...

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I know there was more to your post, but all I got out of it was Apple Butter! Yummmmmmmm! I have a one track mind, I guess. Heheheheeee
Regina

The Quilting Pirate said...

Mmmmmmmmm apples!!!!! 32 quarts! WOWSERS!

I think you need a bigger sewing table...Donkey doesn't have enough sleeping room! LOL

Great blocks, looks like you are enjoying the true fruits of summer thought :)

Ruth's Place said...

He could be my cat's twin - except mine has about 5 pounds on yours...