Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blocks, Quilts and Cookies

 I did get a little sewing done for me yesterday!!!  YAY!  I have a couple of blocks pinned above my machine to make sure that I sew them together correctly.  The one on the left is my Garlic Knots and I need to make more of those blocks to get my quilt top a large queen size.  The one on the left is the blocks that I am working on right now.  They are pretty much the same other than the size, one is made from all squares and the other is squares and rectangles.
 This little pile of blocks should go together quick!  I would at least like to get all of the blocks finished today!  Then I can work on assembling the quilt top.  I also have a customer quilt on the frame that I need to get done as soon as possible.  It belongs to my aunt and it is a beautiful quilt.  I have a ton of other customer quilts lined up as well.  I am booked up through Christmas!!!! 
 Some of the customer quilts I can post pics of as I finish them and others I can't as they are gifts and those people read my blog and Facebook.  Those will be posted after Christmas.  I have several custom orders for making quilts.  One lady wants 9 memory pillows and 3 of the full size cross quilts made from her husband's shirts that passed away.  

Here is a pic of a customer quilt that I quilted and had not posted on my blog.  I love the blues...  It is backed with a soft blue flannel.  This was a gift for the customer's elderly aunt. 
 I did more cleaning yesterday but I didn't get a lot accomplished.  I am a routine girl and when something throws me off like my busy week last week my ADHD kicks in and I have a horrible time concentrating, staying on task and getting back into my routine.  So yesterday was a struggle.  

Hunter is out of school this week for Fall Break.  I did let him sleep in yesterday.  The first half of the day he just kind of took it easy.  Then he did his daily farm chores and split more firewood for winter.  He will be working on the wood all week.  He also asked me if I would make him some No Bake Cookies.  I like to make sure that both of my boys can cook enough to take care of themselves so I had him to make them and I supervised.  :)  He did an awesome job.  We all love them but of course, I can't really have them....I did sneak a bite of one.  :(  Today is "bread day"  I usually try to keep fresh baked bread made.  I take a day or two a week and bake fresh loaves of bread.  My family absolutely loves it!  As most of you know I have stomach issues and I can actually digest the homemade bread so much better than store bought.  I guess it is the preservatives and such.  I still have to watch about my blood sugar but I can cut is as thin as I want so that helps.  I'll post pics of it tomorrow.  :)
Soooo....plans for the day..... Cook, Clean, Nap, Quilt....story of my life.  :) 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

my kids always used to want those no bake cookies too - haven't made them in years. Is the Garlic Knots quilts one of Bonnie Hunter's patterns?

---"Love" said...

I made those same cookies Saturday; I just love them, and they are so easy to make. Your blue quilt is very pretty, and I really like your Garlic Knot blocks. Looking forward to see them put together. ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

Once upon a time, when I was a starving college student, my Mom sent me a box of the no-bake cookies. I happened to be out of money and food at the time, and I pretty much lived on those cookies for a few days. Needless to say, I got very tired of them (though they had been a favorite up to that time) and have not really craved them since then. :)
That is good news that you have customer quilts lined up through Christmas.