Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Wilted Quilter

I know it's been awhile since I posted but not much has been going on other than recuperating and trying to get back into the swing of things! I have been visiting your blogs and as usual, you gals are busy, busy, busy !! But the post that caught my eye was from Nancy at "Nancyquilts"about how she should rename her Blog since she hadn't put anything "quilty" on it and had not done any quilting of late. I have been feeling the same way! Before I get to quilting, I am wilting ! In my defense, I did just start back to work after my lady surgery and when I get home, I am pretty tired. I have been poking around in my sewing room but have not produced anything worth posting. And here it is OCTOBER!! Like many of you, I am reviewing what was done in September and revising my goals for October.

1. Finished my Forgotten Flying Geese quilt and it is hanging in my hallway!! Yea!(Although this was not an original goal but a delightful detour taken during the month.)

2. Still quilting my Mystery Quilt from Hell. I did the ditch stitching but I need to finish the free motion quilting.

3. Made my Ovarian Cancer friendship block for our guild quilt.

4. Completed my BOM thangles blocks and I'm ready to pick up October's block on Tuesday.

Well that's it.. not much to brag about !!:(

SEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, here are OCTOBER'S GOALS:

1. FINISH MYSTERY QUILT FROM HELL INCLUDING BINDING AND LABEL
2. LOAD CHARITY "COWBOY" QUILT ON FRAME AND QUILT IT
3. MAKE "WEEKENDER" JACKET USING MY WOVEN FABRIC (hopefully before we leave for Houston.
4. START AND COMPLETE 1/2 OF THE SUPER SECRET GUILD CHALLENGE
5. CUT PIECES FOR KYLA AND ERIN'S FLOWER QUILTS.


Now with that out of the way, I have some Fall /Halloween quilts of old to share with you. I am really impressed with the beautiful and fun quilts everyone has posted. I thought I was the only one who changed out quilts, curtains, towels, etc. for the different seasons!!! Glad I'm not!


This is a quilt I made many years ago. I love the buttons on the gourds~!!

I have others but BLOGGER is being extremely uncooperative about uploading pictures so I will have to post them this weekend..

Finally, last night I made oatmeal in my crockpot!! I must tell you that I am NOT a morning person. I know alot of you are because I see some of you posting at 5:30-6:00 a.m. while I am still sawing wood!! My DH, Bob, is one of you. He is up at 5:30 or earlier before the alarm goes off. I'm sure some of you have actually done this but it was new to me! I used the steel cut McCann's irish oats, threw in the water, brown sugar, walnuts, raisins and some pumpkin pie spice, then crossed my fingers!!

Well, this morning, we woke to the smell of hot oatmeal ready to go!! For me, this is a super time saver. I just recently started cooking in the crockpot so if any of you have some good recipes PLEASE send them my way!!

My husband is out with friends tonight and tomorrow for his college homecoming weekend so I have some free time on my hands and hopefully will get some of the above done!

8 comments:

Hedgehog said...

I've been on a huge oatmeal kick lately - wonder if I can find a crockpot in Finland... Cute little gourds!

joyce said...

I have never tried crockpot oatmeal but it sounds like a great idea. I use my crockpot ALL the time. Any stew recipe that you like will work and I have also made lasagne (I have an oval one that is not so deep as well as the pot shaped one). I would recommend getting a crockpot recipe book just to know the times. I borrowed several from the library.

Nines said...

High or low? I have to ask. Can you imagine how cool that would be for the kiddos? Wonderful!! Those crockpot cookbooks are very nice- I have even baked a cake with mine!!

Nines said...

And since you have a little time... I'd still like to see that laundryroom!

Angie said...

LOVE your gourds!!! And I am on an oatmeal kick right now too, so, I'm with Nines, did you cook it on HI or LOW overnight?

Mary said...

The oatmeal sounds good - Do you have a specific recipe for this? We're moving to Minneapolis and I bet some hot oatmeal would be great on a cold morning.

I use my crockpot in spurts but I'm sure I'll be using it more frequently when we move. I can easily see putting a pot of hearty soup on in the morning and serving it with some warm bread for supper.

Dawn said...

Oh your gords are adorable too! I"m not a morning person either. But your oatmeal in the crock pot "smelled" so good to me!!!!

Libby said...

Crockpot oatmeal sounds delish and I bet it smells wonderful, too.