Saturday, October 15, 2011

Busy Times Around The Household

Judy has been busy, busy, busy working on the Man Quilt.  She has over half of the blocks sewn together.  A block is made up of a front and back piece of fabric with batting sandwiched in between.  They have to be pinned together and an X sewn across each one.  Once all 70 blocks have been completed, they have to be sewn into rows and then sewn together.  Then the quilt will need to be “fringed” by clipping around the edge of each block.  The quilt will be done, but not ready for cuddling until it goes to the Laundromat for a spin in the washer/dryer.

I’ve been busy striking items off the Ol’ Ta Do List getting us ready to go to Kentucky.  Fortunately there aren’t that many “must do before we leave” items on the list.  We have three weeks left to get ourselves ready (mentally and physically) to go back to w*rk.

Speaking of w*rking at, our son says, “You’ll be a couple pooped puppies!”  I think he’s right.  Judy is making a list and will prepare at least a week’s worth of dinners to freeze.  When we get home after a ten hour day we won’t feel like cooking a big dinner, but we’ll still need good healthy meals.  By having a dozen or so pre-made in the freezer, we can just take the evening meal out of the freezer in the morning and warm it up in the oven when we get home. 

We talked about frozen dinners, but they’re just not that healthy for us.  So by doing it ourselves we can eliminate the sodium, etc..  That way, we can have our own cooking which tastes a whole lot better than Swanson’s or whoever’s cooking.  Plus, we can have the foods that we like to eat.  Yep, Man Quilt, Ta Do List, and pre-making meals – we’ll manage to keep ourselves busy over the next few days, that’s for sure.

What’s up for today?  I’m not really sure.  I guess the same ol’, same ol’.  So we best get going.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. you definitely are busy can't wait to see the man quilt finished :)..I too am a quilter but don't use the same method..I piece the whole top then pop into the frames with the backing and batting then handquilt the whole thing..good idea on the pre frozen dinners..we do that alot here too..