Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Doesn't cleaning feel good?

ONCE it's done, that is....

Ugh! What a mess! Need I say anything????

There is just SOMETHING about having everything neat, tidy and clean!!! {{and pay no attention to the door-less cabinet---it always falls off, so we just leave it off}}

and yes....notice how the before picture was taken when it was daylight? I started when I first got home from class today; took a break to get the law mowed (2 hours) and to get into the garden. I finished it up just before sitting down....

When in the garden, I picked a few more pickling cucumbers that are ready for some canning. I plan to do a small batch of pickles on Saturday, so I'm trying to prolong their life by keeping them in cold water in the fridge.

AND...I did get some sewing done tonight as well! :0) :0)

Jared Takes a Wife blocks see some light. I needed to finish up all 120 "green-pointy-units" tonight; sewing and pressing.....**UGH--that was tedious!!!**.....and I couldn't shut down for the evening without actually piecing some blocks together!!! Nine pictured, but ten complete; twenty more to go.

Waiting up for DH right now; he's driving back from "home" and should be home-home within the hour. He's had a long day! Got up with me at 6:30; spent some time tilling up the garden, headed to Marshfield (2.5 hr drive) at 10:00; worked for his sister, and is now heading back tonight. All that driving and working....he'll be ready to collapse for sure.

10 comments:

Becca Quilts said...

Can you come to my house, please? Pretty, pretty please?

jaycad said...

Okay... You are officially some sort of freakish non-sleeping lightning-fast-sewing quilting MACHINE! How on earth do you keep churning out one gorgeous quilt after another!? This kne is going to be yet another stunner!

Candace said...

I think Uncle Sam should hire you to teach the US Marines. And they think they get more done by early in the morning than most people do all day, hah!

scraphappy said...

Love the before and after pictures. You are a girl after my own heart. The quilt is looking good -- another one for my someday list.

Laurel said...

I love your Jared blocks. Are you going to sash? (to sash or not to sash, that is the question) lol.

Tracy said...

Hey that looks like my house most of the time...the before pic I mean!
Nice quilt blocks! Can't wait to see it finished.
The pickles-what recipe are you planning for them? I have a small amount of cucumbers and don't know what to do with them. I get maybe five a day that are the right size and don't know what to do with a small amount. It's been years since I fooled with cukes so I don't have any tried and true recipes. I did print a few off but of course have none of the indredients yet. We love dills.

Tracy said...

what I meant to say/type was ingredients! I hate when I do that!

Winona said...

I love your Jared Takes a Wife blocks. That is going to be a beautiful quilt. Good job on the cleaning. You can come here and clean any time you want. (grin) Winona

Jackie said...

I love your Jared takes a Wife quilt. We can already see that the finished quilt will be something special.

jillquilts said...

What's really bad is that MY kitchen can look like that sometimes and it's just me! lol

Great looking blocks!!