Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Star Path top & A new color in my kitchen!

Star Path (65"x75")
Quilt top ready!  Again, I didn't follow the suggested pattern for the pieced border; rather I used up the bonus triangles from the star points.  And once that was finished.......the quilt was just a bit too small for my liking (many of these QOV mysteries are on the small size of the QOV requirements).  I looked around my quilting space, and I really didn't have ANYTHING that would work nicely as an outer border----but I had WHITE!  So, white it is.

I pushed to piece a backing for the quilt right away; hoping to keep this AWAY from the UFO pile :D  And then, sadly I need to pry myself out of my quilting room in order to get lunch on the table and make it to Cassie's Dr. appt on time. :}

Then......once home.......it was MORE BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!
But -- guess what??!?!    

I'm DONE WITH BEANS!  No more!  Nu-uh!  I'm going to put an all-call out on Facebook to see if anyone in the area is interested in picking their share ---- otherwise, well....they'll just continue growing and growing and live out their life being happy, FULL beans :p

And now--------------------------------------

A NEW COLOR joins my kitchen! 
Deep breath.  No downtime for me!  And this is ONLLLLLLLLLLY the beginning.  

Not to mention all the corn on the stalks that is ready for blanching and freezing!  I simply must accept right NOW that I MUST spend my next couple of days in the garden and kitchen!

And now-----Cass and I are heading out for a run.  
Happy Tuesday!

Be sure to read my 1000th post.  I'm fairly certain the time spent reading it won't leave you disappointed ;)

{{Update}}
And, we're back!
While Cass was dressing for the run, I grabbed her new shoes and placed them next to mine.  Sure, sure...they're all shiny and new, but are also a full size-n-a-half larger than mine!  Size 9.  My goodness!

And the roles have reversed!  Daughter now pushes Mom instead of the other way around.  Shortly after my "Ready?" question at the end of the driveway, she was already taking off, pushing the pace and extending the distance between the two of us.  Turkey!

6 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

You sure are going to be busy for the next few weeks, and then you will get to start playing in the snow soon too! :D

Andee said...

For a minute I thought you were painting the kitchen (that is on Kathy's list here) but now I get it! Love your QOV. I need to get back to mine..too tired to sew after work tonight so it is still waiting!

Amanda said...

I feel for you having to preserve so many vegetables, but it'll pay off in the winter, though by then you may never feel able to face another bean or tomato. How lucky that Cassie is keen to run with you, neither of our sons were ever interested in joining Christopher.

scraphappy said...

Beans give way to tomatoes. It will all be worth it when you are eating your own homegrown veggies all winter. Great work on the QOV. Glad you were able to get it polished off in good time. What is next on the list?

Patchwork Penguin said...

The quilt is lovely!!! I agree it needs another border and the white is perfect.

Tomatoes!! Well we all know red is the best color... much nicer than green.

Take care!

Linda said...

You might be tired of doing the veggies now but you'll be loving them all winter long.

Your QOV looks great! The border looks just fine. It will look even better quilted.

As for Cassie's shoe size, it's all those healthy veggies and exercise she's getting! She'll catch up to her shoe size and be taller than you soon!