Progress on Pinkie Quilt

For those of you who have asked, I will post some directions for making this. It’s so simple though — you don’t really need directions.

Not as much progress as I’d hoped for yesterday and here it is 2 p.m. and I haven’t touched it yet today. Why is it when I have something I really want to get done, there’s so much else that needs to be done?

Yesterday we were having ham and baked sweet potatoes for dinner so that was something that didn’t take long at all to fix so I figured I’d sew all afternoon. The decorator sent an e-mail that she had a swag for me to see so I ran down there and got that, brought it home and though I loved the colors and texture, it just didn’t fit the spot over my picture where I’d wanted it. And, then a contractor came by to talk about doing some work on the house. Remember that room I want? At least we’re talking about fixing it so I can use it. Mostly what needs to be done is get that garage door down, put up French type doors, carpet and probably have to re-do the ceiling after taking down the garage door rails. I don’t even care if we leave that yucky plywood on the walls because that way I don’t mind putting nails in the walls. I hate messing up drywall. We also need to have a couple of windows replaced and some trim switched out around doors and a 24′ x 30′ (or somewhere in that size range) garage built. And, because we’re all electric and that scares me in the winter, we’re going to do something about a backup heat source. My preference was to stick a wood stove in that room I want. It would provide enough heat to keep the pipes (and humans and dog) in the house from freezing in the event we lose power for a week or so, and I could cook on it but a check with the insurance company revealed that putting in a wood stove is surely not something they think we should do and we’ll have to pay way too much in insurance costs just to justify having that for a backup. The contractor is recommending some whole house back up diesel generator but then how the heck do you get diesel if there’s 20″ of ice/snow on the ground and no power? If someone had just put gas in the basement, this would not be an issue. Can’t have everything I suppose!

This morning I’ve returned the swag that didn’t work, stopped by the grocery store, made 2 loaves of bread, fixed lunch, scraped 16 new potatoes (that didn’t want to let go of their red shells!), made the world’s easiest cheesecake for tonight’s desert. It is actually a storebought graham cracker crust. Mix up 1 package cream cheese, 1/4 c. lemon juice and 1 can Eagle Brand milk (although it takes 2 cans because I eat too much out of the can! I love that stuff!). Pour into the pie shell, chill. Serve with canned cherry pie filling. Yum!

Now I’m heading back down to sew! That bottom right star may not stay — the background and the star may blend too much.

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