Not Enough Sewing Going On

The only plans I had for Saturday were to sew!  That’s all I wanted to do . . sew!  Nothing was more important to me than sewing on Saturday.  The entire week had been spent at the longarm and I was about to die to sit down at the sewing machine.

Chad has a friend who plays in a band.  Chad always has friends who play in bands and I know Chad would love to do that one day.  Friday night Chad went with Drew to one of their performances a county or two south of here.  I had been asleep for a while when Chad got in but he always calls me on the cell phone to tell me he’s home.  He wanted to talk!  He wanted to tell me all about Drew’s band, and the band that played before them, and this and that and more of this and more of that! How does a mom say no to a 20 year old who’s willing to talk?  At 2 a.m. I said Chad, I’m going to wake you up when I get up if you don’t stop talking! 🙂 Oh, not a problem.  He had to be at work at 8 a.m.  Good grief, child . .

Got up at 6 a.m.  It’s now 1:30 p.m. and I’ve made one block.


Not very impressive, right?  Hey .. the day isn’t over.

As Chad was leaving, he told me we were out of ham.  Chad doesn’t like the brand the grocery store has so that meant a trip to Wal-Mart on a Saturday which is definitely against everything I stand for!  If I can get there early, it’s not too bad so I rushed off to Wal-Mart.  I love finding bargains!


Last week when I was at Wal-Mart, they had Macaroni Grill pasta mixes for .50 and soft taco kits for .50.  I’d seen those Macaroni Grill mixes but they were over $3.50 and I wouldn’t buy them.  The taco kits have the flour tortillas, a taco seasoning packet and salsa . . can’t beat that for .50.

But today, they had yeast marked down to $2.  This size jar is anywhere from $5 – $6 around here so I was thrilled to find it for $2.  (Doesn’t take much to excite me!)  Anyway, I bought 8 jars of yeast.  The expiration date is sometime in 2010 and you can bet it will be used well before then.

Then I came home and made what you see below.  In the loaf pan is the standard whole wheat bread using hard white wheat.  In the blue bowl is pita bread.  In the white cup is No Knead Bread.  We love that with spaghetti and meatballs which is what we’re having tonight.  That’s usually what we have on Sunday but we’re having it tonight instead.


Oh, what I forgot to mention in the picture above.  In the dish is peach cobbler!  YUMMMM!


And here it is with a big scoop (or two) of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.

Life is good . . despite having only made one block today!



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    Anna says

    Hi Judy,
    I can relate to 20 year olds- My son often will choose to talk to me at 11 o’clock or midnight- they talk whenever they are ready LOL- at least in the summer it doesn’t matter so muchas I am a teacher ..
    Have you posted the recipe for the no Knead bread?
    Glad you are having a good day whether its a one block day or not- The cobbler looks scrumptious.

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    Marilyn says

    What a great deal you found on that yeast! I buy mine at Sams to save money. I haven’t been making yeast bread lately. I’ve got zucchini so I’ve been trying out zucchini bread recipes. I really like a lemon one and one that makes chocolate zucchini muffins. I remember being woke up one Saturday night by the sound of my youngest son’s voice. He had drove in from Texas Tech for Mother’s Day. That was the best sound!

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    No sewing here – it’s my MiL’s birthday, so we went to the LQS that was having a Christmas in July/Moving sale, and she picked out some yummy fabs for her Star BOM for 50% off. I could only decide on one “gotta have it fabric” and am not sure it goes with the rest of mine for the Star BOM, but it was gorgeous, and 50% off with no shipping charges – I DID “gotta have it!” Tonight we went out to dinner, and now are sitting around groaning – at least I am.

    Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get pictures of Mom’s fabs and mine (so far) up on my blog. She’s computer savy but a blog-less quilter!
    Bobbie in Texas

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    Yeah, we gotta be there when those “kids” want to talk. My 23 year old daughter does that at the oddest hours!!!

    I love bargains too. My mom, who is now living with us, came home from the grocery store yesterday with $129.00 worth of food for just $57.00. Walmart was getting rid of lots of freezer foods that they are no longer going to carry! Now, the freezer is crammed, but we are set for quite a while.

    As for sewing, there’s always hope of a better tomorrow!! Good luck with that! LOL

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    Love a bargain, love the look of your bread, I can almost smell it! Peach cobbler w/ice cream. You are an evil, evil woman!!!

    Marilyn-have you used blue berries in your zuc bread? Yummy.

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    Evelyn says

    Mmm Mmm – that all looks soooo good. Nope, not much sewing going on over there today, but I bet your house sure smells good and you have 2 very happy guys under your roof! Helps to know your prices on basic things so you know a bargain when it is right there in front of you – that was a great price on yeast!

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    pdudgeon says

    know what you mean! i am itching to get in and just piece something, but i’ve got too many UFO tops waiting to be finished to start thinking about making more.
    Not to worry, though….your BOM is comming up soon so i’ll satisfy my piecing itch that way.

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    Jen says

    I buy a 2 or 3 lb bag of Yeast at Fareway Grocery Stores. It says to use within so many days of opening, but I just place it into a covered container and keep it in the fridge. I have never had any trouble. I think it’t maybe $6.00? I flopped my attempt at Pita Bread, please share your recipe.

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    I can’t imagine being so lucky at our walmart, but I’m going to start keeping an eye for such bargains. The baked goodies always look yummy. I always want to turn off on the Nevada exit when I’m going to Joplin and come beg for handouts! 🙂 Bread and fish, I don’t ask for much! LOL

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    Julie says

    Can I move to your house??? Your cooking looks fantastic – and I love Blue Bell Ice cream – along with Blue Bunny brand. I’m excited about your BOM – will be watching your blog! Thanks for sharing.