I Can’t Stop!

The reason I’m not getting my eagle completed in a timely manner is because I cannot stop looking at this picture!

Addie in high chair

I know there have to be times that she isn’t happy and I’m only seeing the pictures of when she’s smiling but . . oh, my . . I think I now understand why grandmas can never say no to grandchildren!

The Christmas Turkey

We were so happy with the turkey our neighbor smoked that I wanted to be sure we used every little morsel of it.  Vince took all the leftover meat off the bone.  He put the white meat in one bag and we use that for sandwiches.  The dark meat went into another bag for gumbo and casseroles.  The bones went into another bag for making broth.

Yesterday I had started making the broth but it was after dinner before I was able to start the canning.  The neighbor has his own recipe for a rub that he used so the seasoning was perfect!  I boiled the bones and skin and ended up with 11 quarts of broth.

Turkey Broth

This will be so perfect for adding to the liquid when cooking beans!  It was quite late by the time the canner finished and the pressure was down so I could get the jars out.

That’s 11:30 p.m., way past my bedtime, and then there was the late night conversation with my best girlfriend!  We probably got off the phone well after 1 a.m.

But . . that didn’t stop someone from wanting breakfast bright and early!

Fluffy Pancakes

I should really get new dishes, shouldn’t I?  These are definitely outdated and kinda ugly but . . hey . . they still serve their purpose so maybe I’ll keep them another year or so.

Anyway . . I need a nap!

The Much Neglected Stars and Stripes Sampler

The first section of the Stars & Stripes Sampler should be done by the end of this quarter . . which means the first section of the Stars & Stripes Sampler should be done in three days!

I’ve been thinking a lot about it . . though thinking and sewing are two very different things, right?  You know what they say about good intentions.  This morning after tidying up a bit in the sewing room . . really all I did was clean off the cutting table because I was back down to having about 4 squares inches on which to work . . I pulled out the Stars & Stripes Sampler box.

Stars & Stripes Sampler Box

This is how much I had done!

2 Star Blocks

The circles were drawn on that even Wonder Under or Steam a Seam . . I don’t even know what I’m using.  The fabrics were pretty much all in the box except for a few more I saw that were in a stack of “to be put away” fabrics.

After an hour or sew of sewing and cutting and making a huge mess with that blasted sticky webbing, this is what I have done.

6 Star Blocks

That’s decent progress.  Now I’m starting on the Eagle.

Anyone going to get the first section done by the end of this quarter?