Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Another One for Quilts of Compassion

My friend Phyllis made this one for our latest shipment to Quilts of Compassion. Isn't it pretty!

The backing is a really nice Jinny Beyer print. This photo does not do it justice.
Here's a little closer look at some of the fabrics before the binding went on. Yeah, I like this one, too.
I finished this stars top that you can see here in progress. I know - more red. What can I say? I like red!
I started quilting it last night, but I did not get very far. This is after a few passes. Serious mess. I spent hours ripping last night. Did not finish ripping. I'll work more on that tonight and I really hope to finish it. Doesn't it make you mad when something like that happens? It sure does make me mad, and I can't even blame anyone but myself.

Lady assured me that if I would clear off a spot for her, she would be of immense help with the ripping. I don't know about that, but she did keep me company, at least until Mr. Muddling got home.

Speaking of Mr. Muddling, he had the extreme wisdom and foresight to buy me this nice big ceramic coated cast iron Dutch oven a short time ago. Can I just say that in the cold weather we've been having recently I have put it to very good use. That is chili with beans. Big batch and now there is some of that in the freezer. I've also stockpiled some chicken soup, bean soup and some vegetable beef soup in the freezer.  It is so good to have fall-back meals ready to heat and eat!
I had also frozen some of the chicken I cooked for the chicken soup. I took that chicken with broth today and added some frozen mixed vegetables, noodles, a freshly peeled and cubed potato and a can of cream of chicken soup. Put some biscuit dough, flattened out, on top and baked at 400 degrees F until nicely browned. It was good!

I am thankful for a warm and comfortable house, for good food to eat and especially for Mr. Muddling, my best friend!

I hope you are thankful for all the good things in your life, too. There are always bad things, but why not turn your attention to the things that are good?

Hugs and kisses,


Karen S said...

Your friend's quilt is great. Like the way that turned out.
Definitely like the red around the stars. I really does lift a quilt, so keep adding red whenever you can! Maybe I am a little biased, too.
I do like using those big heavy pots!! And I like to make big quantities so I can freeze some. Perfect for cold nights!
Stay warm.

Thimbleanna said...

I love the red in your star quilt Elaine -- your red quilts are always so cheery. And by the sound of your soup stockpile, I'd think you lived in the frozen north LOL!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I need to freeze some soups and casseroles so I'll always have something if I don't have time or feel like cooking. ;-) That casserole with the biscuits on top looks and sounds so yummy!

Pokey said...

So productive, cooking and sewing creatively! Thank you for your always inspiring, positive share this morning!

Maryse said...

The star quilt is lovely, the red sashing is perfect! I love red, it's a wonderful color! :-)