Monday, December 16, 2019

Busy busy busy

I have another quilt ready for the USO Lounge at our local airport. I really like it. It's made of three inch strips, and I used the Go!Cutter to die cut the stars. Mr. Muddling has stepped up to take Miss Ru's post of Design Consultant, and I used his suggestion for the placement of the stars.
Free Patriotic Quilt from Make All Things New is the pattern I used. Really fast and easy. Thank you!
Since I had some backing left on the quilt frame, I also quilted this little wall hanging and hung it on the hanger I bought recently from Connecting Threads. I love cardinals!
This is chicken posole we had for lunch yesterday. Posole, in case you didn't know,  is Spanish for hominy. It is also a traditional soup from Mexican cuisine. The one most of Mr. Muddling's family eat and  I won't touch is made with beef tripe. This one is much better!
And here is Mr. Muddling putting the last touches on my Christmas present with the help of his design consultants. I am hoping I can put pot plants from the yard into this little greenhouse and save them through the cold. We've been closing in the patio every year, but this will be a much better option.
That mass of green to the right of it is my mustard greens. Don't they look happy? We've got cold weather coming in later today. Hoping they survive!
I'm still working on my second Sew Many Strips quilt top. This one is going to our son and his darling wife and will be king size. I've added another set of borders to make it the right size. Still have two more sides to get attached and then the quilting. 
A little peek at some of what's going on around here. I am enjoying all the pretty while I can! And I have two Christmas cacti blooming and another in bud!!! I love it!
Still lots to do before Christmas, but we are so excited that our baby girl is coming home for Christmas with her true love! Having both our children here will make it so much better.
I am also so thankful that this year, knee surgeries and eye surgeries are behind me. I feel wonderful and it is so good to be feeling strong and able again. God is good!
I hope all is going well for you and this season of joy is invading your heart and your home!
Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm so glad you are doing well after all of the surgeries. I hope next year is smooth sailing for you healthwise.

Karen S said...

Lovely work on the USO quilt, especially with the extra collaboration.
And the next one for family is looking wonderful, too. That is a big one!
The greenhouse will be wonderful in Winter. My hubby had one for many years and was able to give a lot of our plants and good start before they went out in the garden. I am sure you will enjoy it.

Clare M said...

What lovely quilts. King size always seems to make it such a long way to the end. I did one for my youngest son and his wife so know how you feel on this. Love the design consultant's role and his assistant look very helpful, lol. Hope the greenhouse works out. We don't have to worry about that down here in New Zealand as Christmas is usually quite hot. Glad you are feeling much better and yes, I agree, God is always good!

Rebecca Grace said...

You certainly have much to be thankful for this year! The quilt for your daughter looks great and I love your wallhanging and patriotic stars quilt. Merry Christmas!

Sheila said...

So happy to hear that you are doing well after your surgeries this year.
Love your new patriot quilt. Thank you for sharing pictures of your garden and greenhouse. I enjoy seeing pictures of your flowers.
Quite cold here, teen temps a few nights, but no snow yet. Think a small hoop green house made with a few cattle panels might be nice this spring. Not too costly and when beans could climb the wires when the plastic is removed. Have a Merry Christmas, little girl!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm so glad you are feeling strong and healthy again. Great that the surgeries are behind you.

Your new quilt is awesome! I love the pattern and colors.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and will have a very Happy New Year!