15 November, 2022

It's All Good!

I've been catching up on the two block-of-the-month programs that I signed up for at the LQS. Being gone for just a little over two weeks seems more like two months when it comes to catching up on what I missed while we were away! The Cream and Sugar class (left) required two more identical blocks for November and the Aspiring Stars class offered another block this month which I was able to explore making up in varying sizes.
I'm still not sure what I'll do with the extra blocks when I actually settle on a size for the quilt! Oh, well, I'm having fun experimenting in the meantime. My "orphan blocks" box is currently full-to-overflowing. I'm going to have to get creative with its contents before I feed it any more! 
We needed to catch up with this birthday boy who turned 12 while we were traveling; yes, twelve!! 😲 We asked him to choose where he's like to go for his birthday dinner. That was easy! 
My sister in law belongs to a farm cooperative sharing program; we went with her to the barn while we were visiting her home, she shared with us some of the root vegetables that were part of her take this month. Carrots, potatoes, onions and beets that were all perfect. I cooked the beets in the Instant Pot when I returned home and made the most delicious salad. I'm linking here to the recipe that I used if you love beets the way I do and you'd like to try it. Mr. G doesn't share my affection for this vegetable, I didn't even need to share even a bite! 😉
I've been spending the evenings in front of the TV working on this Vintage Christmas Sampler. It's so cute. A few more weeks and it will be ready for a finish, just in time!

Sew, that's what's been going on around here; and, at long last, the weather has taken a decided turn toward winter.
What's going on where you are?

It's all good!
Life is Good!


Quiltdivajulie said...

Our weather has turned cold (as in hard freezes at night) which, coupled with the early darkness, has us using lots of fairy and mini lights each evening along with quilts galore on our recliners and reading chairs. Plans for cards and letters and gifts are in full swing along with a couple of "really want to finish this (studio-wise) before year end" efforts. AND we are so looking forward to our first Grandparents Day adventure at Little Man's new school (he loves kindergarten!).

Kyle said...

Your SAL blocks are great. Experimenting with new patterns or color schemes can be both fun and challenging. Our grands just seem to grow up before our very eyes.

cityquilter grace said...

he's 12???? soo very fast....and great minds think alike...i'm working on christmas stitchery too! yours is lovely...