I’m nearly done this table runner. It’s all hand sewn. Every. Last. Piece. I’ve got a few more hexies to sew on to the back as I had some extras and I don’t think I’ll use them for any other projects. I just wanted to use them up. I had no idea that I would be spending so much time on this thing. Also, it needs a wash. You can see some washable felt pen marks on it.
I felt strongly that I needed to finish all the half and quarter finished projects that I’ve got piling up in my sewing room. Just finish them whether they are perfect or not. It also made me think that I should take more care when selecting projects in the future? Maybe?
What’s gotten into me? YIKES! I don’t know!
ANYWAY, even though this hexagon project went well, I found a few improvements that could be made in the future and I did like to do the hand stitching on the top very much! I think I want to practice several different stitches – I guess that would be embroidery – because for this project, I only did the straight stitch. I think I’d like to learn more embroidery stitches and add them to my quilting projects. It’s very calming…just the thread…and the fabric…and it looks nicer and nicer as it goes along. I don’t think I’ll add any more embroidery to this piece. Sometimes I just don’t know when to quit and things get over done. I won’t do that to this table runner – it’s busy enough.
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While waiting on the front steps of the He-Man-Way’s house with the pie, we took some some photos as we waited for them to answer the door. And waited and waited. Mike sent them texts of us with the pie out front of heir house to hurry up the process, but it turned out that they were taking care of the kids and didn’t have thier cell phones handy. What the? Then Scott said, “Why didn’t you call us on our house phone? We would have heard it ring upstairs.” Crazy talk. People still have house phones? Who knew?
Here’s another pie photo on the front steps.
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Rather than thinking about how my sewing machine many not be fixed until October 10th…yah. Nearly two more weeks until I get my machine back. I’m not going to troll the company at all. Just know that when I asked the guy why he only received the machine today, he didn’t have an answer. When I asked him, “Wait, my machine has been sitting in the loading dock for a week?”. He said, “Sorry for the bad news.” Oh well. Good thing I’m so perfect that I never leave ANYTHING on my desk for a week before dealing with it. I understand.
I still may be able to get my Halloween quilt done before Halloween. I’ll keep it on the bed way past Halloween. In the meantime, I can prep and cut the binding so all I have to do is to is sew it on.
As I was saying, rather than thinking about my machine, injured and alone in a dark, dirty sewing machine repair area, I’ve been planning Thanksgiving dinner. It’s around the corner – just over a week away. Our plans are to have Thanksgiving on Sunday at home. Cheat meal! I’ll get to cook up the good stuff on Saturday and we’ll have one extra meal that week that’s got refined foods.
I’ll make a turkey – the littlest one I can find, smashed potatoes, dressing, and some kind of delicious vegetables. I doubt it will be kale. Mike’s not a big fan after last night’s grilling incident = soggy kale. It may include the sauerkraut I made on Sunday, though. I gave it a taste test today and it’s pretty tasty so far. But I’ll let it ferment a few more days. The flavour is very mild after only 3 days.
I will be making 2 pumpkin pies – one for Sunday & one for Monday. We got invited to a second Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, too. I’ve got the sugar pumpkin all ready for baking and I’ll make the flaky pastry recipe my Grandma Wilson uses with LARD.
It makes the best pastry.
it tasted. Unfortunately.
All day long I was looking forward to grilling up some veggies. That’s weird, I know.
I selected this grilled kale recipe.
I’m not sure where I went wrong, except that:
1) it was 10:30 at night by the time I was finished making dinner.
2) it said it, “makes one healthy stack of crispy kale”
We didn’t have crispy kale at all. We had a mushy, lemony kale. It smelled DELICIOUS while cooking on the grill, though – all that garlic! YUM!
Man. Grilling is harder than I thought. Yesterday we had half cooked sausages and today, mushy kale. Thank goodness the zucchini turned out okay yesterday.
I’m still going try grilling those marinated asparagus. That will be tomorrow’s experiment.
I will keep trying.