Thursday, 22 January 2015

Garden thoughts

Right now we are having a bit of unusually warm weather here in Saskatchewan, the day time high is normally around the -20C and this week we are going to be hitting above zero. It makes for a nice break and causes me to start thinking about the garden.

This is the garden right now….lovely, eh 

Are you thinking...umm all i see is white where is the garden? Well it's under a good couple of feet of snow in between the trees. Really I swear i'ts

My plan was to start seeds indoor this year again, however we are going on a little vacation this spring which makes it a little hard to have seedlings sitting around. My mother in law took care of my seedlings at her home a few years ago, so I might just have her do that again.

I am not sure what exactly I want to start indoors this year. Tomatoes for sure and cabbages and maybe basil since it seems to be hard to find at the greenhouses when I need it. I might start some flowers this year to. I usually grow petunias that I buy for cheap at Costco, but we’ll see.

So basically what I am telling myself with this post is that I need to plan out the 2015 garden and then go from there….so off to do that!

Have a great Day

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

WIP 21/01/15

It’s that time of the week again Work In Progress Wednesday and I am still progressing along. My boxes have become a little straighter with practice, however I think the biggest obstacle has been the lack of space I have to turn the quilt around to make the squares. If I wasn’t pushing and pulling so much I wouldn’t have the needle jump at the corners. At least that is what I am going with. That and I figured out the needle has to be down a lot further than I was putting it to keep it from jumping. Practice makes perfect, right?

One of the straighter blocks

One of the block set all quilted

I have 11 more block sets to do. So forty four more blocks and then I am going to stitch in the ditch around each block set and minky blocks as well. I decided to skip quilting the minky, since I didn’t like the way the fabric got squished and created big lines that looked like cuts vs quilting. To finish things up i am going to either stitch in the ditch around the boarder or do some squiggles...not sure yet

As I see that in type it looks pretty daunting! I applauded all of you that can sit down and quilt a whole quilt in a day!! I still have a hard enough time remembering to breath when I quilt that I’m sure if I spent more than an hour at it I would be passed out on the floor with the quilt sewed onto my hand… LOL

So that's it for this week. Hopefully I will have more progress to show next week! My goal is to get at least one set done a day. Lil pickle has me on the run all day but I can get one set done while she jumps in the jolly we shall see how that works out!!

2015  Sewing Mission Statement

In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed progress

Baby Quilt: current wip
We bee learning jan to june 2013
we bee learning july-dec 2013
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network. Please check out both sites and see what everyone else is working on too!

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Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 16 January 2015

Use it or Lose is 16/1/15

Yep I'm still keeping at this and for the most part succeeding

Lets see what did I bring up from the freezer

3 bags of spinach
4 bags of green beans
3 bags of broccoli
1 bag of puréed kohlrabi
1 3lbs beef roast
1 1lbs bag of ground beef

From the cold room
5 onions
15 potatoes
2 jars of tomatoes

The spinach was puréed to add to Lil pickles meals. She has decided she is a big girl and doesn't want to eat puréed food any more so puréeing foods is going to be thing of the sad
Green beans were cooked and then cut up into bite size pieces and portioned up for the week.
kohlrabi is just being used up at the rate of 2 cubes a day.

Lost it
Broccoli- I steamed it for 5 mins and when I opened up the pot I was surprised to find dark brown broccoli. I tasted it and it tasted a little strange. I didn't want to risk giving it to Lil Pickle so it was tossed.
Cabbage- this was still hanging out in the fridge from the summer.....It looked fine but was limp and tasted like fridge so it was thrown out.

With all the happened over the holiday's I wasn't sticking to my gluten free diet and have been paying the price. Stuffy nose, migraines, sore joints. Today I got back on the wagon and then forgot and made pasta for Oh well there is always tomorrow!

Take care