Here is Frankenstein ready for frame; this bad boy is huge! I have decided to keep the scrap theme going with the thread used on the bottom or back. I will use up all the left over bobbins of quilts of the past, so that will make everything about this quilt scraps J that makes me happy! I can’t wait to get it off the frame and add my scrappy binding and put that bad boy on my bed.
Today is Monday which means another week of cooking dinners for my tribe. Ash Wednesday is this week so that means it’s time for Friday fish. My girls love this but the men of the house could really do without it so I make pasta on fish nights as well.
I know it has been almost 3 weeks since I posted but it is not because I didn’t want to, I had the flu L well, it started with the flu turned into sinus infection, ear infection, eye infection and then a bonus of strep throat. Seriously, 13 days in bed! I finally feel human again and ready to get things back on track!
It is Menu Monday
Here is my general layout for evening meals this week. It got cold again so will be lots of soup and bread.
Monday Chicken n’ dumplings with some fresh bread and peanut butter pie for dessert
Tuesday Chicken casserole with a salad followed by some cupcakes
Wednesday Waffles/Pancakes with home fries and eggs no dessert on b’fast nights
Thursday Marinated sirloin and baked spuds with salad and chocolate pie
Friday It is my night off and we will eat out J
Saturday Brown sugar salmon/Burgers for non-fish eaters with rice and veggie. I am thinking chocolate cake for dessert tonight.
I did manage to get a quilt done while I was sick. I had an order for a custom Houston Texans quilt. I am super excited with how it turned out.
I have some other pretties waiting their turn on the frame so I better head to the longarm room instead hanging out on my blog.
Quilt On Friends
My fabric scraps are taking over. Seriously, I have fabric in every nook and cranny of this house and I need to thin it out. Yes, this is probably New Year, organized me talking but I am hoping to keep it going which would turn in to a “you’re on a roll”. My scrap drawers are like an over filled suitcase that you have to sit on to close.
This weekend I was cruising Pinterest and saw the Jellyroll Race quilt and BAM it hit me I could make a King size strip quilt from my scraps. I got up and scooted to my fabric room to check my scrap drawers. Yep, I have plenty and so much so that you can’t really tell I took about ½ yard from each color drawer.
The first fold is the worst but once you get that one done the rest go pretty quickly. This is what I have done so far.
Not forgetting about Menu Monday
I like to have a basic idea of what my family is going to eat during the week. This works for me because if I don’t have a plan for meals we usually eat out. That gets expensive really fast for my family of 6 adults. I am also a list girl. I like to see what needs to be done and more importantly I like to cross stuff off with pretty colored markers J I use to make my menu’s according to days of the week but this got complicated for my OCD brain when I didn’t want to make spaghetti on Wednesday; now I number them J I also like dessert so most dinners have one but I don’t plan for breakfasts or lunches. My kids are older teenagers and young adults, I just have to keep enough staples on the shelves to feed them at grazing times.