Friday, February 8, 2013

February already?

I don't know where January went, but here we are ... Feb. 8, 2013.  I was sick most of January, saw several doctors, had a wacky test result or two, medication changes, and am finally feeling better.  I hope this isn't how 'the rest of my life' will feel... hoping it's just the big  M (enopause).  But enough of that....

I finally got all the flowers sewn on this top and added a little blue border, and I"m calling this quilt top finished!  I hope the quilting will bring it to life, as it still looks kind of drab to me.

I bought this quilt kit several years ago while on a beach trip.  I swore it would be my first grandchild's baby quilt.  I have two grandchildren already and I"m just now getting around to putting this one together.  This one looks kind of 'girlie' to me, so maybe that's a sign.  I'll just put it away and wait patiently.

And this is my sewing room today.. a huge mess.  (I didn't even show you the floor... the worst part.) Can you see what's in the background, crowding up my tiny room?  Yes, hubby and I purchased a used Grace quilting frame and a Pfaff mid arm quilter just before Christmas.  I convinced him it would fit in this room.....and technically, it does fit... but there is no room to use it.  So, hopefully, this monster will be moved to my garage soon, before I start having a serious case of buyer's remorse.  :((

This big guy is going to be THREE years old tomorrow.  We are celebrating his birthday tonight at his house.  I called him on the telephone this morning to see if he was excited about his party.  He seems to be pretty excited and I am sure we will have fun tonight.

And this picture is just too funny not to share.  The boys' mom and I took the boys to have their pictures made just before Christmas.  By the time the photographer got to us, this little guy was tired.  He is usually such a happy and smiley baby, but he wasn't too interested that day.  (five months old here)

This one was taken the same day and this was probably the biggest smile we got during the session.  He is such a precious little one and is quickly catching up with his big brother in size.

Off topic:  What do you do with extra milk in the house?

We ended up with an extra gallon of milk in our house this week and I have been determined to use it before it spoils.  Neither of us drink much milk, so it has been fun to think of ways to use it.

Wednesday night, I made cook and serve chocolate pudding for us to eat while watching tv.  I like the warm pudding so much better than the instant cold pudding.   I don't think I've ever made pudding for just the two of us before and we had plenty for each of us.... almost too much to eat at one time.  (when the kids were here, there was never enough and everyone would be licking their bowls for that last little taste)

borrowed picture, but it looks like mine
Today I made potato soup.  This is one of the easiest things in the world to make and I love it!

another borrowed picture...yummy
And I have a 'no bake' cherry cheesecake in the refrigerator for later.  And I still have a half gallon of milk left!!  Maybe just a good ole mug of hot chocolate this weekend??? Or maybe I'll finish off the cereal.....


Melody said...

What a fabulous post with a bit of everything. Your littlest are adorable.

marina said...

your hexie garden looks gorgeous, loving those paper dolls too.
Such cute pics of your grand babies.

ancient one said...

Wow that is a monster in your room... I couldn't even imagine it being that big. Can't wait to see you quilting on it.

I just got Big brother's card in the mail today.. it might arrive after his birthday...

Glad you are feeling better. luv ya!

sunny said...

What a cute quilt! and now I'm in the mood for potato soup. I know what we're having next week.

Debbie J said...

Hi Pen, glad you are feeling better. The year is definitely already flying by!

Looks like you have been so busy with all the sewing and cooking going on over there!

The quilting and the food look yummy to me.

I can't wait to see some quilting on the "monster". I bet it will be beautiful.

Debbie J said...

I hit enter too quick!

Those boys are soooo cute and growing up too fast!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The boys are adorable! Looks like some delicious treats using up that gallon of milk. The quilts are so pretty. Sorry you were not feeling well. ((HUGS))

Libbie said...

Penny! How clever of you to put those girls on the quilt top! Darling! All your projects are so different...I love that!

& the little guys...can you use the word darling twice in a comment? Because they are! The timing for photograhers is so tricky! Lucky he is just naturally cute even if he is not saying cheese :)

Thanks for popping by Annie's blog! I set her up with two kid bloggers today so hopefully they will have fun exchanging comments :) Hope you are having a cozy night!


Nancy Jo said...

Hi pen pen,
Little bit of everything in that post. What kind of new medicine did they give you?
So are you going to be quilting in the garage? I guess the car could sit outside.
Boy did you use up that milk!! And it all looked very yummy.
Your quilt is very cute and so are those baby boys.
Nancy Jo

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Very pretty quilt Penny! I just love quilts!

The picture of your grandson when he was tired is so adorable...sometimes those turn out to be the cutest....shows a little character! :)

We never have the problem with leftover milk with my hubby and Luke around!

Thanks for all the get well wishes for Joy. Hope you are feeling better. I know all about the big "M" thing! lol! Not fun!


Denise said...

Hi Pen Pen,
Just was over to Debbie J's and noticed that you were wondering about a mutual blog friend, I was just thinking I needed to drop her a line, a while back I noticed her blog was no longer up.

I have a grace frame with a Janome 1600P in my bedroom, I have had it for quite some time, the price was right on craigslist, my goal is to get moving on using it. The plan is to keep mine in the bedroom until one or more of my son's move out of the nest, but until then I just have to pull it away from the wall to use it! I will be anxious to see your progress, maybe it will inspire me to get moving!


Karen said...

Well I'm usual...but I pray you are feeling much better by now. You know - that big M can cause so many things to go on with us ladies...why don't men have these problems.
I guess I was one of the lucky ones because I didn't even know I was going through came and went. I'm so fortunate.
I so enjoyed your post today - especially with the I never make instant pudding - there was a taste to it the first time I made it so never made it again. Always the cooked kind no matter what the recipe called for.
Could those little boys be more precious. Lucky grandma...and maybe someday you will be able to use that sweet quilt.
I'm thinking your work room looks very nice...I love seeng work being 'worked on'...not all spiffed ut.

Libbie Doyle said...

Thanks Penny for passing on the link! I peeked at her blog & it is adorable! (I am just nosy like that!) :)