Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Random Ramblings

It was cold this morning in my metal box  small cottage. I sleep under an electric blanket, so when Mr. SS is out of town, I try to be conservative and not use the heater during the night. It's my normal custom to get up at 6:00, make a pot of coffee and do my Bible in a Year reading before starting my day.
This morning I could not face the cold even to get up and turn the heater on until 7:00.

Besides a propane run furnace, we have this electric fireplace.
You may have to click on it to see the effects. Since every home we have lived in has had a fireplace, I was really excited to find this one. It puts out lots of heat through the blower and gives us the ambiance of having a  rea lfireplace.  We searched a while for one that looks realistic and this one has a beautiful flame behind the wood that didn't show up in the picture.
I sit on the couch with my feet propped up on the footstool covered up with a cozy throw to do my reading every morning...well when I can get out of bed anyway. 

On another note, yesterday I worked on a quilt (throw) for a lady who wants it for her little girl's doctor.
The fabrics have very soft muted colors so it doesn't show well here, but as I piece it I see it coming together as she wanted...very cottage, shabby chic. She picked the fabrics and it will be backed with the chenille you see here, without batting...very soft and flowey. (I think I made that word up)

The client also drew a picture of what she wanted.  Here we go again. I was feeling so challenged and somewhat stressed again yesterday. I figured out it was mostly squares and 1/2 square triangles. I had forgotten the formula for those. There is a formula.

Wow!! Do I love Google. I immediately went to my computer and had the complete instructions in seconds. Before going to bed last night, the quilt top was cut out and
almost pieced.  I'm going to do a label for the back with the scripture she quoted one the drawing.

When I opened my e-mail this morning, I had a message from Midwest Living and this was staring at me.

With this Apple Cider Sauce
I don't get to make the turkey for Thanksgiving anymore.  For many years, we have rotated going to our Son's homes.  But I'm thinking I might do a Turkey Breast  for Mr. SS and me using these recipes.  The sauce would be good with chicken too or....yummy... Pork Roast.
Go here for the recipes.

I need to get busy finishing that quilt. I will take a picture, but the colors blend so well, don't know if you will see the pattern.

As cold as it was this morning it is already warming up to the 70's today.  I need to put aside the sweats I had on yesterday and don my capris again.  Crazy.

Warm or cold...have a wonderful day.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Annelies said...

Yes...thank goodness for Goggle. I left your page, googled Midwest Living, found the apple cider sauce and now have it printed out (G)!!! Great quilting Shabby Chic!!! XXX

Farmchick said...

Our house is quite old, so without the wood stove it can get quite chilly and then I don't want to get out of bed! So, I feel your pain!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying it stays semi warm until the 21st since I've procrastinated about getting the gas turned on in our new store and now the 21st is the first availble date. If you'll remember it was a cold Thanksgiving weekend a year ago that caused the frozen pipe to burst and us to move. So chances are good that it will be freezing here again by then. If you come shopping before the 21, wear your muffler.

blessedmom's simple home said...

The weather sure has changed recently, hasn't it? I've got my heater running again soon, and our electric blanket quit working during the Spring, so now I've got to get out and find another one soon :)
It sounds like you're keeping busy!

Linda said...

Gotta love Google and all the info on there! It amazes me what we did without it! It's been cold here in the mornings too..I gardened this morning and the wind kicked up and really gave me a chill. The quilt is going to be pretty... everything you make is wonderful!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, it looks so cozy in your cottage! I've had the hardest time getting up as of late. We had our first snowfall and I feel like it's time to hibernate! Blessings Beverly!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Hi Beverly-Thank you for joining my blog. I loved your comments on the Chevron post. I follow some blogs of women that presented new fabric lines and/or patterns at quilt market and love looking at the pictures they post of the event. Lucky that the owner of your quilt shop is able to attend. You are such a talented quilter. I think it takes such patience and skill to get all those corners just perfect. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be back. Thanks again. Tricia M. Thoroughly Modern Me