Monday, August 30, 2010

Rainy Day

Today was a rainy day and was pretty chilly. It felt like an Autumn day so I made beef stew for dinner. It was comfort food and so good and warm. I didn't really get much accomplished today. I did some laundry and grocery shopping. My brothers will be here next weekend and I am trying to plan a few meals to have while they are here. I am thinking of using my crock pot for a meal or two. I'm checking out my Fix it and Forget it cookbook. If anyone has a suggestion on a meal for 6 adults and one little girl I'd sure appreciate it.

I didn't get any quilting done today. I did go into the sewing room/guest room and look at it. I keep wishing I had started with a bigger meandering (that is the freehand quilting style I am using) than I did. It's going to take me longer and I'll be using a lot more thread. Oh well, it is my first so whatever happens I think I am doing ok. I think it looks pretty good, regardless of how long it will take me to finish it. Tomorrow my friend who got me started in quilting and I might go to Eugene to look at the latest machine out by Bernina. It's a pricey Momma. I can dream can't I ? To tell you the truth, my husband wants to buy it for me. I sometimes have to hold him back. He is very impulsive and thinks nothing of spending a small fortune just to make me happy. You've gotta love a guy like that.

6 comments: said...

Can't wait to see your latest creation.
Spaghetti and salad is always a hit at our house.
Or have your hubby grill and you just make some sides for your brothers.
Hope you have a good visit.

Judi said...

OMG! Love having you back! You are always opening your home to family and friends! What a dear!
Love that quilt. It is truly a work of art.
Thanks for always being such a great blog friend!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love to cook when I get company. It's always easy to do a roast and put the potatoes and carrots in with it. A meal in one pot! I hear from others that quilt that those new machines are wonderful. Have fun looking at them anyway!

Cathy said...

I always have my quilts machine quilted and have never tried doing it by hand. I would love to try a small project.

We should be getting rain up my way today. I hope so because everything is so dried out.

Dutch said...

I love my crock pot. My sister and her family were here last weekend and I made a pork tenderloin in the oven & sliced it and put it in my crock pot with barbecue sauce and served it on rolls or hamburger buns. They all loved it. I had 2 sides of pork and beans and homemade coleslaw. I also have that cookbook, Fix It and Forget It.

Jody V said...

Hey Kathy -

Love that cookbook!

You absolutely have to love your Hubby! Glad to hear from you.