Sunday, November 28, 2010
These blocks are the product of about three days of work. It is surprising how much work can get done when you are trapped in your home during cold and icy weather. I also managed to cook a turkey, freeze a sizeable portion of it and make some broth. The house smells like turkey now and the carcass has been relegated to the compost bin where it can do no more harm. I plan on making turkey lentil soup this week as well as saving some of the broth and turkey for the chili cook-off at work next week (I think it's next week, if not I will have turkey chili for myself.) Speaking of work, I've been away from the building for nearly a week and that all ends tomorrow. I am optimistic that the plants have made it this far without me but I am sure they will be happy to see me in the morning.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
|There was not a lot of happiness in the cat army today.|
|Sam decides his next move. At no point did I tell him that he had to go outside.|
|All the action (ice) was on the ground for this one.|
|Visitors who aren't cats make it here too.|
|I hope this melts tomorrow.|
Sunday, November 21, 2010
These blocks are from two days of work - most of which was done today because it was so very cold out and snowing here. While the cat army was not impressed, I thought the snow falling through the pine trees was beautiful. And, yes, I know that my commute tomorrow morning is likely to be an icy mess from hell. I am not looking forward to that.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
|My first block - that center square is 1.5 inches.|
|I do love a good four square block.|
|The center block is made up of 2 and 3/16 inch squares.|
|This shadow of a cat is a reminder that the final product will have to be laundered before used by the family member with cat allergies.|
Sunday, November 14, 2010
|The pattern I'm basing the Stimpy Quilt on.|
Friday, November 12, 2010
|Halloween Mixtape quilt back|
I'm off to drive back into town to pick up my Thanksgiving turkey. I'm buying it through Olympia Local Foods which, as you can tell by the name, sells locally grown/produced foods. The turkey is organic and I'm told spent his/her days eating grasshoppers and seeking turkey self-actualization. And, no, I don't think it is odd at all that I'm driving to a warehouse in the dark of night to pick up a bird that has been "processed" this morning.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
|This is a tasty meal - not a beer.|
Dear readers will know that I usually announce FNSI with a picture of a lovely bottle of beer. But, since beer is off the menu due to my recent bout with heartburn, I thought a lovely Belgian waffle will be a good substitute. I know it really isn't a good substitute but there you have it. I also got this post up because I am currently trapped underneath a cat who has curled up on my lap and won't leave - I'm looking for things to do. She just spent the last 8 hours sleeping on me, but apparently that isn't good enough.
|See? This is what I'm talking about.|
I went to Staircase yesterday for a brief hike in the drizzle. The foggy woods and the fact that we were the only car in the parking lot made for a slightly spooky hike. You know, this is how horror movies start. But, the woods were beautiful in the fog and haze and the leaves still have some color to them - even on the ground.