Friday, August 1, 2014

Been a bit busy

Sorry for not posting for a few days.  I've been a little busy.  I've worked on the second set of chopped blocks.
I've sewn samples of a couple blocks Bonnie Hunter created named Carolina Chain.

I've been tending a mint plant my daughter brought me a couple weeks ago.  I've been watering it faithfully because I really want it to take.  My grandma used to have mint outside her back steps and I always loved to just pull a piece off and smell it.  This mint that Johanna planted for me is a wonderful addition in a glass of iced tea!  I'm getting real spoiled, having fresh mint right outside my door!  I hope that when the winter comes that I am able to freeze some of it.  I'll give it a try!

Can you see the little runner coming off the bottom on the left?  It would be so cool if it just took off on me.  I do not have a green thumb, so I'm really babying this plant.

I have been sewing.  Yesterday after work I spent a couple hours in the sewing room, pressing the chopped pieces and putting binding on another project. 

I am very ready for the weekend.  Ev is scheduled to work tomorrow afternoon.  I'm planning to just sew the entire day.  On Sunday I am planning on making him a special dinner.  I stopped at the locker plant this week and picked up some frozen frog legs.  Now, I'm not a big fan of them, but he loves them, so I'll fry them up.  I also picked up a package of pork burgers to put on the grill.  If you have never had them, they are treat.  Kind of a cross between a hamburger and a sausage patty.  We like them.  I might even cook them tonight.  Not sure yet.  I have some grilled chicken leftover in the fridge that needs to be used up.  If Ev hasn't taken it to work for his lunch, I might make something with it.


Dora, the Quilter said...

I'm so glad your mint is doing well. I bought four or five pots of chocolate mint this summer and they almost immediately kicked the bucket--couldn't even get them into a planter or into the ground before they were kaput. Finally bought a bigger one, put it in the planter--and now it has suddenly decided to put out runners--so I need to get a place ready for it!

Andee said...

I have not made Carolina Chain yet, looking good so far!