But I haven't (entirely) been goofing off.
I got the binding stitched down on the corduroy quilt, but it has been too hot to work on tying it. Somehow it just seems wrong to turn the air conditioning colder just so I can work on a quilt.
I found my wayward triangular ruler that I used to work on my hexagons. Do you remember this project, from waaay back in January?
It had gotten to the bottom of my project pile, then when I wanted to work on it, I couldn't find the ruler. Well, now I am going to cut some strips of Kona snow for the background and start sewing strips. If you have so much
I also set together my rows from the HMQG robin. Isn't it fun!?! I pulled my row -- with all the terrific rows made my Guild members, it looked a little weak. I cut it up and used it as filler -- at the sides of one row that was a bit short and down one side. I am looking forward to quilting this for our brief Gulf Coast winter -- warmed by friendship and quilts!
I put together this little quilt as a donation quilt. It is made of things I had on hand. The Hello Kitty fabric is really cute, but I can't tell you why I bought it. I love the chalky pastels with it though. My "to be quilted" pile is getting higher and higher!
And I have been spending quite a bit of time with my personal challenge fabrics, making these pillars and half-ish square triangles. I have a vision of how this will look, I just hope I am able to pull it off. Wish me luck!
And in the Information I Did NOT Need To Know category:
Recently, I cut from the newspaper (yes, we still get a *paper* newspaper delivered daily -- I told you I was old!) a recipe for "Neiman Marcus Cake". I've never been to Neiman Marcus, much less had their cake, but the recipe looked easy and I thought it might be good.
It is ridiculously easy, ridiculously good and ridiculously indulgent!
A white cake mix mixed with a stick of melted butter (!), press this mixture into an oblong pan and top with -- all mixed together -- a package of cream cheese (I used low fat, that counts for something, doesn't it?), a box of powdered sugar (!), teaspoon of vanilla, two eggs and pecans then bake.