Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!!
It's something of a red, white, and blue day. I made this little block in between time on my soldier quilt. Lots of HST- which I kept getting twisted in the wrong direction! I even had to unsew some. But all's well that ends well. Not one batik. It happened. I'll be quilting it up for my friend Sandy- to thank her for helping me with the crochet. I am enjoying that so much! I'm on row 20 of a 29-row doily. And it's still looking like the picture. Amazing.
Picnic planned for this afternoon. I made macaroni salad, last night. It doesn't taste like my Mom's, yet, but I am hoping that after sitting in the fridge overnight, it's had some time to reconsider and has shaped up its act. I also got a good start on potato salad. That one, I can do. Fixed some chili sauce and will fill the crockpot with hotdogs and chili for the kiddos. Then there's the sausages and sauerkraut- the older people like that. And then I'm going to make a few batches of cookies and a Texas sheet cake- chocolate. Or maybe a spice cake with applesauce. Then, I'm gonna sit outside- hope it doesn't rain- and watch my kids play.
Have a blessed day and be thankful!


Julia said...

Love this block!! Sounds like the perfect Memorial Day you have planned! Enjoy!

Peni said...

I'm feeling very blessed and very thankful...have a great time tomorrow, too!

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful block -- love all the different reds and blues. And no matter how careful I think I am, I always have to unsew when I make things full of HST's!

Darcie said...

Hope you had a wonderful picnic yesterday! Your menu sounded terrific!!! So what won out? Chocolate or spice cake? ;-)

Love the quilts! Your soldier is going to be delighted with his, I just know. And I would bet that there are going to be more quilt/crochet trades in your future between Sandy and you!

Your grass is such a vibrant green. Send that rain over this way any time!

Love you bucketfuls!

Libby said...

What a beautiful block - hope the picnic was a fun one *s*

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Wonderful block :) I love how scappy it looks .