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SATURDAY-SUNDAY

After digging through several dozen boxes in the storage room I found a couple pieces of fabric perfect to make inner borders to zip up the log cabin top I've been putting together. I also had to break out enough more fabric bits to extend the pieced border another foot or two and made four more log cabin blocks for the corners. This turned out to be a really handsome full-to-queen size quilt top and I look forward to quilting it up... someday. I also found the tote that has some previously made quilt tops, including the pink sunburst top which was the last one I pieced more than 3 years ago.

MONDAY

When Leofwyna got up today we went out and spent a couple hours in the garage shifting stuff so we could remove the old shelves from the north wall. We want to get the nice shelves put up there and get the garage reorganized this spring. I'm planning on reusing the good brackets to put one long shelf back on the wall, above the window, to put the ice chests on. They're lightweight and this will keep them up out of the way.

While I was going through boxes the other day I ran across a quilt scrap box and today I started putting some four-patches in it together with a cute vintage fabric as alternate blocks. The vintage fabric is an odd dusty dark turquoise with chartreause and pink kids playing with balloons. I made these four-patches years ago before the foundation work was done so it feels good to be putting this together finally. Leofwyna has commented that she's glad to see me doing this again, too.

TUESDAY

I made a quick run to the grocery store for bread and Pepsi I found a lovely pork roast (manager's special) for Thursday. The car is idling very roughly and is being 'herky' so I call the mechanic for an appointment; looks like a predicted maintenance will take place a month earlier than predicted.

WEDNESDAY

The car was behaving itself just fine today while I hit the thrift stores and headed across town to A&S. I found a nice rose wool blanket, a cordial bottle, a cookbook and VCR tapes of Anna of Avonlea among other odds and ends.

I found candied orange peel in the clearance basket at IGA yesterday. Mmm, I want to make orange walnut cookies this weekend. The cookbook I found has a recipe I lost thirty years ago so I will be making chewy walnut bars sometime soon. Leofwyna has pointed out I still have a canister of crystalized ginger in the pantry to use in quickbread. I definitely see some baking in my future.

I've been piecing some more four-patches from the loose scraps to go along with the remaining four-patches for a future project. I also started piecing bits and strings too small to get decent squares from primarily to get said bits under control.

THURSDAY

I got up briskly this morning in order to take the car to the mechanic to check into this engine check light and the 'herkiness'. Found it's the plugs and wires so I've got an appointment to go back tomorrow to deal with it.

I looked for fabric to border the not-quite-big-enough quilt-top with the dusty dark turquoise vintage fabric and found something perfect to finish it with. I'd thought it would be a lot-lot-lot harder to find something suitable.

Back at home I put the pork in the crockpot with a couple ribs of celery, a clementine (peel and flesh) and several peppercorns. I'll add potatoes and carrots later this afternoon.

This evening I got the borders on the four-patch quilt top and it turned out really great. I also made up the binding for both this top and the log cabin top just to make sure I don't accidently use up that fabric in some other project before this one is completed. These things sometimes happens ya'know.
WEDNESDAY

Tonight I went to A&S 'cause Cts Jane was talking about metal corsets. This was her thesis paper and she actually made a copy of one of the extant corsets to fit herself in order to better understand how wearing one would feel. She wore hers through one working day, including wearing a backpack, running for a bus, and picking up things off the floor. She said the fit was good and she was able to deal with it for the day but it forced her posture and she was exceedinly happy to have it off that night and ached for days afterwards. It was fascinating to learn metal corsets were actually orthepedic devices in period to deal with scoliosis and tuberculer bone issues. One practitioner (in London?) had so many clients that the wealthiest could only be seen twice a month to adjust the device and change the shirt worn under it. Some clients might go a month between consultations. Imagine wearing a metal corset 24/7 and only changing your shirt once a month. Metal corsets only became fetish devices post period.

THURSDAY

After starting the crock pot with a pork loin roast I went out for lunch and made stops at Kinkos, the library, a fuel stop and a Goodwill before heading home again. I did find a scrapbooking magazine for Leofwyna which made her very happy. I also found two yards of a nice colorful cotton batik for my quilting stash.

We tape the Olympics then fast forward to find the figure skating events to watch each evening this week. The male Russian skater needs a serious reality check though. I'm glad our skater got the gold.
WEDNESDAY

I actually found a good job to apply for today; yes, gotta find at least two every week for the extension on the unemployment insurance. I do go through all the lists every week and some weeks I can find several to apply for but occasionally I have to apply for something truely marginal get the necessary two in a week.

I didn't go out to the Social Moot this evening like I probably should have. Leofwyna got up and headed out to punch letters for her calendars; these are made to record babys' stats on and then given to the parents for their scrapbooks. Anyway I spent considerable time sorting through my thrift store pile to a) remember what I got, and b) condense the pile somewhat by organizing it.

THURSDAY

I put a corned beef in the crockpot when I got up this morning; that worked much better than boiling on the stovetop and having to keep an eye on it. I spent considerable time stripping out a couple trim shirts and harvesting brass beads and discs off a tee-shirt to use to decorate medieval projects. At least these take up less space now.

After supper we started a new jigsaw puzzle; our major cold winter adiction this year.
WEDNESDAY

With all the snow on the ground and the chill in the air I'm spending a great deal of time lounging around at home. Do I take advantage of this time to accomplish anything? Well, there is the excuse of avoiding making unnecessary noise while Leofwyna sleeps but just the same I'm not doing even as much downstairs as I could. I immerse myself in the Internet or a jigsaw puzzle. I'm clearly in hibernation mode here.

Tonight I did get out of the house to attend A&S; I was one of three to do so but we had a nice discussion about glovemaking, Winter War Maneuver's and its revel, and so forth.

THURSDAY

I got a call from NelNet today about one of my applications there so I'm being considered for an interview. I've responded to 5-6 positions there so naturally this is my least favorite choice but it is within my desired salary range and has benefits so I've got my fingers crossed that this might be accomplished. After eighteen months it wouldn't do to be fussy and perhaps getting my foot in the door could be translated eventually to a lateral move within the company.

I've got turkey legs in the crockpot with barbeque sauce and crushed pineapple for supper. When Leofwyna gets up we'll eat and go to the late movie to see Avatar in 3D.
SATURDAY

With the cold and snow I'm turning into a hermit. It's just not tempting to don heavy clothes and deal with a cold car and all so I spent a quiet day at home running through job search locations. It's amazing how much time can get tied up with this between the tedious searches and dealing with on-line applications. It's not too bad when they accept a resume attached to an email but if you have to go to their website you have to figure out their systems, fill out their application, proof it, and try to send it which is not always successful. It's really annoying to spend an hour or two on one application and then fail to make the connection.

When Leofwyna got up and left for work I used the broth from yesterday's crock-cooked chicken to make a very small batch of chicken-rice soup for my supper. An unusual flavor but tasty.
WEDNESDAY

I stopped in at the 50% Sale at Salvation Army again today and found a dozen shirts for the quilters stash and linen box. I've gotton so much of this stuff lately I really should get involved in using some of it. Soon I must, must, must put the sewing corner back into order so I can begin production. Perhaps this is New Year's resolution #2; #1 is getting a job and benefits.

Tonight we put up the Christmas tree night and Leofwyna is immensely cheered up by the occasion. We put up the 4 foot tall pre-lit tree on a table to make it tall enough to be seen outside and we used the box of traditional and souvenir ornaments. She's fairly bouncing every time she passes by the living room and sees it again.

I asked Leofwyna to whip up another batch of pastry so I can use the leftover chicken-spinach-egg mixture I have in the fridge from the tarts I did for Yule Court.

THURSDAY

While Leofwyna ran errands this early evening I put together a small batch of potato cream soup to go with the Medieval Chicken Pie I got baked up this morning.

FRIDAY

A few days ago I requested some books in the city library system. They came into my local library and the call to notify me interrupted the insurance call I was on... I mean it dumped my agent off the line and wouldn't allow me to disengage from the computer system that was telling me to pick up these books and repeating itself several times before disengaging itself. Really odd! Anyway today at the library I had them change me to email contact instead of calling. I still haven't been able to get ahold of my agent again; have left 2-3 messages on her answering machine though.

So today I picked up the ten books from the library and I need to look through them and take some notes for my Queen's Prize entry.

A late run to the grocery store scored four packages of pre-seasoned chicken pieces at reduced manager's special so I immediately set them to cooking in the crockpot. They're smelling wonderful!!!
THURSDAY

Met with Gyda this afternoon and got her signature on the baronial account so she can assume her full duties and I'm only advisor and co-signer. I may be taking on Gold Key but that's still uncertain; we'll see.

At home I raked leaves and when Leofwyna woke up she mowed the backyard and front verge so the entire yard is looking pretty good. The veggie beds could still use work but that depends entirely on what the weather does the rest of this month.

Finally reached Luke at Kronberg about presenting a Cattle Raids proposal at the church council. They'll be expecting us at the meeting Monday, and since it's Monday, not Tuesday, Sash can go too, thank goodness!

FRIDAY

Today we cooked a pork loin roast in the crockpot with dried fruit. I prefer my pork seasoned simply 'cause I like the tast of pork but Leofwyna likes it with fruit and we alternate techniques. Tonight I cleaned up the kitchen but put off doing laundry as her stuff is still in the laundry room.
FRIDAY

Leofwyna and I spent a couple hours working on clearing out the front flower bed... this project is going to take couple hours for many evenings to get it done as there's a 14 yard stretch of it across the front and it's hard going.  We may leave the stretch of Veronica for next summer and take out the last 3-4 yards next fall. 

I also hit the oldest compost bin that I'd put the sprouted potatoes in early this summer.  They'd thrown up several plants and there was a couple pounds of new potatoes which I sorted out.  The compost was in shade and I wasn't surprised that it hadn't done better.  Now Leofwyna can take compost from that bin when she seeds grass up front.  We're both still avoiding the big compost bin that the yellow jackets have colonized.  I'll deal with that this winter.

In front of the TV tonight I grabbed up a pile of polished cotton samples to stitch together in another quilt top.

SATURDAY

Up very early (only four hours sleep) and said good-bye to Leofwyna who was just coming up to bed as I was getting on the road to coronation.  Since the instructions in the MEWS weren't very helpful (Never did find an Edmonds Ave exit), I was pretty late finding the place getting into a long line for troll.  I missed out on any chance of getting feast.  Got dressed and up to morning court where I had missed the first bit and came in after Ashir's knighting ceremony had begun.  I was way in the back and couldn't hear much of anything so made up my mind to get a good seat for the afternoon court.  I ate inn fare then sat and illuminated a scroll during the afternoon before heading up to secure my seat for court.  I got a real kick out of watching the Bellwood kids as several of them got their AOAs and how delighted they were for each other.

I told the Scarlet Keep kids who were riding home with me that I would disappear during feast, not to worry, enjoy a leisurely feast, I'd be back for them.  Headed out to find supper but found most places I was interested in backed up with waiting lines and ended up pulling through Taco Bell.  Dropped the Scarlet Keep kids who rode back to Lincoln with me back at their doorsteps and was home myself by midnight.  Leofwyna called from work a little later to see if I was home yet and ask about the event.  I was tired enough to head to bed earlier than usual.

SUNDAY

Wow, a full ten hours sleep which felt really good.  Since Leofwyna was sleeping all day I left the house for the afternoon, ate and hit a couple thrift stores.  When she woke up we headed out for another couple hours work on the flowerbed.  She had set up the crockpot full of fresh pork ham this morning with plans to use my little batch of new potatoes creamed with peas for supper.  This evening I finished putting together the polished cotton quilt top and it looks really good although it's to small for me to keep and quilt so it goes into the charity quilt pile, too.

MONDAY

Since it rained during the night we both took it easy today.  I headed out for lunch while Leofwyna was still sleeping and stopped in and browsed at T J Maxx.  Back at home while Leofwyna left and ran her errands I poked around on the computer... basically a very lazy day.
MONDAY

Leofwyna started me off right with a tuna salad stuffed tomato for lunch.  When she left for work I got busy and loaded four bags of Little Sister's clothes in the car and headed out.  Dropped audio tapes off at the library (renewed one set I'm still listening to in the car), dropped those four bags at the Salvation Army and dropped the dozen (or so) wool blankets at the LaunDry to be washed and picked up again tomorrow.  Stopped back at the house for a fistfull of clothes on hangers to take to the consignment shop... couldn't leave them though (closed on Monday) so they're still hanging in the car for tomorrow.  Stopped at Hancocks for black thread from their clearance bin; I wonder how much longer that bargain will last as its been about three years so far.  Went to the store for some groceries and found wonderful fresh hams at Manager Sale prices and got one to put in the crockpot for barbeque meals this week.   Back at home I dug out the crock pot and put the pork on, washed up a sinkload of dishes including a huge pile of plastic storage containers, and took out the compost bucket and trash.  This evening I got the last of the camp carpets sewn up... that's three more we can use now.  And the pork is defatted, boned and tucked up in the refrigerater.  In hindsight I'm kicking myself 'cause I forgot to drop off the serger at the shop but that'll go tomorrow too.  All in all, a very productive day and I'm pleased with myself.
patable2010: (Saxon)
SUNDAY

After some more poking about the garage putting out the water hoses for the new grass and making plans for the sale of stuff Thursday-Friday which included remounting doors on the entertainment center and handles on the recliner-sofa we headed out to see the new Star Trek movie which we found very satisfactory.  We're already making plans for a second viewing; Leofwyna commented as we were leaving, "I didn't see the tribble!"  I'm sure there's lots of 'nods' to the previous Star Treks we missed in the excitement of a first viewing and at least one more viewing to watch for these is called for.

Oh, and Leofwyna found the cord for the nicest of Little Sister's three televisions.  Now, once we arrange to get that one downstairs (it's f-n heavy!), we'll have a 27" screen tv in our 'new' entertainment center.  We'll put our 19" Magnavox upstairs in the dining area. 

MONDAY

I spent most of the day running my job search tasks for this week; got a few fresh contacts going out.  Leofwyna succeeded in selling the recliner-sofa and matching love seat to a work acquaintance so we'll use that money to buy change for the sale itself.  I remembered to call in our ads first thing and was thankfully in good time for that.  Leofwyna made a beef-sweet potato-apricot tajine in the crock pot for our supper.  It's a good thing she liked it 'cause she made a double batch and I don't much care for it.  Some of it goes into the freezer so she doesn't have to eat it every day for two weeks!
patable2010: (Saxon)
SUNDAY

Got the 'manager's special' bacon-wrapped loin ends into the crockpot with carrots and onions.  As it was a cool and grey day I spent it poking about on the internet.  For supper I cut up half the pork, removed the onion, excess broth and fat, and added a can of navy beans with the pork to the crockpot.  While the beans heated I whipped up some cornbread to go with it.  Tasted like beans and pork hocks without all the fat and bones, nom-nom.   Tomorrow I'll get another can of navy beans, scrape the fat off the cooled broth and cut up the rest of the pork to extend what was left in the pot today.  I'll also stop at the store and see if the manager is having any more specials.
patable2010: (MagMor)
SATURDAY

I was up bright blurry and early to get to the community center by 8:30 for the mega-rummage sale.  Since Leofwyna is our only wage earner currently I told her to get her sleep and come in at noon.  We took turns looking around ourselves and then I left about 3:30.  At home I sat to look over emails but instead dozed off into a 40-minute nap.  When Leofwyna got home near 5:00 from we headed out to Valentino's buffet for supper.  We agreed that we had quite a good day at the sale and Leofwyna pulled and priced another four boxes of stuff for me to put out in the morning.

I prepared for my afternoon tomorrow at Gathering of the Herd.  I was doing my apple bean bake in the crockpot for the potluck supper so I sauted apples and onions and stirred that up with the brown sugar, cinnamon and catsup so all I have to do Sunday is combine this 'sauce' with beans in the crockpot; it just needs to be hot in time for supper.  Then I assembled a brown bag for the A&S smack down challenge.  Since I was unsure how this would work I probably included way too much but I had a couple generous pieces of heavy cotton fabric that could be used several ways.  I added a couple large scraps of linen, some embroidery on green linen that could be used as trim, some fake ivory buttons, a long piece of twill tape, spools of thread and sewing tools.   

SUNDAY

Didn't have to get up quite to early as the center didn't open until 10:00 but I did want to be early enough to unload and unpack Leofwyna's four boxes.  I had a VERY slow morning though and Leofwyna relieved me right on schedule at noon.  I quickly headed back home and threw the crockpot and my workbasket, feastgear and the brown bag into the car.   At this point I hit the fatique  WALL really hard.  I decided a quick nap was in order and set the alarm and settled in under the quilt with the cat.  Joey's purring helped I think and I woke feeling much refreshed. 

With the rain all weekend it's a really good thing we rented the good enclosed shelter for our event.  The delay meant I unloaded in the rain at the park but I was in good time for the challenge.  All I'd missed was the opportunity at Isadora's stashbusting and I certainly have plenty of stash so that's probably a good thing.  When we drew for the A&S smack down Isadora got my brown bag.  She opted to make a belt pouch of the linen and the embroidery.  I was delighted that she used the embroidered bit as it felt like a fair exchange for the wonderful boiled wool that was in the bag I drew (it was Isadora's bag).  I'd been wanting a hood for quite a while and I quickly got to work on that.  We had two hours to work and knew the projects wouldn't get completely finished but there was judging and audience choice awards at the end.   My personal favorite was Mistress Jane's leather bag.

Congrats to Sabi Constance for her Adharc Or, Viljálhmer Hálftroll and Bechte von Ziederholzburg for the Golden Feathers they received and to Mistress Jane Corwin for receiving the Espiritu.  All were well deserved.  Congrats also to Randwulf for winning the tourney and becoming the newest Herd Master.  The A&S smack down was great fun and potluck dinner was fabulous. 
patable2010: (Saxon)

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

Mostly working on transcription job.  Nearly brain dead from that.  Wednesday I went to A&S where a discussion was held about a new play for use at our JAV demo in May.  Thursday evening I went to Fiber Art at Sash's.  Gyda lent me Halftroll's  lucet* so I can make cord.  It's too late to make my own cord for the gold key stuff but at least I'll learn the process and decide if I want to find-get one of my own for future use.  Both nights I worked on stitching down seams on the Viking caps.
(* I don't know why I have a mental block on remembering the name of this little forked wood tool.)

FRIDAY

Ran a few errands including getting the car insured and licensed, mailing payments, dropping off paper for recycling; then hit a couple thrift stores with no results this time and stopped for groceries for the weekend.  The grocery store was havng a good sale on meat so I got two nice boneless pork roasts to put in the crock pot .  Ran out back and threw out some broccoli and spinach seed in a couple of the raised beds as precipitation is indicated over the next few days.. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

First thing I put the pork in the big crockpot Iwith a couple packages of dried fruit and an onion.  When suppertime rolled around I cooked an artichoke and an acorn squash to go with the roast for supper.  I must of mostly veged out this weekend as I can't think of anything I accomplished.  That can't be right but oh well.  The roast came back out for a second supper with sweet potatoes and green beans Sunday.

MONDAY-TUESDAY

The transcription is finally finished, thank goodness.  I've had quite enough of the subject on Antarctica I think.  Got the invoice turned in.   Revisited the pork roast as barbeque sandwiches with a cauliflower-carrot salad.  We both took turns stripping some of the cotton samples; the end is in sight.

patable2010: (Saxon)

SUNDAY

When I got up late this morning I immediately put beef in the crock pot for stroganoff.  We love the mix we get for this with only water, carrots and mushrooms added.  Leofwyna cubed up the cooked beef and did the noodles and cauliflower at supper time.

I worked on the transcription again most of the afternoon.  Those times Leofwyna wanted the computer I stripped samples.  We were watching what turned out to be a very long movie based on a book I read only last year, The Last Templer.  They did a decent job of following the story line nicely and the movie was as interesting as the book had been.  We also watched this season's first episode of Amazing Race, another of our favorite light reality entertainments.
patable2010: (Saxon)
SUNDAY

Talked to the Auto Service place and the news about the Ford is that the noise isn't something terrible but I'll probably want to replace 'something' on both sides of the back sometime this year.  Also a loose connection in front can wait until then too.  Don't ask details... I can't supply them.  Suffice to say I've come to trust this place and know I need to get this done this spring or summer but in the meantime I needn't worry about it.

After scooping the snow that fell overnight Leofwyna and I headed back to Omaha and continued packing... i worked mostly on the hall and bathroom closets while she packed kitchen stuff.  I shifted everything to the back hall as boxes were filled.  One kitchen drawer I've dubbed 'the carb drawer' had a wide variety of interesting whole grains and flours and pastas with which we're planning experiments in the crock pot.  Reports on that later.

Since the furniture was in Lincoln we'd brought air mattresses and the small tv back with us so we were fairly well set up to finish out the day restfully.

MONDAY

Upon getting up today I commenced loading the van while Leofwyna threw together a brunch for us.  More loading up until time to go pick up plants from Little Sister's workplace.  Turned out the plants were only a couple succulants that we generously thankfully left with the 'caretaker' who had saved them.  We don't really have good space in our house for plants this was a very good result. 

Since plants weren't taking up space we'd left for them we returned to the apartment to top off the load with lamps and other odd shaped bits.  It wasn't quite time for supper so we stopped for a look at a Bead Shop we'd spotted last week and ended up spending a couple hours digging through a 'baggie-full-for-$8' bin.  I left with two and Leofwyna with three baggies of assorted beads.  For mine I have in mind an embroidered and beaded neckline on a byzantine undertunic for some of it as well as Queen's Prize dubi and a crazy quilt project for the rest. 

After an excellent supper at Thai Pepper I drove back to Lincoln so Leofwyna could utilize the time on the cellphone calling notifications and clearing numbers.  In Lincoln I picked up the car before heading on home.  Unloading will wait until tomorrow in the daylight, and hopefully not so cold, while Leofwyna's at work.  I certainly hope the weather channel is wrong about more snow tonight... perhaps it can wait until tomorrow afternoon when I've unloaded the van.
patable2010: (Saxon)
TUESDAY

I spent a good portion of my day on the job search, sent out half a dozen resumes and filled three applications via the internet.  Filling out the individual applications can be rather tedious; love the ones who take the resumes.  Leofwyna was out running errands and doing last minute shopping so I put beef in the crock pot for beef stroganoff on noodles with green beans for supper.   During the evening while we watched The Bourne Supremacy I stripped samples while she wrapped presents.  I was instructed to Not Look!

WEDNESDAY

Today I did paperwork, balanced the checkbook and ran a deposit to the bank followed by a stop at the post office and recycling center.  Oh my, the traffic... oh yes, it's Christmas Eve.  When Leofwyna got home from work we watched a DVD I'd rented, Mamma Mia!  We loved the way they combined the great ABBA tunes for the storyline!

Happy Holidays... God bless us every one!
patable2010: (Saxon)
SUNDAY

Went to Hancocks and found aqua cotton duck for a pair of britches to go with the XLg doublet.  Stopped at the grocery store for soda and found manager's special pork and beef.  Threw the beef into the freezer and the pork into a crockpot with lentils and carrots.  Apparently I didn't put in enough liquids cause the resultant mess was a failure; fortunately the pork will be salvageable shredded with barbeque sauce for sandwiches.   Spent the evening stitching up strips of sampler fabric. 

MONDAY

Threw a load in the washer but forgot to follow up the rest of the laundry.  Cleaned up the kitchen.  Pat R called to arrange for me to transcribe a couple audio tapes for Chris L's grant proposal for the Standing Bear program.  I'm to pick them up Friday noon.  Finished up three sample tops that I'd started last week and then one more start to finish. There're lots of sniglets all over the floor and tracked onto the carpet upstairs; I really need to get out the broom and carpet sweeper sometime soon.
patable2010: (sewing)
Thanks to femdekeroas encouragement I'm adding my entries from the Stash Challenge community here too.  It does make it easier to refer back to my entries by having them here. 

FRIDAY

Today I finished all but the lacing holes on the XLg doublet then cut and sewed up a Med doublet using a bedskirt I'd picked up nearly four years ago at Goodwill.   I also had a fine cotton... something (sheet or tablecloth?) that I cut for the XLg shirt.  The foundation for the bedskirt is cotton-poly so I'll use that for a Medium sized shirt.    Took some serious rummaging through the piles to find the white cotton thread I knew was there somewhere.  It was totally chilly outside so I was glad to stay in working on these.

SATURDAY

Encouraged Leofwyna to go to Omaha today to shop for uniforms; decided not to ride along this time.  Instead I sewed up the two white shirts to go with the doublets for gold key.  Just have fastenings left to do on them.

SUNDAY

Today we rearranged furniture in the living room and cleaned house prepratory for the Holidays, then I served up the rest of my crockpot pork as barbeque sandwiches with beans for supper.  Tonight cut a workman's shirt from three tan linen skirts which were nearly the same shade and texture [thrift store finds over the past few years].  Looks really good actually.  Again there's still fastenings needed but figure on doing lots of fastenings at one time before Yule Court in December when I hand this stuff over to the Barony. 
patable2010: (Cheers)
TUESDAY

I put the beef in the crock pot this noon with an onion and tangelo peel and the boiled down broth from the roast a couple weeks ago.  Did another couple laundry loads to finish up.

Leofwyna's up for jury duty for a couple weeks but she didn't get put on the bench today so we  worked in the yard this afternoon.  Anyway, I got the rest of the two compost piles moved into one pile back by the garden and Leofwyna seeded the former compost area to grass. She moved daylilies along the back property line and a truely sorry looking nubbin she'd purchased that's supposed to be a pink peony.  We'll see how that works out.

The beef with barbeque sauce, Bush's beans and corn turned out a great supper finished off with pears and some shortbread left from Sunday's potluck.   That beef was just as tender and flavorful as I'd anticipated.  Tomorrow we'll probably do the rest of the beef stroganoffed with noodles and mushrooms and the Byzantine peas left from Sunday..

I got the second linen quilt top pieced up tonight so now I need to find backing for them and decide if we want thin batts in them or not.  These will be summer camping quilts and not planned for warmth... more to prevent evening's moisture from settling on the other bedding which include wool blankets.
patable2010: (Cheers)
MONDAY

Got the rest of the sample rejects bags out of the car today before picking up a few groceries.  Found a nice manager's special for beef; will make barbeque in the crock pot tomorrow for supper.  At home got the weekend's dishes done up and a couple loads of laundry in.  Finished the first linen quilt top.  Started the second linen top but need to finish stripping the paper labels from the linen/rayon samples to have enough to make it big enough. 

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