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Monday, May 7, 2018

A new thing is a good thing

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Fresh flowers on your table
(2) a hot cup of coffee
(3) a good movie

Sometimes I like to try new things, especially if I think it's good for me.

At the Giant I saw this "thick and rough" oatmeal by Silver Palate - whole grain milled oats, double toasted in granola ovens, richer flavor, rougher texture, yadda yadda yadda.

I figured if that couldn't do it, it can't be done!  So... why not give it a try?

Well ... when I prepared it according to the directions, it certainly was thick - and DRY!  It was like eating ground up cardboard.

Moving right along.

Lately I haven't been able to wrap my mind totally around quilting, even though I love it, isn't that strange?

The house quilt I'm working on keeps fighting me, even after I picked it all up and laid it back down.

Then I had an "ah-hah!" moment - why not lay out just the black part, get it flowing the way I want it, then lay out the white (or bottom) part.

Here we go, I think I have the darker half the way it should be, trying to balance the placement of the white houses.

I'm working without a pattern, so that's one reason I'm having these challenges.  But the important thing is now I have it at a point where I can go forward without a lot of drama.

Gotta go - time for breffus!  I think the second house from the right could move down just a wee bit though ... sew forth and sew on


  1. I love those aha! Moments. It certainly worked here — what a difference when you add all the black pieces.

  2. Excellent aha!
    I'll bet that oatmeal would make a dandy apple crisp. Provided the apples were nice and juicy...

  3. Okay that description and the taste of the oatmeal made me laugh. The business about rough was clue I wouldn't like it. LOL. Oh my that house quilt does look a bit confusing for me but I like what you did with it. I want to make a house quilt of some kind to give to my friend who happens to have become our realtor a couple of times. Can't wait to see the finished product.


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