I write this knowing full well I'll probably never hear the end of it from Sharon over at Red Geranium Cottage. Goodness knows I gave her a hard enough time in my comments to this post where she said she and her husband had barbecued frozen hamburger patties. So, of course, I thought about just not saying anything, but then I thought NAH! This is too good to not share! Anyway, last night I barbecued these Chile Lime Chicken Burgers, and boy were they good! These were one of the things I picked up at Trader Joe's the other night. Yes, I'm sure there must be a way to make homemade chile lime chicken burgers, but I don't have a recipe handy and these were convenient. If you're watching calories, fat, or just want to eat reasonably healthy food and have a Trader Joe's nearby, try them! We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and pepper jack cheese. Sorry I couldn't get a photo of the real thing for you, but we were just too darn hungry! So, all I have to show you is the box!
I got everything done and checked off my "to do" list yesterday, including playing around with the Scaredy Cat charm packs. I decided I just wanted to make a simple tabletopper to put on the low chest of drawers in the kitchen, so snowball blocks seemed right--just big enough to show off the fabric a bit but nothing fancy. I finished making the blocks last night and got the top together today:
The border fabric is a vintage-looking Halloween print, From The Collection of Edelen Wille for Marcus Brothers. I think one of my next projects will be getting it quilted. It will give me a chance to play around with my Juki once more and see if I can get it working--if not, into the shop it will go! I really want to get "the monster" done, but it occurred to me to wonder whether it might just be the thread that was giving me fits, so quilting this little topper will give me a chance to try it out.
I was chatting today with Vicky at LA Quilter who mentioned she had dug out a Thimbleberries kit for the Hometown Christmas quilt that came out a couple of years back. I think I'm going to dig out my kit too and work on it along with her. This is a quilt I really liked a lot when it came out but never felt like I had the time to sit down and do it. I think we'll just do a couple blocks a month and see how it goes. There are some cute blocks in that pattern that I've always wanted to use in other, smaller projects too. So maybe I can whip up a couple tablerunners and such along with making the blocks for the main quilt. Coincidences are funny--I just mentioned this particular quilt to Patti over at Quilting is My Passion yesterday when we were talking about quilt shops up in her area. I had been to one on vacation and they had the Hometown Christmas quilt made and hung just inside the door. So, maybe it's meant to be that the quilt be made now with all these coincidences--it certainly IS about time! I'll post a photo in the next week or two of what the quilt will eventually look like.
Back to work tomorrow. But, in the meantime, back to the Sweat Shop for the rest of the day!