Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another Saturday Night . . .

The sad thing about Saturday nights is that it means the weekend's half over. But the weekend's been really nice so far! This morning, I began by sleeping in and then making orange cinnamon pancakes--recipe courtesy of Kelly Ann who mentioned in a comment last weekend that she was going to make some. I hope she won't mind me telling you, but all you need to do is add grated orange peel from one orange and a teaspoon of cinnamon to your regular pancake mix. I also substituted the juice from the squeezed orange for some of the liquid in my pancake recipe. Yum!

I wanted to show you the If the Hat Fits quilt I made from the Frightfully Crazy book from Buggy Barn. I finally got it all done Friday night and hung this a.m.


And a couple of close ups so you can see the quilting--



Soccer Son and his lovely wife-to-be-someday came over tonight--I invited him to come cook us dinner. Having a kid who can cook pretty well is a good thing to have. He'd mentioned a week or two ago that carne asada tacos are a real treat, so when I stopped at Trader Joe's earlier this week, I bought one of their marinaded carne asada bags o'beef and brought it home and invited him to cook it. While he BBQ'd the meat and fried the taco shells, I prepped all the other taco ingredients and then we sat down on the patio for our feast. Yep, he was right--they really are a treat!

While we were having dinner outdoors, it started to sprinkle--lightly and not for long, but just enough to tell us fall really IS here. Funny that just last weekend, we were still running the air conditioning because it was around 100 degrees outside!

Oh, and look what came in the mail!


I finally opened the Amazon box tonight and promptly dropped the book right on my foot. Now I'm pretty sure the pain I experienced is nothing compared to all the horrible things that have happened to Claire over the years and are surely going to keep happening to her, but it did hurt a bit. No, I'm not going to dive into the book just yet--I'm in the mood for something a little lighter (figuratively and literally) so I think I'll hold off for now, but it's nice to know it's here when I want it. If you haven't read the Outlander series . . . well, I just don't know what to say except run right down to the bookstore and buy the first book--Outlander.

Now, it's on to the rest of the weekend . . . .

17 comments:

Eileen said...

The addition of the Moon and star block in the witches, quilt is neat. What quilting.
OOPS I bet that book did hurt. So guess you'll wait for a long winhters night to start it.?

~Jess said...

Those quilts look awesome, but I am SOO JEALOUS! that you have new the Outlander book. I put myself on the library wait list when the date was released...still haven't gotten it.
Enjoy!

luv2quilt2 said...

Your little quilt is so cute. Makes me want to do one myself.

ratherbquilting said...

Hey, Kim, those quilted spirals are GREAT! Just the perfect pattern for a swirly Halloween sky. Is there any way you could post a mini-tutorial to show where you start and how you do them? Even a line drawing with arrows would help. The shapes are all so even and perfectly formed and all seem to intersect at the exact place that they're supposed to...

Lisa said...

Oh I LOVE that Witch Quilt! I too would like to know how you quilted it. I am trying to get the hang of free-motion on my Viking. Not going so well... LOL

Beth said...

Your quilt is lovely, love your quilting on it. I think I'll have to go on my Kindle and see what this Outlander series is of which you speak...

Heckety said...

Yippee! I didn't realise 'An Echo in the Bone' was in print yet, its a few weeks since I checked- I'm off to the bookshop tomorrow morning for sure!
And the quilt is looking great, I like the swirly swirls!

Kathy said...

I love your halloween quilt and your background for your blog. I think I need to sit down and practice with mine.
Love your work!!! Kathy

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Kim your witchie quilt is adorable! I love the colors you choose. That on is on my "to make someday" list.

OHHHHH the new Outlander book!!! I checked it out from the library the other day and started to read, only to find I couldn't remember what happened in the last book. So I took it back and checked out that last 3 books on tape to listen to while I quilt. Then I will read the new one. Be still my heart Jamie!! I live him. LOL
melissa

Texan said...

Lovely quilt!

Okay I have read the first two in that series, I have more here. Loaned to me by a friend.. is the book you got a new one? wow is all I can say if she is still writing in that series. I agree its VERY good. I have many many series I read so I have not made my way back around to that one yet. But I will!

cockermom said...

Oh wow! I love the Highlander series. I did not know about this title tho and will have to go and find it. Thanks Kim!

Linda said...

The quilting on the witches is terrific! Wish I could do that!!!

Linda in Oklahoma

Vicki W said...

What a cute quilt!

Micki said...

The quilt is just lovely! I love the witches and your machine quilting!
Great job!
Micki

call me crazy said...

Love the little witches! And your quilting really brings it to life! :-)

Gran said...

You are a joy of behold and so is your talent!

So many books to read and so little time!

Julie said...

I noticed the newest Outlander book in a bookstore last week, and am pretty excited to get my hands on it. But I'll wait till it comes to my library, which could be too long :(