Sunday, January 07, 2007

Weekends



I don't do much on weekends. It's my ME time to sit and do whatever I want. I did my treadmill, clean/change the litter boxes, ran the DW and emptied it, deodorized the garbage disposal and shined my sink after dinner. Just an hour or so of stuff.



I made a crockpot roast with onions, carrots and little red spuds. I've decided while it's nice to have it burbling away all day long, it smells so good, I really like the taste of a roast in the regular oven. The flavor is so much better. Maybe it's the baking rather than the simmering that makes the difference.



I pulled out Broken Star as I wasn't in the mood for handquilting and I wanted to listen to the football games today (YEA HAWKS, we're on the way to the Super Bowl). I'm unstitching all those points I have together since they refuse to lay flat and have ruffles. I've got two legs onto templates and stitched together with 2 more legs all prepped. It takes awhile to unstitch all those diamonds and get them onto the templates. It's a project that won't be done in a week or a month, more like a year and it will lay flat. I'll be happy if 2007 and it both come to an end at the same time.


My sister called today, another disaster at her place. They say they come in 3's, I hope this is the last one for her. Her DH left to go to work, got around the corner from their house and the clutch disappeared in their truck. Could she borrow mine for a couple days as they couldn't get theirs in to the shop till Monday and BIL has 3 more days of work before his days off. I don't like loaning my truck out. I don't even let DH drive it. BIL needs to get to work and with 3 rides sitting in my yard how could I say no.


My GF came over to watch a bit of the HAWKS game with me today. She's such a hoot, gets all excited and jumps around when they make their downs or score. I can't help but laugh, she's like the guys in the bars a whoopin' and hollerin', a big football fan. She can tell you who's who, what QB is the best, the stats on all the players and call them by their names. Usually has her HAWKS hat and sweatshirt on, thinks thats lucky. I admit to being a football fan and I can whoop and holler with the best of them, but she has me beat in that department. I wish I could take her to the stadium, it's right down the road. Sitting in the rain in an open stadium isn't my cuppa tea, nor is freezing my butt off, but it sure would be fun for her.





Lady can't resist a quilt. Set it down for a second to go get a cuppa and plop there she is right in the middle of it. She has to test drive them all.

8 comments:

Helen said...

Lovely vibrant colours in that star. I hope it starts behaving itself and lies flat for you. I have never made one of these. It looks like you are hand piecing it - well done.

Rae said...

The game was exciting. I'm not a Big football fan but I watch or semi watch. DH is a big fan and so is all of his family. If I wish to convers with them I had better know whats what with the latest Hawks or 49er game and have an idea of who the players are that year. I am glad the Hawks won the game yeaterday. Don't much like the Cowboys.

Rae said...

PS My inlaws live on the Olympic Panisula. It is so beautiful up there. We are going up in April to visit. So I will be pasing through your backyard.

Carolyn said...

That game was amazing! I did feel bad for Tony Romo at the end though. We were just glad Dallas lost...as Eagles fans we did NOT want Terrell Owens to advance in the playoffs! My DH is at the Eagles game right now...it starts in a half hour. Love the star too!

Carol E. said...

I just scrolled down and read your lovely tribute to your husband on your anniversary. How touching. You showed them all and got old and happy together! :-) Isn't it cute how cats love our quilts? Shows how smart and cuddly they are.

Karen said...

Hope you get your truck back OK. Your star is very pretty, such great colors.

Joanne said...

Your lonestar is going to be gorgeous -- the fabrics are fantastic -- now I know why you keep going back to it!
I have a gf that is a great Bears fan, too! Great fun! -- but I'm like you -- I'd rather watch on tv in the nice, warm, comfy house!

Samantha said...

the colors on your broken star are wonderful. Here's hoping you get your truck back safely :-)