Saturday, November 21, 2020

Week in Review

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post!  

Either I was too busy, or nothing of note happened.  I think it was the latter.

Remember this table runner I whipped up from some orphan blocks a few months ago?

At the recent retreat I got it pinned up for quilting but the more I thought about binding all those innie corners the less enchanted I became.  So I took advantage of a clean work table last weekend and unpinned the runner. I flipped it right side to the back side and re-pinned.  From there I took it to my Pfaff in the Koala table.  Not only would the dual-feed help prevent shifting, but the table would provide support while I stitched all around the edges except one short run.

I hadn't used that machine in so long that I had to remember how to thread it!  I got the runner turned right-side-out and the edges topstitched Tuesday night and whipped the open side together on a trip to Nashville with Alex on Wednesday.  I left it with DIL to enjoy for Thanksgiving with instructions to return it when they come here for Christmas so I can do some in-the-ditch quilting.

While Alex was meeting with the cardiologist, I turned two sides of binding on the secret project.

(BTW, the cardiologist determined his high cholesterol was of more concern than the murmur so there will be additional tests next week before medication is prescribed.)

My plan for the week was to finish up several little projects as Christmas gifts, but first I wanted to make a list of priorities for next year. I knew I wanted to do something with my collection of Kim Diehl/Henry Glass fabrics and before I knew it I had PILES of potential combos all over the place.  

Now I can't cut or iron without clearing the mess!

The quilt guild met on Friday for the first time since February.  The church where we meet has very strict protocols.  We all had to wear masks.  The custodian set up the tables with only two seats per table.  We were limited to 40 people, reservations required.

In the kitchen, I tried this lemon-butter-dill sauce on tilapia.

We were not impressed.  More successful the next night was my addition of the honey-bourbon sauce on butternut squash.

Not much planned for the coming week.  A trip to Nashville on Tuesday with a stop at the LAQ to pick up a quilt.  Then a quiet Thanksgiving, just the two of us.  I have a boneless turkey breast in the freezer and that's as far as I've gotten with plans.  I'll probably do creamed peas with pearl onions or maybe a green bean casserole ...

Stay well and enjoy your holiday!


  1. That sounds like a great way to finish off that tablerunner, Libby! Glad you got to meet with your guild - we are going backwards here with no indoor group get togethers recommended in our county starting Tuesday. The honey bourbon sauce on butternut squash sounds yummy! Happy Thanksgiving! It will be a quiet one at our house, too.

  2. I look forward to seeing your finished table runner! That's a great idea for the finish. I know great things will come from your piles of fabrics on your table. :)

  3. Sweet of you to drop off that table runner with your DIL, Libby! That was surely a lovely surprise for her. Oh, that striped binding! Looking forward to the reveal of that special secret project.

  4. The runner is a beauty! Lucky you to get to meet with quilting friends. Have a good holiday!


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