Here are some close-ups of the quilt I mentioned in the previous post. (Savery Friendship Star Quilt)
I was able to purchase a new battery for my camera and the charger came yesterday so I'm able to take and download pictures for the blog once again.
I am stitching this top with DMC size 12 thread in Ecru using a size 1 Milliner's needle. The needle makes a large enough hole for the thread to glide through but I have to double knot the ends so the knots don't glide through as well.
I love the way the quilting makes the stars pouf up.
|Wish I had more of this fabric - sigh~|
I'm just quilting around the stars, around the center, and on the outside of the blocks so it's going fast.
This quilt will be done in a couple of weeks which makes me happy.
Another thing that makes me happy is wormy apples.
I know that sounds weird but it's true.
We have a golden delicious tree out in the backyard and this year all it has is wormy apples. As the wind blows them off of the tree I have been cutting around the damaged portion of the apple and cooking them for applesauce. I love homemade applesauce. The product that is for sale in the store is too smooth for me. I want a chunky applesauce with minimal sweetness. So, wormy apples make me happy because if I didn't have them - I wouldn't have anything. Something is always better than nothing.
I made pickle relish this morning. It didn't turn out as I had hoped. Does anyone have a good hot dog relish recipe?