At the beginning of the year I challenged myself to finish 5 Ufos / Wisps before starting anything new.
Yesterday I finished this quilt, a Buggy Barn design – Finish # 4 - and I am very happy with the result.
The quilt measures 130 cm x 180 cm, and I have machine quilted it myself, on my domestic machine. Straight lines on both sides of the block joining seams, around the outer heart on both sides + meandering the borders.
Every January my frugal genes kicks in ;-)
I guess it is the December abundance that wants a balance.
I have been baking bread and bread rolls from scratch
+ made jelly and jam from left over grapes and apples. You know, when the grape skins starts getting tougher and not so crisp, and the apples looks “boring”.
I do not eat much fresh fruit myself – raw fruit often gives me a tummy ache, but as soon as they have been cooked or baked, I can have them.
Nothing is as nice for breakfast as homemade jam on the oatmeal or the toast.
Above is grape jelly, made from both blue and green grapes.
My late mother had this nifty apple slicer – it makes apple sauce so quick to prepare.
Just peel and slice.
I think it is from when I was a baby, or even older.
I cook my jam on low heath and do not add sugar before the last minutes.
The fresh smell of simmering fruit is nice in the house – like vitamins in the air :-)
We have started to tear down the (only) bathroom in the house.
Well – DH is tearing, I am cheering (and serving coffees) ;-)
New wall paper, new shower cabinet and new vanity is in the near future now.
This guardian angel is my 5th finish this year, and it really gives me a chance to start something new, if I want, but I find that I feel like keeping on keeping on with Ufos and Wisps!
I will try to alternate between small and big projects, and the blocks below is my next big project.
All the squares are cut (I think), and all the stitcheries ( 32 ) are long done.
I think the original design is to busy, so I plan to make my quilt calmer.
I will not set a time limit in public, but I have one in my head – I wonder if I can make it?