If you're here for the weekly travelogue, it's later in the post. We have stitchy news today!! A little background first. Earlier this week, I popped into the LQS to purchase a half yard of fabric to finish a swap project. (waving to Maria!) Would you believe that a half yard cost me over a hundred dollars? No? Well maybe I should mention that this came home with me as well.
And this somehow found it's way into my possession.
Now you might wonder why I bought a kit that uses the same fabric as the FQB, but I couldn't help myself! I just had to have them both. I saw the fabric online a couple of months ago, and knew it would be perfect for a pattern I had seen in a magazine. And now it's mine. But for a couple of days, I've felt guilty about spending so much money, when I already have well over a zillion projects/patterns/ fabric in my sewing room. I know that many (most?) of you can sit down and churn out a flimsy in a day. I am in awe of you. And you do it on a regular basis. So yesterday, I decided that I was going to get up today, and make this flimsy. In one day. Me. And I Did It!!!!
I have the binding cut out, but I didn't put it together yet, because I wanted to post about this. And I haven't bought the backing fabric yet. I wonder how much that little trip will cost me?!?!
Before I could start this morning, I had to clean off my sewing table and my ironing board. They weren't buried too deeply this time. And I've moved this little project several times, so I decided to just take the time to finish it.
It has a little pocked on the back, to hold something very special, but we can't talk about that before Christmas.
I also baked bread today. Several months ago, I purchased the book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I bought some ingredients, and then realized I needed a few special tools. By the time I had everything gathered that I needed, I had lost interest, and then I got a job and just didn't have the time. Because it really takes more than 5 minutes a day. I recently got the urge again, reassembled the ingredients, and here is the result.
I need to reread the section on yeast, because it didn't rise very much, but it tasted good, and I'll continue to try to make improvements.
And now for a summary of my Saturday.We've had such beautiful weekends, we had to head out once again to search for more fall color. What we discovered was that areas near by our town are peaking now, and some hillsides are absolutely glorious to look at. We spent the day in southern Pennsylvania, and I'm glad we didn't wait another week. Our primary destination was the Flight 93 Memorial
. It's a very somber place, and a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in that field.
|A large boulder in the field marks the spot where the plane went down.|
After we left the memorial, we spent the rest of the day looking for windmills, covered bridges, and geocaches. In my experience, there is almost always a geocache on or near a covered bridge, and we were very successful in finding them yesterday.
We found a total of 7 bridges in Somerset County. I think there are three more, but we were running out of time and daylight. The weather was cooler than we expected, the skies were overcast, and we had a couple of rain showers, but I predicted that the skies would clear when it was time for us to head home. Yep, the sun was shining as we started home.
The rest of the day will have to wait for another post, it's past my bedtime.
Keep on stitching.....Sunny
|A rare sight - all three in close proximity. The one in the middle hates the one on the left, and they avoid each other.|