Sunday, November 18, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 46

This was the last week of "normal" before I go into full blown Thanksgiving and Christmas mode. I know I will still sneak in some sewing whenever possible, but for the most part the next five weeks will be filled with cooking, baking, shopping, decorating and wrapping gift.

I finished another Giant Star quilt using the other half of the Indie fabrics. For this one I used Essex linen in steel as the background fabric. It will be a new lap quilt for me.



There was still about a 4" strip left from each fat quarter, so I cut it into 3.5" squares and pieced it into a patchwork arrangement using Kona Coal as the background and then surrounded it with Lu Summers' Weave in Coal. This quilt looks very manly to me. 



So now I have three quilts that need basting, quilting and binding. 

I am still waiting on a few more blocks so I can piece together the quilt for Hurricane Sandy Help.

We went to see The Book of Mormon with friends. The music and talent was fantastic. I was disappointed in how nasty it was in some parts. To say there were some inappropriate parts is an understatement as far as I am concerned. 



I finished making the Limoncello with tangerines from our tree. It's really good and looks so pretty in these bottles from the Container Store.


I love the label I made using a photo snagged from the internet.


Getting a jump on Christmas preparations, I had a pierogi making party. We always have pierogies for Christmas Eve dinner and my daughter-in-law has wanted to learn to make them so I thought I would make all the fillings and dough and get a group together to teach, and share the work.  We could make a lot of them together.  I invited my mom {who is our resident pro},Jessa {nephew's wife},  {me},  Geri {my sister, she has lots of experience}, my best friend's two daughters, Shelby and Lindsay {Lindsay is getting married to a Polish guy in May} and Jenny, {my daughter-in-law}. We made 24 dozen pierogies! ...to be continued at a later date with recipes and more photos.


15 comments:

Holli said...

I love your big star quilt top! I have such an exciting memory of The Pantages Theater - and I appreciate your review. And I remember making pierogies - you look like you're having a lot of fun!

Jenelle said...

Beautiful star quilt! I love the fabrics you chose.
With the production being written by the makers of South Park, you almost have to go into it expecting that it'll cross that line. That's sort of what they're famous for.

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a happy group of pierogi makers! Great fabrics in the Big Star quilt!

Susan Standen said...

The quilt tops look gorgeous, and the pierogi making party great fun. I'm looking forward to the recipe post.

Jennifer said...

24 dozen!? i'm looking forward to the recipe post too! I LOVE peirogies but i've never made my own..

Trudi said...

wow you have been busy. Look forward to the recipe :)

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

I'm Mormon, and I could have warned you NOT to see that. It disgusts me how people attack our church, especially done by those who know nothing of our faith.

Leanne said...

The big quits are so fun and the cooking day sounds wonderful.

Catherine said...

what a great group picture: good idea to get everyone involved! Love your giant star quilt. I backed my with a really soft fleecy blanket and it is the most used quilt ever!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love both the front and back of this! I was working with a little of the Indie yesterday, so lovely and silky, can't wait to make it up into a quilt

Annabella said...

The him and hers quilts are great and I love your labels too. The pierogi party looks fun and you're looking gorgeous as ever!

Flying Blind... said...

Great quilt!
I have absolutely no idea what pierogies are, but I bet you had a fun time making them!

Geri said...

Looks like another great week except the Book of Mormon play was a disappointment. Loved the pierogi party - sure to be an annual event!

Cindy said...

Super quilt for yourself. What a nice treat!

Ginny said...

Your star quilt is gorgeous! Love the pieced back! Never had a perogie, looks like all had fun though, reminds me of when my Mom and friends got together to make noodles :)