Saturday, November 21, 2015

For the love of lefse...

We had a taste of winter early in the week.  I didn't think we'd get the predicted snow, but sure enough, an hour ahead of the prediction it started snowing.
I love it.  Of course I don't have to drive anywhere in it.  The kitties enjoyed it as well--after it stopped snowing and the sun came out.  This was their first snowstorm!
I got a quilt finished.  Another one from Tove, for Dr. Kaufman. 
I hadn't made lefse in a long while.  I used golden potatoes that came from the San Luis valley, purchased at Costco.  I also used a couple of russets that I had.
And wow, they really worked well.  I still had to eat a few that broke apart transferring it to the griddle--it's a tough job, but someone has to do it!  ;-)

Monday, November 09, 2015

Not so productive...

I made a top myself!  I still prefer quilting and binding to piecing...but once in a while the mood strikes me.

I used leftover half-square triangles from Pat A.'s quilt and put together this kid quilt.  I'll take it with me to Brazil for my cousin's great-grandson if I end up going soon.  If not, it will just go in the bank of quilts for Dr. Kaufman. 

I quilted this beautiful quilt for Pat for her guest room.  She is finally getting some quilts done for her house!  

I made a bowl too.  It was a lot of fun, and I'm trying to come up with ideas to make things with leftover batting.  This one used selvages wrapped over cotton clothesline. 

I piece together bigger pieces of batting and use them on other quilts, but I'm filling up another bag of strips less than six-inches wide.  I'm always trolling the internet looking for creative ideas!