Friday, July 6, 2007

Sea Life Happy Dance!

I finished this up on Wed. I didn't put in all the fronds that were on the pattern. I was short on time and it would have taken forever. I really don't think it needs them. It's on its way to Samantha at Love Quilts.

After finishing the Sea Life piece, I picked up this WIP again. This is also a charity square. I started it a while back, but they pushed back the due date, so I put it up and worked on some that were due before it. This fireman will be in Timothy's quilt at Cole's Quilts. It's due on the 15th. I have said it before, but I would encourage anyone who has time, to stitch a square or 2 for these charity quilts. It is so rewarding!

DD's Dad and I had a good time cooking out on the 4th. Those were the best burgers we have grilled so far. We ate outside and the weather was perfect! I tried a new WW recipe last night - oven-fried chicken. You dip the chicken pieces in buttermilk and roll them in crushed corn flakes and flour. Then you bake them instead of frying. It was very good! DD's Dad said he liked it better than fried chicken. We will definitely have that again!

I'm going to try to get over to see my brother today. I've had a migraine the last couple of days. It started while we were grilling our burgers on the 4th. But I refused to let it ruin our cookout. However, it did knock me out of commission yesterday! My brother has already gotten a job. He is a carpenter and builds beautiful cabinets and custom furniture. He is very talented. I'm glad he's going to be living up here. We haven't seen him more that 2 or 3 times a year for the last 30 years! It will be nice to see him more often and "let" him build me beautiful things for my house! lol

Better go! I'm making chicken salad for lunch. Have a happy day and may God bless you!


Ranae said...

The quilt square is beautiful. Samantha will love it. The fireman teddy is so cute. My dad was a volunteer firefighter and cheif for some 30 years. Who is the designer? I would love to stitch this to honor him.

The Silver Thistle said...

Oooh, the chicken in cornflakes sounds interesting and yummy. Might give that a try.

Your seashells don't look like they need any more fronds, you're right. It's such a pretty project.

Sounds like you had a fab time with the cook-out, despite the migraine. Usually I'd say we don't get the weather here for cook-outs but last summer was an unseasonal scorcher for us so maybe this year will be the same and we'll manage to squeeze in a BBQ or 3 :D

msstitch01 said...

Your completed piece looks fantastic Vicki. I'm glad that you had a good time at your BBQ and your chicken recipe sound delicious.

BlissxStitches said...

Such a pretty finish! The wee bear is going to be very cute.

Thanx for the compliment on my blog. Just for the record, my 21 year old is my third child. I have an older daughter & son, nearly 26 & 24 respectively. I was a child bride. LOL