They still need borders and fmq but I’m calling it a finish for now. As noted in previous posts, my sewing machine and I have been butting heads when it comes to FMQ. So, I am concentrating on the blocks for now and will get to the quilting once I’m caught up. Yes, I’m still working myself up to tackle the EPP block again. I like paper piecing but I’m definitely having issues with having enough fabric for a 1/4 inch seam allowance for the finished block–does anyone else have this problem? I’m going to have the fix the Geoswirl for just that reason–I needed a 1/4 inch around the entire block so added 2 strips but forgot to account for the fact that my biscuit strip needed to be longer. I may just take those 2 strips off and make my border strips bigger to account for the 1/4 inch-I haven’t decided.
So the next blocks that Alyssa is going to have us do are the broken chevrons and broken arrow. The broken arrow looks fun; I think the chevrons will be time consuming but not so much as the woven chevron was.
So I promised a recipe. I made these last night (I did not take a picture of it)–Oven baked onion rings. They were delicious! I sliced up a vidalia onion and dipped it in egg and the dredged it in a mixture of Parmesan cheese and some cajun spice. I put them on a baking sheet coated with olive oil and baked them for 40 minutes at 450 (turning them over at 20 minutes). The kids actually ate them. I don’t know about you but that is a constant struggle at our house –finding something remotely healthy that all 3 kids like. It was SO nice to have a peaceful dinner full of yummy remarks rather than whining (it almost made up for my day at work). Another plus, this fit into the recent sugar reductions that I have made with my diet. So far, I have gone 5 days with no sugar and/or sweeteners passing my lips.
This is completely off-topic but Janice Zeller Ryan’s post here about Instagram convinced me to give it another try. I had it on my old phone but I felt at the time it was eating up my battery (may have just been my lousy phone) and I felt a little weird about some of the bloggers I was following (I felt like I was spying on them)-but hey, I guess if they want to put it out there for everyone, why should I feel uncomfortable about it. So anyway, I’m giving it another try–I am sffquilter and most of my stuff will be quilty/sewing. I put most of my family stuff on my personal Facebook page and a few things here on the blog that I want to document in more than a sentence. So what are your thoughts about Instagram?