It's that time of year again in my neck of the woods - May Gray/June Gloom season. Some folks really suffer during this time. I feel a little sorry for tourists who have come to the coast in search of 'fun in the sun' all the Chamber of Commerce brochures tout. But I was born under a fog bank and it doesn't much get to me. The heavy mist and lack of hot, scorching sun are good for the garden and it really feels like soup weather.
I started yesterday by making broth from the Beer Butt Chicken carcass Hubby barbecued earlier in the week.
This morning I strained out all the bones and used up vegetables, added chicken and new veggies and let it simmer all day long. Then I got to work on a new rye bread recipe. It sure does smell wonderful in here.
I've been chatting with Carole about homemade pastas recently and decided that some nice egg noodles would be just the right touch for the chicken soup. I think I won't need to cook again for a couple of days.
That will leave more time for quilting. I haven't been able to put the hexagons down lately. In addition to the star project, I'm also keeping up with the larger diamond project.
There are 16 complete diamonds. My goal is 100 - I'm nearly to 20%!
I also pulled out the scrap bag and made my selections for the next block in The Garden Club project.
I won't be working on it until this time next week, but having that stack of fabric on the cubby table keeps the anticipation high. My plan is to work through the book in order and the coming chapter is not my favorite block. I'm hoping my little mind game works.
Grand Illusion is here!
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