Sunday, November 06, 2011

Backburner Blogger - that seems to be what I have become lately. I just couldn't seem to find any other way to get myself away from the computer other than to just shut it off. Add to that the changes to Google Reader which caused me to accidentally mark all the blogs I read as 'read' before I had done so and you can possibly start to see why it seems that I have disappeared over the last couple of weeks.
So what do I have to show for all that time?
Making progress on the quilting of A Penny Saved.
I have been putting together a quilt that I started (and have allowed to languish ) back in June.
There has been some 'unsewing' too.
I'm getting lots of stitches into the hexagon quilt.
In fact with some careful and strategic folding, I can make it look quite impressive. At this point I am just slightly over 1/3 done with the quilting.
With all of that going on, why not make plans to start something new?
Finishing quilts might be overrated.
I have been having fun in the kitchen, too. Hubby and I tried our hand at making taffy. No photos as the results were not as pleasing as we would have hoped - not to mention sore arms and blistered fingers from pulling. But we learned some things and will try again.
I've tried some new recipes from a suggested blog that turned out quite tasty. Made a favorite soup to warm us up on a rainy day.
And with the extra hour served up by the return to standard time this morning,
I baked some scones for our breakfast.
Time to lace up my walking shoes and hit the streets with Daisy for our walk.

24 comments:

AnnieO said...

So glad your time away from the blog has been creative, fun, interesting, and tasty! Enjoying life in SoCal, what could be better?

Old Glory Quilts said...

Love your blog and have missed your writings... I was wondering if you got rid of your long arm or decided just to use your juki. Inquiring minds or just a nosey quilter would love to know.
Thank you,
Emily Gail

WoolenSails said...

I love the penny rug, thinking of doing circles with circle fabric for my daughter, think that would be fun.
We used to do taffy pulls at our church during the holidays, have no idea how to make it now.

Debbie

Mad Red Hare said...

I have put my own blogs on the back burner lately too. I just ready everyone elses. At least you are getting something accomplished. I can't even say that.

Nancy in MT said...

You've found a good compromise, less time on the computer, more time to stitch and be with family.

Colleen said...

Busy girl! I think I need to shut down the computer for awhile too. I might get more done!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Yummy! I love scones and black fabric (just not at the same time, nor in the same manner). Karmen

Sharon said...

Yes, blogging and pc's in general are huge time suckers. I have no idea how people facebook, tweet and text 100+ times a day. Scones look delicious! and I can't wait to see more of your hexi quilt.

dee said...

glad you're back. I missed your writing but you certainly got a lot done and in the "great minds think alike" area, I bought the makings for current scones Friday but haven't gotten them done yet. I'm waiting for the arival of the happy couple so as not to eat too many all by myself. Tomorrow for breakfast.
The quilts look beautiful.

Shakerwood said...

Seems like back burning the blogging (say that 5 times fast!) is becoming a trend. It has been a time sucker for me for quite a while. I am so addicted, though, it will be a hard habit to break!!

The Civil War Quilter said...

I'm glad you're back. It sure sounds like you haven't been "burning daylight" though, (a saying of my Dad's which means wasting time.)Lots of neat projects and progress !

quiltmom said...

Sounds like you have lots to keep you busy these days Linda. I think the two quilts are very pretty. Your new fabrics are lovely..
My mother used to make pull taffy every Christmas - makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
I finished one section of the report card and am off to finish raking the leaves before the dreaded white stuff falls from the sky. Have a great Sunday.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Julie in the Barn said...

You are part of a trend, Libby. Perhaps we would all be better off unhooking from our electronics more often. Balance is hard. You've certainly made good use of the freedom from the web. Great progress on your projects. I need your scone recipe!

Lori said...

Lovely hole in the center of the quilt top;)
It looks like you are staying busy in a fun way.

Mary said...

I don't post very often myself. It's either post or quilt and quilting seems to win out every time! The soup recipe sounds good and taffy brought back so many good memories. My great-grandmother and I used to make it together and I always had such a wonderful time with her. Your quilts look really good!

Dawn said...

Hope you had a great walk!
Finding the right balance is an art - your projects look lovely, the taffy sounds complex...but fun.

McIrish Annie said...

I've had a hard time returning to my blog. Don't know why. Maybe it's time to close her down. But have been busy with quilting and whatnot!

finished watching PR and was totally disappointed. Wanted my boy Victor to win. Oh well, waiting for all stars and MONDO to return.

Candace said...

I'm there with you, Libby! My blog has suffered but it's nice to be away from the computer and actually accomplish things! My oh my - you've been busy! Love the new quilt and that bundle of fabric looks so enticing! Taffy? You two are adventurous for sure!
Cheers!

Stephanie D. said...

Very productive! The scones look yummy!

How's Daisy taking the change back to California livin'?

Jeanne said...

Glad to see you are making progress on older projects and planning new ones!

blessedmom's simple home said...

It sounds like you've stayed busy. It seems like a lot of us are putting our blogs on the back burner lately. My twins are doing some of their school on our computer now, and so is my 16yo daughter, so my time here has become even more limited as I share the computer with them :) Not necessarily a bad thing though. I seem to be getting more done around the house :)
Blessings,
Marcia

deb said...

OH my those scones look amazing!!!!! and taffy..wow...Im alittle scared at candy making, I had an unfortunate run in with some peanut brittle a few years ago and I still have the scar...lol...

Quilter Kathy said...

Looks like you have a lot going on there. I love the photo of the back of your hand quilting...yum!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)