August 22nd, 2007
I started this lap quilt for my grandma who recently had a stroke. She’s fine, just shaken and feeling old, so I wanted to make something comforting–something that wraps around her and makes her feel hugged by me, even though we’re so far apart. It’s certainly the most complicated pattern I’ve tried thus far in my quilting forays. I’m only making six squares, so I thought I could manage it. The cutting, as always, takes forever. I’ve got it all cut and nearly three squares pieced, so I’m on my way. I managed to spill sticky, green apple martini (drinking while quilting, who, me?) and iron a stain in from the ironing board cover I didn’t know was there, but that’s the miracle of making something white: bleach.
We had a busy weekend, running errands and piddling around. I spent Sunday cooking vegetables from my mom’s garden and making popovers to keep in the freezer for lunches. I slow-cooked eggplant, potatoes, red peppers, and green beans with olive oil, thyme, fresh basil, and some red wine vinegar, added brie cheese or pepper gouda and wrapped them up in store-bought crescent roll dough. They’re delicious!