First off...vacation is wonderful, I love traveling, the drive was near perfect and the visit with family was terrific but THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME! It was really good to begin seeing the mileage signs for Topeka as I crossed the state line. That always gives me a charge. And when I stopped in Yates Center for fuel, the gentleman pumped my gas! It has been years since someone pumped my gas. What a wonderful treat...an early Christmas gift.
Getting home, though always includes a list of catching up To-Do's. First on my want to list was catching up steps 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the RRCB
mystery we over at Quiltvillechat
are participating in. Well, I did it.
60 neutral 8 1/2" string blocks
30 sets of 4 green and neutral twosies plus 4 green matching squares
600 neutral and red squares (from Step 5) sewn into strips of 5 plus 30 red squares
344 QS triangles sewn to the ends of the green and pink threesies (from step1)
That is a lot of sewing! Also a lot of satisfaction when the last one rolled through my trusty sewing machine. She deserves a dusting out and a drink of oil after all that hard work. I gave myself a Triple Whammy Cuppa as a reward. A Triple Whammy Cuppa is a lovely drink my precious neighbor taught me to make a few years back, Triple whammy because it does these three things...makes the house smell lovely, brings comfort and tastes delish! It is simple to make...you simply boil 2-3 broken cinnamon sticks in hot water till it is a nice rich color. Strain it into a big mug, add a splash of milk and sugar (if desired) and enjoy. My neighbor called it Canella Tea and always had a pot going in the winter time. She would simply add water and cinnamon sticks as needed. You can usually find the sticks, and they do look like wooden sticks, in the grocery baking aisle but if not there, check the Mexican food section.
Today I am going to finish up a quilted bag I have started and add to the %'s of finished UFOs over at Stashbusters
for the year end totals. Just have to sew the lining to the bag and attached the handles. I'm also having lunch with a dear friend. Mexican Food...yummy!!!
Laundry is all caught up, bags are unpacked and put away, Hubby has been hugged and hugged and hugged and Snoops is finally over her mad at me being gone. She actually joined me in the chair night before last. Only took her about a week.
Dern cat. Oh yeah I promised a pic of DGD's engagement ring. Here it is: