One Fine Saturday!
This is what we did:
Made ice cream sandwiches
Using the recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I made up, and some sliced ice cream. The texture was so interesting! The cookies got softer from the ice cream soaking in, but the chips were harder from being frozen.
We made pickled beets!
This that horrible job that DH has been talking about doing for months and I've been all ticked off about him wanting me to do that because I DID NOT WANT to pickle beets. But it wasn't so bad. He pulled all the beets and cut the tops and washed them. That was the worst part. After the beets were cooked, I just pulled a skin off to see how easy they came off, and stood there and did them all because it was so easy. He sliced them. Then we made the vinegar stuff and canned them. Wasn't a bad job and now he's all happy. My main objection is that pickled beets are not worth eating!
Cooked beets, that's another story. I've always loved cooked beets, especially cold. Mom used to boast to her friends that her baby girl ate beets. (She didn't mention that she couldn't get me to eat string beans.) So there's the cooked beets and I'm skinning them and they're so delightfully tender and I'm expected not to take any bites! He wouldn't let me because these were HIS beets that HE planted in a separate place to make his disgusting project with. My beets were in the regular part of the garden. He told me to go pull some of my own beets and cook them if I wanted to eat the beets. Well I held up this gigantic two-lobed beet with its skin off and my hands all red with beet juice, and I said Hahahaha this is Snow White's heart, now who's the fairest in the land!! and I took a big old bite.
I got yelled at but it was worth it.
And I made a quilt top!
We went to the fair and Dave loved the quilts and said he wanted to make one. He took a card from the quilting ladies and was all ready to start showing up at their meetings. Never mind they are a long way from here! I told him, "I'm sure there are ladies right here in town who can help with quilting, but you don't need them because I will help you." He said, "Are those ladies better at it than you?" I said, "YES but I am better at it than you so don't you worry about that!"
They had a basket of pieces of fabric for 50c each. Dave bought a piece of green fabric then went through my stash at home looking for something to match it. Red, white and blue doesn't exactly match, but that's what he wanted. Dave and Mike both got excited about the shiny stars fabric. The flag image and fireworks fabric was already cut into 4.5" squares, so I put the blue stars, white stars, red stripes and Dave's green fabric with it, and had just enough of everything to make six blocks of each color. I arranged them all cleverly as you see, and finally noticed I would need seven green blocks, but only noticed that by the time I'd sewn my way to the middle of the arrangement. Oops! And there was no more, of course, and it had to be the green, and I had no green fabric anything like it. Had one each extra of stars and stripes, I patched scraps of green into the corners to make it look a tiny bit planned, then the rest was some totally different fabric with Dave's and Mike's names embroidered on them.
Started this so casually in the morning, finished at 9:30 at night. I wanted to finish that middle up before going to bed so I could say I did this in one day! Just gotta quilt it next.
(And I did quilt it, my first quilting job ever, click for pictures )