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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Not much happening here other than I'm nursing a bad cold and cough.  I got myself run down again and it caught me by the throat. I stayed home from my regular breakfast group outing and church this morning. I don't want anyone getting sick on my account. My husband went alone and said that one of our friend was home sick too today.

I've been working on my king size quilt  on and off and it take a long time to get from one side to the other before I can make a turn. I've been envying those who have been hooking nice rugs all the while I've been pricking my fingers to the bones.

For the backing I used an old salmon color top sheet that I wasn't using anymore since I got a thick mattress and although the pillow cases were a bit more worn I kept them just in case that I would need them to add an extension on the back.

I'm using a three roller quilting frame for the first time. I wasn't too sure how to put the quilt and backing on when I first put it on and figured that the backing would probably stretch a bit and that I might  only need to add a few inches of the material from the pillow case. How wrong I was...

I was at the end of the quilt and realized that I needed about 6 inches extension on the backing. So I pulled the pins off  the two rollers and unrolled the quilt to take a look and then I saw that I should have unrolled the ticking fabric on the rollers when I pinned the quilt on in the first place. I learned from my mistake and it will be burnt in my little brain.

The beauty of this three roller quilting frame is that there is no need of basting the three layers of the quilt. The middle roller keeps the backing taut and the back roller keep the top and batting taut and the front roller holds the work in progress.

I pulled a small drafting table along side the quilt  and had to move the table along every 6 inches of sewing and sewed the extension on the backing.

I then got my iron board and steam iron and pressed the seam flat.

Now with the extension on the back  I tacked the quilt back on the two rollers the right way this time but I didn't took a picture and got to bed. Notice the ticking fabric on the two rollers.

I'm now ready to make a turn on the quilt. Sorry for the dark photos. I did this before going to bed late at night. It couldn't wait. lol...

Now my seed catalogues are coming in but I'm so tired with this cold that I can't get enthusiastic with gardening yet.

Thank goodness for English muffins and my little toaster oven, I made these delicious mini pizzas  in a few minutes because I was just too tired to prepare something that would take time. Six pieces was just right for the two of us last evening. I know, carbs for the last meal of the day isn't a good idea but I'm wasting away anyway so I guess it's OK.

Can you believe that I got this brand new toaster oven at Value Village a while back for only $9.99. There was not a speck on it when I got.  I love it so much.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I so cherish your comments.  Have a great week, stay safe and warm.  JB