Yesterday I was wined and dined, with servers anticipating my every need.
Today I was the cook, the server, and the dishwasher.
Just look at this mess from my marathon cooking spree.
I guess it's not so bad when you consider I cooked enough for about six meals.
I made a pretty tasty dinner of spinach, beef and cheese-stuffed pasta shells.
The freezer has three extra meals of it and I made a big pot of chili for tomorrow and at least two other days.
I also made red velvet cupcakes for dessert. I am still in the Valentine mood and a red dessert just seemed to fit.
O.K. I confess. I used a cake mix. But don't they look pretty?
They tasted O.K., but not really like a good from-scratch red velvet cake.
When I wasn't cooking today, I was sewing.
Look at this pattern and imagine putting 4 of these 6-inch blocks together. What do you think it would look like?
1.5 hours and 74 pieces later, it became this.
It could have been put together in different ways, but I chose this layout and I love it. I do believe that my favorite part of quiltmaking is seeing the first block completed. This one will become a pillow.
I also finished machine quilting this one. It, too, will be a pillow.
I am really making progress and have almost completed 4 deck chair back quilts and 5 pillows. I can't wait for summer to get here so I can use them all!