Friday, August 2, 2013

Hee Haw!


The postage stamp quilt is done. It finished at 37" x 44". I had a multi-color fabric cut for the binding, but my guild buddies suggested something in black and white. The black and white binding looks great with the spotted chicken backing. Their advice was right on the money. Some of the squares are cut from a fabric that gave a chicken noodle soup recipe, so I thought chickens might be appropriate.

Speaking of chicken, I used the weekly leftover roast chicken and stock to make chicken and dumplings for lunch one day. I based the recipe on this one from the Tasty Kitchen blog but added some diced onion, carrot and celery to the broth. I stirred in some Italian parsley at the end. Everyone loved it. The dumplings are very good.

Inspector Gadget has been working from home all week. I know. His office was flooded by recent rains and a bad roof. Luckily, my work was slow, so I could shut myself in my studio and sew or goof off. I ran lots of errands too. He's on the phone all day long and talks very loudly. And he paces while he talks. They must love him at his office. ;)

Junior's been hanging out by my front door all week. Goof. He doesn't even flinch if I go out the door. I swear he's mocking me or waiting for my snake scream. I haven't seen his big brother lately, so that's good. And I haven't stepped on a snake all summer. I'm calling that progress.

We have a new baby boy percolating. My cousin and his wife are expecting their second child in November. Mia, their daughter will be two in February. They're naming the boy Buck. Buck? I begged my mom to tell them that Owen is a family name and maybe they could consider that as a middle name. Buck Owen! Ha! You know they have no idea who Buck Owens is. My mom would not comply. She's such a spoil sport. We're having a family brunch Sunday, so I made baby Buck Owens a businessman onesie.
I'll try to casually drop the Owen name during brunch Sunday. I've always been a big Buck Owens and Hee Haw fan. What's for dinner grandpa?

1 comment:

  1. This made me laugh and I totally got it. I always loved some Hee Haw! And I'm glad you're snake population seems to be avoiding you this summer. Maybe because of how much rain we've had???


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