It has a quiet week, home by myself without DH, and kinda boring (only relieved by a day with the grandsons!!). We were home all day on the 4th--well actually Grant had to work some so it was I who was home. Our kids were all busy so we had a very low key hot dog dinner and the only fireworks we saw were the illegal ones being set off all around the neighborhood. My sister also had to work that evening, but she invited me over to try a recipe I had given her from BH&G June 2017 magazine, a peach Prosecco cake. Kathy likes to cook and bake for relaxation and this cake had a lot of steps.
The cake layers were soaked in Prosecco prior to assembly. It didn't taste like alcohol at all, and made for a firmer and nicely chewy texture. Great summer cake, delicious! I see the recipe has been pinned on Pinterest, on a quick internet search.
We put up new wall lamps in our home office, with the usual "quick trip to the hardware store" prior, during which I went up and down the aisles of our local Ace store trying to find molly bolts for drywall. Finally located them as hollow wall anchors, then had to figure out the right length and find 8 matching ones. The first molly bolt we tapped in the wall decided to be obnoxious and Grant had to pry the bolt out with another tool.
My quilt guild president arranged a workshop this weekend with a friend of hers and we jumped at the chance to join in for some curved sewing. I ordered the Drunkard's path templates for easier cutting, though the teacher, Jen Carlton-Bailly, is bringing paper templates for her Curve blocks. These recent Shop-Hop acquisitions will be the basis for my blocks.
Background fabric will be an Essex linen in a black/white weave. I think it will be dramatic and fun. Meanwhile I'm making a list of entries for the County Fair. I'll be creating a pillow cover from an already made block, and found the necessary stash fabric to finish it.
I'd also like to enter my modern Metro Twist quilt, which is at flimsy stage. I have a quilting idea and the backing already made. I'm considering rounding the corners, inspired by this quilt...which will mean a bias binding, but that is no biggie. Pondering that. Opinions?
To date I've only entered quilts in the Fair, but maybe this year I'll add a couple of cross-stitched pieces. One will need to be framed and the other I'll finish off in a hoop. It remains to be seen if all this will occur in the next 15 days or so! Right, I'd better get to sewing.