Monday, December 14, 2015

So Busy!

I'm stunned by the fact that I haven't posted in two weeks.  How did that happen?  Where does the time go?  Turn the calendar to December, and the days flip faster than ever!

When last I left you, I was piecing baby quilts.  I have one more to piece, but the basting tables have gone up and come down, and they won't be going up again until after we ring in the New Year.  In the meantime, I can begin quilting one of the SEVEN quilts that I basted last week.
Actually, the fifth from the bottom, with the black on white fabric, has already been quilted.  It still needs its binding cut and attached, but that should happen sometime soon.  The others?  I'll get to them when I get to them.

Our Itty Bitty quilting group had our annual Christmas party on Dec. 2.  Wow!  It came and went so quickly, I wasn't even sure it was December yet!
 It did inspire me to hang some Christmas quilts, but other than that?  I'm way behind on decorating.
 Then again, my husband was on it, when it came to putting up the outdoor lights.
 I did a wee bit of baking, beginning with a family favorite.  These are toffee squares, from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book.  I've been making them for almost four decades!!
 Our persimmon tree is LOADED.  I've never been much for baking with persimmons, but this year?  I decided it was high time to get my act together.  I've been picking them and giving them away.  I think I've placed about 5 dozen, to date.  :)
 My first loaf of persimmon bread fell.  It was raw in the center, so I put it back in the oven for almost double time.  The second attempt, in which I went from 45 minutes at 325 degrees to 60 minutes at 350 degrees was much more successful.  I will be making more, just so you know.
The tree is in the house, but nary an ornament hangs upon it.  I still need to put the lights up.  I am unexpectedly home today, so perhaps I will take advantage of the gift of time.  I had planned to be out at the walnuts, just in case I was needed.  We have a BIG project going on right now.
We put down our deposit in April, and now, eight months later, our well driller has arrived.  Yesterday they drilled 80', so we've only got 420' to go.  It rained yesterday - thank God! - and saturated the ground so that they couldn't bring in the fuel truck or more pipe.  They expect to be back at it tomorrow morning, bright and early.  Our current well did not go dry, but the possibility was there.  I think we've got 20' of water left, which should see us through until the new well is functional.  That's going to be a while, but goals are good, doncha know?!

Merry Christmas, and I will try to post again soon, rather than allowing another two weeks to pass in silence.


Sewmuchfun said...

Good luck with the drilling. And yes, this time of year does fly by this time of year!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Oh good luck with the drilling. We went with city water so we didn't have to deal with well drilling.

I have a few quilts pinned and quilting started so I feel your pain. I have 2 that need to be basted too. December is half over - Christmas in in 10 days. You're right--Yikes!

Got my BOTV paperwork this past week. Can't wait.