I was really trying to stick with bookkeeping and organizing, but before going to bed I gave in and made my RSC16 block for March. It's purple with a dash of yellow. I decided to leave it a little larger than 12.5 inches square this month, just in case....
Everyone is doing the RSC16 in a different way. Some people are very organized and are making multiple blocks that are the same or different pattern each month. I've followed the blog since the the first year, but this is the first time I'm jumping in... I'm only using scraps that I have from previous projects or fabric I had cut into strips when I thought that was a good idea. And I'm just making a 12.5 inch square piece of fabric!
Even though I'm trying to stick with bookkeeping this week, I've spent a lot of time reading quilting blogs and downloading the March BOMs and project files for all my dream projects, so of course I knew what the RSC16 color for March was almost as soon as she posted it!
For my March OMG I have decide to free motion quilt the project I put together and basted last month. Cultural Fusion Windmills. (I will save putting the binding on until I have at least three quilts ready for binding.)
Here is the quilt as it looks now after the recent spray basting:
Really if it weren't for these online challenges or pushes I think I'd just be reading blogs. They are really motivating for me! Click to see what projects folks will be working on!
On Wednesdays I've been having lunch with our son.
Tomorrow is his 28th birthday. We are supposed to meet to make a cake, have dinner and go to Star Wars this weekend!
(I'm not sure if that will happen really as today he called to postpone lunch as he is ill with a fever and cough.)
But before that call, I had put together a little stack of cookbooks to bring for him to select a recipe while we had our lunch, plus I found a recipe card my mom had written out for me!
She wrote a note that it was Xtra Good, so for sure it's worth a try even though I don't think I remember this cake. Boy, I remember her lemon meringue pie though! She would make it for baby and wedding showers, using a cupcake cake pan for the crusts. She would also make a grasshopper pie (creme de menthe) that was pretty tasty too. I do remember a few times she made meringue drops that were eaten like cookies. She experimented with adding chocolate chips and strawberries. That was a fun experiment to eat!
In the middle of February we went to the Santa Monica Pier. I took these photos of designs while there.
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- What kind of cake do you have for your birthday? Is it the same every year, or does it change? Do different people in your family have the same cake each year or is it different? In our family I have burnt almond cake. My husband has newly adopted a Swedish summer strawberry cake with lemon curd for his birthday (it used to be a lemon bundt cake that I would buy with lemon sherbet), and we this year discovered a wonderful corn meal cake that we are now going to continue to make for our Thanksgivings. Now we need to find a special cake, made only once a year, for our son and DIL's birthdays!
- What recipes do you make that your mother made? Care to share?
- What are your family rituals? For example, we have Christmas pajama bags that are filled pretty much every year with new pajamas...
|Grate on the Pier.|
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|Sidewalk on the way to the Santa Monica Pier.|