One of several reasons I began blogging in 2010 was it seemed to be the easiest way to keep a journal of my quilting journey. Sometimes, though, when I’m doing repetitive piecing, it’s difficult to figure out a way to log it. That is where I’m at, and will continue to be for a good while, on my Sue Garman “Good Golly” project. Even though paper piecing a bazillion triangle squares is monotonous, I find it very soothing and have been enjoying the process. I know I’ll reach a point where I have to set it aside and get some variety in my life, but until then I’ll continue. Here are some of the triangle square strips that I’ve been working on. They will be joined into 6 inch squares.
Since I last blogged, we have enjoyed a series of rain events and recorded an accumulated 6.61 inches. Unlike the areas to our east and south which are still dealing with floods, the rain we received mostly soaked into the ground. It wasn’t until Friday that the ground became so saturated that we had really good run off. All the ponds in our neighborhood, including the one closest to our house, are overflowing. My grandmother always said that in order to have pretty bluebonnets in April we needed rain in October and this year we got it.
I continue to purge through my collection of books reminding myself all the while, that if I donate them to a thrift store where they can be put back into circulation, I am not wasting them. Every time I get my hands on a good box, I go to work again, and I think I’m closing in on what I’m ready to get rid of.
These two old cookbooks I’ll hold on to for just a while longer, though. One contained a menu written out by an aunt. And I had to smile when I read this comment by the author from a recipe for Dutch Apple Pie: “2 quarts apples, quartered. The apples are important: Greenings, August and fall; Winesaps or Rome Beauties during the winter months; Green Transparents in June and July. You have no business having this pie in the spring.”