Never let it be said that a broken shoulder can stand between a woman and her quilting...not permanently, anyway. I'm happy to say that the Snowflakes quilt top is now a finished flimsy. Ta-Da!!!
So last night's dinner was nothing special, but if you're interested, we made Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions. This is a recipe from our diet. Speaking of the diet, it's gone completely out the window since my accident. Fortunately, neither of us has gained any weight during this time, but we haven't lost any either.
This dish is made with frozen pearl onions and gala apples sliced into wedges. They're roasted in the oven for about 20 minutes. The pork chops are sliced thin and fried in a skillet, and then a sauce is made from the pan drippings. It's pretty easy and doesn't take a lot of time. The sweet potatoes were just peeled and sliced into coins, then drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in the same 400° oven with the apples and onions. Easy, and it constitutes another little victory on the road to healing.
So today I'll be kitting up some projects to take along on our trip. I've probably traced out enough slow-stitching projects to keep me busy. Also, Meg Hawkey should be publishing instructions for her stitch-along for February's International Embroidery Month soon. I was hoping she'd have done it by now because it's harder for me to make preparations on the road. Last year's project took three tries to get it printed right.
Also, I'm going to pull together fabrics and patterns to make some minis while we're traveling. If I get real energetic, I'll sew the Charm Stars together.
This was one of two Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects I did for the 2019 challenge. (I didn't do one in 2020.) The blocks were finished back in May, but they still need to be sewn together. The original pattern had this with a keyboard border around the outside edge. I'm thinking I'll skip the border. The quilt is large enough as is, and so I'll just add a binding eventually. And all of that to say that I'll be taking these finished blocks along to be sewn together too.
Okay, so there's plenty to keep me busy today, and the next several days are going to be days to start buckling down and getting ready. I'm afraid Mike will be doing most of the work since I still can't lift anything heavier than my coffee cup. He'll be carrying all the loads from the house to the RV.
For now, I'll settle in and get some slow-stitching done. It's a nice slow start to a busy day.