Saturday, October 30, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another week has flow by, and it has been a week of ups and downs.  I was able to do a little sample quilt on my new Handi Quilter Moxie.  I only had one snafu, when one of the cords got caught up and I didn't at first figure out what was going on.  I didn't take it out though as it was a sample, and it is sitting at the back of a cabinet.  

It worked perfectly otherwise.  Today I decided to start quilting for real on my sister's Christmas quilt.  I had meant to give it to her last year, but because of John being hospitalized in November and then needing more care, I never got around to quilting it.  Well today did not go so well.  I quilted about a 6 x 24 inch section before I realized something was wrong.  I had a huge birds nest underneath.  I am still picking it out.

The little sample quilt I made, I used to put in a cabinet I had cleared out.  My brother-in-law Roger for my BD gave me 11 six inch Yolanda Bello Picture Perfect Babies.  I have an extensive doll collection, and he gave me these.  I wanted something to lay underneath them in the cabinet.  

My other not so good happening this week was to my mini I-pad.   I had felt like cooking and made my daughters families some potato soup, and beef stroganoff, and I made deliveries to their homes.  I had been having stomach issues, like heartburn despite my 2 stomach pills, so I stopped at CVS on the way home.  I had my I-pad with me and put in my door pocket while I ran in the store.  I got home, and got my stuff out of the car, and realized I didn't have my I-pad.  I drove back over to my daughter's house and my grandson showed me how to locate it on my phone.  It said it was up at CVS.  I looked all over the parking lot, asked about it inside.  Then I noticed it was moving.  My grandson and I tracked it down, miles away at someone's house.  My SIL advised us to call the police and wait for them.  But when they got there, my SIL went and knocked at the house in question.  It was a police officer's house, and apparently his wife found it in the CVS parking lot.  

I guess what happened was that the I-pad must have fallen out when I took my mask out of the door pocket.  Then I ran over it!  This is what it looks like now.  

I tried to use John's I-pad but his is too old to update.  It is stuck on IOS 10, and my apps are at 13.   I spent 1/2 a day trying to get his to work, but finally gave up and ordered a new one.  Unfortunately it won't arrive till the end of November or first part of December.  I do have my old I-pad before this damaged one, which doesn't have much memory and I am using as a trade-in.  I can use it until I get the packaging to send if off.    I use my I-pad for just about everything, reading, I save quilt patterns on it, play Words with Friends, just about everything but blogging.  So enough about bad news.

This week we celebrated my youngest granddaughter Klara's 8th BD.   We had a nice pizza dinner and ice cream cake.  

The other good thing that happened this week was that I finally figured out a recipe.  This taqueria up the street from me had a dish called Camarones A la Kora.  I fell in love with it, and had it about 3 times, but the restaurant tends to cook the shrimp too much.  It is sauteed shrimp and then they put a chili and lime sauce over it.  So I have been looking all over the internet to see if I could find a recipe.  All the demos on You Tube were in Spanish.  I finally found one that had subtitles of ingredients.   I made it this week, and it was pretty much like the one at the restaurant, and I was really happy to have discovered it.  I need to cut down on the salt it said because it was too salty.  But it was enough for 3 meals.  

The other good thing I started this week was working on my Ella Maria Deacon blocks.  I have not worked on these really since John started going downhill last November.  I love applique, and it is comforting to me.  I don't know why I haven't been able to until now.  I used to do my handwork at night watching TV with him.  It felt good getting back to this.  

This is what I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching, and will be linking up at Kathy's Quilts.   Head on over and check out what everyone has been doing.  


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Karrin, so sorry to read your iPad was kaput but at least you know what happened to it. I know how much these devices mean to us now. Lovely birthday girl and recipe. Also hand applique is so soothing, I’m happy you’re getting back to your Ella Deacon. Happy stitching!

Gretchen Weaver said...

You had an eventful week! Enjoy appliqueing your Ella blocks, they're a great project for the evening, happy stitching!

Design Originals by KC said...

Hi karrin! Sorry to hear your iPad got run over yet saved none the less…. That find app is awesome but I wonder why they didn’t leave is with the manager at cvs??!
Your appliqué looks relaxing! Have a blessed Sunday my friend! Kathi

Nancy J said...

The new iPad might have later newer apps etc., and at least it was found, even if well and truly damaged. So good to see your applique, and a grand-daughter, she is a delight.I must see if I can out a find app on our phones!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Too bad about your iPad. Lovely appliqué. Hope this week has all positives and not so many negatives!

Sarah said...

Some nice things happened, so we'll gloss over the bad! But I feel your pain over your iPad. Lovely photo of you and your granddaughter.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh darn on the iPad accident, Karrin! But how cool the way you were able to find it! I'm sorry you have to wait so long to replace it - we all use those devices so much these days! That looks like a yummy shrimp dish. I'm glad you're able to pick up your EMD stitching again, too. Those are such beautiful blocks.

CathieJ said...

So sorry to hear about your iPad. At least you can trade the oldest one in. I have a really old mini-iPad also and it pretty much doesn't do anything anymore. Sorry the quilting isn't going well either. I hope you have gotten rid of the bird's nests. I like that applique. Enjoy your stitching. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

Jenny said...

Pizza party sounds like fun! Good on you for trying to duplicate a favourite restaurant meal, I rather like shrimps too.

Ivani said...

So sorry about your iPad.
The shirimps meal looks delicious.Happy birthday to Klara. Pizza dinner and ice cream cake sounds perfect for me.
Have a better week, Karrin. Hugs

Denise :) said...

Ouch! So sorry about your iPad...that stinks. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!! Sweet picture of the two of you! I hope you enjoyed a lovely quiet evening of stitching and watching TV with your hubby! :)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OH NO - the death of your iPad! What a bummer to have to wait a month! I am so happy that they have the iCloud because it has a backup of everything, plus on my iMAC I have it constantly backing up on an external drive. On the iPads we are at the mercy of the iCloud and App Store. Not sure if you had yours set up to automatically save to the iCloud.

Your shrimp looks good - smart Lady to figure the recipe out!

When I first got my HQ16, I quilted an entire quilt - and then Clay and I ripped it out because I did mot think to check the tension. Now I check the tension each time I load a quilt. AND sometimes, I get boo boo's like you have on your sampler.

But you will really enjoy the new long arm!