Yesterday off and on all day I worked on appliqueing the diamonds on Williamsburg Beauty – much progress was made – one side remains to do! My diamonds are not all perfectly lined up perfectly making some a little bit off – I think I might applique a circle over each point-in between them actually over lapping the points – that way it won’t be noticeable and make me happier with it.
More progress on Scrappy Stars as well – I got 6 more 16 patch blocks made (one was left over from the day before) and cut more star points and squares – 7 more ready to finish in the next day or two – I do a lot of chain piecing so it actually goes quite fast once you got the rhythm going.
I was putting a few scrap pieces that were cut into the 2.5 inch box and as you can see it is getting pretty full too. I will soon have to work on making a scrap quilt out of these squares.
I laid down on the floor and got a photo from the back side – I don’t usually do that but I was curious as to what the design looked like and I was satisfied.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for Sunday’s supper – Mike has the beginnings of a cold and it was a cold chilly day – just right to hit the spot.
Recipe (my version)
6 cups of Chicken Stock – I use the kind in the cartons
1 to 2 chicken breast sliced into small chunks
1 onion chopped
1 cup carrots sliced
1 cup celery chopped
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon hot Chinese mustard
salt and pepper to taste – two bullion cubes if you think it needs more flavor
2 cups egg noodles
Brown the chicken and onions for about 5 minutes in 1/4 cup olive oil or less, then add everything else and let simmer for about 30 minutes – if the vegetables are about done then add the noodles – cook for about 10 minutes until the noodles are to your liking. About 4-6 servings. If you do not like hot Chinese Mustard leave it out we think it adds a nice kick to it.
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