Veggie Quilt, AKA Morewood Mystery

I'm really not sure what I've done with my time in the past week.  I don't seem to have accomplished much, but here is what I have done.

I finished my Morewood Mystery top. {Pattern by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.}

I made a backing, loaded, and quilted my top.  I used Overlapping Crop Circles, which seems appropriate for a quilt that features onion slices, cabbage, and asparagus.  {The veggie fabrics are from the line Toss and Serve by Maria Kalinowski for Kanvas/Benartex.  Though I bought my fabrics on Etsy last summer, I believe it is long out of print.}

I finished another 1/8 wedge of my For the Love of Geese top, so now I'm 3/4 done with this part. {Pattern by Denise at For the Love of Geese.} 

I finished the last remaining block and instructions for the BOM I am hosting for my small guild.  It's a mystery quilt, so no pictures yet.

I decided it was time to try to get back into my better fitness routine.  I generally go for two outdoor walks most days, but have added in my more intense treadmill walk again.  I decided to also do my five-minute resistance band workout, which I have not done since last spring.  :(  I snapped my resistance band and spent a ridiculous amount of time on Amazon trying to find a replacement.  

I had my husband get a sample of the paint color we picked out for the basement.  On the paint chip it looks like a really pale tan with a hint of blue.  On my wall, it looks pale yellow!  Other than flowers and fruit, I do not like yellow.  I am feeling uninspired by the colors available from our local Benjamin Moore.  I have a few colors I really like in the Valspar line at Lowes, but we were planning to switch over to the Benjamin Moore since it doesn't smell.  The Valspar we've bought recently smells like vomit and chemicals, which is so very unappetizing.  I've spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to figure out this paint situation as well.  Here are the paint chips with the colors we were considering.  They look so different in these photos.  I took them one after another.  The only difference was the white paper.

We got a lot of snow from Monday evening into Tuesday.  Here's how it looked out the back window yesterday late afternoon.  The birds and a squirrel have knocked a lot of the snow off.  We think we got somewhere between six to ten inches.  My son had an "at home learning day" instead of a snow day.  He's an at-home learner every day.  He had no live classes, so he finished all the assigned work rather quickly and took most of the day off.  I guess we'll take it.  I do like that no days are added to the end of the year this way, but I miss the idea of a free day off now and then.

Some of my Christmas cactuses are blooming.

Our baby pineapple did not make it, but the top still looked good, so we decided to try to root it.  It's doing well so far.  This is the pineapple that my husband brought me from Hawaii in 2015; he got to go for work. After we ate the pineapple, we rooted the top and after five years it grew a fruit.  The original plant is dying rapidly since we cut off the fruit, which had rotted on the stalk.  This one is rooting in a half-pint jar.  It's so tiny.

View in my living room:

This is one of the smaller stacks of quilts in our house. I may have a problem.  😂

View in my sewing room:

I'm thankful to get the opportunity to quilt so many beautiful quilts for people.

Finally, I'd like to link to a recipe that I made recently that was really good--so good we've had it two weeks in a row.  It's Baked Chicken Parmesan by Skinny Taste.  I made a half recipe each time.  Super easy and quite tasty.

Linking with For the Love of Geese and My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Oh I know how you feel--lately, I feel like I'm not getting ANYthing done but yet I know I have. I guess I just want to get MORE done? But you got your mystery quilt done! YAY! And it looks great! And omgosh, paint choosing can take FOREVER. There are so many rooms in our house that lend a completely different light to paint that I go back and forth between Lowes (we like their best/premium valspar paint) and home MANY MANY times. Plus, we have dark trim in our home so none of the popular gray-tones turn out like I want. I used to love to paint but I've become very burned out on it. Good luck on it and hang in there!

  2. Your Morewood Mystery quilt is gorgeous! love it!