Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns.  What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'?

Cleaning the bathroom.  ‘Nuff said.  Winking smile

2. I'm participating in the April A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food?

Oysters!  Here are some I had when we visited the Alabama Gulf Coast in January (obviously I had a few before I thought to take a picture Winking smile). 

3.  What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience?

There are so many things that I was able to do as a child that my daughter and my grands are/will not be able to do … in particular, I remember being able to walk across town to the library – on my own. 

4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts?

Term limits should be unnecessary.  If an elected official has become complacent or no longer puts his/her constituents’ needs before his/her own or any special interests, he/she should be voted right out of office.  We voters should do our jobs, not rely on some piece of legislation.  

5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride?  Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.

I’m rarely, if ever, up at midnight – and in the car at midnight?  Almost never.  I cannot think of the last time we would have been on the road at midnight.  

6.  What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider?

BOTH would freak me out, but the mouse running across the floor would freak me out more.  I  could always put my shoes on and stomp that spider … but that mouse?  How did he get in the house?  Are there more?  What if he finds a hiding spot, waiting to come out when we least expect him?  What if he gets into our pantry? Ewwwwwwww!

7. I love it when people ask me________________________?

About my grands.  What grandma doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to brag on her grandkids?  Red heart

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

T#2’s quilt is done!  I bound it Monday evening and ran it through the washer and dryer yesterday afternoon.  Yesterday was a cloudy and windy day … not a very good day for picture taking.  T#2 will be here tomorrow and will be taking the quilt home with her, so I had to settle for less-than-stellar photographs.Quilt 001As always, you can click on the photo to get a better view.


Now that I have T#2’s quilt done, it’s time to start on T#4’s quilt. photo (20)The differences in fabrics reflect the differences in their personalities.  Winking smile  I think I have enough “piano keys” for the pieced border but I need to cut more squares. 


  1. T#2's quilt is wonderful! I'm sure it will be loved! Now I'll stay tuned to watch progress on T#4's quilt...~Jeanne

  2. I have never eaten an oyster...don't know if I could, haha. The quilt is just GORGEOUS! Now is have to figure out how you do those side pieces, haha...soo pretty. Enjoy your day!

  3. Love, love, love that quilt, Kathy! You did such an outstanding job! What a treasure! No way would I ever eat an oyster! I find them disgusting! Sorry...just can't do it!

  4. Amen on the term limits and I am right there with you on the mouse! My thoughts exactly! LOL

    You can have the oysters. I scrolled right past that picture. :-)

  5. I agree things have sure changed from when we were younger. sandie

  6. Congratulations on finishing the quilt! Always a good feeling, huh?

  7. Hi there, I can't eat oysters because I have this texture aversion-nothing slippery or slimy. Love the finished quilt and the colors for your new one. We are so busy here; I am so stressed about all the details of the house-would cherish prayers.
    Hugs, Noreen

  8. No thank you on the oysters unless they are in oyster stew.

    I can't stomp a spider, unless it's itsy bitsy. What if it jumps and lands on you. I watched a big wolf spider jump at my husband the other day. Of course, hubby won!

    That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! Lady you do have some wonderful skills there.

  9. Congrats on the finish. That quilting just makes it pop. So pretty. I used to be the one to kill the spiders on my dorm floor. I used their shoe and a kleenex and took care of it. Now if it was a snake.... I'd be the one screaming and running really fast away from it.

  10. Oh, the guilt is so, so pretty and to perfection. I love it!

    Oh, we're of the same mind on the mouse. Cannot stand them!

    I can't believe you are already starting on another quilt. You go girl!

    Happy stitching!

  11. WOW that is one beautiful quilt. Well done and what a blessing you are to them. I remember being outside all day with no cell phone and no one to worry about. "Free" had a different meaning back then.

  12. great answers this week. Your quilt turned out so nice and I like the colors you chose for your next quilt.
    Oh to be able to sew again. :)

  13. I've only had oysters a few times in my life. I guess it's time to try them again! My mother never knew where we were most of the day, we were just outside playing....
    Mice and their poop is so disgusting.
    I can handle a spider providing it's not bigger than me :) I need a hobby like your quilting. I know it gives you so much pleasure.

  14. I love your quilt and I am a big fan of oysters but cooked only....can't do the raw and I get a little sad when I think of how things have changed since I was a child, my grandchildren growing up in a different world


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