Now taking suggestions


How should I quilt this?

The back of the quilt has the tan stripe

running through the middle from top to bottom

(the long way)…

The Front

Top done 9172011 003

This is going to be machine quilted.  I’m looking for suggestions.  Anybody?  I don’t want the quilting so dense that it’s a stiff quilt, yet I’d like it quilted enough so that the quilting reflects an all-over pattern.  Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!  Please leave a comment below.  (Note:  the quilt will not have an outside border, just a tan binding)

Cool weather riding, soup and a scarf: They all go together in Michigan

In just a few more days it will be officially autumn in Michigan.  The leaves are beginning to change here and there, and the crispness is already in the air.  We took the bike out today for a ride… visiting our son in Waterford, then went through Clarkston, Holly, Fenton, Linden, Argentine, Gaines, Swartz Creek and back home to Flushing.  It was a bit chilly riding, but not intolerable. We stopped at Panera Bread in Fenton and I tried the most delicious soup:

Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice
Long grain and wild rice, celery, onion, carrot and diced chicken simmered in chicken broth embellished with cream and select herbs.

Yummy!!!  I’ve been thinking about making soup lately, and this just furthered my desire to toss a soup together in the crock pot and let it simmer.  Nothing like a good soup and some crusty bread!  I found a recipe I really want to try:

Lemon chicken with Orzo.   Mmmmmmm.

Click the link to try it yourself!

I decided I need to make myself a knitted scarf to wear riding… you know, one of those that you knit on a circular set of needles: A cowl scarf (it has no ending and no beginning).  It will be a good cowlseedstripeproject to work on in the evening when I’m too tired to do much more than sit.  I probably won’t have it ready for this fall, but for cooler rides in spring it will be perfect.  Here’s a simple pattern that looks good, though I think I want mine in black, grey and white:

I’m off to create the backing for my grandson’s quilt that I showed you earlier.  Catch you later!