Blast from the Past: September 2013

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June 2009…WOW.  Over fourteen years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in September of 2013.

Ooops. I missed the September, October, and November posts so I’ll be playing catch-up over the next few weeks.

I was working on UFOs (You’d think I’d be caught up but I’m not). This happened to be a wool UFO. Isn’t it funny that I’m trying to more work with wool and this shows up in my post>

The pattern is from Little Bits by Joan and the pattern name is #311 Midnight Clear. I have no idea if it is still available.

I was making blocks for my Odds and Ends quilt. It was featured in American Patchwork and Quilting. It wasn’t my design.

I did go on and finish the quilt. It’s one of my favorites and I use it on my own bed regularly.

We were working on our house. If you remember, we bought our house as it was in foreclosure. We did a lot of work on it including take down the ceilings.

I’ve forgotten about so much of this work that we did.

Kelli was busy and made this Christmas Quilt. Get the free pattern and learn more about it HERE.

I was busy making mini drawstring bags. All you need is any tumbler shape to make them. If you follow THIS LINK, the pattern is free.

Kelli was busy sewing. She made a Layer Cake Strip quilt. You can get the free pattern HERE.

I was busy making spool blocks…These eventually became my Spooling Around Quilt.

Kelli and I had a quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop called Peanut Butter and Kelli. You can get the free pattern HERE.

Kelli made another quilt and wrote a tutorial for it, Pinwheel Pizzazz… You can find the free pattern HERE.

I wrote a tutorial on how to make this four patch pincushion. You can find it HERE. I still have this and use it all the time.

I finished this quilt…It was the Lazy Sunday quilt from Bonnie Hunter. It was a mystery that was featured in Quiltmaker magazine. I think it was later published in Addicted to Scraps but I’m not sure. You can read more about it HERE.

Kelli was busy sewing and wrote a tutorial for this quilt she designed. It uses novelty prints. You can read more about it and find the free pattern HERE.

I was making a family favorite, Oatmeal Cookies. They are so good. You can follow this link for the recipe.

I also told you all how I make Reuben Sandwiches. You can read about them HERE. Nowadays I don’t make them as often because I can’t use a whole can of sauerkraut.

I was making homemade vanilla pudding. My husband loved that. I don’t make it much anymore. It’s just me and it makes a big batch. Hmm. Maybe I should see if I can cut the recipe down. It’s so good. You can find the recipe HERE.

Here is another day working at the house. I was in charge of removing this closet.

Mission accomplished.

Kramer was in charge of getting an access hole cut to the attic.

In the middle of working on the house. We ended up in the ER when Kramer cut his hand. You can read that story HERE.

Another day at the house we worked on taking all of the old tile off the part of the house we ripped off. My frugal to a fault husband wanted to save the wood floorboards. These were later used in the new part of the house to keep the flow of the house going so it wouldn’t like the house was added onto. This room you see below was ripped off and my sewing room is now here. You can read about this house adventure HERE.

WOW…Kelli and I were shooting off free tutorials and patterns right and left…It was back before she had kids and I had grandkids. HA!!

It’s so fun for me to go back and read about the house remodel. My husband and I did so much stuff ourselves. No wonder we were so pooped by the time we moved in.

Well friends…that’s what was happening at the Kramer house in September of 2013.

9 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: September 2013”

  1. I make my own sauerkraut and when it is done fermenting, I put in freezer bags and freeze it. This is something that you could do with a partial can of sauerkraut. Transfer it to another container and put in the freezer.

  2. Who knew that quilts and home renovations would ever come together and that I could so easily relate to building cellar doors, removing grungy flooring, and quilting between messy projects?! This was a fun “Blast from the Past.” I didn’t create as many quilts as you and Kelli did, but they were for family members and were loved enough to get threadbare and worn out.
    Thank you for the house remodel in review and the quilt show.
    Prayers continue, Kris

  3. Love looking back at picture of times gone by! Even when it’s not your life…. I did have a question…I love the Peanut Butter & Kelli pattern, but I can’t find it anywhere on Moda’s website. Any ideas? I can figure out the stars…just wondering about the sashing…I’m sure I can figure that one out too, but maybe you had a fabric saving technique.

  4. Isn’t it amazing what one can do at a younger age. I really like what you and Kramer did to make the house yours. I think if you have hands on work in the project you appreciate it more.

  5. Jo, i buy sauerkrut in bags in cold section at marketplace. Can is also. Open divide into sm zip bags, freeze. Works great, I’m a widow also. Cook for me, the 2 doggos & cat don’t rate home cooking. Ihave a whole section in freezer just small portions.

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