Every once in a while, I find myself not doing as much in the way of quilting as I most generally do. It's no big deal, and I think it's fine to kind of just ease off and do some other things for a bit. This time of year is kind of blah but I actually am not all that bothered by it as I do have so many things I enjoy doing. I so love to work on the computer and to add to my blogs - and one of the things I have been doing from time to time is going through some of the old photo albums and pulling pictures to scan for future posts. Sometimes while I am working on a post, it will trigger the thought of something else or another photo. I really love doing this. A few posts ago, I put up a picture of some granny squares I was making. I have continued working on those. Originally I was going to just butt them together, but after adding a border of white around a couple of them I really do like the way it makes the colors just sing.
On another note, I bought a new crockpot sometime ago and just used it for the first time today. I followed a recipe I bought in a little cookbook on crockpots at Joann's the other day. It sounded so good. Chicken, sweet potatoes, and onions cooked all day - then thicken the liquid, add peach preserves and pour over the chicken, etc. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything I would try again. Always kind of disappointing when it isn't great. Although I actually think it's not the food - I think it's the fact that I am getting old and things actually do not taste like they did before. Except for good old sweet stuff - that is absolutely delicious!! (Click to enlarge)