Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brought to you by the letter "L"

My tale of yesterday is brought to you by the letter "L." What could it be? Love, lust, and intrigue? Loneliness and loss? To find out, read on dear blogging friends...

There was laundry...
Mike has clean clothes to wear today.
Yes, not exciting, but just one of those facts of life. At least I don't have to do it in a river and bang it against a rock.

I made a lasagna...

I thought about adding some spinach to make it red and green for Christmas! I opted for the classic meat and cheese. We had it for dinner last night and we froze some for another day.

I made a layer cake quilt! This pretty little lavender and purple lap quilt is a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop called Lemonade. In my case, it's more of a Grape-Ade. (There is also a You Tube Video.) All fabrics are from my stash. I put it together in 2 nights. It is a gift for a co-worker who lost her home in a fire. The heater in their aquarium burned out and that caused a spark big enough to set the curtains on fire. When the fish tank exploded, the water in it extinguished the fire, but the smoke damage was so great that they lost everything. She's not a close friend, but I figure it's the least I can do. She's a really nice person.
Yes, I noticed that there are two rows of identical sashing
lining up next to each other. I'm going to live with it. This
quilt is meant for use, not for the quilt show in Paducah.

Unexpectedly, there were lilies. Mike went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up a few items, and he brought me home this lovely bouquet.
Admittedly, it's a mixed bouquet, but there are
definitely lilies in it. Place mats underneath were
a gift from the Place Mat Queen, Joannie.

Wouldn't this photo of Mike be perfect if he were
playing a lyre instead of a classical guitar?

And of course, there is always LarryPug!
LarryPug will do anything for a laugh.

LarryPug got a new chewy bone yesterday.
He is making sure that it is empty.

Hope you have a lovely holiday with your loved ones.

Pugs and kisses,

P.S. Linking up after Christmas on Friday to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at Sew Fresh Quilts and CrazyMom Quilts.


  1. You should have added some fresh basil on top! Of the lasagna, not the quilt, or Mike, or Larry Pug.

  2. Grand-daughter and I made LC Lemonade yesterday, had the same problem with identical sashing! We think it's lovely, anyway. Lots of fun to make and so easy for a first-time quilter.

  3. I love the grape-ade quilt, it looks like a fun and quick quilt top

  4. What a fun post! I love the letter 'L'! Your lemonade quilt top is sweet! I would love it if you would be so kind as to link up on my blog today. I am hosting the Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. Please visit me at

  5. Sometimes you have to go with the with it! I do love the quilt! The colors are eye catching!

  6. I am just finishing a Layer Cake Lemonade quilt! Mine is in Christmas fabrics, and I'm keeping it, but it was great fun to make, and so easy! I think I have a couple rows that are the same just like yours! I hope to blog about it this weekend!

  7. Lovely! (Also brought to you by the letter L!) And here's a few W's - whoop whoop!!

  8. Oh, the Lemonade quilt is sure to bring a bit of Light to your co-worker's life, which must look pretty bleak right now. Wonderful idea. Wish I could have some of that lasagna too! :-) Thanks for sharing all!