Sunday Puttering

Taffy In The Morning



The Sun is deciding on a daily basis lately if it wants to show its face or not.  Today is cloudy – it won’t rain but it is keeping it cool around here.   My favourite kitchen store is now at least an hour away from our new place instead of fifteen minutes away as it was in the city.  Since we decided to make a day of it and drive there through the beautiful wine country yesterday, puttering around the house today felt like the best thing to do on a cloudy, cool Sunday.   This boy of mine is very skittish, so it was also very nice to have him around in the morning during breakfast!



Homemade soap



This is the first batch of soap I made from scratch in this house and it was time to take them out of their moulds.  They spent the night in the freezer so I could pop them out very easily.  I am desperately in need of essential oils for the soaps since we decided to buy them after the move.  I better get on with it!  I used jojoba oil and tea tree oil for these.  I love home-made soap.



Potato Leek Soup



After taking care of yesterday’s shopping and the soap in the kitchen, I made a light potato-garlic-leek soup for lunch.  I love putting fresh thyme in this soup.  However, since my new thyme plant unfortunately didn’t make it,  I had to used dried ones this time.  The soup was very tasty nevertheless.



Castle Quilt Top



I have been working on finishing a few quilts too.  I finished putting the wonky castle quilt top together – I’ll quilt it with an Argyle pattern very soon.



Flowers Of The United Kingdom Quilt Top



Before I work on the castle quilt though, I want to finish this mini first.  The top is ready and I finally have an idea on how to quilt this one – lots and lots of overlapping concentric circles.

So that’s my Sunday so far.  Now I am off to play a video game with my hubby and later on make a chocolate pear pudding for desert.  He is making dinner tonight. Woohoo!

Wish all Sundays were this quiet!



21 thoughts on “Sunday Puttering

  • Lara B. July 26, 2014 at 12:40

    Wow! All that beautiful productivity! I am laughing because that would not be a quiet Sunday for me. I love your quilt top with the stylized florals!

  • Linda Wulf Koenig July 26, 2014 at 08:19

    I love your castle quilt, and have always wanted to make soap. Those are beautiful!! Your kitty looks as if he might be at least part Norwegian Forest cat. We have one as well, a female tortoiseshell. Enjoyed this entire post very much. Thanks for sharing.

  • Leanne Parsons July 24, 2014 at 14:51

    I’ve never made homemade soap before, but yours are gorgeous! Is it a difficult process and is the initial starting cost very high? I’d love to give it a try. Your castle quilt looks beautiful too.

  • Marcy July 22, 2014 at 17:10

    The soaps are real pretty. But when I saw the soup I had to quit looking and fix dinner. :)

  • Deana July 22, 2014 at 10:20

    I would love to see your castle quilt in full view. I also love the flowers. You do nice work!

  • Janine July 21, 2014 at 15:36

    That sounds like a lovely day. I’m looking forward to seeing your quilts quilted and your soaps look great. It must be very nice to have homemade soap :)

  • Shari July 21, 2014 at 07:47

    So glad you had a lovely day. Homemade soap, soup, and dessert…mmmm homemade is best made! Beautiful quilt tops! Kitty does not look skittish in the least, must say he is looking rather laid back in this photo!

  • silvana July 21, 2014 at 06:17

    Your kitten’s picture is gorgeous!! And your quilts, ohhhh, breathtaken!!!!!!

  • krislovesfabric July 21, 2014 at 06:11

    So many wonderful projects, you look to be having a very productive summer! The soap looks so detailed and crisp! And the soup looks so yummy :) Can’t wait to see your quilting on those tops, they will both be stunning!

  • mdmsamm July 21, 2014 at 04:15

    what a lovely way to spend a Sunday….all scrubbed up, all fed and all happy in stitching..sounds delightful..

  • Kim July 20, 2014 at 23:21

    What a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Love those soaps, they must smell divine. Gorgeous quilts there; look forward to seeing the quilting. Your cat is such a handsome fellow.

  • Kim July 20, 2014 at 21:32

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday, Soma. Every now and then, a quiet day puttering about the house can be incredibly restorative!

  • Beth Strand July 20, 2014 at 20:48

    Lovely! I’ve been trying to force a return of the Sew-Jo today. I did add a couple of rows to a top and bolted up a few requent acquisitions. Here’s to a new week and a “must-finish” baby quilt!

  • Kathleen July 20, 2014 at 20:22

    Chocolate pear pudding, never heard of it. Sounds divine though :)

  • Spiced Coffee July 20, 2014 at 20:21

    Your soap is absolutely gorgeous! What beautiful molds! Sounds like a perfect Sunday! (So cool for July! We even had a spattering of rain!)

  • Maria July 20, 2014 at 19:24

    Those soaps look so beautiful! Love those quilt tops that you have been working on too. Your beautiful cat is looking outside deciding whether it would be a good idea to go onto the garden or not? My cat Eduardo meows to get out and then 5 minutes later meows to come back inside…we need a cat flap door I think! Lol

  • Mary July 20, 2014 at 18:46

    Your soaps are beautiful! The castles and that mini are going to be wonderful finishes.

    Thyme is our go to herb in the garde here. We use it in so many dishes. The soup looks yummy.

  • July 20, 2014 at 17:58

    You make soap too? You are a Jane of all trades. That soup looks super yummy. Why is it soup sounds so good when it’s so hot outside? I can’t wait to see those quilts finished, so awesome.

  • KatieQ July 20, 2014 at 16:45

    The soup looks so good, I can almost smell it through my monitor. I can’t wait to see the castle top quilted. It’s going to be amazing.

  • Susan July 20, 2014 at 16:41

    The soaps are pretty. (So is the cat.) How do you make your soap? Inquiring minds want to know. :-)

  • Susan July 20, 2014 at 16:27

    Wow! Busy beaver. :) The soaps are lovely. I should probably learn how to do that, I cant use most of commercial ones because of all my crazy allergies. I’ll add it to the list!

    Good luck with the quilting, I’m sure it will be beautiful!

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