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Shirt 16 (Flannel)

After receiving a request from Jacob for a warm shirt to wear during his upcoming vacation, I’ve spent a little time sewing this flannel shirt.  It’s rather boring but will do the intended job of acting as a light over-shirt on those days when it’s too warm to wear a jacket but too cool for short sleeves alone.

This flannel (along with several other large pieces) has been in my stash for years.  It wasn’t expensive nor is it high quality but about the time it wears out, Jake will probably be sick of looking at it.  It will serve the purpose and when its life is over, I can always make another.

I’m now thinking of making one for myself.  We don’t keep our home overly heated so a flannel shirt would be nice on these cool mornings.  I also intend to make some long sleeve thermal t-shirts for myself.  Those from years past are looking a little shabby.  Thankfully, I have plenty of jeans.

The Urban Renewal quilt top is sandwiched and 1/2 hand basted.  I’m hoping to have that chore finished this weekend.  I’ll also be doing extra cooking during Jacob’s weekend visit.  I plan to make a big batch of chicken/spinach enchiladas to go with the charro beans I’ve made today.

I made 2 pounds of dry pinto beans for charro bean soup, with lots of fresh baked ham, bacon and taco-seasoned ground beef.  Along with several varieties of peppers, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, cumin and onions, they smell wonderful.  I was able to pressure can 7 more quarts to add to our ‘easy meal’ stash.

Earlier this week, I interviewed a new family physician.  He seems knowledgeable and willing to work with me and my health challenges.  I’m so glad to be leaving behind my old doctor and finding a place where I feel confident of the care.

Not much else has been happening on our hilltop.  Today is Halloween and I’m curious if we will have any goblins tapping at our door tonight.  In the 20+ years living here, we’ve only been visited by 1 trick-or-treater.  That’s OK… we don’t mind eating the Kit-Kats and Milky Way candies we’ve purchased….JUST IN CASE!  Wouldn’t want them to go to waste!

Happy Boo Day!


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