Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Above are pictures of the blocks used in the quilt. I used more than one of some of the blocks because as the designing progressed I decided I wanted to make a quilt for my king size bed. I make quilts all the time for others but never for myself so this one was for me!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
The last day of September was a busy day for me. Our wonderful neighbors gave us some tomatoes that allowed me to make Dave's much loved Chili Sauce. His Grandma Brook made it for him and I have continued the tradition. So glad I was able to make it this year as we didn't have a garden because of our move. The recipe follows
It always makes me feel so good to see a line of canned veggies that I have done for my family. I know whats in the bottles and I know it tastes great.
5 cups warm water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup oil
¾ cup honey
2 ½ tablespoon salt
2 ½ tablespoon yeast
Add flour until it comes away from the sides of bowl. Bake at 350’ for 40 minutes it will sound hollow when done. 3-4 loaves depending on the humidity in the air.
1 heaping tablespoon vital wheat glutton
1 heaping tablespoon dough enhancer
3 ½ cups water (subtract the water from the 5 cups above) and 1 ½ cups chia seeds
3 tablespoons ground flax seed.
One hour Wheat Bread
6 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 ¾ cups warm water
½ cup honey Let stand 5 minutes
¼ cup applesauce
In Mixer combine:
4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Wheat germ
1 tablespoon salt
Add wet ingredients from above and stir in 3 cups of flour of white flour (or until it comes away from the sides of the bowl.). Oil your hands and shape into loaves, place into greased loaf pans and pierce with a folk. Place in oven at 170’ 8-15 minutes till just before it reaches the tops of the pans. Bake at 350’ till golden and sounds hollow when tapped.
Friday, September 25, 2009
A busy month for me! September saw a lot of sewing which was great since this summer was pretty much a dry one as far as sewing was concerned. But then when there is a cross country move involved what can you expect! I made 3 Black Forest Purses. The pink one in the center is for my daughter Tricia, she turns 26 tomorrow. The Blue and brown is for my daughter KC. And the bronw and blue polka dot is for my daughter Liz. I still need to make one for Stephanie and one for me. I love this pattern, clear instructions, the purses went together beautifully. The pattern is by Melly & Me. I've made a lot of bags lately but this one is my favorite so far.
The quilt is from a pattern called Cottage Maze by Carolina Patchwork, I love the design but the directions were tedious.It was as if the designer decided to make it as complicated as she could. The reason I made the quilt was a friend had been working on it and it was taking her hours to piece so I made 12 blocks to stream line the process. I pieced the 12 blocks and finished the top in a day. Using strips instead of pieces would have made it quicker yet.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I have been enjoying reading various books by LDS Authors since moving here to Utah. I am currently reading a series by Lynn Gardner. I like the story ideas but the books characters aren't as well developed as I would like although they are getting better as the books progress. So far I have read
- Emeralds and Esponage
- Pearls and Peril
- Diamonds and Danger
I have 4 more requested at the library I'll keep you posted as I go along.
On another note, our family has sent out another missionary. Elder Michael Saylor entered the MTC on 09/09/2009 and from his letters home seems to be loving the adventure1
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It seems that Quilt Town USA site has disappeared so here are to substitute blocks for the month of October.
- http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/mccallsquilting/pattern_105/index.html or http://tinyurl.com/nnobyd
"We cannot recycle or save te time allotted to us each day. With time, we have only one opportunity for choice, and then it is gone forever." Elder Dallin H Oaks, ("Focus and Priorities," Liahona, Jul 2001, 99--102)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Not So Ugly Sunshine Sampler
Guidelines: “The rules” - choose 1 fabric that you can use some of in every block. We are suggesting you have 2 yards of the fabric so you’ll have enough to make it though the project. It doesn’t matter where you use the fabric in the block. (Sometimes mine will end up as the background). We would also like to see a little orange or yellow in every block. The second Monday of every month a new block will be posted. Each block is finished at12”. There will also be alternative block posted and then some fun stuff like a Crockpot recipe as well. I will post the new blocks here as well as on the list. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with these blocks!
Our first block is just a fun block for Valentines day....
http://www.quilthoo d.com/pages/ tulip_hill Check out this cute quilt with tulips and hearts for valentines day...Now on to the sampler blocks..
Block number one is
http://quilting. about.com/ od/blockofthemon th/ss/all_ hallows.htm you'll need to scroll down to the 12" size.
And choice number two is....
http://delawarequil ts.com/BOMs/ OldMaidsPuzzle/ index.html
There is a folder in the file section of the group that will have the links listed just in case you need to find them again.
Complements of Teri and Sandi this months recipe is....
http://allrecipes. com/Recipe/ Fragrant- Lemon-Chicken/ Detail.aspx
February Bonus Block: For those who are eagerly awaiting March -
March Blocks can be found here! I sure enjoyed making both these blocks. I think you will also.
March’s yummy recipe is:
April’s Blocks can be found here!
Aprils’ recipe is:
May’s Blocks can be found here!
June’s blocks can be found here
And Since I am moving here are July’s blocks
Friday, May 01, 2009
The first block can be found here at quilting.about.com ... http://tinyurl.com/cqlvuf
The next block for this month comes found block central and can be found here....
It's called Swing in the Center.
I hope you are enjoying the Sampler and I look forward sending the next two blocks in June!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I signed up for a new quilt swap Spring Blooms Mini Quilt, it should be fun. I can't wait to get started. It's just what I need to get back at quilting! I also have 3 more quilted bags to make and have ready for Graduation gifts.
My new job is going well, I made it though two days now of taking calls. Hopefully, I won't be as afraid this next week when I get calls. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Friday, April 17, 2009
I wanted to post my favorite quilt that I have made so far this year.
It isn't even a quilt but I have loved making these bags.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The first block is Mrs Kellers 9 patch. http://thegoldenthimble.com/mrskellers9ptch.pdf I really like how this block turned out the golden thimble is a nice site. She takes her time writing good instructions.
The second block is also found on her site. The tudor rose block. I really enjoyed this block and plan on making more some day.
http://thegoldenthimble.com/mrskellers9ptch.pdf. I have already finished the Sampler top. It turned out beautifully. I look forward to seeing how each person on Stashbusters make their Samplers after seeing hou mine turned out!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/OldMaidsPuzzle/index.html which was available in two sizes. A 12" block and a 6" block. I did both. 4 of each size, and I sewed the 6" blocks together to make a 12" block.
Here is the block in the 12" size I am considering sewing 4 of these blocks together as well. I really liked how the 4 blocks look sewn
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I finished Elizabeth's quilt tonight. The pictures are the back (left) and the top (right) I found these really cute daisy's with smiles on them at a quilt shop in Indiana 2 years ago. Elizabeth's room is every color so this is the perfect quilt for her room. I really like to piece backs (uses more of my stash that way and it used up the left over daisies). The flying geese are made up of batiks. The the four patches incorporate her favorite color of orange. It feels really good to be finishing up this quilt. It has the added benefit of being free hand quilted by her dad! So it will be something she can treasure from both of her parents. KC is modeling the quilt of the pictures. We will be giving it to Liz on her half birthday of February 20Th!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
mittens so I knitted her a pair this week and am now putting them in the mail to
her in Utah! I used a red with grey flecks silk/ wool blend. I think that she will love them! With the completion of these mittens I can now start to do the socks for the knit along that is for January. Hedgerow socks, I will be knitting them in a solid color. The pattern can be found here. http://www.knittersreview.com/hedgerow_socks.pdf
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
My latest completion! A simple pair of socks for my son David. I cast on 70 stitches and than k2p2 for 3 inches. After that I just kept knitting in the round and put in a traditional heal and kitchner stitched the toes shut. He is 6'4" with a size 13 shoe so it took on full skein of Fortissima Socka Mexiko Color #13 and part of another (gee there's enough left for me to make a regular pair of socks!) These are 100 gram skeins.