I love how they turn out and I don't have to pay much attention to them while they are cooking. But, I'm not
turning on the oven these days. It's
just too hot and humid here. So, I found
another artichoke recipe on Pinterest for crockpot artichoke. http://www.oceanmist.com/recipes/crock-pot-artichokes/ Brilliant.
I know it won't be very fast; but, I have lots or time. Ready to cook away while I'm sewing.
I'll let you know how
it turns out. And, I'd love for you to
share your favorite veggie and recipe.
Now it's time to get back to my quilt room.
I am this far into
the Boy Quilt. As you can see I picked blue for the
sashing. I only wish I had purchased
enough to be able to extend that border out using the same fabric. But, I didn't so I will need to add more as it is growing up to be a
Stay tuned for part
3. I have a few things that MUST get
I belong to a
friendship group that call themselves Talking Threads (AKA the TTs). We meet once a month at different members homes.
This year we are making birthday blocks (you chose your own theme) for each
member and give them out on the birthday girl's month. Yesterday was our
meeting and we have four July birthdays. One TT selected Spools, any kind, any style, any size. Another selected
the double pinwheel block in red, white, and blue. And, another selected any 12" pieced star
in red, white, and blue. I only wish I had pulled out my phone to take pictures. I selected the
theme "What's in my Garden" any size, any style. Here is what I received:
wonderful?Each one is so unique; I love
them all. Thank you ladies for a wonderful selection.Oh, and today is my birthday.Now to figure out a setting.Let the fun begin!
Have you ever lost
something (like an UFO) and swore that someone, some thief, some no-good
scoundrel must have come into your quilt room and stole your UFO. Only the one you are looking for. All the
others are still there. That happened to me this week. So, on Friday I cleaned
out one closet. I even refolded fabric and re-stacked the shelves. Nada.
On Saturday, I got
out my step stool and checked every container on my shelving unit above where I
On Sunday, I was
forced to go sort the scary closet. You
got it. On the last shelf I sorted
(which was probably a good thing), I saw that the no-good scoundrel(s) had returned
the UFO. Thank goodness I wasn't forced
to call in the big guns, my peeps, to help.
So here it is on
the design wall, and I realize I need more blocks to make it even.
It is from
an on-line swap. But, for now, I have put it away until another time. However, I'm
pretty certain I will be able to locate it when I want it next time. And, my quilt room is organized, for now.
Sometimes you just
need a quick one to put together, especially when it is earmarked for charity.
I picked up this cute panel a while ago and promptly put it away. As I was
looking for something else, I found it (I even found what I was actually
looking for). Since my guild is getting together baby quilts for the Marine
Base in September, this seems like a winner.
I did a bit of
cutting, added some four patches, etc. I had purchased the backing along with
the panel. So, I made a binding and now it is ready to go.
I am putting aside
next week for quilting baby quilts. Stay
Another finish and already delivered to its new home. This quilt
was started last summer when Melinda Fulkerson taught Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy
Mountains Majesties at a quilting workshop in Las Vegas. I just finished the piping binding last week.
I love the way it
manages to almost look scrappy by using one larger print fabric. Thank you Melinda for a fun class and thank
you Sue Salinger for the perfect job of quilting.
I'm so sorry I
didn't think to pull out my camera to take a picture of little Maddie with her
new quilt. Story of my life.
I think I may have
found a way for my mom to keep track of her notebook I made her last week. An armchair caddy. There are all sorts of them around for
sewing. But, I designed this one just as
a caddy. My mom's chair is sort of
Mauveish (is that a word)? So I dug
around in my stash until I found this:
I used some 809 Pellon interfacing on the lining and pockets, and 987F Fusible Fleece Pellon on the outside piece. It needed a pocket
large enough to hold her notepad.