Friday, June 26, 2009

Blog Candy From Gail Pan!

Hey everyone! you know I love blog candy and I love Gail Pan's free BOM! I can't believe I have stayed caught up!!!! anyway, she has a new BOM - Twas the night before Christmas and it's pretty darn cute!

she is giving away this new pattern! her link is listed under BOM on the left. ya gotta go and check it out!!

enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

redwork 5

This is Rita and her pillow!

I had several other pics, but I had to charge my battery, and I can't seem to find them. oops! I sure hope they haven't disappeared on me!

I tell you, these ladies keep me on my toes. they are sooo talented and amazing!

enjoy the pics....


redwork 4

This is Joyce! first is her tisket and a tasket by cotton pickins, and then her bare roots bag! Good job!!!!!

redwork 3

This is Isabelle, she is working Redwork in the Garden - our current project, bridbrain may dishtowel and gail pan BOM!


redwork 2

these pics are Harriet! her 4 patch posey - I know, not redwork, but still worthy! and very pretty!!! then her snowman quilt, the her dear jane redwork, done in purple! Stunning!!!!


Redwork Club!

we had redwork club on friday. great turn out and WONDERFUL show and tell! the following pics are of margie with her tablerunner, hip hip hooray, and her dear hannah done in redwork! WOW!!!

Ok, I can't upload any more pics so I am going to post several other posts. I can't seem to get this right! sigh.....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Another UFO bites the dust!

Here is another picture of another UFO I finished up at the quilt retreat. this time a apron. it was started last fall. it feels sooooo good to get it out of the UFO pile!
Last night I finished another block of I believe - February is now finished. I really want to keep this one up so it won't be hanging over my head!
today's agenda -
1) finish a potholder for work -done
2) finish a pincushion for work - still working on it
3) prep the 2nd block for angel among us -ready
4) prep the 3rd block for tisket a tasket - ready
5) work in office -did a little
6) pick up Zoe and bring her home to have dinner with us! she didn't get to come....sigh
7) a few errands! - did it!
Mercy, I better get busy.....

Happy Father's Day!

we had a great time yesterday! the only bad thing? I didn't charge my battery for my camera, bummer..... so no pics! I have to say thanks to my sister for making the best hamburgers and hotdogs! Yumm!!! everyone had fun and it was very relaxing. Dad, you are the best! Bruce, love ya sweetie! Lee, Ashton, David, Michael, Glen - we love you! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!!!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Julia graduates 5th grade!

I can't believe our Julia is in (I should say was!) 5th grade! I remember her visiting me during halloween at the office I worked at, as Tinkerbelle! Mercy, she is sooo pretty, and looks so much like her mom. which means she looks like me! LOL! We love you sweetie! We are sooo proud of you!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I did it!

Well I finally finished my profession tote! I finished it up at quilt retreat. it wasn't hard, just a lot! I really would make another one. I will be taking it on trip the end of September. our new little grandson - I'm calling him GW (as in John Wayne in McClintok!) - will be born. Ash and Elena are thinking about Gidion Wayne. I probably haven't spelled that right - sorry kiddos! This will make 18 grands for us! Mercy, how did that happen!!!! Next month we get Eva and Jackson in the family. Jenn will be getting married and with our neww son in law, he brings in Eva and Jackson! We love them already! from day 1 little Eva has called me Grandma! How blessed I am!
enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I should have been sewing!!!

hi again, I have been playing with my cricut! more than anything I want to make a grandmother's flower garden quilt. been thinking about it forever! do I need another project - NO!!! but I was thinking I could cut out the templates with my cricut. well this afternoon, I finally sat down and figured it out! I used the program Sure Cuts Alot. I can now cut out 21 templates at a time. I am sooo excited! AND I really feel smart for doing it! Kay and Scrappy Dew on the SCAL4beginers yahoo group helped me figure it out. Now to cut the templates, get out some of my 30's fabric, and I will have my little kit ready to go. Now if you want the template, they are scut files. you will have to email me to get them. I have no idea how to do it any other way! doing the happy dance here!!



Swimmin' with the kiddos!

The water was just a tad nippy, but the kiddos didn't seem to mind. I thought the hottub was the best, but a little too warm for the kiddos! Gunner took a dunk or two, Zoe walked around a lot, Miss no fear Lexi jumped right in and Demi helped to herd the whole bunch! it was nice and relaxing. Now I am home to do some things around here and make Robin's yummy banana muffins again! Bruce wants to take them to his families that he home teaches.
enjoy your day...

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm back!

Hey everyone, we got back safe and sound. we had lots of fun at Quilter's Outpost. we got quite a bit done on our blocks. we both are doing hand stitching.
afterwards we went to a little scrapbook store - WOW!!! next time - bring money. awesome store. then to scoops for ice cream - YUMMO!! the drive was beautiful, relaxing and the weather was perfect!!!! what made it fun was Cyndi brought her Bruce's little red car!

as we were coming down the hill - we were going just a little fast, not bad! a business plumbing van zoomed past us. we both laughed and said he is going to get a ticket. Yep, just a mile or so down the road, Mr. Sherriff was waiting just for him. bummer.... we are just glad it wasn't us!


BOM's are getting done!

Hey everyone! got a few things done things weekend. Gail Pan's new block Peace is up on her blog and I already finished it!!! Yeah

I finished the easter and mother's day dishtowels from Bird Brain. Mindy, sorry girlfriend, but I completely stole your idea for the mother's day towel. it was just way too cute! BTW, a patriotic dish towel is up at birdbrain right now. brand new today!

later today I plan on working on a pincushion, thread catcher thingy for the shop. sandy started it, but I get to finish it since I love pincushions sooooo much! LOL! I really do! but first Cyndi A and I are going to Quilter's Outpost in Payson for a Nancy Halverson's BOM - Be Attitudes! I love Nancy's stuff. I have made it a mission in life to collect ALL of her books and patterns! and believe me, I am getting there. I have the month one and two all fused. I will be doing handstitching on the blocks. they are just darn cute! I will post pics when I get back.

enjoy your day!

PS: at least I got more than one pic posted this time! LOL!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Justin is still growing!

well I can't figure out how to post more than one picture at a time, so I guess you are going to get lots of little posts! here is david (our soon to be son in law) and justin (grandson) trying to see who is taller! Mercy, justin is almost 16. you will notice the bag of chips in Justin's hands. as soon as we brought the chips, the bag was opened and the shoveling began! LOL!
oh, David said he was 6ft 3". so there you go!
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Eva turns 3!

here's our sweetie, Eva. she was busy going all over the place. I didn't get a pic of her with her new tinkerbell doll. bummer. Like always the food was great. Jenn is a great cook. David did all the BBQ. so we just got to sit back and relax.
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happy birthday Eva!

Our new little granddaughter turns three today. so I had to make her a card! I used bathing beauty from All that scraps, Island getaway dingbats from Stacy's free SVGS, sandpaper for the castle, Palette inks from The Angel Co., LOTS of copics, sparkly jewels from stash, paper and flowers from stash too! I will post later with pictures from the birthday party. but for now here is the card! I gotta go and get ready!!!



Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Whiff of Joy release!

OK, this is the last post for today - I think! LOL! anyway, Whiff of Joy is releasing 2 new sets on Monday! Woman's Delight - a wedding and baby collection! theses are WAAAAY too cute! I just might have to buy these if I don't win them! go here to see them!

enjoy your day....


Yummy Banana Muffins!

I promised my TB group I would share my banana muffin recipe. I work with Robin at A Quilter's Oasis and she made these muffins one day and brought them in. Kathy and I really enjoyed them and had way too many! But they were soooooo good! Robin said I could share, so now the whole world can make these yummy muffins!

Robin's Banana Muffins

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed rip bananas (2 large)
1/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger (the first time I used all spice, and they were great too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped, unsalted walnuts (or macadamia nuts for a tropical flavor, or I used pecans)
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

preheat oven to 375. line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners; set aside. combine granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl. beat using an electric mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy. beat in eggs one at a time. add bananas and sour cream; beat until well blended.

combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. add flour mixture to batter stir just until combined. (I did this part by hand. Be gentle).

divided batter among prepared muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. combine nuts and brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over batter (I usually don't use all of the sugar and nuts). bake muffins until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes (check at 20 minutes). cool on wire rack. EAT WHEN WARM. EXTREMELY ADDICTING!



what are you doing for father's day?

hey everyone! I love watching cooking shows. I have always love reading cookbooks. I have been a collector of cookbooks. One of my fav cooking shows is Paula Dean! I was watching her the other day and she was making Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops. boy did they sound yummy. well, I have made them twice and both times Bruce just about licked his plate. So that is what I am fixing for father's day next sunday. I am sure the boys and my father will love them too! so here you go:

Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops or as I will call them: Plate Lickin' Chops

4 pork chops
salt and freshly ground pepper
ground cayenne pepper (use very sparingly if you don't want it hot and spicy)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all purpose flower, spread on a plate
2 medium green bell peppers, stemmed, cored and membranes removed, cut into strips
2 yellow onions, trimmed, cut lengthwise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

trim the excess fat from the chops and season will with salt, pepper, and cyenne. melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Lightly roll the chops in flour, shake off excess, and slip them into the pan. Brown well, about 3 minutes per side, and remove them to a plate.

add the bell peppers andnonions, to the skillet, and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about half a minute longer. push the vegetables to the side of the skillet. add chops to pan and place vegetables on top of pork chops. pour in the broth and sprinkle with Worcestshire sauce. cover pan with foil - I just used the lid - and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until chops are tender.

I promise your man will love this!!! enjoy....


Friday, June 12, 2009

new blog and I won!

OK, I am getting brave and I am going to start blogging! just to let you know I love to quilt! I love to scrapbook - haven't done too much of that lately! And I love to make cards!!! Recently I was at and did their challenge. I won!!!! here is the card I made. I was so excited. I used suzy q and my copics! I won the betty set.
today I had Thornberries. this is a group of quilters that met at thimbleberries club at common threads in Mesa, AZ. they are no longer there. let's just say it was a few years ago. we meet once a month to sew, gab, eat, sew, laugh and sew. we had a great time as always. I made Robin's banana muffins. YUMMY! I will share the recipe later.
thanks for reading!