Monday, November 30, 2009

Projects and Dread

So, I started this project and I was all excited about it and then I started working on it and now I dread working on it... So, needless to say I have not finished it, I have forced myself to work on it, but I am not enjoying it.... it has taken more time than anticipated... more unpicking than I had imaged... and so all of my other projects are not started or done. I promised my better half that I would finish my projects before I started new ones unless something besides my attitude towards the project was the cause....say need more fabric etc.... so this time I am stuck finishing it. My mother will be proud, but I am not enjoying it. So this is why all of my plans for new projects are not posted because I am still working on the first.... what a sad story. This is why you have heard so little from me. Hopefully, this week will prove fruitful and I will finish this project (never to make another one) and I will be able to show you what has caused so much dread for something I have loved and then I can move on to christmas projects.

INCHWORM FABRIC'S FIRST DESIGN

I created this logo and my aunt Barb made it into a wall hanging. We both think it would be great as a pillow.

You can find it at Inchworm Fabircs

Friday, November 27, 2009

STILL LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT?


This is great for the beginning sewer in your life. Charming by Moda and remember we still have that 10% off going on until December 1st and will get you 10 entries in my aunts quilt giveaway..... Bejeweled Quilts
Hope to see you at Inchworm Fabrics

Friday, November 20, 2009

WINNER OF TOWEL, HOT PAD, AND MUFFIN MIX GIVEAWAY!!!

The winner is Sandi... from A legacy of stitches.

There will be another giveaway so please come back, and thanks for entering!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

recipes

So sorry, I did not think about how we were going to get recipes.... if you want to attach to your comment that is fine, but I think it would be easier if we use an e-mail address. Only share recipes that you won't mind us sharing with others... my mother-in-law has some family "secret" recipes that she would kill me if I ever shared them.... I will try and post your recipes so everyone can try them.

Please, send recipes to jen.weekes@yahoo.com

As a side note, I made the brown sugar muffins for dinner tonight, they are just so easy and good between the four of us we pretty much ate the whole batch (just a dozen).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Marathon continues....



In honor of the muffin pattern-- towel and pot holder/trivet.... we are giving away a pecan praline pumkin muffin mix from the prepared pantry. Yummy!!! These are so good! I told you that there would be an additional suprise....

So comment on how much you would love this mix.

As an added bonus you can get 4 extra points if send us one of your favorite recipes.



The prepard pantry has a ton of mixes... bread mixes, cookie mixes (my favorite is the caramel pear cookies or the raspberry white chocolate chip cookies) and lots of cooking/baking supplies... Their lava chocolate mini cakes are wonderful! My mouth is watering as I type this... guaranteed you will not be dissappointed with this muffin mix. I'm thinking I should work for them... baked goodies everyday... maybe not such a good idea... for the waist line and hips.... as they say a moment on the lips forever on the hips and as I get older (not that I am that old) I realize how true that statement is.... Carb's are a weakness for me....

This will end with the hot pad and towel giveaway on Friday!










WINNER OF THE HONEY BUN AND TURNOVER!!

Is Jeanne from Luv 2 stitch.

A wonderful thank you to all who entered but rest assured there will be many more opportunites to win in the future.

Jeanne, I need you address.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY AND Recipe for Brown Sugar Muffins





















This muffin applique is for you to use however you wish. My aunt Barbara made the hot pad (she calls it a trivet)....it is bigger than the normal hot pad.

She pleated the bottom to make it look like the baking cups you buy at the store. This hot pad/trivet will be given away on Friday along with the towel that Aunt Barb has on her blog, bejeweled quilts. So go on over and take a look tomorrow, hers will not post until then. Theses will go to one winner.... there might be an addition to this give away.... (don't you just love suprises?)

So a comment gets you one entry
Blogging about it gets you three

An order from inchwormfabrics store will get you 10 and 10 for the quilt.

Like most of you, I have a great love for food. While in College I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do when I "grew-up". I think many young adults go through the same decision making process. (I think I changed 3 or 4 times) One of my business teacher told me that he wished he had gone into Food Science... what? Food Science what was that? He peaked my curiosity and I looked into Food Science as a major. I thought it would be glorified cooking.... nope that is culinary school.... Food science is actually the science behind why food does what it does.... it sounded interesting... it combined science, math and food... what could be better.....so I changed my major and my school and began to study FOOD everyday... yummy!!! Okay it was not that great, but we did have some really yummy class and some real boring classes... like calculus and physics and organic chemistry.. yes organic chemistry.. not sure how anyone can like that class... but it takes all kinds to make this world "go round" and that is how I made it out of organic chemistry... lots of help. anyway back to the food. I now work in the food industry full time... it is not as glorified as it sounds, but it is fun and it changes everyday.


Long story short (sorry) that is why we decided that we would include food with quilting.... We decided to include recipes from time to time on the blog. I will post recipes and you are invited to send recipes that you want to share... and maybe by this time next year we will have enough for our own quilt bloggers recipe book.


Just a disclaimer... just because I studied food and now I work with food, does not make me a chef or an expert... not even close. I know enough to get myself in trouble and how to ruin a good recipe, but I love food and love trying new recipes.... I do have a habit of modifying recipes... sorry just can't help it....so let's share our passion for food and for quilts and make this a fun holiday season and a fun year.


Here is the first recipe I am going to share... it is one of my kids favorite and it is really quite simple-- In honor of the muffin towel and trivet... we have.....they are slightly dense and very moist.


Brown Sugar Muffins

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla



Cream butter and brown sugar.
Add eggs and beat well (important to beat well here).
Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) and add to creamed mixture.
Add milk and vanilla and mix well.
Place in greased or paper lined muffin tins.
Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
Serve hot with butter and honey.












Thursday, November 12, 2009

Give-Away!!





It is time to add to the GIVE-AWAY Marathon for the Grand Opening of Inch Worm Fabrics. Please, visit us at inchwormfabrics.com, but make sure you get the 10% discount listed below.





The first "small" prize is going to be Moda precuts--- a Swanky Honeybun and a Swanky Turnover by Chez Moi or your choice of 1 yard of fabric from the Store....

Each week we are going to give away a "small" prize until we make it up to the grand prize of that fabulous quilt made by Barb at bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com....

To increase your chances of winning it would be best for you to visit Barb-- to get the rules....

Before you go leave a comment on this site for 1 entry..... Wonder what next week will be???
DON'T FOREGET YOU WILL GET 3 ENTRIES IF YOU BLOG ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY!
Thanks for all of your support!

Monday, November 9, 2009

TIME TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF MY ONLINE FABRIC STORE!!!!


During the next few weeks I will be offering a 10% off on all fabric in my store....the code you will need is "ginger". Please stop buy, take a look around and come often for I will be adding more and more fabric on a regular basis and the code will be changing each week as well.
My Aunt Barb is having a Ginger jar quilt giveaway over on her blog, Bejeweled Quilts, in celebration of my online store, go on over and enter yourself in this giveaway. This giveaway will last until Dec. 1st.
The most fun part is that we will be having other items to giveaway during this time so come by often!!!!