Monday, December 29, 2014

Coming.....In the Summertime...Strawberry Fields!!!!!

Join Island Batik for a Sock Hop Blog Hop this January! They’ll be showcasing their fabulous new fabrics (coming soon to your favorite local quilt shop!) in classic blocks used in a variety of projects.
You’ll start at Island Batik and hop your way though blogs authored by Island Batik ambassadors and bloggers like me. It’ll be a feast for the eyes, that is for sure! :)
Come back on the 24th of January and see what I do with Strawberry Fields. It is so pretty I will have a hard time cutting it up.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Blog Blitz

it is a southern thing transplanted in the Northwest, a tradition I continued with my own children, who knows if they do it for their kids but they get it when they come to my house. The kids love it fresh and warm, made from the recipe on the back of the Vanilla Wafer box. Below is the original recipe. No box pudding will do it has to be homemade because nothing else tastes as good. Merry Christmas and thanks for joining our Holiday Blog Blitz and enjoy the pudding as much as I do.
Original Nilla Banana Pudding

Ready in: 60 mins.

Layers of Nilla wafers, creamy pudding and fresh banana slices
are the stars of this American classic.

3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Dash salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
45 NILLA Wafers, divided
5 ripe bananas, sliced (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
Additional NILLA Wafers and banana slices, for garnish

1. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water,
stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Remove
from heat; stir in vanilla.

2. Reserve 10 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard
on bottom of 1 1/2-quart casserole; cover with a layer of wafers
and a layer of sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of custard over
bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make
a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard.

3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining
1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Spoon on top of
pudding, spreading evenly to cover entire surface and sealing well
to edges.

4. Bake at 350°F in top half of oven for 15 to 20 minutes or
until browned. Cool slightly or refrigerate. Garnish with
additional wafers and banana slices just before serving.

Makes 8 servings

287 calories, 6 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat,
2 g saturated fat, 117 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium,
1 g dietary fiber.

Preparation Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 15 mins.
Cooling Time: 15 mins.
Total Time: 60 mins.


This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes.
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This recipe created by Nabisco and enjoyed by all.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Beatle Bag

Wow is this a busy time of year or what?

I finished off all my presents and got the last of them sent on Thursday. I just have a few little things that I need to do for work.

I was at a Baazar earlier in the year and saw these bags called IN A PICKLE. They are such a clever bag. It is designed with clear zipper pouches that contain emergency stuff for when you are in a pickle. I thought that there had to be a pattern out there for something similar and guess what.......... I found something.... ya who........Have you seen these Beatle Bags by Abby Lane Quilts? I made one for Christmas for one of the daughter in laws (I can tell because I am pretty sure she doesn't read my blog, she is a non sewer and I would faint from shock if she did). It took me longer to make it than I really thought I had time for but it turned out great. Now to make one for myself but you know how that goes, it will just end up on my to do list. But then again the second time around would be a charm.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pillow cases

Theses are the easiest pillowcases that you will ever do and they are so cute. You can find a pdf of the 3 seam pillowcase here
Christmas Fabric from Maywood Studio can be found in the Inchworm Fabrics Store.
 These two pillow cases are made with Wren's Friends from Moda.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giveaway Winner

Well it has been a week so I am going to close the giveaway and drum roll please..........the winner is number 45 Margaret at the Average Quilter. Thank you to everyone that entered. I wasn't able to reply to your comments, for some reason my replies keep coming back as undeliverable. I did read them all and enjoyed all the projects that you are working on.

I have been so busy that I haven't gotten to my Christmas sewing yet and I am quickly running out of time. I can hear the clock ticking. I am not usually this late.

I just finished this quilt.
 and this one is next to match the pink one below. They are for twin girls. Same fabric except for sashing and the minky on the back.

Enjoy your Thankgiving and quilt on.
P.S. Dont forget the great sale going on at Inchworm Fabrics. I need help clearing out my inventory so I can buy some more. Wait does that sound a bit crazy, or maybe a little obsessed. HuMMM.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


THIS WEEK I WILL BE GIVING AWAY A MERRY AND BRIGHT JELLY ROLL FROM MAYWOOD STUDIOS. JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON WHAT PROJECT YOU ARE WORKING ON FOR CHRISTMAS (of course if it is a secret for someone special just leave a comment on what you might do with the jelly roll if you win). I WILL CHOOSE A WINNER NEXT SATURDAY.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


It has been a hectic couple of weeks.

Just seems like yesterday that I blogged but life happens and time has flown. Yesterday Bev and I did the PEO baazar. It was a very nice venue and we did pretty good. We left 3 men at home with 4 kids and the house did survive, sorta.
 We had one table with precuts on it and one table with handmade quilts and blankets. Bev made most of the items and I quilted them.

                                                                      Lots of food.
                                                                   Lots of work.
 A friend from work had a booth also and I got her on candid phone......ha ha.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Finish and Mail

 I finished this quilt for my mom. Yea.... I have so many waiting.....I can hear them calling me....."I am next"...."no me"....with a little crying on the side.

I got mail. Lapel sticks, they were just to good of a deal to pass up. It is all Barbs fault, if she hadn't posted such a good deal, I wouldn't have fallen for it. I can see lots of projects in my future ;)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Phew What a Weekend!!!!!!!

No sewing for me this weekend. We did 130 - 2 quart jars of apple juice on Saturday. We set up a production line in the back yard. Shreded the apples, pressed them and then pasteurized it. That was only 2 1/2 trees and we still have 4 1/2 more trees out there. These old bones are crying for mercy. 
 My mom and two of my girls got their family quilt block done while I was busy cooking and doing all the misc stuff that needs to be done when there is a house full of people. It is called basket of chips and you can find it here

 Look at this awesome rug my daughter made me. I let her take my weaving loom home and she has already been making projects like mad. This was her first project and she gave it to me, how cool is that.

I need help, for some reason I haven't been able to reply to anyone that post on my blog. The replies just keep coming back as undeliverable mail. Does anyone out there know how to fix the problem or what causes it? Some advice would be great. Thanks!!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

3 Finishes for the City Quilt Group

 The City Quilters did all three of these quilts and I quilted them. We have a quilt show this week at the museum and the money we raise we use to fund more quilts for the next year. The ones that don't sell we donate to the police and fire departments to use when they have  a situation that calls for a little extra comfort.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mail Bag

We have this mail bag at work that is a dirty old canvas bag. I tried to wash it but it wouldn't come clean. In the picture above it actually looks better than real life. So I made the quilted bag that you see in the first two pictures. I bought a yard of pre-quilted fabric (being lazy), very cute selections of pre-quilted fabric out there. I used all the fabric. I cut 3 strips 3inches by width of the fabric for the handles and the rest was the bag itself. I even used the pieces I cut off for the bottom of the bag for a pocket. Nothing was left except for 4 little teeny tiny pieces.

Rather than try to explain how I did it, since I didn't take pictures of the process, but it was very easy, here is a link to a bag that is similar except it is pieced. Terri Stegmiller Big Tote.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canning, canning and airplanes!!!!

 This is what went on at my house today. Peaches and Plum Jelly. Canning season doesn't leave much time for sewing but my mom and I did manage to get out family quilt block done for the month. Yea. It was quite a stretch for both of us. No pattern dimensions just a tutorial with wing it instructions. OCD seems to run in the family and a pattern was sorely needed but we are done and can move on to bigger and better things.