Friday, October 24, 2014

Caught my eye . . . . .

Dear Miss (or Mr ?) Crafty Crochet Person:
All I can say is 'Wow' !  
Your very creative design literally stopped me in my tracks last weekend in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby.  I stood there, in the parking lot, admiring your very colorful design and crochet skills - then stepped back and took a picture.  And, I've shared the picture with all my crafty friends -- and, they were duly impressed too. 
So wish I could meet - tell you how cool I think this is -- and ask a few questions: 
(1) how long did it take you stitch this up? 
(2) did you have a pattern? and if not, did you just 'wing it' ?  
(3) how much yarn (cording?) did you used ?
(4) how many times do you get stopped by people wanting to take a picture? 
Whatever your answers would be to the above -  I think your creation is amazing and totally understand wanting to add some color to your world !! 
Regina Anne

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's the truth . . . . . .

'If you have a garden and a library
(or a loaded Kindle),
 you have everything you need."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Late Summer Stitching

Swap blocks for September Guild Meeting
and, no I didn't win a set of these blocks - but, I did win some goodies
from OK Quiltworks later in the meeting - sweet !
As requested, I also stitched up two banners for our Guild Quilt Show in October - -  
then made 5 more this past weekend.  So cute, quick and addictive.
I will be making more of these real soon.
 Also, for the Guild Quilt Show - quilted pillow stitched with scraps from
the Michael Miller Challenge.
Note:  Sea Glass is finished and I love it.  More later


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sea Glass

I have a basket on my sewing table, filled with fabrics and patterns - projects all sorted and ready to for me to begin stitching.  There are more than enough 'to do'  projects to keep me busy.

But, flipping through a new quilting magazine last weekend, I saw that pillow up there on the left.  Its name is Sea Glass.  Those lovely colors of Kona Cotton were purchased, washed/dried and pressed - I"m ready to stitch (this weekend I hope).

My sincere apologizes to all those other projects, waiting in my basket.  They just will have to wait a little longer.  Sea Glass is calling my name.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Snapshot: Cousins

Cousins at the Lake House - swimming off the dock  

Inspired by

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Words on Wednesday: Summer

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
― Jeannette WallsThe Glass Castle

As far as I'm concerned, one of the few good things about summer! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Leftovers of the best kind . . . .

Apricot Bars, made for my Guild meeting last night.  I think my sister quilters liked them. There were only a few to take home at the end of the meeting.  The leftovers went well with my morning coffee - not quite Dean & Deluca pastry - but, pretty close as far as I'm concerned. 

Apricot Bars

3/4 cup butter (room temp)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped nuts 
1 (12 oz) jar of apricot preserves

Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl,set aside.  Cream butter and sugar together, add egg and vanilla, mix well.  Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture to make soft dough; stir in coconut and nuts.  Press 2/3 of dough into a 9x13 inch lightly greased baking pan, using buttered hands to cover bottom of pan. Spread dough with apricot preserves to within 1/2 inch of edges.  Crumble remaining dough over preserves and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top is light golden brown.  Cool in pan and cut into small squares.  Yield:  36 bars. 
Note:  if you don't care for apricot preserves try strawberry or peach