Thursday, August 21, 2014
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
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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.
3/4 cup butter (room temp)
1 cup granulated sugar
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
Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Lunch out with Mama and my oldest sister, Sue (or Sue-Sue as Joe and Laney call her) in Wilson, Oklahoma. Catfish, coleslaw, red beans and hush puppies all washed down with large glasses of iced tea with lemon. Dessert was a large serving of peach cobbler, topped with ice cream and served with three spoons - yum! As you can see, we were warned about parking in the wrong spot - thankfully, we all are catfish lovers from way back so we were in good shape (and not fried !)
Just down the road from the catfish place is a local nursery - and, they were having a sale! Something we three couldn't pass up. That's my Mom below checking out the plants and helping me pick out a few plants to take home with me and for her garden too. Sweet potato vine and portulaca in yellow and dark pink are now growing and blooming in pots on my porch and patio.
Friday, April 11, 2014
My 'low volume / shabby chic' quilt is finished.
I love it but also feel a little bit guilty for keeping it,
For so many years, every quilt I made was for someone else.
A new baby our large extended family,
(or a friend from church, or co-worker's first grandchild),
one (or all) of our 6 grandchildren, a friend facing weeks of chemo - - -
the list for quilt was always long.
But, my mind was eased by my husband.
After seeing the quilt all bound and finished, he took one look and said 'it looks like you'.
And, so - with no more guilt - I've accepted that pretty quilt belongs to me.
Of course, there were no doubts about the 'Six Fat Quarter Bag' --
stitched up at our last Guild Sew Day. Yes, that big, loud, gypsy print bag -
just right for toting quilts (and other large projects) -- is mine !!
No header picture today. My new computer and Blogger are currently not communicating very well. I'm hoping they can find some common ground and come to a more productive working relationship soon. 4/17/14 Willie Jay (my personal computer wizard) has convinced my new computer to play nicely with Blogger. We shall see if the truce will hold.