Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Like many, I'm excited about the upcoming Royal Wedding. I've enjoyed watching all the media and biographical coverage and you can bet I'll be glued to the television early Friday morning in these shoes....
choice necessity. My cankles have cankles. So Monday, I decided I wanted to make a Union Jack to commemorate the big day. I attempted this paper-pieced pattern.
Monday, April 25, 2011
T-Mobile video of the royal wedding?
AAQI quilt. I borrowed the idea from one of my doll quilt swappers
Friday, April 22, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I made a tamale pie, which was basically slow cooked, Mexican-flavored, shredded pork with a baked cornbread topping. It was pretty good, but no tamale.
this recipe but went all
this one and there's a fun Tamale Making 101 class as well.
|Corn husk dolls borrowed from the Glitter Gone Bad blog.|
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I hope everyone had a fun weekend. I took a nice bike ride in between seven loads of laundry and normal weekend chores. And either the pollen has blown away or I'm finally getting used to it. Yay!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
One-Yard Wonders book a while ago and it has some really cute projects in it. 101 of them to be exact. One down, 100 to go. What a great way to deplete the stash of 100 yards of fabric!
AAQI donation quilt.
Here are some cute Easter projects if you need to avoid taxes, housework, exercise or laundry. Happy Look Up at the Sky Day everyone! Tomorrow is Rubber Eraser Day, so plan accordingly. ;)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
15 Minutes Play site has inspired many. We started with scary portraits of ourselves. Okay, maybe just mine was scary. You should have seen the progress pictures! ;) For this challenge I started with a tiny little Carol Doak paper pieced block that measured four inches.
Monday, April 11, 2011
bunny pattern by the Quilted Cupcake. I thought he needed a little quilt too. I used Carol's single fold binding tutorial, which is just perfect for little quilts.
I'm hoping to find some time for those April UFOs this week if I can recover from last week's massive to-do list. It's only 9 am, but I need a nap.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I have been cooking up a storm. The "Earl" reference is from a co-worker who pronounced oil as Earl. I always thought of a guy named Earl helping her get through her design projects. She was our resident cartographer and made beautiful maps and was always "cooking with Earl."
My husband's techs had training last week and he catered much of the grub. Welcome to 2011. Remember those big corporate budgets with "real" caterers? Yep, those big budgets are gone. At least for the company my husband works for. We had a busy week making olive cheese bread, cupcakes, grilling brats. Not to mention all the other things I felt the need to cook for the family. Like breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. This family likes food. Or maybe it's me.
|Tomato, prosciutto, spinach, scallion, blue cheese quiche|
|Red onion, butternut squash tart|
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Go check out the first installment of wonderful quilts our fellow quilters have made to contribute to Modern Relief. You could win one of these beauties! Raffle tickets are only $10 each and proceeds will be given Mercy Corps to help with relief to our neighbors in Japan.
Edit 4/10/11: The raffle has been canceled. I forget how many rules there are for raffles and sweepstakes.
I don't know about you, but I am loving the red and white quilt fever this spring. From the Infinite Variety show in New York, to stunning examples in blogland, these striking quilts are everywhere. Check out these red and white doll quilt (miniature) quilts from my swap on the Quilting Board. The ladies did an awesome job with the optional red and white theme.