Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Felt The Christmas Spirit!

Felt like I needed to try some felting.
Not as hard as I thought it would be.
 I am seeing future projects.
Love The Bag!

Christmas Spirit!
Our guild makes pillow cases for the local D.A.V.
 to wrap children's Christmas presents in.
They are given to local families in need. 
Here are 9 Pillow Cases!
 A early start on having "The Spirit"

The past few weeks have been a bit hectic.
We have closed our seasonal business for another year. 
Have traveled a few states to tour colleges.
We are in the middle of a kitchen redo.
 Squeezed in two trips to Lancaster for some fabric.
Recently started to knit, so have been playing with that.

It feels like a REAL accomplishment to have finish
what I have till this point. 

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Bit Buzzed!

So What Were You Were Thinking!
(For all those inquisitive minds, there is a Yummy recipe below) 

 Here is another wonderful piece Jan made and I was lucky to quilt.
 It is the Buzz Saw pattern.
 The quilting is the Baptist Fan pattern. 

The best part other than spending the day with Eleanor and Marybeth,
 was to finally meet Jan and her husband Scott.
And it was at a fabric store in Lancaster Pa.

  Jan choose great fabrics, that resembled ties for a masculine guilt.
This is a gift for their son.
My challenge was how to quilt it.

The Fall Cocktail    
Bailey's Caramel Appletini
 Tastes just like a Caramel Covered Apple.

Are you wondering-why the Paint Chips?
We are re-doing our kitchen and this little drink helped me narrow
my choices down to only 100 chips. 

The recipe calls for regular Baileys and you add caramel.
But I did find Baileys with caramel in it.

1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
1 slice of apple
1 teaspoon caramel

Pour Irish Cream and Vodka in a mixer with ice.
Shake and strain into martini glass.
Garnish with apple and caramel

Thank You!
To all that have said a Pray, emailed and called about Joyce my Mother in-law.
 She is now in a rehab facility and is doing Great!

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

To Joyce, With Love & Kisses

With Love!
I would like to introduce you to my Wonderful Mother-In-Law Joyce.
"Everyone Should Have Joyce In Their Life"
We were Blessed!

 She had a heart attack last week and has undergone major heart surgery
on Monday. She is recovering well.
It will be a bit of recovery time and she will need a Quilt
to keep her warm during our Fall Nights.

The pattern is called Kensington Kaleidoscope.  Here is a link.
The stars are made using the stack & whack technique from the border fabric.

This is quilted on my Domestic machine.

And Kisses!

These Little Treats Are Great!
 Use premade pie crust and Hersey's Chocolate Kisses.
Use any variety of Kiss's, these are with almonds, some carmel
and some are white chocolate.
I used the top of a coffee cup to mark and press the circles.

 Fold 2 sides over the kiss and pinch.

 Then fold the other 2 sides, pinch and close any openings.

Egg wash the tops and sprinkle with sugar.

1 refrigerated pie crust
14 Hershey Kisses-any type you choose
1 egg white whisked with 1 Tbsp water
Regular sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pie dough onto a lightly floured surface.  I used a coffee cup that measured about 2 1/2 inches wide at the top, and pressed down to make as many circles as possible (approx 14 circles).  Fold half of pie dough around top of dough and pinch (See Photo). Then fold up remaining sides of dough to the tip of the kiss and pinch together edges to form a criss cross at the top (See photo).  Continue cutting dough until all dough is used up.  I kept re-rolling the scrap dough. Which ended up making up to 18 little pies.
2. Brush pies with an egg white wash (I found dipping them into the egg white easier) then sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 20-28 minutes or until little pies are golden. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Can also be sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Our Visit Monmouth University
 Nathan is a Senior at Monmouth University.
This is his Dorm/Apartment this year.

 The movie Annie was filmed in this building.
It is Beautiful!
Nathan never mentioned  that it was Open House Weekend!

This is the inside, it was the summer home of
 President Woodrow Wilson.

For the next few weeks we will be touring several
colleges for our second son, Ronald.
He is a senior in high school.
I also look to see what quilting stores are near by the colleges.
Isn't that what every involved and concerned mother is looking for!

Till We Quilt Again,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lots Of Firsts

1st Attempt At a Challenge
1st Paper Piece Project
1st Time using Thimble Berry Fabric
1st Time entering in a Quilt Show
1st Time getting a Ribbon
1st Time using some Metallic Thread

     1st Time Making
    Cookie & Cream
       Treats Today

Click here for this Great recipe

And here is a photo of Buddy that my son took today.

Till We Quilt Again,