Saturday, May 21, 2011

1930s Scrappy

I used the Quilting From the Heartland crazy quilt templates to make this one.  Same ones I used on the wedding gown quilt.

RJR Hooked on Hankies Fabric

The Quilt At Wendy's House
The pets always find the best
 place in the house :)

 Originally I bought this fabric to make the  free pattern "Hooked On Hankies" by RJR Fabrics.  I ran short on fabric so instead I attempted to make a quilt that looked like old fashioned stationery.  Maybe I'll call it "Before There Were Emails."  It's a surprise for a friend. It matches her living room and dining room.   

Cut the "hankie" fabric in half on a diagonal. Pressed under and starched the edges sharply. Then did a narrow button hole stitch by machine. 

Military Service Star Quilt

Finished :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Breakfast For Dinner tonight

I used packaged ground turkey sausage turkey.  It wasn't spicy enough.  The recipe needed peppers maybe, a more spicy sausage?  Something. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Playing in the dirt today

Local Amish Nursery

That's okay...I can wait.

That's one of my old bike baskets.  My friend Jean refers to my bike as the "Jessica Fletcher" model....from "Murder She Wrote".  Jean's a very professional type biker. She wears the biker shorts, the racing shirt and the helmet.  I don't wear the professional biker outfits....and I usually have my little dog in the back basket along with the drinks and snacks :)  Someone has to be practical :)  

The buckets only look old.  I bought them brand new and used an antique-ing finish to rust them up.

I have high hopes for my porch. The moles, rabbits, deer and squirrels have eatten everything top to bottom that I've planted in the yard.  I'm hoping they won't climb on to the front porch.   
Okay maybe I'll try growing my own herbs so I won't have always convert the recipes to the jarred ones.  We'll see. I really could use a manicure right now....but first I'll scrape the manure out from under my nails. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Turkey Spinach Meatloaf

Eggplant parmigiana

Turkey Spinach Meatloaf

Will post recipe later on tonight.