Monday, September 29, 2008
This afternoon I was chatting with my sister and I said I guess I should try to accomplish *something* on my day off... so I started working on a table runner... and I actually finished it just now! Woohoo! It's very rare that I start and finish a sewing project in one day. You can find a tutorial for this little lovely at Quilt Bus.
I thought the runner needed some sort of something in the center square. I was thinking appliqué or embroidery, but my daughter said, "that's where the fruit bowl goes", so I left it plain. She's right, once you add a vase or a fruit bowl you don't need anything else.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Simmer over medium heat until the apples turn to a ball of mush and sort of explode out of their peels.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I recently discovered Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. Wow, there are some amazing recipes there! Last night the girls and I made these maple walnut cupcakes, which are a variation of Maple Fudge Sour Cream Cake. I toasted a bag of crushed walnuts in a frying pan and tossed them into the icing. I also reduced the baking time to 18 minutes for the cupcakes.
I hope the neighbors enjoy these!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today we took a mini road trip. Our first stop was Kimberly and Andrea's booth at the Mt. Lehman Fair where I picked up this adorable fall garland for my wall:
My youngest did a little rock climbing with Andrea's daughter:
After a much needed drive-thru at Starbuck's (grande mocha for me, pumpkin spice latte for Rhonda) we stopped in at Michael's in search of 4 crow buttons for some projects I am working on. Sadly, they didn't have any crows, but they did have a pumpkin stamp that I couldn't resist!
Our final stop was some amazing eye candy and some fun purchases at Country Quilts in Abbotsford. The owner, Cheryl Wall, had an open house today. Every surface in her beautiful home was covered with gorgeous quilts, pillows, stitcheries, etc! It was so nice!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Woohoo! I sold another two Craft Racks over the weekend! If you're new here you may not know that I sell 4 different shelving units that are made specifically to hold stamp pads (Stampin' Up and many other brands) as well as ribbon etc. Please take a minute to browse my Craft Racks site and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Have a nice week!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I also *had* to get these 2 patterns, obviously! I am just putting the finishing touches on the Autumn Sampler that I showed you the other day, so it was a given that I'd get all the other seasons as well. Funny thing is, I haven't seen "Spring" anywhere! It must exist. It must!
PS. I found the Spring Sampler here!
What a perfect September day. I can't believe how hot it is! This afternoon while the rest of the fam is at the farm, I put the finishing touches on this custom keepsake quilt for Deb. She commissioned me to make this quilt for her son using his baby & toddler clothing. I am so pleased with how cute it turned out! It's such a thoughtful thing for a mom to do for her child. Don't you think? It's something, I'm sure, he will cherish forever.
If you'd be interested in ordering a Keepsake Quilt from me, I'd be happy to give you a quote. Instead of keeping your baby's clothing in a box in the garage, why not have it made into a one of a kind quilt that your child can use and keep for years to come?