Monday, August 21, 2017
why dont they make pumpkin ice cream year round? I mean really
check this out.............
yeah keep this one on hand ladies for the holidays.........and the presentation is fabulous
anyone wanna make me one???? HUH ???
or you could make it today to watch the eclipse. just sayin..........anytime you make it I think you will enjoy
Sunday, August 20, 2017
I got this runner top together
after a bit of planning
as you can see one pumpkin has no stem
I guess just like in real life huh?
anywho it got cut off in the seam as it was
the tall one
here it is on the back of the couch
check to the right
is that a furball?
yep a snoozin Phoebe
while Dunks and I were busy in the sewing room
(as I ripped my strips he played trying to
catch them- ok ok so I had to play a little too)
this top is finished so now ready
to pull backing and batt and binding
and lookie here!
MORE pumpkins to play with......
am thinking some nice placemats maybe?
they are not talking to me today so we
will wait for another day
I cleaned up one little area of my room
if ANYONE catches
me talking to
having coffee with
or even LOOKING
at Jenny Doan
PLEASE SLAP ME!
I got THREE packages the other day
in the mail
and WHO do you think got the mail?
I didnt even get a chance to
store it at Jackys house
(like THAT would happen-
you think I would get it back? what package? LOL)
what are YOU making in your sewing room???
have a glut of yellow and pink scraps?
Cynthia is looking to exchange
linking up with her below........
linking up with Beth of
Saturday, August 19, 2017
see my crooked stem? this was an experiment on my part
I took a piece of the background strip and cut it at an angle
and then got my stem fab ready
see? the stem grain of my moldy hay going a little
off but it doesnt bother me like it may to some
then I flipped the piece so I would know where
to sew it and stitched it
wash rinse repeat for the other side
see that angle? so purty
a nice little crooked stem for my pumpkin
and just because I could
I made one left and one going to the right
dont mind the fact that the left pumpkin
I forgot to angle the corners
it was a design change on my part
I meant it that way
so here are my 4 pumpkins for the first runner
some short and fat like me
some tall and purty like you
and all playing nicely so far..........
I now have to take the border and make sure I
stay within that size
as I space them out and sew them up
and I need to add a strip to the bottom as well
before the border
but it is coming out just as I
(is too is too!)
enjoy the pumpkin fudge recipe today!
what are you making in the sewing room
or the kitchen???
I hoarded some cans of pumpkin
from the store
they were on sale for .99!
it was meant for me to have them
thanks Jacky for the tip! we should ask if
we can buy a case of them
Friday, August 18, 2017
every morning I sew a little before work
yeah I know I am up early and it is MY time
nice and quiet and peaceful
well this little guy was born from some
orange coins that were a small 4 inch square
I played with dark blues for background
and I like it! I just HAD to add a face to this
cutie and I think it may become either a
mugrug or a potholder
I also have been working on this runner
taking my slabs and making pumpkins
these were the extra slabs as I needed to play
to see how those others will go together-
the ones that started out as HST pinwheels etc
love that border
so far this week this is what I have accomplished
I made lunch for work so now
Dunks and I will meet you in the sewing room
and while we are at it
lets make some goodies to
sustain us while we are slabbing away
JulieRose from julierosequilts sent in this one.........
sounds so yummy1
Here's another recipe that we all like a lot....
PUMPKIN PIE BARS:
(I make these at Thanksgiving
for the "night before cooks" LOL))
1 and 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cups (1 and 1/2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 pkg (8 oz) Cream cheese (softened)
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Line 13x9 inch baking pan with foil; grease foil lining. Let foil overhang a bit...
Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in oats and pecans. Reserve 1 cup of oat mixture; press remaining mix onto bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
BEAT cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in small bowl with electric mixer on med. speed until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mix.
BAKE 25 min. Lift from pan using foil as handle; cool completely. Cut into 24 bars.
Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in Refrigerator.
E N J O Y;)))
lets take a look and see where I am at
this cute dog coat for nieces dog
a steal at 2.50 some treats and
Brody is done!
this cute kitchen towel for brother in ME
his hunting cabin will certainly be spruced up a bit
with the addition of some deer potholders
and maybe some microwave bowls
I would like to knit a deer dishcloth too
just for fun
these little tuck in gifts of mugrugs
I like to have a stack on hand
you never know when one will
be needed and appreciated
hubs likes them too!
another kitchen towel in lime green
for a modern Christmas look
or Grinch theme
we will see where it leads
a purple dishcloth
if I could only work with wood
I would love to make a wooden holder
to stack on the end table
some zip bags
these can be cute little neighbor gifts
filled with goodies
or scratch tickets
or nail polish and emery boards or
what ever else you can think of
a pretty sunflower table topper
not sure yet if for me or not
may have to make some more of these
more zippy bags
another little topper or mugrug
cute in the blues
not a bad start........
trouble is this is most of the SMALL stuff
NOW I need to get onto the BIG stuff
this needs to be put together
still contemplating whether to put white around
each square or not
I think I have a jelly roll and that may make it
big enough and showcase the purples
hoping to finish for granddaughter for Christmas
need to finish slabbing and make a border out of this one
for my daughter
yeah no pressure right?
think I need to quit my day job.LOL
and this needs to be worked on as well.
I just may have to stall this till after the holidays........
I DID make a lot of progress though on it
I need to buy a journal and document the stories that go with the blocks
for a family heirloom quilt
that would be cool........
do YOU make things for Christmas gifts?
I am lucky our family appreciates handmade gifts
my brother is hopefully working on my
he said he was anyway.......
Thursday, August 17, 2017
this has been fun to work on in between
all the orange
I get bored very easy
you couldnt tell right?
I think I have about 15 of these 9 patch blocks
so many more need to be done
here are some strips I made and subcut
now to find more blue and
cut it up
then onto some lights
TO MAKE THIS:
YEAH CHECK IT OUT AT BUTTERFLY THREADS
A CUTE WAY TO USE UP SCRAPS
and I certainly have those
these are all made with 2 1/2 inch squares so
charms and jellyrolls work too
if you have some hanging around
I have TWO bins with blue fabric so
figured I would tame it and use some up
this would look really nice on my bed
I am still on step one as I am doing it in between
other projects but I think
I will love it once it is done
three types of blocks to make
the colored 9 patch
the offwhite/white 9 patch
and a 9 patch with half white and half colored
using HST in the center of the rows
easy peasy and fun
are you playing in YOUR stash?
what cha making?
Can I see?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
one little mug rug
two little mug rugs
one pumpkin tested with a light yellow background
I think I like it
I'm so excited........and I think I like it.......
(are you singing yet?) LOL
and some pumpkins at the ready for a runner
I just need to pull the background fabric
and do the triangle corners
maybe 2 inch squares will do the trick
2 inch squares seem to be a good size for
an 8 ish inch slab
then do the stems with the moldy hay
gotta kind of work this one backwards
because I found this beautiful Fall piece in the stash
that I want to use as a border
was waiting for my gray to come in but am thinking
of just picking a beigy neutral and getting this done
**update~ gonna try the light yellow instead**
I am thinking the 4 pumpkins for the center
all facing the same way
and then a border of this pretty Fall fabric
my niece who is getting married in October
LOVES the FALL
and I am thinking this may look great
on her kitchen table