Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Goal ALYoF

This month my goal for April over at  ALYOF is to sew up bedding for this doll bed.

I plan on a pad, sheet, quilt, pillow and case.

This block is the start of the quilt.

I also need to scrub, sand & paint the bed.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Accomplished in March

Quilt blocks x3
Paintings x3
Rabbits x6
QOV blocks x5
Clover pillow case
Doll Bed sheet, pillow and case
Blue,Green,Yellow on Black Quilt top March goal

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Triangle QAL

So far so good. I am using a FQ pack along with three random solids total of 17 FQ's. It called for cutting 12 per but I got 15 per so I'm growing a lovely stack of extras maybe a mini will get pieced too. We shall see.
Are you quilting along too?
Triangle Quilt Along over at The Sassy Quilter

Monday, March 31, 2014

QOV block drive

Kevin the Quilter is hosting an awesome and dear to my heart Quilts of Valor block drive.
Not sure if you all know or not but my husband is Retired Army, he just (medically) retired June of 2013. In 12 years (2001-2013) he served overseas 6 times. Returning home by way of medivac the last time. He received a wonderful Quilt from American Hero Quilts that we will always cherish. No matter what organization or group I thank any and all who help get a quilt to a service member. So I have sewn up 5 blocks for the block drive. They will ship out today.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rainbow of Rectangles

This is a post I can't believe I never wrote up.

Back in 2012 I followed along (mostly) with scrappy 12x12 link on right sideboard.

Pictures are telling me they were taken Jan-April 2012

Here it is Rainbow of Rectangles, my first shot at a quilt.


On the back I used a fun ABC print that I had for years :/

I did the binding in the same print

Finished size is 35 x 46

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tasty Thursday~ 15 minute Dinner

So super quick & easy,
This is great on those busy nights.

We make a large batch but it can easly be cut in half.

Start rice cooker with your desired amount of rice.

Start burner on Med
In a big pan w/ lid add in

1 tablespoon olive oil
1pkg Smoked Sausage (precooked kind) cut in 1/2in circles
1pkg Polska Kielbasa (precooked kind) cut into 1/2in circles
6 mushrooms big/rough/chopped
1/2 onion big/rough/chopped
1teaspoon minced garlic
salt & pepper

mix well

add in 1 cup water
cover for a few minutes

add in frozen bell peppers amount to your liking (I did half bag)
Or fresh if you have them

mix well

drop burner to Low cover until rice is done

Serve over rice & enjoy!

My kids can scarf down this whole pot.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Painting take 2

I attended another painting class, this time was family time, no sangria, in the middle of the day, open to 10 and up. My oldest (19) and I went together. The piece was "horse of a different color".
I did go my own way (again) with the colors. I am a bit critical of my background being way to dark for my liking and for the finish.
Original is on left, mine on the right.

Here's a blurry picture of the two of us :)

I did try to follow suit with the big swirl mane but after the first one (upper right) I just couldn't keep going it wasn't my style I have noticed I'm more of the thin swoop rather than the thick curl....