Monday, December 31, 2012

It's All Coming Together ~

After these bits and pieces were living together in a ziploc bag,

all crowded and pushed in,  no room for the last cuts,

they got to stretch out on the cutting board today...


 ...and here are the first parts sewn into triangles.
Oh, it's coming together so nice!!


And look what I'll get to play with next ~ from Christmas ~

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:3

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mug Parade on Easy Street 4 ~

 This was a productive weekend. 

We have all these Christmas mugs done,

 Larry's work- I love it!

~ Lydia's Hello Kitty is sure a cute one ~

 Jerry's had some fun too; kinda mosaic lookin'

-and only 1 finished mug rug this week-!

 ~~~and,  I've completed Easy Street part 4 Woo-Hoo!!

Paper piecing is my way for accuracy. I used my Triangulations CD.

There are 4 more days of school before the Christmas break. Happy!

Oh! Let me share the recipe I've been makin' and takin' these last few weeks, and I've shared the recipe every time. Yum ~

Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

cream together with blender:
 -1 stick butter    -1 cup sugar       
 -2 large eggs    -1 t. almond extract

in another bowl, stir together:
- 2 cups flour        -1 t. baking powder
-1 t.salt            -1 t. baking soda

add to creamed mixture alternately with:
 - 1 cup sour cream

Spoon into a 9 by 13 inch greased baking pan.

-1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce 
and stir
a bit to break it up. Drop about 9 spoonfuls onto
the batter, and then slightly cover over the sauce with
the batter...really, the batter kinda goes over the
berries by itself while baking.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Cool.

Drizzle with a thick glaze made from:

-1 T. melted butter    -1 cup powdered sugar
-1 t. almond extract      -1 T. hot water

Merry Christmas 2012!
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:13,14

Monday, December 10, 2012

This Week's Easy Street ~


These are my part 3 squares for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street mystery. I had fun just dreaming up ways to lay this block out!

Yes, I completed the required amount, plus some :-}

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 This is a mug rug for my friend Pauline. It's a stocking stuffer gift for tomorrow morning's staff breakfast at 7 a.m.

This one is for my friend, and boss ~

Can you believe, these mugs are in my oven for an overnight baking? I got the idea from my super creative daughter, who directed me here:

 "It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness, oh Lord."  Lamentations 3:22-23

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Guess What I'm Doing ~

I have never joined in a "mystery quilt" before, but I do love Bonnie Hunter's idea of quilting. I've used and shared her Quiltville website, and always admired the many finishes shared there. So, here is week 2 of Easy Street Quilt Mystery, and yippee! I'm on track! I was pulled in by the colors and her promise of it not being too hard (but that is relative, lol)

Here is my quilt in a bag ~

Some of the 200+ 4 patches ~

Here are a few geese, in purples and dark blues ~

These teals and turquoise fat quarters were picked last night at the Sew and Sew in Glendora,
on our way to quilt class.  I had several pieces to pull from of the lime color, but I needed these :-}

The "bricks" are even ready! 

Here's plans to stick to it!

Happy Quilting ~

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God" Hebrews 11:1,3

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Month of Thanksgiving ~

  • Family and friends, 

Harmony's name cut out and appliqued this month
  • God's love and mercy, given often through our church family

  • cooking, and food to share,

Our yummy Apple Cake-see recipe at Suzanne's blog

  • quilty sewing,

This is my friend Debbie's quilt. She took on the class challenge to make a quilt 
with a panel, and the zigzag border. She aced it!

  • creating more blocks,

These are 25 squares made with  2 strips, 2 1/2 inches wide. 
I have 30 blocks done now ~ I'm thinking low volume, 
but mostly they are light colored backgrounds, lol


  • our car is back ~

 I do enjoy counting the blessings of November!

"Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." Psalm 68:19