Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!!

How do you make a quilter happy? Fabric!!!!! My new fabric line from Moda "Barnyard Buddies" arrived from the UPS man. It smells wonderful! It feels wonderful! And my personal opinion looks wonderful! Yes, I have cut into it. I couldn't wait! My mind is racing on what I want to turn it into. I made two patterns for you to use all this fabric last spring. I will show you the patterns again. The fabric should hit the stores within the month. YEA!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I Hate Spinach But I Love This Quiche!

Spinach Quiche

Stouffer's Spinach Souffle thawed out (found in the freezer aisle)
2 eggs
3 Tbls of milk
2-3 tsps. of chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced drained mushrooms (fresh or a 4 0z. can)
1 lb mild cooked, crumbled and drained sausage
3/4 -1 cup grated swiss cheese
One 9 inch unbaked pie shell ( I use Pillsbury in the dairy aisle)

Mix together the above ingredients and put in the unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a knife inserted comes clean. I also wrap aluminum foil around my pie crust edges. I remove the foil for the last 5 minutes to brown my crust.

I got this recipe from a friend years ago. Every time I have made it for someone they have always requested the recipe. I love it because it is so fast to make.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mom Saves The Day Once Again!!!!

My Mom just left after a week of sewing. I hope you all have Moms like mine! I told her I was really behind in getting my quilts ready for Market and like magic she appears at my door. Yea Mom!!!!!! She loves it as much as I do. She gets time off from cooking and cleaning and we watch ( more like listen) to a lot of movies. We also get to spend time together and we order in food. Not a lot of cooking when we are in sewing mode!

These are the movies we rented:

The Painted Veil
The Ballet Shoes
The Duchess
Confessions of a Shopaholic
New in Town
Great Expectations
Closing the Ring
Lake City
The Holiday
The Soloist

We didn't care for Revolutionary Road and Two Lovers. Both were REAL DOWNERS!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Change of Plans

Yesterday I was dressed up (at least for me) and driving on the interstate through Topeka, Kansas on my way to Council Grove, Kansas. My husband John was giving a presentation and I was going to surprise him and show up to hear it. The surprise was on me. I was driving about 65mph in the fast lane in noontime 4 lane traffic when somebody decided to leave fence posts in my lane. I couldn't swerve because a semi truck was next to me and a man was running down through the lanes to remove the posts. Amazingly no one was hurt just a few flat tires. Wow! This really makes you think how quickly life can change. My only trip yesterday was with the tow truck driver back to the auto shop and home. Home felt really good yesterday!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Secret Weapon

How do I cut all those little pieces with holes in them? An X-Acto knife with a #11 blade. You can get one at any art supply store or craft store. I have been doing this for years. It is soooooo much easier than trying to manipulate your scissors in a little space. You can buy a cheap metal knife or a nicer one that has a cushioned handle and the blades usually come in a pack of five. I would suggest you practice though before you start on something good. I hope this is a good tip for everyone because I love it.