Sunday, December 25, 2016

Monday Making

Merry Christmas to all my friends in blogland!
The quiet room here was only quiet for a little bit this morning.
It was soon FULL of FAMILY, laughter and FUN!!!

After my BIG day today....

I am READY to sit and stitch for a bit.

This spike stitch crochet afghan is ALMOST big enough.
And... you ask.....
How big IS big enough???

That's the million dollar question.
I've finally settled on twin size.

I love all that beautiful color!!!

What are YOU making this week???

At this point you have a WHOLE year to make your Christmas gifts!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Monday Making

It's time for a Monday Making party again!
Time has a way of  RACING when I want it to slow down.

I have a busy week with some kids in town.....
and lots of Christmas preparations STILL to be accomplished.
Thank goodness for amazon.

I can only DREAM about sewing this week.
I'll be doing a fair amount of cooking
While I sit and visit I'll probably be knitting.

Here's a block I made a while back
using Crazy Mom's pattern.

I love this Christmas tree!

And....... HERE's a precious girl!
ONE year old this week!!

Grandma is kinda proud.

Link up and share about what YOU're making this week!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Finish

Today I'm sharing with you this Friday finish!!

A little dress for my almost ONE year old

The fabric is a nice piece of vintage cotton that I LOVE....

and the pattern is also an OLDIE but goodie!

I don't make many clothing items...
JUST simple ones like this.

Quilting comes much more naturally to me!

I like the IDEA of making clothes..
but more often than not....
I'm disappointed with the outcome!

I also had some success in the kitchen this week.
Two "new to me" recipes.

The first is a Navajo taco.
I have great memories of traveling through Arizona
and stopping for this regional dish!

I found an excellent Youtube video on how to make the fry bread

I wouldn't call it healthy eating...
but it SURE WAS good!!!
Everyone enjoyed dinner!!!

I also got SUCKED into making these
after seeing a post on instagram.

DO you find yourself cooking new things
after seeing them on instagram or other
social network type places???

These cookies are ...I think....
the BEST I've ever eaten.

They begin with browning butter in a saucepan
and letting it cool before getting all the ingredients together.

THAT is the secret to GREAT cookies, I guess!

There you go.
A little sewing
and some NOT-so-healthy eating!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday Making

This week I pulled out some red and cream scraps.
The colors are seasonal and 
the scrap basket was calling my NAME!!!

I almost added green...
but these blocks seemed to be content as they were! 

 The applique was an afterthought.
The circles are from my can of leftovers.
I think they were just WAITING for this quilt to come along!!!

this is what I THOUGHT I was making....
A nice smallish baby quilt.

this quilt had other plans!

I"ll need to make a few blocks
because now that the applique is in process...
I'm thinking the quilt needs to get even bigger!!!!

This quilt is being made using the "mushroom effect"!!!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday Making

This week I'll be pulling out the Christmas quilts!

I'll put one or two on the walls....

And throw some on the sofa and beds!

I might even get a chance to QUILT one....
Well....I can DREAM anyway!!!

What are you making this week???

Sometimes the busy week gives us only time to
ENJOY the things we've ALREADY made!!
 THAT's something to be thankful for!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Have a seat

I really enjoy improvisation!
It's a VERY freeing kind of quilting art!

I pieced this chair a while back
folded it up....
and FINALLY got it quilted.
It took quite a few SIT down sessions.

The kitchen chair is one of my favorite places to perch!
We ALL know "the kitchen is the HEART of the home".
Is that true at your house too???

Here I am trying to get GOOD shot!
Ha ha!!
I go outside in the morning before the sun's up...
I should say...before it's shining too bright!
What's your trick when it comes to photos???