I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have three adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."
Happy Tuesday!!! Today I will share two quilts that I made in 2011. These quilts were made as part of a class offered by Pennington Quilt Works. The class was called Stash Club. Every month we would bring fabric from home with only a hint as to what we would do with it. During the class we received instructions to make a quilt using a specific technique. I loved the element of surprise with these quilts.
I made this quilt using 2 charm packs that I had in my stash. The blocks are snowball blocks and they reminded me a little of bubbles so I named it Bubble Balls. I really like how colorful and happy it is.
The next quilt I made at Stash Club has lots and lots of flying geese blocks. Geese Take Flight
Because of the colors I used a pumpkin fabric backing. I named it Geese Take Flight.
That's it for today. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures from Lancaster, PA tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday.
Words of Wisdom
Don't criticize others when you are angry with yourself
1. In a large pot combine chicken broth, water, soup, thyme, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts, carrots, onion, celery and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
2. Remove chicken from pot; cool slightly. Discard bay leaf. Return broth mixture to boiling; add noodles and frozen peas. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, shred or chop chicken meat; stir into soup. Heat through.
1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-quart slow cooker.
2. Stir in the chili sauce, brown sugar, pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until flavors are combined. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture onto each bun.
It is Monday again and time to see how I did with my to-do list from last week and to make a new list for this coming week.
1. Prepare my taxes for the accountant. The taxes are now in the hands of our accountant. YEAH!!! A big job done. Now to start hoping we get a big refund.
2. Finish piecing 3 Quilts for Kids and finish quilting 4 Quilts for Kids.
Well I did finish piecing 3 quilts but I only quilted one, so that will be added to this week's list.
3. Finish knitting 2 ribbon scarves for my Dear Mother-in-Law. They are almost finished but not quite. I need to do a little more work on them.
4. Make Valentines!!! This was definitely the most fun thing on my list.
5. Work on "Debbie's Garden" quilt. This quilt top is pieced. I am just working on making a backing now.
Work on "Just Takes 2" quilt. I did a few blocks on this quilt. The original pattern calls for the quilt to be made with red and white fabric but I have decided to use jewel tone fabric with a black background. I'm still not sure if I like this combination but I will do a few more blocks and then decide.
Now for my list for this week:
1. Finish quilting 3 Quilts for Kids and deliver.
2. Finish knitting 2 ribbon scarves and deliver.
3. Complete backing for "Debbie's Garden" quilt and prepare binding. Continue working on "Just Takes 2" blocks.
4. Visit my Dear Son, JT, in Philadelphia for lunch. I haven't seen him since January 14th. This will be my favorite "To Do" of the week.
5. Work on two blocks for PQW Saturday Sampler.
I am doing the two on the left, Stonehenge and Stella.
This list should definitely keep me busy this week.