Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Cindy, in the BUBK Bee, sent sand fabric and asked for beach/sea themed blocks. I love this boxy whale. I think she is a female and her name is "Dot".
This guy is just fun. He is either climbing a hill...or going down the other side. They move so slow it is hard to tell.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My sister found this adorable drawstring bag pattern online and we decided it would be the perfect bag for the little ones to take toys and snacks to church.
Fabrics are leftover from this and this.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Our youngest son designed and made these items for me on his Heidelberg press. Love the work he does. Check him out at www.gavinangell.com./ This is just some of the different kinds of work he has done. He does not have his letterpress web site up and running, as of yet, but once he does....
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
I love the colors in this line. They are deep and rich, a nice contrast to February. :) I think the quilting will have to wait. I have a bunch of practice mini quilts that I want to do first. This quilt is too special to rush.
Right now I am leaning toward a simple straight line pattern and mixing in some hand quilting with pearl cotton in a variety of colors outlining the bird or the nest.
I also considered a circular quilting pattern, and think it would be fabulous, but I really want to do the hand quilting. Not sure how they would look together. What do you think?
Friday, February 3, 2012
Love how it turned out!!!! Any suggestions for quilting???
Saturday, January 21, 2012
However, if any of you have been wondering where I have been, look at what I am wearing and you can guess what I have been doing with some of my spare time. It obviously hasn't been sewing...or blogging. My poor blog has been sitting patiently waiting for new posts. My sons are working on a new web site for me, so I better get back to it!! I got a peek at Christmas, and I am so excited!!!
Oh, and to my sisters...I needed Johanna telling me to raise my side up a bit. Ha!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
These little anise flavored gems say Christmas to me. My Grandma Wenger always had them. Often, when I would drop in to visit, her kitchen aid mixer would be beating away. It was loud and went for such a long time (1/2 hour). I had her teach me how to make them and I am so glad I did. I remember her standing next to her frig on the pull-out cutting board, rolling out and pressing the dough. She made it look so easy. There haven't been many Christmases since then that I haven't made them...or attempted to make them!
Well, after Christmas we had a springerle making party to show the next generation how to make them. It was fun!
First, beat 4 eggs separate bowls (whites to a stiff froth and yolks creamy), then beat together with 2 c sugar. Beat it for 1/2 hour or so.
Baker's amonia (hartshorn) is not at our local grocery store. I used to get it at the pharmacy, but now I get it at Hearthside (a local specialty store). Last Christmas this jar was full. They tell me it evaporates....I think they are right. Break it up and powder it, if it is clumpy (is that a word???) and add 1 t then beat it for another 10-15 minutes.