Sunday, December 19, 2010

What I am getting for Christmas!

"The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing". Zephaniah 3:17

Wishing you and your families a blessed and peaceful Christmas with the God who saves you and delights in you so much, he fights for you and rejoices over you with singing. 

See you in 2011!

Friday, December 10, 2010

QJRR Bee block for Victoria

Another fun block to make. Victoria said we could put something in the center of the block if we would like. I like. I thought about it for quite a while before I settled on this.

QJRR Block for Victoria

Here are our blocks together. This is going to be an adorable quilt! (Sorry the color is a bit distorted--it was dreary outside)

QJRR Block for Victoria with her block

I loved sifting through my fabrics and finding fun bits and pieces to add to the quilt. And I couldn't resist the "V".

QJRR Block for Victoria with her block

I found a font I liked, and enlarged it on my computer screen and simply traced it from there onto my steam a seam. 

QJRR Block for Victoria

I hand stitched the raw edge applique initial, mainly because my sewing machine chose that time to quit working properly. I hope she likes it as much as I do.

QJRR Block for Victoria

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My husband's Grandma Angell's Pecan Pie

We made this scrumptious pie on Thanksgiving day at my mom-in-law's home. We did it on a whim and had a blast figuring everything out (including oven temp, baking time, oh....and butter the size of walnut). Of course, with the internet, that was pretty simple.


1 c dark Karo
3/4 c sugar
butter: size of walnut

Boil all of the above to thread. Cool.

2 heaping tsp flour
1/4 t nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 c milk
2 t vanilla
1 c pecans

Mix together. 10" pan

Something else I spent time doing over Thanksgiving break.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kaleidoscope block for Aurora Fair - Alex

This is for our Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee. I love the pattern and the smaller size of this paper pieced block.

OJRR Block for Aurora Fair - Alex

Here are our blocks together.

OJRR Block for Aurora Fair - Alex with her starter block

You can get a feel for how the color will move around the quilt with this pattern.

OJRR Block for Aurora Fair - Alex with her starter block

She said she likes red and purple. I think she is brilliant!!

OJRR Block for Aurora Fair - Alex