stamp club

This month we did some different techniques. One I have been really wanting to try is the shaving foam technique.

If I do this again, I would pick softer colors, I find them a little overpowering.

First up, this cute owl card. Still debating about buying this owl punch; he's just too cute.



And this adorable mini card,



I was hostess this month and can't wait to get all the goodies I ordered. There are some fabulous new stamps in the current Stampin Up catty; too many to chose from!

quilt monday


Yes, another Awesome quilt. If you haven't done one, what are you waiting for? So quick to whip up. I made this for mom's best friend who is currently fighting cancer.

Fabric is Breakfast at Tiffanys by Fig Tree. And as always lately, quilted with straight lines.

how is it

The last week of summer holidays already? With how yucky our weather was in July, it seems like we had such a short summer.

I know it's been quiet around here; last Sunday I got hit with a sinus infection and an ear infection. Thankfully I am feeling better now but I was in a fog for most of last week. I didn't realize how sick I actually was until this past weekend. So not a lot of productivity here. I did finally get working on my Birdie blocks. I am so far behind; thankfully it doesn't take long to get a block done.

Here's June's block.



I still have the beak, legs and eye to finish.

July's block,


And August's,



Heehee! I told you I was behind.

I did do some sewing one night. I wanted something mindless to do so I started an hourglass quilt.


I'm really liking how it's turning out. I have the blocks all together now; just need to start assembling the rows.

Now it's off to work. Just a few days this week then I'm taking some time off to finish a few things around the house. And enjoy back to school lol. I will be back later today for Quilt Monday.

snack saturday


Blueberry clafoutis

Ingredients
2 tsp butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tbsp for dusting
1/2 pint blueberries, about 1 cup
3 eggs
2/3 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp orange liqueur
1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
icing sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Brush 6 4-in. ramekins with butter and dust with 1 tbsp granulated sugar. Divide blueberries among ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.
Whisk eggs until frothy in a medium bowl. Whisk in 1/4 cup sugar, cream, milk and liqueur. Gently whisk in flour until just combined. Do not overmix. Scrape batter evenly over berries.
Bake in centre of oven until set but jiggly when gently shaken, about 20 min. Let stand 10 min. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar.

Use a 9-in. glass pie plate instead of individual ramekins. Bake uncovered, 20 min. Cover with foil and continue baking until set but jiggly when gently shaken, 10 to 15 more min.

quilt monday

When I did this quilt for Hamels back in June, I knew I had to get the kit. I was lucky, there were only three left when I went in to pick one up.



Easiest kit to put together. The body is a panel and you just have to cut the two borders; easy peasy.


And you know I just had to straight line quilt it!



Happy Monday!

snack saturday



Lemon Cheesecake Squares


3/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
FILLING:
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Press dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with jam.
For filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until fluffy. Add the eggs, lemon juice and peel just until blended. Carefully spoon over jam. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

today

I finished a long ago started renovation project,



I'm looking very forward to finally getting to hang my Luna Notte wreath in it's proper home.


Stay tuned.

quilt monday

There's a story behind this one. I used the Yellow Brick Road pattern, one I have made at least 12 times. I was watching a movie and not really paying attention to what I was doing. And cut too many of a block. And didn't have enough fabric left to fix things. So my cute little baby quilt is a cuter little table topper.



I had to quilt it with straight-lines; I am addicted to them!



Now this one is for sale. If you are interested, it is listed at $55(plus postage). It measures 35inches square and made of 100% cotton materials.

sew excited

I had the bestest sewing day on Saturday! I got TWO king quilts completed!

First up, I got my Luna Notte quilt. I put all the blocks together way back in May and it has sat every since on my sewing table waiting. And Saturday was the day.


Now I will admit to absolutely hating the border fabric but it was the only yardage I could find that was the amount that I needed. I'm hoping that the quilting I have planned for it will *hide* the border. We'll see.

Next I finally got the rest of the borders on my Thangles quilt. This has been sitting since March of last year waiting for me to decide what to do with it.


Well, it's finished now and now I need to decide if I am going to give it away or keep it. Think I'll decide after I get it all quilted up; more than likely it's going to go to a new home.

Wonder if I can sneak a jelly roll quilt out tonight. Hmmm, I'll keep you posted!!

for sale

I've been on a total decluttering spree all summer; last night my craft room was the target. I have the following patterns for sale; prices do not include shipping(I will charge actually postage costs). Open to offers; I want these gone!

$2.50


$3.50


$4.00-brand new


$6.00-brand new


$3.00-brand new


$3.00


$3.00


$5.00


$3.00


$4.00


$3.00-brand new


$3.00-brand new


$5.00-brand new


$2.50


$2.50


$3.50-brand new.
house pattern only


$5.00-brand new


$5.00 brand new


$2.50
includes bucket, ball and flip flop buttons


snack saturday


Blueberry Crumble

4 c. fresh blueberries
12 tbsp. sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine 4 cups washed and stemmed blueberries with 6 tablespoons (1/2 of total amount) sugar and juice of lemon. Put in buttered baking dish.
Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup butter, 6 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Work into crumbly consistency. Sprinkle over blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Delicious over vanilla ice cream. Serve warm.

today

I started quilting a quilt that has been on the design wall at the studio for almost an entire year.

Quilting is going way slower then I had planned. Or I'm just that impatient ;)

Came home to this in the mail.


Sew excited! Now to decide what to start on first!

And because the hot weather killed some of my planter baskets while we were on holidays last week and the price was just too right; these followed me home.




Jim took 'the littles' as we call them to the movies. The 'olders' are both at camp and I have a few hours of quiet to do some sewing. Enjoy your evening!
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