Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
And these four prettyvintage sunbonnet girls were in a package and I took those. The buttonhole stitch is done by hand and the actual girls and bonnets, etc., were sewn on the block by machine as you can see in the following picture. These will go into a small quilt, hanging or pillows. I love the old fabrics.
I took along a check for my purchases and turned it in for the bazaar. My contribution this year was four of the ten minute table runners done in Christmas fabrics. In the past, I have taken lots of fabric, magazines, etc., but this year I didn't want to make all the trips up and down the basement stairs. Our guild has grown in the last two or three years so we have lots of new quilters to weed out their stashes now. Will get some pictures of the wonderful quilts we always have and post them the first of next week.
Have a good weekend!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Have been working on getting labels made for the quilts that I have finished this past couple of weeks. Here is the one for Reese Tulip ready to be sewn on. The printing fabric you buy by the sheet is so hard to needle, but by making a little border ala log cabin it's a breeze. There is a cute little poem I found on the internet which I don't think you can make out. Here it is in case you would like to use it also---
This quilt is made of cloth and thread to place upon your little bed.
It's not an heirloom - just to keep - but to lay upon as you count sheep.
Or perhaps the floor's the perfect place for a dolly and teddy picnic space.
The quilt can be anything you dream - from Superman's cape to the robe of a queen.
Pretend it's a raft adrift at sea or just cuddle up when you watch tv.
So use it up and wear it out - I promise I won't yell or pout.
Just tell me when its days are through and I'll make another just for you!
I'm sorry I did not find out the author - if I do, I will post it and give credit where credit is due.
Now, about old stoves! I just did a post on my Pieces of the Past about cooking and heating stoves back when I was a little girl. Clear at the top of my sidebar here on Funoldhag is my picture as a little girl with my doll buggy and doll --click on that and it will take you to Pieces of the Past if you would like to check out that post.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
http://retro-mama.blogspot.com Just thought you might enjoy checking them out. Would also make cute appliques.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Now, one more picture----
Magic Crust Custard Pie
1/4 c. butter (or margarine)
3/4 c. white sugar
pinch of salt
2 c. milk 2%
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. all purpose flour
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat with a mixer.
Pour into buttered 9" pie pan (needs a bigger one!) (I forgot to butter my pan but will next time.
Sprinkle with nutmeg! That's what makes custard so good - at least to me.
Bake at 350 for 45 min to an hour. It makes it's own crust.
Okay, I could not wait so I have taste tested it still quite warm. It's yummy and I will be wanting to make it again every once in awhile! Will let you know how it is cold as I am sure I will find that out later on this evening.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
While we were in Bay City, we went to Red Lobster and had a really great lunch! A nice time out with my very, very nice daughter!!
Hope wherever you are, you have the same pretty blue skies above that we do!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
It's Mexican Lasagna but I did not use all it called for. I found it on good old Pinterest where there are just endless wonderful sounding goodies. This involved using the lasagna noodles that you don't boil (hip, hip, hooray!!), black beans, tomatoes (I used the ready for chili kind), green onions, frozen (or fresh) corn, garlic powder, oregano, some salt and topped it off with Mexican style grated cheese. It called for cilantro (I am not a fan), cumin (the tomatoes had a chilli flavor) and hot sauce (not a fan of that either). No cooking before hand, just mix everything but the cheese together then layer with the noodles and cheese. I only did two layers instead of three. It was then covered tightly with aluminum foil and baked at 400 for about 45 minutes, uncover, bake 5 minutes more. Let it stand 10 minutes.
Ingredients I used are:
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/4 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels
4-5 green onions, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic salt
28 oz. can tomatoes for chili
9-12 no boil lasagna noodles
8 oz. Mexican grated cheese
Layer in two or three layers - noodles, bean mixture, cheese. Put more of the cheese on top layer. Bake as above. You can add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and hot sauce, if you wish!
I always am so smug and contented when I have good leftovers in the fridge - better than money in the bank. Well, almost!
And I also finished quilting Snowball Star!!