Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's For Dinner?

Salmon and New Potatoes, that's what!
This is another great recipe from the Weight Watchers magazine. I can't reprint the recipe, but I hope you will pick up a copy of the magazine. The cost at the newsstand is only $3.95 and it is well worth it. This recipe (the fish and potatoes) has only 295 calories and 6 points per serving. I added the mixed greens with light balsamic vinaigrette to round out the meal.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ellen's Bloomers

This is my fabulous friend, Ellen and this is some quilting that I did for her this past week. Ellen, my SIL and I all made this fun quilt called, "Showing Our Bloomers". The pattern is by Tammy Tadd and the daisy fabric is by Lakehouse (we LOVE Lakehouse fabric!). Ellen has entered her quilt in her guild's show in April. Go girl!!
This is my quilt, all finished, including the striped binding. You all know that I love me some striped binding!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wild Hares!

I made 5 of these cuties for Johnson City, selling the green and pink ones before I could get a picture! The pink one had a chocolate bunny on it with pink camo in it's ears. I used scraps to piece the backgrounds and neutral scraps for the bunnies. They have a couple of different shapes of black buttons for their eyes and 3D whiskers of embroidery thread. To quote one of my favorite movies, I am a "fluffy-headed bunny lover!" On that note, if you have not seen Wallace & Grommit in "The Curse of the Wererabbit", I highly recommend it!

Calling All Knitted Dishcloth Fans!

This is my current favorite pattern for a knitted dishcloth. It can also be used as a baby washcloth. I went on and then found this site: This is the pattern called "Baby Star". She has some great, free patterns that are easy and quick. This camo cloth was done as part of a baby gift that had a coordinating camo quilt. My latest incarnation is using red, white and blue self-striping yarn to do a "Lone Star Dishcloth". These use only knit stitches and yarn overs on straight needles with short rows. You can get 2 cloths out of 1 ball of "Peaches & Cream" yarn. Warning-these are highly addictive!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Egg-cellent Table Runners"

I love seasonal runners! Here are the ones I came up with for Easter. I used pastel and bright scraps, combined with Easter fabrics on a foundation with batting. I did the "Stitch & Flip" thing then I used some of my many bias tape scraps to finish each egg. To attach them to each other, I stitched carefully on the bias tape stitching on the overlapped sections.

Pat Sloan

My Selvage Tumbler quilt is pictured on another blog today! For those of you who are not familiar with Pat, she is amazingly talented in many creative areas. She is also an incredible blogger, she sets the bar very high since she blogs everyday, unlike some people I know ;) Here's the link to her site I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Thanks Pat!