Tuesday, June 21, 2011

We all scream for Ice Cream

This delicious little Skinnies is hanging in the window at Nana's Quilt Cottage in Colorado Springs. With an Ice Cream shop across the street from them it's getting lots of attention. I love the how they "topped" it off with the cherry fabric border. I'm lovin' the chocolate.

Thanks for sharing Marybeth!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Zuppa Toscana Soup

YUMMY!!!! This was soooo good!!!! OK, I have a weakness for recipes, I love to look through cookbooks. I get a couple of cooking magazines and sit up late at night and look at them, needless to say a get hungry. I go to the library and check out stacks of cookbooks to find new fast, easy and great new recipes. I just love new recipes that I can try on my family. They are really good about it too. I tell them they get to rate the new food from 1-10. They gave this one a 10 and want it again.

Here's the recipe-
1lb ground Italian Sausage
10 cups water
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 large white onion chopped
1 c heavy cream
2 tsp garlic minced
7 large potatoes, sliced
5 bacon strips
1/4 bunch of Kale, chopped

Saute' sausage & red pepper in large pot. Remove from pan. In same pan, cook chopped bacon, onions and garlic until onions are soft. Add to pan, bouillon and water. Cook until boiling. Add sliced potatoes and cook until soft, about 20 or so minutes. Add cream and thoroughly heat. Stir in sausage. Add chopped kale stir well and serve.

Serve with some warm french bread, a tossed green salad loaded with crunchy veggies and ice cold lemonade. Top it off with a decadent chocolate cake.

I hope you enjoy! Have a great day, and remember life is wonderful.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Random Winner.....

The quilter who won the Fat Quarter bundle by Robert Kaufmann is Tiffany.
She wrote. "This bundle looks amazing! My favorite thing about summer is having time off to sew. I'm a teacher and we really look forward to the break."

I had such a great time reading all the fun things that you enjoy doing in the summer. Like a lot of you I love to be in the pool and enjoy the sunshine. I love the fresh veggies and fruits, there's nothing like them! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous weekend in the sun.

Tiffany, congrats!!! Please send me your address, via email, so I can send out your prize!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Robert Kaufman bundle to give away

Free fabric!!!! This is a bundle of Robert Kaufman Kona solids, 9 wonderful little fat quarters in summer colors. To win this cute bundle of summer, be a follower or become one and leave me a comment on what's your favorite thing about summer.

A winner will be randomly chosen and posted on Friday morning.
Let's hear about your summer fun!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fun new tool

OK here it is, this little tool is just the greatest!!!! It's the Olfa Circle Cutter. It can cut cirlces 1 7/8 " to 8 1/2". I used it for cutting all my circles in Breezy. So I thought well, I wonder if it cuts Cuddle/Minkie fabrics. Yes, is does quite nicely in fact. I'm making a new quilt that just had to have a little Cuddle fabric in it. So, if you have to have circles this is the way to go. Check this little baby out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Guess who won

Alison and Troy have won the "On the Farm" pattern and kit. Maybe now you will have a little sanity at church??? Email me your address so I can send it to you. Thanks to all of you that commented. It's so fun to hear. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Prize for the winner!

On the Farm quiet book pattern and kit are up for grabs this time. The kit has everything you need to make the quiet book so yo are ready to go when yo get it. How to win, you ask? Well, be a follower and leave me a comment about why you want this prize. The contest starts today and I will pick a random winner Wednesday, so don't delay comment today. Thanks for all your comments on previous blog posts. Have a fabulous day!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Steam-a-Seam winner is ....

The Peacock Family follower. Congrats!!! Everyone was so excited about the Steam-a-Seam and wanting to try it, I will do another give away with it very soon. I have some other fun stuff to give away before then. So, keep posted to see what is next...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kona solids... Wow!

Have you seen Kona Solid fabrics, well you better go look for some. They are absolutely awesome. I just finished a quilt in soft pastels. I used a Jelly roll. It was something totally different for me, as I love tons of brighter colors in my quilts normally. There are a couple of versions to it and I'm not sure which pattern I'm going to write. I will show it to you as soon as I get it back from the quilter.

And don't forget, I choose a winner tomorrow for the Steam-a-Seam give away. Scroll down to find out how to win.
Until next time.... Happy sewing.