Wednesday, August 31, 2011

curated collection

I made this today to celebrate the warmth of autumn, which is just around the corner.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yummy Breakfast Casserole -- It's for Dinner!

So I made this yummy breakfast casserole for breakfast. It turned out great. You need: 1 package of refrigerated hash brown potatoes, 6 eggs, 1/2 C milk, 1 can of Rotel, 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, 6 oz of deli black forest ham cut in bite size pieces.

Turn on the broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray oil. Dump potatoes on sheet and spray with cooking spray. Brown in the broiler until well browned, flip the potatoes at least once and spray again with cooking oil. Let potatoes sit while you mix together the other ingredients in a large bowl.
Turn the oven down to 375. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and put potatoes in the bottom and cover evenly with the remaining egg concoction. Place the pan uncovered in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the eggs have set. Serve with salad. Yum!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The quilt

So I finally completed the quilt. Here are some of my steps:
Remember I started with a completed top, cotton battings, and a muslin backing.

Then, I put the materials in order to do a pillowcase quilt. I tacked them together to trim the materials and keep them neat.

I sewed around the perimeter of the quilt, leaving a 6 inch gap, removed the pins, and turned it right side out. I sewed the 6 inch gap together and re-pinned the layers to quilt squares in the material. Here it is completed:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finishing a quilt

I have a friend who had a baby in January and I've been poking along in getting it done.  Last night I finished the front and today I'm going to sandwich it together.  Here are my elements:  one quilt top (squares and long rectangles sewn on machine), cotton batting (unbleached), and muslin for the backing.

I'll take a picture later of what it looks like sandwiched together.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Well, I went for a nice walk tonight and was inspired to pull weeds when I got home.  The weed of predominance in my yard is the lovely dandelion.
They never look this pretty to me though.  My children think they are the most beautiful and treasured plant ever.  I have to introduce them to some "real" flowers.  :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We found the penny!

Well, last night, we finally found it!  The Penny!  You know the penny for the fun game, "Find It".  It was very well hidden and we had to try a new technique.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, here is a picture of the game:
My daughter recently received it as a gift and it has been lots of fun.  I recommend it!