Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dad's Famous Chili

I know it's summertime, but I have give a shoot out to my dad, who is not with us anymore.....I miss his good cookin'!

1 can tomato sauce
1 can red or pinto beans
1 can refried beans
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes (or fresh if you like)
1big or 2 small cans Rotile mild tomatoes
16 oz. V8 picante juice
1 jar mild salsa
1 to 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

Step 1:
Brown beef in skillet until done

Step 2:
Mix the beef and all other ingredients into the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or on low or 6 hours.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fabric Therapy had a sale and a lot was just $3.95 per yard...I just could couldn't resist stocking my fabric stash with a half yard of these beauties....i think i bought about 120...and a 10% off total purchase may of played a little role...oh yeah, and you can't forget about the shipping, $35.00 or more equals free shipping! I figure that these gems will make nice "filler" fabric, like when you're making a quilt and you need just a few jewel tones or they'll come in handy for making stuffed dolls/animals or whatever you can think of.

A few Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Tanya Whelan (Dolce), Studio-e, Kaffe Fassett, Tina Givens, get the point!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Welcome Eddy

Eddy is Lizzy's best, but sometimes she can been jealous, since Eddy's favorite lovey is a mouse.

He even has his own carrying pocket for his reminds me of a mommy kangaroo & her baby!

Eddy can never be separated
from his lovey since there is ribbon connecting them together.

Again, i used a pattern from the Stitch magazine.

Here is what is pictured in the magazine....i know mine aren't actually the same, but that's what makes them special!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Welcome Lizzy

I wiped this up last night and finished it this morning.

Just LOVE the flower near the ear!

I'm so proud of myself for doing something non-quilty for a change and I think you'll be seeing more non-quilty projects!

Back View

I found this pattern in the magazine, "Stitch" - Spring 2009....I'm completely addicted to Stitch, many cute patterns and ideas.

For those wondering, who did i make this for....well, absolutely no one....this is a just because project.....i think i'll put her on the my sewing table as inspiration for the future!

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Weekend Project

Here's a sneak peek of what I'm going to work on this weekend, since the kiddo's are staying Andy's parents until Sunday.

I hope it turns out okay......Sometimes I'm not good at coordinating fabrics together....don't get me wrong the materials do in fact coordinate, but is there enough contrast to them.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Siggy Swap #2 Blocks


I've been working on these since Monday...they'll be mailed out in the morning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Potholders and More!

I received my potholders in the mail today from Ariane. She is the best....not only did she make me the two potholders, but she also made me a tea towel, and she included a fat quarter....I just love the apples!

She did a really great I can throw out my old ones that I bought at Wal-Mart about 8 years ago....they're lookin' pretty gnarly, so i didn't take a picture of them!

Aren't they beautiful!?!

And a view of the backs....I just love the yellow one and how well it is lined up with the quilting.....GREAT JOB ARIANE!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Garage Sale Finds!


but i only really like going to on the first day of the garage, because that is when people have all the good stuff.....usually by the end of the first day and the next day items are pretty much picked over.

so these are my great finds.....

Bird Plate: $0.25
Owl Plaque: $'s actually a pair and they are book ends....i figure a nice new coat of paint and they just might look really nice.
Thread: $1.00 per cone of 3000 yards

I got some other stuff as well.....some nice glass beer mugs with handles (5 for $0.10 each) and some books for the kids, 16 books since they were only $0.25 each.

So, altogether, I spent $10.00, which is about the same price for a cone of thread at the store....I did pretty good!