Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Where's Spring?

Oh where, oh where, is Spring?

It's here in my embroidery!
Never thought I'd put the combination of
orange, teal, and brown together but
I love it!
If you haven't started the FREE Birdie BOM

We had our Easter celebration on Saturday in Milwaukee.
The grandbabies enjoyed an egg hunt and
Papa pitching the baseball.

I baked my son's favorite carrot cake.
Loaded with coconut, raisins, and nuts.
He feels the Hummingbird cake doesn't even
come close in comparison.

Click on the recipe to enlarge and print.

Busy this week getting customer quilts finished. 
It's almost that time of the year again.
Quilt Show Season.

Are you entering any shows this year?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Cake & Bird Nests

  My Grandma made this cake every Easter 
when I was a little girl.
She loved to take it to church pot luck suppers.
Always came home with an empty pan.

Click on the recipe to enlarge.

A cookie favorite from last year.
Quick & ohhhh so easy to make.
The kids loved them. 

Hope you have a wonderful
Spring weekend!

I just know it has to be Spring somewhere!


Monday, April 18, 2011

The Good, Bad & Ugly

The Good

A charity quilt for HospiceCare, Inc.

A bright pink "happy" backing.

The Bad
I remember years ago playing a game in Sunday School. 
We stood in a circle, about 12 of us, and the teacher
told the first girl a “secret”. 
Then that girl whispered it to her neighbor. 
And the story went from girl to girl. 
When it came to the last person she was 
asked to repeat the secret out loud. 
Then the Sunday School teacher 
held up a piece of paper with the original secret. 
The truth was completely distorted having been repeated 12 times. 
That is what I have been dealing with this past month. 
Gossip spread like wildfire thru our quilt guild.
Not much truth was told in the end. 

I've been a member of five different guilds, in five different cities.
And not once have I seen such rude behavior or
ugliness spoken at a meeting.
Hopefully, it is behind us now and we will move forward
promoting our love of  fabric, quilting and friendship.

The Ugly

Snow in the middle of April!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Aren't retreats wonderful?
Only trouble is
it takes me a week to recuperate!

We had sew much fun.
Laughed, ate lots of chocolate, 
laughed, went to bed way toooo late.
 I did manage to piece a top (still needs borders)
and work on a few other projects. 
But didn't complete anything.

 This is the studio.
Enough room for 24 quilters!
 Lots of windows and sky lights.

 Kitchen area.

Unfortunately, it was tooo chilly to eat on the deck.
But we did have our morning coffee out there.
And this beautiful view from the deck
we didn't see.
Not that green here in Wisconsin YET.

All of the above photos were taken from the
Magnolia Ridge website.
I forgot my camera!!

 Click on recipe to enlarge.

These are  quick, easy, and delicious.
One of my favorite recipes from
our Guild Saturday Sew Day.

Finished quilting Kathleen's
"Round Robin" quilt this week.

Now I'm off to load another customer quilt.
Maybe I can get some piecing time in today.
Here's hoping......