Recipes

Scone Butter

We had a summer brunch the other weekend and I made scones and scone butter. We had a great time with several friends who play and enjoy watching tennis. The occasion was our second annual Wimbledon brunch. I selected Wimbledon inspired foods for the brunch table. Here is the recipe. Scone Butter 1/2 cup unsalted… Continue reading Scone Butter

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Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pie

If you like easy recipes then try this one. It couldn’t be easier. I had to think back to a Fourth of July in the 1970’s .  Maybe 1975 or 1976, would have been my first introduction to a cream cheese pie decorated with strawberries and blueberries for the holiday. From that summer on, I… Continue reading Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pie

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Blueberry Lime Preserves

Cultivated berries are a thing of beauty. Something to savor and enjoy during winter months. I’m lucky to live in the state of Michigan where orchard agriculture is a focal point in the summer months, at least it is for me. I have been preserving food for the last 25 years. It’s a joy to… Continue reading Blueberry Lime Preserves

Patterns · quilting · Sewing

Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

Today was a beautiful day. I wish I could have been outside but instead I had to play catch up in the quilt and blog world. At least I was communing with nature in a quilting way. Soon I'll have hydrangeas blooming again. Blooms are sure to give me color inspiration for the project. In… Continue reading Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

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Hydrangea Appliqué Part One

The start of a new project is an exciting endeavor. The part I love most is the development of the idea and the gathering of supplies. My process is intuitive, so I am open to change as the project progresses. Inspiration is everywhere, which makes it hard for me to focus on one thing and… Continue reading Hydrangea Appliqué Part One

Patterns · quilting · Quilting Tip’s · Sewing

The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

The subject of labeling or signing ones work, is often discussed in the makers community. I’ve been to many quilt shows, guild meetings and art fairs where the artist creates such a cute label we stop to talk about how they came up with the idea. I've never been fond of really large labels on… Continue reading The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

Recipes

Eggs Baked in Avocados

Sunday morning breakfast starts with two avocados ripened on my counter. I gathered four eggs, about a half cup of shredded white cheddar, pepper, salt, and a half cup crumbled bacon. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees.Split avocados in half remove pit. Lightly oil cooking vessel and place avocados split side up .White cheddar, eggs,… Continue reading Eggs Baked in Avocados

Quilting Tip’s

Quilter Tip ~ Keeping my Binding secure as I stitch

  One of my favorite aspects of the quilt process is attaching the binding. Its like the home stretch of a long race. I can enjoy peacefully crossing the finish line one stitch at a time. I usually use things around the house to make that job a little easier. In a lot of my… Continue reading Quilter Tip ~ Keeping my Binding secure as I stitch

Baby quilt · quilting · Scraps

Come Sail Away

I was asked to make this baby boy quilt for my daughter to give to a particular friend. I hoped, as I always do, that it was going to be a collaboration between me and my daughter. It didn’t quite work out that way. She had a vague idea of what she wanted and although… Continue reading Come Sail Away

Hand Quilting · quilting · Scraps

February Features Hearts in the Art and Craft World

I’ve never been a fan of hearts in my quilts or crafts, but even I can make an exception. About 20 years ago I made this little quilt with my first daughter in mind. What can I say people around me, inspire my fabric choices. My daughters have always been a source of inspiration for… Continue reading February Features Hearts in the Art and Craft World

Baby quilt · quilting

Something Pink for Someone Little

I love to celebrate new life with a little something homemade. I didn't have much time according to the baby shower invitation. Time is subjective to a Quilter . We need a lot of it, to do what we do!  Beside’s my time restraint, I didn't know the new mother well. I didn’t know the nursery decor,… Continue reading Something Pink for Someone Little