Friday, August 28, 2009

"The Best Things in Life are Quilted"
(I saw this on the Quiltville blog and loved it)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quilt Group August 2009

Here is the finished 'A' quilt that Jeanene has worked on for a spell. It was well worth the time for it is a beauty.

Here is a pinwheel variation that we started during the retreat.

Baby pinwheels with the same fabric, heck, throw in a little more.

Never, never throw anything away because you might be able to squeeze more quilts out of the scraps. Note the teenie, tiny nine patches in the quilt with the snowballs. (I think that's the one, all I can see right now is computer jumble.)

One way to do the darling flowers.

Here is a variation on the flowers.

JoAn added the 'A' word to her quilt and it looks beautiful.

This is Hedy's latest creation=)

Here is the littlest member of our group=) I wonder if she is walking yet?

Ruth's cute bag was a gift.

This pinwheel quilt was started at the cabin. The pattern is the same but each one looks different.

Christmas gifts are started at Jan's house. Here is the first quilt top for one of the kids. This quilt inspired a few trips to the quilt shop we went to in Lakeside during the quilt retreat=)

Here is the 'Q' for Jan's Alphabet quilt about her. This is fabulous!!!

This is the quilt Jan made with the blocks each member of the quilt group made last summer. She has done all of the amazingly beautiful machine quilting by herself after taking a class.

I think this belongs to Jan and it is really cute, but I'm having a brain cramp=(

Even though Peg wasn't here for quilt group she sent along this cute quilt top: 'If the Shoe Fits.'

Here's a cute little bag that Glenna made for her girls.

The pinwheels that started it all=)

Ice Cream Anyone??

Here is Glenna's take on the group quilt we did last summer. They all look different even though we all have the same blocks=)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thanks everyone, I love the pictures and recipes!!

Q is for Quilt

I finally finished Q-it took forever!

Need a new Project??

This is on display at the Heard Museum in Phoenix

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This is a basic recipe and anything can be added to it. At the Fire station they call it "mystery meat" because they never know what is in it.

2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cups crushed crackers or dried bread crumbs
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1-8 oz can tomato sauce or ketchup
dash dried thyme

I added
a dash of pepper seeds for spice.
grated carrots
1/4 cup mango salsa
Vanilla ice cream for 6 quart

1- 1/2 large box vanilla instant pudding (the large size is about 3/4 cups). I usually buy it in bulk and use 1 cup
2 1/2 -3 cups sugar (depends on how sweet you like it, we usually lean
towards 3 cups.)
2 1/2 -3 quart half and half (this can depend on how much fruit you use).
1 teaspoon of vanilla not critical if it isn't added
Mix well until dissolved.

Add in fruit or what ever flavor desired. The amount of sugar can depend on the fruit being sweetened; so taste it before freezing.

Our favorite is
Pineapple one can crushed and drained
Peaches diced then add more on top when serving yum!
Strawberries the same as peaches

To name a few or mix them up with bananas

You can use chocolate pudding and chocolate syrup and toasted almonds

My all time favorite is use French vanilla pudding and make just vanilla. When frozen carefully swirl in caramel syrup and toasted pecans.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Glenna and Peg

10 eggs
1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
1/2 c. all - purpose flour
1 T. baking powder

2 (8-oz.) c. shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
2 c. small - curd cottage cheese
2 (4-oz.) cans diced green chili peppers

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 3 quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs slightly, whisk in melted butter. In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder, whisk into egg mixture until combined. Stir in cheese, cottage cheese and undrained Chile peppers. 2. Pour cheese mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and top is golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 15 servings or 7 quilters


Here are some of the recipes we had at the cabin. We just talked about the Oklahoma Caviar but you will love it. Did I miss any? I'm looking for meatloaf, etc.


1 c. corn syrup
1 c. peanut butter
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1 c. sugar
6 c. Rice Krispies
1 (6 oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips

In large saucepan, cook corn syrup and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix in cereal.
Press in buttered 9x13 pan. Melt over hot (not boiling) water chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.

Oklahoma Caviar
2 tomatoes (or more)
1/2 jalepeno pepper
4 green onions
1/2 C. cilantro
2 cloves garlic

Finely chop all ingredients above and add:

(drain all beans)
1 can garbanzo beans
2 cans black eyed peas
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans

Buttermilk Syrup
Melt 5 cubes of butter
Add 2 1/2 C. Buttermilk
Bring to a boil
Remove from heat
Add 5 tsp. Vanilla and 2 tsp. baking soda
Stir and be ready to pour into something else (use a large pan)

Yogurt Waffles
1 1/4 C. Flour 2 Tbl. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking soda 1 3/4 C. Plain yogurt
1/4 tsp. Salt 1/4 C. melted Butter
Sift dry ingredients, add eggs, yogurt and butter, stir lightly with a whisk until barely moistened. Add 1/3 C. batter to waffle iron at a time.

Quilt Retreat June 09

This quilt is also at the quilter's being quilted. I have finished quite a few projects this summer. The retreat was a great start and great motivator.

The monkey fabric wound up as a four patch quilt, Morae quilted it and the binding is on it!! WooHoo!!

We didn't have a design wall available, so we had a design bed. We are so resourceful=)

Calling this beautiful home a cabin isn't quite right, it is in the mountains but not a cabin. We ate well and I'm looking for the meatloaf recipe, the egg breakfast recipe, bean hints, and ...

Working away in the beautiful basement.

The border is finished and fabulous but, man, it was a lot of work.