Monday, April 25, 2011

Round 3- Friendship Quilt Exchange

Edited to Add: Kristen and Sherianne have opted out of the exchange. They both have a lot going on in their lives and felt it was hard to keep up. We will miss you ladies, but understand that life can get crazy. If either of you get to the point where you want to join back in, please don't hesitate to say so. Revised exchange is below - only a couple of people are affected.

Okay Ladies- we've had a few months off since our last quilt exchange in January, so time to rev up those machines and get working on #3. We will exchange quilts Aug. 1 at a summer quilting get-together, or by mail. Following that, we'll exchange at the beach in Jan. 2012 so if you are ambitious and want to work ahead, go for it! We'll just keep rotating by moving the recipient's name down one person on the list. I know everyone is busy, so if you are overwhelmed remember to keep it simple!

August 2011 Friendship Quilt Exchange - REVISED

Amelia gives to Nichole
Christi gives to Monica
Julie gives to Amelia
Kim gives to Christi
Kimberly gives to Julie
Laurel gives to Kimberly
Monica gives to Kim G.
Nichole gives to Laurel

Here is a recap of the last round. Those who sent/received by mail can you please add in your photos so we can all see?

Kim's quilt from Kimberly
Julie's Quilt from Kim
Amelia's quilt from Christi
Monica's quilt from Nichole
Christi's quilt from Julie
Laurel's quilt from Monica
Sherianne's quilt from Amelia

All the quilts together - love it!

P.S. - don't forget the label (Monica, I still owe you one from last round).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oodles of photos!

I could not pick which ones to post so here they ALL are. Nichole: Your photos and captions are priceless!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strike a Pose

The Album Cover

More Beach Pictures

Quilting Angels

Finished projects!

When life hands you lemons...

Make lemonade! Or in Amelia's case, buy a snazzy new machine at the local WalMart.

How much animal print is too much??

The workspace

Braving the cold

Christi lives dangerously...

Kim's completed T-shirt quilt

Pargie's First Quilt!

Yoalder uses a rotary cutter!

Julie's completed bed ensemble - gorgeous!

Thank you everyone for a fantastic weekend. I can't wait for next year already. We missed you Sher, Laurel, and Kristen and hope to see you next year!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jordan's Dinner Recipes

These are all from the food blog Smitten Kitchen.  My go-to site for fail-proof, yummy recipes.  Loved dining with you ladies!  Just click on the links.

Radichio, Pear, and Apple Salad

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Goat Cheese

Silky Cauliflower Soup

Crescent Jam and Cheese Cookies

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal

Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
2 cups steel-cut oats (do not use regular or quick cooking oats)
1/4 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground nutmeg

Spray crock pot with cooking spray. (A lot less oatmeal will stick to the sides if you spray it well.)
Combine canned pumpkin with water until all the pumpkin is well blended and the total volume measures 8 1/3 cups. Pour into crockpot
Stir in oats and spices.
Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.

I have substituted applesauce for the pumpkin and it was really good. Other things that can be added are cranberries, dried apricots, raisins, vanilla protein powder, etc. Whipped cream is really good on the pumpkin oatmeal.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Few Pictures

....and more to come, plus a few recipes.