Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eating from the Garden

Lately we've been forced to be a little creative in using up our zucchini and croockneck squash from our prolific plants. One of my favorite places for delicious healthy recipes is Skinnytaste.com

Last night we tried out these zucchini pizza bites. Paired with watermelon, it made a delicious light summer meal.

~ Norma

Monday, July 28, 2014

Reaping the Harvest

This is the wonderful result of last night's canning session: 4 pints of pickles, 5 half pints of jalapeƱos, 4 pints of dilly beans and 4 pints of "dilly beans of death."
You're probably wondering how you go about making "dilly beans of death." Its very simple actually, you have too many cooks in the kitchen and then through miscommunication you end up with 1 tsp of Cayenne pepper per jar instead of 1/4 tsp per jar!!!!

*Note to self: do not give "dilly beans of death" as housewarming or "welcome to the neighborhood" gifts.
~ Norma

New Goodies

I Have a Notion recently had a sale I just couldn't pass up. I was able to order the EQ7 upgrade. I have installed it and can't wait to find some time to sit down and play with the new features.

A few books were marked down to $4 so they made their way into my cart. The bag on the cover of the Kath Kidston book caught my eye.

I never did get around to purchasing a copy of the "Rose of Sharon" book. It literally jumped into my shopping cart! My contribution is block #68 and can be seem on pg. 59 and 31. 

When will I find the time to make such a beautiful and time consuming quilt? The "must make" list keeps growing!

Have you ever made a Rose of Sharon quilt? I would love to see it.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gingham Binding

Is there anything cuter than gingham binding? Except maybe bias gingham binding!
I made this binding for the quilt I quilted up a few days ago. You can see a peek of the lovely fabric I used for the backing. It is a fabric I bought on a whim years ago because I thought it was adorable and vintage looking. I don't remember where I bought it and there was no information on the selvages.

It took me longer to make the bias binding than it did to apply it to the quilt. I love adding my binding by machine. The method I use can be found here.
What's your favorite method for applying binding?

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