Friday, October 28, 2011

For Me?

I came across this the other day and think it's pretty stinkin' funny. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday #5

I finished piecing this top and put some boarders on it. It's now waiting for a back. It's not my usual colors, but it looks pretty cheerful, and that's always my thing.

This guy is always a work in progress!!

 I made these the last couple days. Used these tutorials: 

I like the first one the best, though it took the longest. Putting interfacing on both the outside and lining fabric is the best way to go. I'm thinking I need some larger zippers!!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, October 21, 2011


"Look Mama, this matches. See the blue?"

 "At least he has pants on this time." -Tommy

*Daniel has been sick for the past week, and though today he's doing much better, he's still pretty tired and has been sleeping more than normal, and in unusual places.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday #4

Things are in various stages this week. I ended up taking quite a break from sewing, partly because of a 2 week trip to San Antonio and partly because I'm lame.

 While I was in San Antonio, I picked up a few new fabrics. The 5th, 6th and 8th from the top all came from 7th Heaven. The 3rd from the bottom is from Hobby Lobby and I also pulled out a few from my stash. Not sure what pattern I want to use these for, but right now they are just marinating in the creative juices.

 This is what I'm actively working on. Love the part when you really see the blocks start to come together.

 These guys still need to be basted. The bane of my quilting existence.

I scored this lot from the JoAnns that is liquidating near me. 5 zippers and about 4.5 yards of fabric all for less than $15. Signs said it was all half off, but my original total was close to $45. Pretty sure I'll be back before they close! I am thinking of making some pouches with some of this.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gouda Chicken

I don't normally post recipes, I'm not sure I ever have before in fact. But Tommy gave last night's dinner about the highest rating it could get. Let me explain:

We've been working hard to get Daniel to eat all of his food lately. You know, carrying over unfinished dinner for breakfast; just being firm about his needing to eat what he's been given.

So last night Tommy's practically drooling over dinner and I have to convince him not to put more on his plate so we'll have leftovers for dinner the next night. He and I finish our food, and Daniel is slowing, but steadily working on his food when he has about half of his Gouda Chicken left.

And Tommy asks him, "Daniel, are you finished?" To which Daniel of course replies, "Yes." All so Tommy could finish Daniel's food!!

Anyway, on with the recipe, which is inspired by EMealz:

Chicken breast or tenderloins, pounded thin, 2 pounds or so
6 slices of gouda cheese
Cream of Chicken Soup
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup butter
2-3 cups stuffing mix (unprepared)

Lay chicken flat on the bottom of a 9x13.
Place cheese slices on top.
Mix soup and wine, spread over cheese.
Melt butter and mix with stuffing and put over soup mix. Or put the stuffing down and pour melted butter over it. Or you could probably even just put pats of butter over the stuffing.
Bake 45 minutes on 350.
Serve with whatever you like, we had fruit salad.

Super easy and very tasty!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


When I type, I like to use lots of exclamation points. Rarely more than one at a time and usually not for two back to back sentences. I use them in sentences which, when read aloud, would be read with a smile.  When I see a period, I think of a monotone voice devoid of emotion, simply delivering information.

Whenever I use an exclamation point, in the back of my mind is a blog from a friend, almost two years ago.
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing loudly at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, as quoted in Beloved Infidel, p. 198.

To which I replied: 

What if you're a really funny person?!


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