Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bread for the Journey

"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation."

Psalm 5:3

Friday, April 24, 2015

Project in the works

Cutting accurate 5" blocks with my GO! Baby. The GO! takes the work out of the cutting. Making this quilt for a little girl.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Enter the Tropics

I've been away again, traveling with my hubby. This time down to South Florida.  And even though I've lived in Florida for most of my life, going into South Florida is like entering the tropics.

This always blows me away. Park your boat right by your condo.

My hubby participated in a World event.

There were many countries represented.

England, Ireland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Jamaica, and of course the USA!  It was an amazing weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Refreshing Broccoli Salad

A couple of weeks ago when my hubby took me away for my Birthday getaway, we enjoyed a great lunch at the Suwannee River Quilt shop in Trenton Florida. They have a cafe inside which serves, not only lunch, but some very delicious desserts.

We ate a salad plate and when I got home decided I would try to recreate their Broccoli Salad.  I had a recipe from years ago, but theirs was a little different.

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch fresh Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 Pine Nuts
2 green onions, finely chopped (you can grate 2 Tablespoons a regular onion if you don't have green)
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
Mix together and pour over broccoli salad

Refrigerate for at least two hours and serve.  Cool and refreshing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Binding we will go

Although my least favorite part of quilting, I find that I must gather myself up and bind, bind, bind.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bread for the Journey

Blessed is the man who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting at my doorposts.
For he who finds me finds life,
and obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 8: 34-35

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birthday Getaway

Last weekend my hubby and I went on a birthday getaway.  We didn't go far, but it was a fun and much needed trip.

We met up with friends and enjoyed dinner at the Ivy House in Williston.  Always a yummy place to enjoy dinner.

 Fried Green Tomatoes, Yum!

  And then it's always a treat to visit a Quilt shop.

 No lacking for inspiration here.

We did a little exploring in the Antique Malls before heading back home.  A weekend R&R is always a welcome retreat.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Island Batik Table Runner

I've always felt that Birthdays were a time to give back.  So as a thank you I wanted to post a small tutorial.  I am thrilled to once again be an Ambassador for Island Batik. A box with delicious fabrics arrived on my doorstep and it was fun to design this easy table runner with these gorgeous fabrics.

Cut 24 strips, 2" x 5", of assorted coordinating fabrics

Cut 10 2" x 2" for accenting blocks

 Lay the strips and accenting blocks in whatever order you like.

After you find a pattern that pleases your eye, start sewing the strip together.

Trim the edges.

Cut a 1 1/4" strip from a darker fabric for the inner border.

Cut 2 1/2" strips of outer border fabric and add to table runner
And now it's all ready for quilting!

I have enjoyed making these table runners in different color ways for the different seasons. This one is in icy blues and a touch of gold for winter. This table runner is longer, using 42  2" x 5" strips.

I hope you enjoy making this easy table runner.

Happy Quilting!

Island Batik

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Do you ever have chicken left over and wonder what in the world am I going to make this time??

We have enjoyed this recipe for several years. It's always been a winner in our house, and a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken.

Chicken Fajita Pizza

2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, cut into 2 x 1/2" strips (or 2 cups leftover chicken, cut up)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup thinly sliced onions
1 cup green or red bell pepper strips
1 (10 oz) can Pillsbury Refrigerated All Ready Pizza Crust
1/2 cup prepared mild salsa
8 oz (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese

In large skillet over medium high heat, stir fry chicken in oil for about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Add onions and peppers; stir fry until veggies are tender crisp.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 inch pan. Unroll pizza dough and place in greased pan; starting at center press out with hands. Bake at 425 for 6 minutes or until very light golden. Remove from oven and spoon chicken mixture over partially baked crust. Spoon salsa over chicken; sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 14 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

6 to 8 servings.