Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A little work in progress 18/02/15

Here we are again at work in progress time. Are you at the edge of your seat wondering what kind of progress I made this week?

 WHAT you aren’t!! Gesh, well then…LOL

On Thursday I sat down all ready to start sewing my blocks together. When I turned to look at the layout I thought….hmmm I think it need another row. Something just felt off. I am lazy so I didn’t want to make another row, but something told me I would not be happy with the look once the top was sewn together. And who am I to not listen to myself..HAHA

So I started in on the task of cutting out fabric for 4 more blocks. That’s always the hard part, picking and cutting fabric. I always feel so accomplished when I have everything cut out and then disappointed that I still have to put everything together. The sewing usually goes pretty quick for these blocks and it did. However, with it being the long week-end I spent all my extra time with Mr.P and lil pickle and relaxing vs sewing. Damn them…lol 

I was going to finish up the last two blocks yesterday, but lil P had an awful day so I was exhausted so the evening was spent getting the invitations for her birthday party ready to mail and watching t.v. 


None the less I think it looks much better with the extra row. Changes the whole look completely. Well to me at least

Before 4x4

With the extra row 4 x 5


I thought I should include a picture of the trouble maker herself. When she isn't crawling around getting into EVERYTHING. She is pulling herself up on everything she can. I actually caught her playing the piano today. I was surprised her little fingers could reach the keys!
Here she is helping wash dishes. Her new favourite passtime is trying to see what here little fingers can touch on the counter. bad little girl..lol

Next weeks goal: same as last get the blocks sown together!!!

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Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilts top done

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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Friday, 13 February 2015

Use it or Lose it 13-02-2015


The last couple of weeks I haven’t too great at using up my stored/preserved food from the garden, but I used a little so better something than nothing right. Maybe that should be the title of my posts instead of use it or lose it..lol

Used
4 bags of carrots
1 jar of salsa
1 jar crushed tomatoes
8 potatoes
2 bags of ground beef
1 bag green beans
finished up home-made taco seasoning


12 apples turned into chopped up baby food. I’m really disappointed in this last batch of gala apples we bought. They were really mealy. Good for apple sauce, but not for eating

Lost it
½ a bag of bought spinach. I bought it pretty close to its best before date and it got slimey in a couple of days…booo
1 Pumpkin. I think when we got our warm up a few weeks ago it started the begginging of the end for it
3 butternut squash-These were from 2013!! And they just turned with out warning like the pumpkin

Here is a recipe for the week. Wild Turkey Surprise. When ever my parents would just throw something together for supper that didn't really have a name for they would just say we are having wild turkey surprise for supper. I thought the name and meaning fit for this meal


Wild Turkey Surprise

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 glove garlic, minced
1 tbsp taco seasoning (i used homemade)
2 cups salsa
1 medium yellow bell pepper chopped
1 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed, chopped and well drained (can substitute 2 cups fresh)
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. 
Add in ground turkey and garlic and brown. ( about 3 mins)
Add in salsa, bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Cook until veggies are tender, about 5 mins
Add in spinach, salt and pepper and cook until heated throughout. (about 3 mins)
Top with grated cheese and stir in until melted.

Serve over pasta ( i used gluten free pasta and I was a little to delicate for the sauce, but still yummy)


For just throwing a few things together I quite liked this dish. Personally I think you cannot go wrong with cheese.

 I signed up to allrecipes.ca a few months ago and thought I would start submitting recipes. This is the first one I am submitting. I have been wanting to submit for awhile and figured since I am typing it up now I might as well start today. I hope I don't get too many bad reviews!! LOL


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WIP 11/02/2015


So here we are at another week and I already have another finish. Back in January I had a dream I took part in a mug rug swap and guess what the very next day Fort Worth Fabric Studio announced they were hosting a mug rug swap. I thought holy moley that's crazy and signed up right away. Now considering I am going to be visiting palm springs soon and my craft room was relocating I am not sure what I was thinking, but it signed up and get this....I finished up my mug rug Monday  night. Binding is sewn on and it is ready to mail...yay me.

This is all I can show you, however there will be a linky party in March so you can see the whole thing then

Okay onto my current wip. I was thinking about which item to work on next and flipping back and forth when I thought easy does it just pick the next thing on the list and do it..
so That's what I am doing.

For my turn the the 2013 Jan-June round of We Bee Learning I asked my hive mates to make me a snails trail block in aqua, red and grey. I ended up with 10 blocks and 5 I made on my own
I tried a couple of layouts (see here) and decided on this option


The blocks with 2 greys made it hard to match up with the other blocks so I made one more block in the right colour combo to fit in that spot which ended up being just grey and red. It's a bit of a sore thumb to me, but the more Iook at it the less I see it.


Did you catch the one mistake (i hope there is only one)

Yes the top right block doesn't quite work. Since it is a block i made I think I am just going to pick it apart and change the upper red to a grey. However, then it is grey grey blue red and i am not sure how I feel about that either....What do you think?
My other issue is that 2 of the blocks I received at 11.5" and the rest are all 12. If I trim them all down to 11.5 I think will lose the 3rd triangle points and the blocks will become something other than snails trails. I can leave them out, but I only have so much aqua, red and grey that almost half will be similar fabric....okay I making my head hurt now...so enough on that...lol

Goal for next week- Sew the blocks together

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Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilts top done

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network. Please check out both sites and see what everyone else is working on too!


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