Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Use it or Lose it



I am still doing my use it or lose it...journey....for lack of a better term

I have used up

5 jars of tomatoes
10 onions
4 2c bags of green beans
1 jar of salsa
10 potatoes
1 beef roast

Saved 1/2 pkg of fresh spinach by puréeing it into baby food
I have also been making a little extra starch and saving it to add to lil pickles food

I have A LOT of potatoes left and this is the first week I have used potatoes in a good month. So note to self....eat more potatoes...lol

Its not a lot, but something is better than nothing. Basically our little poop dragon has become our compost heap. Pretty well all leftovers and fruits/veg almost too ripe go to her. She now like to feed herself meat so I cut proteins up into small pieces and freeze them. I am still puréeing veggies and adding protein/starch chunks to them. babies really are smart and i am amazed daily by everything she is learning.

Tossed it
2 mandarin oranges. Suckers got white over night
1 cucumber i found in the back of the fridge...yuck...lol


No exciting pictures or recipes today just some puréed green beans...lol

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Arrrg

No Arrg doesn't mean that pirates have hijacked my blog it means I am frustrated.

I feel like everything in my life is getting backed up and I don't know how to stop it. Just when I start to see the light I get dragged back down. I'm wearing a life-vest and still drowning..arrgggg

I'm sorry that this blog has turned into a never ending whinefest...arrrrg
I'm just so frustrated...arrrgeady arrg arrg...lol

I have been trying to get my sewing room clean, trying being the operative word. I get side tracked too easily and things end up getting more messy. I honestly start the day on track and by the end of the night it looks like the whole house got ransacked. It's..... well .....frustrating...lol

But i have made some progress. I bought this shoe organizer and I am re-purposing it as a fabric holder. I have moved my Fat quarters out of their cramped home and into here.


I was then able to turn my fq stand into a wip home....see one drawer half full, an empty drawer and another crammed full one below..lol



I also hung up a few of my quilt tops with their backing fabric....yes they are next to my team Canada hockey jersey and hubbies team Switzerland Jersey and an old bridesmade dress....lol



so bit by bit its going somewhere. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Giveaway winner

Thank you to everyone for participating in my sew mama sew giveaway.
You all provided me with countless great tutorials most that I had never heard of before. 
So yeah geeez  thanks for all the extra to do list things I want to do now.....lol

Now onto the winner. As picked by random.org and already updated to the original post by rafflecopter

                                Debbie Doerrlamm
Congratulations Debbie!

I have contacted Debbie via email and hope to hear back from her soon.

Thank you all once again for taking part


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Quilting bee- FULL

Update
We are officially full now. 

I am happy to report that 3 out of the 4 bee's I am running are full. As always they are full of some pretty talented quilters and I cannot wait to see what they create in the 2015 January-June round

However.........We still need two  one more members to get We Bee Learning going. Please check out the info on the bee beelow :P

We Bee Learning

 ********* FULL ********** . 
Open internationally.




This is a Bee for the confident beginner and up. The goal of this group is to always be…...well Learning…lol So anything goes in this group from traditional piecing to paper piecing. 6 members take part for 6 months. Each member makes 2 blocks for the monthly host. At the end of 6 month you will have 10 blocks plus 2 you make on your own for a total of 12 blocks. Block size is up to 12.5 bigger blocks will be accepted if the group agrees.

Just leave a comment if you would like to take part.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Giveaway Day

Yeps it's that time of the year again...it's giveaway day over at sew mama sew's
and guess what this year I am taking part by having a giveaway.


Okay first things first to those of you who are visiting my site for the first time let me give you a quick intro.

My name is Hayley AKA Mrs.Pickles I started this blog back in 2011 as a gardening blog. However since our gardening season here in Saskatchewan is only from May-September I needed to talk about something else during the winter. So it has evolved to showcase many of my other hobbies as well like cooking, canning and sewing and rambling on...I am great at that!!
In March 2014 my hubby and I welcomed our first child into the world and for the past almost 9 months she has been my biggest and most rewarding hobby :)

Okay enough about me..on to what you are really here for.....the giveaway!!
I have an amazing paper piecing log cabin/bear paws pattern as well as 2 fat quarters from my favourites pile. ( I think the white is Riley Blake and the Yellow is Red Rooster..but don't hold me to that) 

Please use  the rafflecopter dohicky to enter the giveaway. 
For one entry let me know your favourite easy sewing/quilting tutorial and followers new and old get a second entry 
  • Open internationally
Good luck to all




As per the giveway day rules the giveway will stay open till 
  •  December 12 at 5 p.m. PST.
  • A winner will be picked by Dec 14th and notified via e-mail and in a blog post. If your comment doesn't not link back to an e-mail address please leave your e-mail address in your comment. 
  • The prize will be shipped out by Dec 16th

Have a great day

Thursday, 4 December 2014


If you are looking for the bee sign ups click HERE

Okay so I have been complaining about not sewing for months now. I have decided to get my butt in gear and at least start cleaning up my sewing room. I honestly have put 8 months worth of “ too lazy to put away stuff” in my sewing room on the floor on the desk and well where ever I have room.

But today the buck stops here and I am going to start cleaning….durring nap time and very quietly since the little ears on the other side of the wall are very alert… VERY...lol The little bugger can hear the computer hummmmmm...what the heck...lol

So here are some before pics…………. Insert my blushing ashamed face here.
I wasn't going to post these....but i am hoping the shame helps me clean...lol








ekkkkkkkkkkkkk. I feel bad....hit rock bottom...so only can go up from here..lol



Monday, 1 December 2014

We Bee Sign Ups


Its that time of the year again….Bee Sign Up Time!!

As some of you may know I host 4 online quilting bees on Flickr. I have been doing this since Jan 2012 and it is a lot of fun.  I won't be taking part again this round, but I will continue on in the background with my hosting duties :)

January till June 2015 rounds are set to take place Jan 1st and I am looking for replacement members for the following groups. Please see the group descriptions below

To take part you will be required to have a Flickr account.

We Bee Learning 
********* full**********
This is a Bee for the confident beginner and up. The goal of this group is to always be…...well Learning…lol So anything goes in this group from traditional piecing to paper piecing. This group took a break the the June-Dec months. Some concessions can be made for different skill levels. 6 members take part for 6 months. Each member makes 2 blocks for the monthly host. At the end of 6 month you will have 10 blocks plus 2 you make on your own for a total of 12 blocks. Block size is up to 12.5 bigger blocks will be accepted if the group agrees. Open internationally.

We Bee New
FULL
This bee is for those new to the online bee scene and started off as a beginner block bee.  The current members of the group are intermediate+ quilters so All block types are accepted. 6 members take part for 6 months. Each member makes 2 blocks for the monthly host. At the end of 6 month you will have 10 blocks plus 2 you make on your own for a total of 12 blocks. Block size is up to 12.5 bigger blocks will be accepted if the group agrees. Open internationally.

We Bee With It  
********** FULL*************
This bee started as a modern bee, hence the name With It (dorky but it fits..lol) Nonetheless, traditional blocks are welcome too. The current members are intermediate+ quilters. 6 members take part for 6 months. Each member makes 2 blocks for the monthly host. At the end of 6 month you will have 10 blocks plus 2 you make on your own for a total of 12 blocks. Block size is up to 12.5 bigger blocks will be accepted if the group agrees. Open internationally.

We Bee Canadian FULL
***however if there is enough interest I can start another group***
This is a bee for you guessed it, Canadian quilters. The only requirement of this group are to be Canadian. The current members are intermediate+ quilters. 6 members take part for 6 months. Each member makes 2 blocks for the monthly host. At the end of 6 month you will have 10 blocks plus 2 you make on your own for a total of 12 blocks. Block size is up to 12.5 bigger blocks will be accepted if the group agrees.


If you are interested in taking part in any of these bee’s please leave me a comment below or e-mail me at Saskriver(At)Hotmail.com and I will add your name to the bee. You can also request to join the a bee by clicking the bee icon and then clicking the join button on the bee page. 

Take Care