Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vomit Logs

I've been slowly working on the Scrappy Stash Quilt-a-long over on Ellison Lane Quilts.
The blocks go super quick when I get a chance to work on them.  (Boo on Jury duty)
Monday I got this far:

Then yesterday I watched some Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime and made a few more.

I'm calling these Vomit Logs because I am using any and every type of scrap fabric I have.  They are sorta wild!!!!  I plan on trying out quilting it myself.  EEkkkkk!!!   I hope it doesn't turn into a mangled mess!!

I have a few finished knitting projects that I will try to get put up soon.
Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October Farming

Not sure about you but I think it is too cold outside to do much farming here.  So I will do the inside kind.  Quilting!!!

Noon and Night- somehow I made two of these, but that is ok, I have to repeat some anyways to get the amount I need for a King sized quilt.

Old Windmill

Now I noticed that I skipped one in the book, Northern Lights!  Will have to do that one next!

Been doing a few other crafty things and getting everything ready for winter.  None too soon because the snow is on the ground.
Happy Crafting and Farming!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Foodie Stuff

I got a new cookbook.  Now if you could see my cookbook cabinet you would say, "Why did you need another cookbook?"
Cookbooks are so wonderful.  They are like little books of tasty treasures.  All the possibilities!!

Being the wierdie that I am, I always like to start at the front of the cookbook and work my way through.  That didn't work this time.  The front cover caught the kids eyes and that is what I made first. Homemade pop tarts.
I behaved and didn't try them.  If I would have I would not have been able to stop and I would have eaten them all.  So I let the girls eat them.  I made jam, nutella and cinnamon sugar.  The jam and nutella were the favorites.

Yes, these look a bit unfortunate.  But I just had to share.  haha

Next time I will be a little less messy with the egg wash.

And while those were cooking, I  found some bugs in my sugar!!

Just kidding.  I made some vanilla sugar with some of the leftover vanilla beans from my vanilla extract.  It is crazy expensive to buy but this is super easy and cheap to make.  This will be so yummy sprinkled over fruit or on top of cookies.
Now that I have gained 5 pounds by posting this, I had better go to the gym.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Oh my...
Just what I need.

Have you joined Threadbias?

I am going to try, really hard, to mostly use it as a place to organize my quilting projects.  I can already see that I have WAY too many WIP's.  I need to be one of those finisher people!!!

So I added this:

and this:

and this:

And I could go on and on!!
If you join up, I am aksherry.
I had better get to cracking on all these projects!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Messed up Farmer

I think my Farmer is messed up!  I thought Farmers worked mostly in the spring and summer.  Well, mine sat all summer!!!!!
I finally got started on my Farmer's Wife quilt this week.  I got a nice bit of fabric from Silly Mama Quilts.  I was running out of Fig Tree fabric to use.  The shame!!!

This week I made:
#58 Mother's Dream

And #59  Night and Day

I got another one finished but since it started Snowing!!!! , the light was crappy for taking a picture.  Boohoo.  Seriously, I could cry.

Since I am making 141 of these thingies, I figure I am a not quite half way.  I have made two of some of the easier blocks.

Happy Farming!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Rainy Days...

It has been raining.  Not just raining,  Raining.  The rain sounds like someone is filling up the bathtub.  Nope, it is just filling up the outside.

Last week I drove to Anchorage and back so that my hubby could go to work.  This is 150 miles both ways.  The wind tried to push me into the inlet and the rain tried to drown me.  But I survived.
I had all sorts of plans to work on my crafts after I got back home but I was just so tired.  It was not a relaxing drive.  Mostly I just vegged and did laundry.

I am making something new, thought it is not from fabric or fiber ....

Haha, doesn't look like much does it?  I am making my own vanilla extract.  I used bourbon and some vanilla beans I ordered from Ebay.
It gets darker everyday!!!  I'm thinking that a few of friends will be getting some for Christmas.

Coming soon... Farmers's Wife blocks!!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ever Have?

Ever have one of those colds that never really turns into a cold?  Just makes you annoying tired for weeks?  I have one visiting me.  Not my friend.  One day my ear will hurt, then the next day I will be stuffy.  Been going on for 3 weeks.  I wish I would just get SICK and then it would go away.
Mostly it has just made me tired.  So when you are tired, what do you do???
Make hexipuffs!!!!!

Most people probably sleep, huh?

I have a nice little box of them.  I want to start sewing them together sooooo bad, but I know that my tastes in colors varies wildly from time to time so I don't want a mostly pink side.  I want the colors to be all mixed.

And of course, Nosey had to check it out.  Naughty boy grabbed one out too!!!

Happy Crafting!!!