Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

  I am thankful for life, and for the peace and comfort I enjoy.  My family is dear to me, and they love me in return.  My community is warm and supportive.  The mountains and lake and forest surrounding us are beautiful.  I have all that I possibly need, and then some.  The volunteer work and creative activities I'm involved with are rewarding and interesting. 
Every single morning when I wake up
my heart is filled with gratitude and joy
at the prospect of another day. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coffee colors

This week I'm working on rail blocks for a gift quilt.  Heading into the busy holiday season, and sewing time gets harder and harder to come by.  Sigh.  I have so many ideas and inspirations, just wish I had another eight hours in each day to work on them!
I'm starting to mull over plans for the quilting I hope to do next year.  Even if I don't have as much time as I'd like for sewing, I can daydream about it instead.  It motivates me to have focus and goals, so I like to make lists: maybe just wishful thinking, though!  
And meanwhile, today I'll be busy down in the kitchen :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cranberry Cobbler


1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

Combine butter and sugar.
Add dry ingredients alternating with milk and mix until smooth.
Gently stir in cranberries
Spoon into an 8" baking dish that's been prepared with nonstick spray.
Bake at 375* for about 50 minutes, until lightly browned.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

6 servings


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Austen Family Album

Week 34: Queen Charlotte's Crown

Austen Family Album series by Barbara Brackman HERE

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stash report - week 48

Used this week: 6.00 yards
Used year to date: 221.25 yards
Added this week: 3.50 yards
Added year to date: 117.50 yards

Net used for 2014: 103.75 yards

Another UFO moving along -
This is  from my backlog still remaining from the beginning of the year when both parents were in the hospital.  It will be a guild comfort quilt.

A new swap group

The Quilting Bee is a brand-new Yahoo group, just getting organized.  If you might like to be in some swaps in 2015, click over and join us as we make plans.  Right now we're taking sign-ups for our Birthday Club.  Your participation and suggestions will be welcome!