Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stash Report - Week 38

I loved this fat quarter bundle I found at Cotton' Pickins.  What a very nice quilt shop and Bernina dealer.  Isn't this fresh and clean looking fabric?

Stash Busting - Week 38

Added this week:     7.5yards
Added Year to Date:   179.269 yards
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 6.291 yards
Net used for 2011:    172.978 yards

Thursday, September 15, 2011

mmmm . . . Pickled Onions

Derin took some of the smaller onions from the garden and made a batch of pickled onions, red pepper and garlic.    He likes this kind of stuff, I don’t really like to eat it – so it is all for him.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chloe Quilt - Show and Tell

These are pictures from the Bernina Software Club that I teach at Bernina Northwest in Seattle. We are working on the Chloe Quilt with the Chloe Design Collection. These are some of the designs that have been embroidered for the quilt. You can see some of the different colorways that have been used.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Show and Tell - September

These are pictures from the Bernina Software Club that I teach at Bernina Northwest in Seattle.

Maxine E. embroidered these pillow cases as gifts.  And she made the fish hot mitt and kitchen towel.

Kathy H made these Black, White & Pink quilt as a challenge at Stray Threads Quilt Guild.  She enough left over for a table runner too.

Deb B. made this beautiful Christmas quilt using designs from OESD Christmas Colletions of previous years.
Deby C. attended the 830 LE  -  VIP retreat in August.  These are three of the projects she worked on.  Deby had a great time.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cracker Bread

Today my husband started early and made Cracker Bread.    Making Cracker Bread takes extra time.  Making Cracker Bread is allot of work.  But believe me it is so worth it!  I'll be munching away on these sheets of Cracker Bread that we don't give away, and everybody wants them when we make them.  Good with just a little butter or served plain.  Goes with soups and salads equally well.  Spread them with peanut butter, tuna, chicken or egg salad spread. 

Monday, September 5, 2011


This is our onion crop for this year.  Last year we only had 3 large onions total!   So this is not our worst year, only next to our worst year.  Just too much rain and cold in spring and no real warm weather until August.  We put the onions in the loft of the barn on drying racks.  They have in the past lasted into November.  I order Ailsa Craig sweet onions from Dixondale Farms.