Saturday, 6 July 2019

"Sew"ing Along....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Woke up early again this morning cause I guess that is what is going to happen on Summer Vacation.

Out early with the dog and then did some tidying up in my craft room.  

Earlier this week I decided to participate in the Let's Be Friends Sew Along hosted by Border Creek Station Pattern Company.  I chose to use scrap fabrics because as we ALL know I seem to have an abundant supply of those.  

Here are the two blocks I completed this week:

I will likely end up making two blocks at a time for the simple reason that the center block piecing makes two blocks at once☺

Had left overs for dinner this evening so might even be able to sneak in a bit of knitting before taking doggie out for his last walk.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Sunday ♫.

Kathy

Friday, 5 July 2019

Friday Finish!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today I finished a project I started two days ago!!!  Amazing what a little bit of a time crunch can do to motivate a person.

A very loooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago I had agreed to participate in a Christmas Block exchange using the Peppermint Lane Quilt Pattern.

The idea is that I make 12 blocks and send 11 on to other participants and in return I will get 11 different blocks with which to make this quilt.  These are due to be mailed out on or before July 15.  So......in typical Kathy fashion I start to sew these on July 02, 2019.  

I will be posting these out tomorrow morning once I figure out who exactly I am to post these to. πŸ˜•  

Earlier this week I purchased the BIGGEST size of cauliflower I have ever seen.  Now of course I would not want to waste this and I am currently not planning any party snacks.  I decided to make Cauliflower Dal for dinner and of course one should have naan bread with that too, so I made a batch of garlic naan bread as well (I added the garlic cause I found a whole bunch of it in the fridge too):


The Cauliflower Dal turned out AMAZING, I did substitute sour cream for the yogurt because I don't keep plain yogurt in the house.  Personally I don't trust the stuff.....what is it trying to hide and or what is it trying to become...it has no identity...

There are lots of left overs from this so the good news is we can get a couple of dinners from it and a few freezer lunches which means I can get a bit more quilting in tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Saturday.πŸ₯³

Kathy


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

I'm Seeing Red.....and White...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Did some more blocks today on my 2018 Red and White 52 Week Block Quilt hosted by A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop:

I am going to make this quilt 60 blocks rather than the 52 as I want it to have overhang on my bed and not just cover the top!!

A few more blocks and I will be done.  Fingers crossed maybe I will have it done before I go back to work....πŸ˜•

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER ThursdayπŸ₯³

Kathy 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Still Awake.....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

So......today was first day of my summer vacation and I had big plans to do NOTHING!

Well.....the day started out at 0417 hours this morning when I had been asleep for almost 4 hours.  No matter how much I tried to return to sleep I was unsuccessful.  So at 0500 I got up and took doggie out for a very long walk and a bike ride.  Returning home he went straight to sleep. πŸ•  Must be nice.

Mid morning I decided that I should start on the blocks I need to do for a Block Swap I agreed to participate in.  What was I thinking????  Good News is that as of this evening half of the blocks are complete and I REALLY like these blocks so I might just end up making some for myself yet so that I have a quilt too!

Part way through this process kiddo informed me that he had lost another bracket on his orthodontic hardware so off to the other side of the city for that to be fixed.  

I took my knitting of course as sometimes these appointments can get rather lengthy.  This appointment was sooooooo long that I knit a pair of socks!!!  Okay, not really I just finished 10 rows of the foot and then the toe.  Stitched it up when I got home and wore these out for dog walk this evening with my capri pants because I was too lazy to change into regular pants!

These socks are called the Bookbinders Sock and the yarn is from Sweet Georgia as a special colour way for a Sock Crush subscription box from earlier this year.  It's been a few months since I have been in wool socks daily so it was nice to wear these again.  🧦

There seems to be a little more time in my days since I have been home now for 4 full days.  

For dinner this evening I made asparagus, mozzarella, chive stuffed chicken breasts wrapped with turkey bacon (I am stuffing that stuff in everything I can right now!  Along with garlic mashed potatoes and a green salad dinner was served.  It was delicious!


Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Wednesday tomorrow.  πŸ₯³

Kathy

Monday, 1 July 2019

Canada Day 2019πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Good Evening Internet Friends!!!  

I hope everyone had an awesome Canada Day today!

The day was mostly rainy so kiddo and I did not get out too much.  I did take a nap this afternoon and that was needed I think as still tired feeling.

Before nap I did make cupcakes for Canada Day.  The Canadian Cupcake Caper struck before I could get a pic but you get the idea:

And yes these are tasty!!

After dinner I started sorting through my scrap fabric pile as I have found another way to use up some more of my scrap fabric pile.

This is called the Let's Be Friend's Sew Along hosted by the Border Creek Station Pattern Company.  SEW Fun!!!



One block down and a few inches of fabric used up.  Now....back to regularly scheduled quilting.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER TuesdayπŸ˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Kathy

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Take Time to Smell the Roses...

Good Evening Internet Friends!!!

A couple of weeks ago I took my bicycle in for a tune up......the same bicycle that I have had several mishaps with.  Turns out that to fix it and still have a slightly bent frame would cost almost as much as a new bike.  I opted for the new bike option with no frame issues.  A bit of my bike was salvageable for parts to a charity that creates bikes for kids in need.  I LOVE my new bike!!!  Not only is it way more awesome than my old one, but it has hot pink trim on it.  Plus I added a donut bell to it: 🍩

I have been making a lot of trail and off road miles with this bike of late.

Today while I was out I literally Took Time to Smell the roses.  They were beautiful:


And then of course my eyes itched and I started sneezing, but still they were really pretty.  🌹

Recently I also started working seriously on my Lush Block of the Month offered by Sew Devine.  

I have managed to  very slowly get these 4 blocks done:

 I LOVE the colors in these blocks and the points lined up so that made me extra happy.

This weekend I got started on the Dresden plate blocks.  These are going to take more time, but I did get all 84 Dresden blades cut out this weekend so that throughout the week I can sew a bit and maybe actually accomplish something by next weekend.  Here are my first completed 12:

These are tedious to make but I am getting better at them. πŸ₯³

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you a 
BEST Day EVER Monday tomorrow. 

Kathy

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Happy Birthday!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!!

One of the things I did today was a total experiment.  A colleague of my has her 50th Birthday tomorrow and I decided to make her a cake.  I should mention that she is Vegan.

After a LOT of searching for recipes I decided on one that called for Soy Milk.  After discovering that Soy Milk only comes in 2 Litre containers of which I only  needed a cup for the cake I gave up cause I have no purpose for the rest of that milk, and it is not cheap.

Later in the day I discovered a can of coconut milk in my pantry.  I use coconut milk to make jasmine rice.

I decided to bake the cake with coconut milk.  Since the recipe no longer fit for coconut milk I set about making a cake on my own.πŸŽ‚

Here is what I managed to produce:
 Before Baking.

After Baking.

The cake was topped with Coco Whip and actually tastes pretty good.  

Will see tomorrow how well this is received.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the
BEST Day EVER Monday.  πŸ₯³

Kathy