Monday, 20 February 2017

Family Day

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I trust that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing family day.

At our house we sure did.  Slept late after watching movies until early this morning.  After breakfast I started on making bread:

While the bread was rising I worked on my Prairie Rose Block of the Month from Prairie Points Quilt Shop.  I was inspired to get back at this twice yesterday; first time was when Lynn posted about putting hers on the quilt frame, second was when a random lady posted hers as being complete!!!  Today I did the center portion of Block 7:

"Sew" far I have completed Blocks 1, 2, 3, and 4.  Really if I just did it I could get it finished.....

After baking the bread my son, the puppy and I headed out for a walk: 


I love the classic homes in our neighbourhood.  I really do love these old neighbourhoods.

Just before our walk my son asked if we could have pizza for dinner.  Sure!!!  Whole wheat pizza crust was set to rise while we were out on our walk:

My son did the toppings and as such there is a plethora of mushrooms and most of the block of fresh mozzarella is on there!  Yummy.......

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Row By Row......

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today I was finally feeling well enough to play in my craft room ☺ Of course I also did not leave the house ....

I finished the applique and assembly of my 2016 Row by Row from Bearly Square Quilting.  This is without a doubt my favorite of all the blocks I collected.  The theme for 2016 was "HOME" and nothing says "HOME" to me more than this block:

I LOVE this block.  I am even thinking that I should make another one and have it framed for my dining room ☺

As of this evening I now have 8 of my 22 blocks collected this summer while on vacation:

TAH DAH.  

Blocks are Left to Right:
Edmonton, AB
Havre, MT

Top to Bottom:
Calgary, AB
Havre, MT (cause both shops had awesome blocks)
Fort St. John, BC (another one to do yet)
Moose Jaw, SK (another one to do yet)
Lethbridge, AB 
Swift Current, SK.

I love making these Summer Vacation Quilts!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Internet Friends!

I hope you all had a special day and felt loved - as you should every day.

Attempted to go to work this morning but my physician colleagues wrote me a sick note to go home; a joke sort of, but mostly....GO HOME.

No crafting done today, seriously even knitting was too much effort.

I will show you though that my son and I made these from a Paper Pumpkin kit I found in the craft room on the weekend:

We had fun making and filling these with candy on Saturday afternoon and there was somehow enough candy for the bags (and what we ate) and 2 pieces of each left over after filling the bags! ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Monday, 13 February 2017

I'm Sick....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Well, a night of coughing and sneezing and ear ache and sore throat did not make me better for today.

Cold sweats and face sore from sinuses by the time I got my son to school....time to go home.

Many cold remedies and medications later this evening I thought I would attempt my craft room.  I successfully made this:

I had actually put the small blocks together on the weekend so all I had to do tonight was three short seams and that was all I could do before crawling back into bed with my heating pad.

Achooooo....sniffle.....

Hope your own creativity is not squelched tonight ...

Kathy

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Comfort Food....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

About a week ago a head cold moved in on me.  For the past few days it has been trying to over take me!  I awoke today with a headache, chills and so much nasal pressure my teeth hurt!

I always lose weight when I get sick (at least 5 lbs) so in preparation for that I decided I would at least eat comfort food today so that if this develops further I don't need to find my "after sick" pants.

Breakfast was French Toast with fruit because although it should have been Awful Waffle Sunday that just seemed like too much energy:

YUM!!!

Lunch was pasta and cheese sauce - no not the kind from the box with processed cheese:

Again, YUM!

This afternoon I made a Banana cake with Cream Cheese Icing as my son and I were invited for Roast Beef Dinner at the neighbours:

Although I will not eat fresh bananas except under very green circumstances I do find baked banana things comforting and cream cheese icing is always a plus!

Now to find my heating pad and all the warm quilts I can and hopefully sleep this cold off for tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Saturday Fun Day!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

We have apparently come out of the deep freeze of winter today for a while.

After swimming lessons this morning my son and I and the dog headed out to the River Valley.  It was a lovely 15 kilometer (9.2 mile) walk.  Dog is currently asleep ☺

Before we departed for our walk I put beans, lentils, and ground bison in the slow cooker to make chili and made some bread dough and left it to rise.  

Arriving home from the cool of the walk the chili smelled wonderful and I put the bread into the oven to bake:


This evening kiddo and I are going to watch some movies and maybe even have a family room camp out for the night!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Friday, 10 February 2017

Barn Building...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

It is Finally Friday!!!  I do not understand why when I start work in the middle of the week and it is only for three days that the week seems to just go on forever.  I really do love my job, but this weekend seemed to take forever to come!

After dinner, and a hot bubble bath to try and warm up (I've been cold for a week....yes I often quote Robert Service and The Cremation of Sam McGee) my bones, muscles and maybe even my heart I got on my warmest jammies and went to my craft room.

Once there I built the second part of my Row by Row from Bearly Square Quilting:

In hind site I would have liked to have had a little more fabric to play with to get the barn boards all to go the same direction......but....it is what it is.

I do love this block.  It is one that I just HAD to have this year especially since the theme was "HOME".

Now, I think I shall settle in with my knitting and maybe get ready for sleep!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy