flying paisley

Isn't this lovely? The quilter pieced this quilt 22years ago(and she did a fantastic job) I quilted it with flying paisley and a super yummy king tut thread that matched perfectly.

And the winner of Tempting Tuesday is
Janet said...
Wow--I love how you used the different papers. Very nice.
October 28, 2008 11:52 AM

Congrats Janet! Please email me your snail mail and which card you would like

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tempting tuesday

Comment on this post and be entered to win YOUR choice of any of the cards I made and posted this month. Good luck!

snack saturday

Pumpkin Spice Frosted Snack Bars


* 1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
* 1 cup (1/2 of 28-oz/796-mL can) pumpkin
* 1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
* 3 eggs
* 1 pkg. (250 g)Brick Cream Cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 2 Tbsp. milk
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 4 cups icing sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside. Beat cake mix, pumpkin, dressing and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour into prepared pan
Bake 32 to 35 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
Beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition until well blended. Spread over cooled cake. Cut into pieces to serve. Store any leftover bars in refrigerator.


A few weeks ago, I went to A Quilted Stitch with my mom and sister in law and I came home with these goodies. I've never bought a layer cake before and can't wait to play with it. And the store was giving away the ruler if you spent enough money lol

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bento box

How gorgeous is this? And it is her first quilt! If I could keep any of my customer quilts, this would be the one I would want lol!

Quilted with starburst

happy 40th

This card didn't turn out as well as I had thought it would, or that the number 40 would be that big lol!

And don't forget, Tempting Tuesday is next week!

women's retreat

Cindy and I spent the weekend at a women's retreat. It was fantastic. I hadn't gone in a few years and forgot how much fun they are. And not to mention, getting a weekend away where someone else cooks and cleans for you!

And guess what I did while we were there?

I climbed this tree,

Got to a little tiny platform,

And than,

Next year I want to do the High Ropes Course :)

snack saturday

Ginger Pumpkin Bread

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus room-temperature butter for pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (1 3/4 cups)
3 large eggs
Sugar Glaze(1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch (6-cup) loaf pans (see note, below); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugars, pumpkin, melted butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
2. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; invert pans and transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool completely. Glaze.


In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons water until mixture is smooth but thick. Place waxed paper under rack for a quick cleanup. For easy pouring, transfer glaze to a liquid-measuring cup, and drizzle over loaves. Let dry 15 minutes before serving. Makes enough for 2 loaves.


My brother and sister in law were here for Thanksgiving on the weekend. My s-i-l isn't a quilter, or as she would say, not a sewer either.

But we went to a quilt shop on Saturday and she saw something that inspired her. We got back home and she made these two tea towels(she made a total of 5 on the weekend) Aren't they cute? Not bad for a non-sewer ;)

i'm late! very, very late!

I can't believe I am just announcing my winners, but it is still October 15th here so it still counts right? lol

First off a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered, all 118 of you! This was so much fun, I loved going around and seeing all the blog participating. And I will be popping into to all your blogs and saying hi, I am slowly making my way through the list

So here we go. I am offering 2 prizes. Both winners will receive two of these cards

And choice of these two wallhangings, the stacked pumpkins

or, the reason I am posting this so late as it still isn't finished lol!, the crow and pumpkins

The first winner is #59-blueviolet/Elizabeth! The second winner is #104- Pea from Pea's Corner

Congrats to both of you and thanx again to everyone. This was so much fun! I'll be entering Deb's Whirl into Winter January 1st so stay tuned!

win this gorgeous quilt

over at Pigstails and Snails. Simply gorgeous!

And I'll be back later today to announce the winners of my Fall into Fall Giveaway

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Thanx to everyone who entered my Fall into Fall Giveaway. There is still time to enter here. And because I've had over 100 enteries, I'm adding another prize, but I have to finish it first lol!

We had a great weekend with my brother and sister in law here for Thanksgiving. Today I made a little quilt for my sister in law. I saw one on a blog a few months ago and was intrigued. The quilts are designed to fit inside ready made picture frames. (Fit to Frame's website)

I was going to frame it but than we would have had to leave the house today lol. Erica liked the idea of it just being a mini quilt. I'm thinking it would be nicer in a frame as to hide my completely inaccurate quilting lol. I'm thinking it was the little pieces. I measured all my seam allowances and they were all 1/4inch but the quilt is totally out of whack(the pieces don't line up like they should)

But Erica loves it; I think it's pretty cute. I quilted it on the diagonal in one inch intervals-and the black funky edge is the binding that isn't sewn down yet. And sorry the picture is blurry. It poured rain today and I had a horrible time getting the picture. Oh, the quilt measures 11x14 inches

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

And scroll down to enter my Fall in Fall Giveaway If I get 100 entries, I'll add another prize. Good luck!

snack saturday

In honor of Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, my favorite dish to make!

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake


* 1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
* 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
* 1/3 cup butter, melted
* 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
* 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup canned pumpkin
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the crushed gingersnap cookies, pecans, and butter. Press into the bottom, and about 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake crust 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla just until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture. Blend 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the remaining mixture.
3. Spread the pumpkin flavored batter into the crust, and drop the plain batter by spoonfuls onto the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
4. Bake 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Allow to cool before removing pan rim. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.


And no, I don't mean the little green men type lol.

I have lots of UFOs, BIG ones. This is one I really want to finish. And to be truthful, I was going to give it away on my blog but when I showed it to Cindy, she said i had to finish it. It has now been put into the current projects pile(and surprisingly, the pile is small lol!) There isn't allot to finish on it; I'm raw edge appliqueing the appliqued pieces and than it needs quilted. In fact, I just may put it on the machine and applique the pieces while quilting it. I'll keep you posted ;) lol

And how about you??? What UFO's do you have hidden away? I just may dig out my oldest UFO-a watercolor Christmas wreath that I started NINE years ago lol!

Don't forget to enter my fall giveaway here!

Fall into Fall Giveaway

I've joined a group of quilters who are having a "Fall Into Fall Give Away"

All you have to do is leave a comment to this post telling me what you love about fall and you'll be entered in the drawing. Any comments that do not include this requirement will not be counted in the drawing.

If you do not have a blog, please be sure that I can contact you by e-mail. If I cannot contact you, another name will be chosen.

I will draw a winner on October 15th hurry and comment, get your name in the hat!!!

And what are you playing for? This cute pumpkin wallhanging and I'll add a few fall cards for you as well

Click on the scarecrow in my sidebar to find a list of the other quilters who are participating.

22 months to the day

I started this quilt January 7, 2007(follow my journey here) And today, after 3 days of quilting(roughly a total of 10 hours), I am finished.

In August, I discovered the quilt wasn't big enough(or it would be if I added 22inches of borders to each side of the quilt). So I did 12 more blocks(bringing the total to 48)

The quilt measures 111inches squared(okay it shrunk to 109x110 after the quilting). I used 15 bobbins, broke 2 needles(one punched a hole through the top and back on one needle break). I figure the cost to be around $500 in fabrics(and that doesn't include the quilting cost or batting) I used the quilting pattern Fay Feathers

It is massive(and weighs a ton!) Wonder how long it will take to get the binding on? lol

snack saturday

Spider Cupcakes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/3 cup Orange Sugar Sweetened Drink Mix
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 container (450 g) vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
24 OREO Cookies
12 pieces black shoestring licorice (32 inch each)
48 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.

DISSOLVE drink mix in hot water. Stir into frosting until well blended. Use to frost cupcakes, reserving some of the frosting for attaching the candies.

CUT each licorice piece into 16 (2-inch) lengths; set aside. Place 1 cookie on top of each cupcake. Insert 4 licorice pieces into frosting on each side of cookie for each spider's legs. (Eight licorice pieces for each cookie.) Use reserved frosting to attach candies to tops of cookies for the spiders' eyes.

thank yous

When I went to the hospital on Saturday, we had allot of friends help out with taking the boys and bringing us a few meals. Without their help, Jim wouldn't have been able to have stayed with me all day. So a very big THANK YOU to all of them

And the winner of Tempting Tuesday is PAULA!

Paula said...

I just love your handmade cards!!! So cute!

September 30, 2008 9:57 AM

Please send me your mailing info and which card you would like and I will get that off to you. Thanx for playing everyone!

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