June 12, 2012

Orange Peel Quilt

I've been so so busy with customer quilts that I've truly been ignoring my blog and my family and friends.  I feel bad but I also need to maintain my focus and try to catch up.  I'm sure you know the feeling.  But since I just finished this customer quilt I thought I'd snap a few photos and share them with you.  It's made from japanese fabrics and they are really lovely.  Lots of colors and muted shades.  It's a very simple quilt and very easy on the eye.  Enjoy.

And the back photo:

I'm sure hoping my customer likes it!



June 5, 2012


Ever find yourself so busy, so swamped, so distracted that you just simply "forget"?

That's been me lately.  But in trying to keep my priorities straight I took time to bake some banana nut muffins.  They turned out great except that the baking time seemed totally off to me.  They did bake in about half the time.  But they were beautiful.

The trouble came when my husband tried one.  He said they weren't very sweet.  And then it dawned on me - I totally forgot to add the brown sugar!  No sugar at all!  But we are making up for it by adding honey with every bite.

The recipe I used came from this wonderful blog:  http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/.

Maybe one of these days I might slow down some......



June 3, 2012


I've been a bad blogger of late.  First it was my daughter's wedding which was absolutely beautiful.

Then I was buried with customer quilts - now that can be a good thing or a bad thing.  It's always good to have the extra money and it's good to have something to keep you busy in a cool basement while it's hot outside.

On the other hand why is it that all quilts come at the same time?  And of course, there's always those that have deadlines.  Whew.....I am busy.

But after finishing one quilt today I am taking the rest of the day off to "smell the roses".  This bunch of roses is from one rose bush in our backyard.  And all of them are from one stem - that's right - one stem.  Most of the stems are so heavy with blooms that they are laying on the ground.  But it's a beauty!