Saturday, September 19, 2009

Just a little Quilter Love

This weekend my family and I had a garage sale to help downsize our stuff for the move. I decided to put some extra quilt patterns out there from my stash. What I ended up with was a small group of ladies sitting around keeping me company for about an hour. We all had a lot of fun sitting and chatting, first about quilting and then about life. It was a lovely time. Amazing how quilters always seem to find each other.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The big move...

My family and I are finally making the much anticipated move from Wisconsin to Colorado. We will be leaving here in 3 weeks. In that 3 weeks, I am planning on having a garage sale to lighten the load in the moving truck, we have to pack up our dvd's and clothes and some of the girl's toys but for the most part we are packed since we never really unpacked from our last move 6 months ago.

We are all very excited to make this move and finally start to live our life long dream of being in the mountains. Megan is so excited she keeps telling everyone that she is moving to mountains and every day she says good bye to the hay bails behind our house.

There are a lot of things to pack for the girl's in the car. I will make home made granola for a snack, thanks to a friend from another forum. Here is the recipe:

Simple Granola

1/2 c oil
1/2 c honey
1/4 c b sugar
1T vanilla
Heat these in a large pan for 3 or 4 mins on a boil. I use a roasting pan.

Remove from the heat and add
7c rolled oats
1c wheat germ
1/2t salt
1/2c almonds
1/2 coconut
Other things I add(it just depends what I have on hand)sunflower seeds,sesame seeds, rice crispies(if am a little short on oats). Add what ever you like. I put the raisins & cranraisins in when the granola is cooling.

I bake it in A 350' oven. Stir every 10/15mins until it is light brown. Browns fast.
When cool store in air tight containers.

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm eat by the hand full~~anytime.

Of course, we'll have trail mix and Sam's club is a good place to get those small bags of gram crackers and boxes of raisins.

I made them activity boards out of small cookie sheets and scrapbook paper and stickers. We made these a few months ago and I have yet to laminate them. Again thanks to a lifelong friend of mine I will be stopping by Michael's to get some foam magnets. We also went to Target and got two small magna doodles for them to color on while we are in the car. One of our dogs eats color crayons and markers are just a bad idea.

I am so excited!

Somethings every quilter should have...

in their sewing basket. Last night I was working on some hand sewing for a custom valance and I had to rip out some stitches. While I was ripping out these stitches, I had to adjust my light and when I did that I accidentally put my seam ripper through part of my thumb. There were no band aids or neosporin in my basket so I had to rummage through the first aid kit to find what I needed. Then it occurred to me, I should keep these things in my basket with me to avoid having to search for them. Now in my sewing basket I have band aids, neosporin, and anti-septic wipes. Just something for all to think about.