Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This quilt measures 86"x 86" and is $370.00. With your discount, it takes the quilt price down to $296.00; a savings of $74.00. If you're in the United States then the 20% is obviously the choice for you since I can mail this quilt for $13.00. (Thank you flat rate shipping!) If you're outside the US you can convo or email me for a shipping quote. A bed sized quilt to send overseas can cost upwards of $60.00!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I pretty much try and keep the house, play with my kids and nap whenever possible!
The weather here has started to get better (less rain, more sun) and Gavin almost has the garden ready to be planted. The ground work is all done he just needs to complete the fencing around it (to keep the chickens and deer and wandering cats out of it.) I am so overly anxious to get it all planted. I have all my seeds ready and a couple tomato plants on their way from Territorial. You just can't grow tomato from seed here- the growing season is just way too short and it simply isn't warm enough.
The kids and I have been playing outside a lot and enjoying the weather. Wyatt just mowed everything yesterday afternoon so our yards don't look like jungles anymore- thank heavens!The thought that has been running around in my head lately has been whether to keep my Etsy shop open. I wouldn't close it down permanently at this point, I just may stick in in vacation mode for a while. I keep thinking about how much I'm not sewing and how much time I will be spending in the garden and outside in general once summer hits. I have 2 quilts for Layton that are only half completed. I want to make a quilt for this new baby and I want to start and FINISH the quilt for our bed. I have a quilt to make for my new niece who is due at the end of July and one to make for a special someone for their birthday (I can't mention names because she/he reads this blog.) So all in all, I've got quite a bit of quilting to do just for myself let alone a quilt shop. I'm going to take some time to pray about it and see what the Lord tells me I need to do. I love my Etsy shop and have so much fun creating things for it. I love the buyers who come from all over the world to purchase quilts. I love the friends I have on my Quiltsy team. But maybe it's time for me to take a long break. I dunno. Decisions, decisions.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Oh, and one more thing- Happy Birthday Mom! I love you! ♥
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
I used (surprise, surprise) Mary Engelbreit's, Recipe For Friendship collection from Moda to create it.
Sweet, little and cute. It will measure around 21" square. Great for your Spring table. Or, I guess, it could make a good lovey too. If you have little kids then they may make lovey's out of your table toppers anyway!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here's the fam in 2006; I'm (really) pregnant with Layton
Here's the fam in 2007; I'm pregnant with Timber
Here's the fam 2008;I'm actually not pregnant!
Here's what the family will look like by this November (less the bike and goofy outfits)
Because I am pregnant!
So that's why I'm tired! :)
Friday, March 6, 2009
Now, the original recipe called for dark sweet cherries but my family loves the blackberries that we pick down by the river. I freeze pounds and pounds of them and use them in this recipe through the winter.
Here we go:
BLACKBERRIES WITH CINNAMON DUMPLINGS
32oz of frozen blackberries (or cherries, or blueberries, or strawberries, or whatever kind of fruit you want!)
1/3 c sugar
1 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c raw milk (or whatever milk you drink but preferably whole)
1tsp sugar plus some cinnamon mixed in to make a cinnamon-sugar topping
While you're waiting for that to cook, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, stir in milk, mixing just until a wet dough forms.
Reduce heat to medium low and spoon big tablespoons of the dough over the simmering fruit.
Sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar topping over dumplings and cover skillet with a lid.
Simmer gently until dumplings are set and dry to the touch, about 10-12 minutes.
Serve with a little vanilla ice cream and enjoy!Timber says "Mmmmmmmmmmmmm"