Thursday, June 20, 2013

Addicted to....Garlic

This is not a sewing related post, so if that's what you're hoping for you can look away right now! Let's talk about garlic. My new BFF and I were chatting (hi Berta!) about what we love from Costco and she brought up the big bag of peeled garlic. They are ginormous and $4.99. I had looked at those lovingly before, but I love a me some roasted garlic, and was not sure how I would achieve that with already peeled garlic. I bought one anyway the last trip and it occurred to me that I might be able to roast them low and slow in my Little Dipper crockpot. This little gem came free with a large crockpot we bought years ago, and with the exception of the occasional queso dip or little pot of BBQ sauced little smokies, this appliance was sadly underutilized. Well not anymore! It is my dedicated garlic roaster now. Two days in a row I roasted garlic for the most tasty garlic laden focaccia bread you can imagine...yep, big ol' bag of garlic goes on my Costco staple list for sure!

Disclaimer: Berta, if you are reading this, I do not think we are BFFs in that weird stalking way...I think you are pretty cool and am so happy you re part of our team! Sorry no photos of the garlic filled goes that fast! Hopefully next post will have actual sewing related content! Over and out.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Staying Alive...

Sorry...BeeGee moment here. I have been busy! With work...with the garden...sewing...with this guy...
We made cupcakes today. And put out a bunch of fires! And hung out in the garden. I love that little guy!
I put together a quilt for our bed and have it ready to quilt. Hopefully I can get it done this weekend. Darn work gets in the way of my creativity! Later Kittens...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Don't Piss Off the Fabric...

I just love Peggy Sager's webcasts! She cracks me up! When she said "Don't piss off the fabric", it really resonated with me that sometimes we don't pick the right pattern for the fabric we are using and fabric+wrong pattern=WADDER! I had this ITY knit in a bundle of fabric I bought at the Goodwill a while back. It was a busy print with yellow, grey, black and white. I thought it was pretty, but was convinced that yellow is not a good color for me, yadda, yadda, yadda... Anywho, look what that busy piece of fabric became:
I think I did a good job of keeping the fabric happy...I know I am happy! I did things a little different this time. My usual M.O. Is to just serge everything ( although the major seams are serged) and use clear elastic for the neckline finish. I used my straight stitch machine and just rolled them and they look marvelous! I know this is a whole lot of print, but I think it will be great with a black pant!

I'm not the only creative one in our house...remember this?
Check it out...horses are gone and elk are in the mountains! 

Yay Tom! The bed looks awesome! Now I need to get cracking on the quilt!

Project Dress a Girl

For the past couple of years, I have made dresses for Project Dress a Girl Around the World, in part thanks to the campaign launched by Mari...