“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Week in My Kitchen :: Blog Hop

There was some good cooking going on in my kitchen this last weekend! Since our 4 kids are all grown we don't really celebrate Easter as we once did with dyed eggs, baskets, egg hunts, candy, etc... but I still like to make an Easter-ish dinner for the once a year pure pleasure of eating homemade scalloped potatoes...YUM!!

Two of my favorite cookbooks

 Gratin Dauphinois...be still my heart!

 A lazy Sunday for Jack

The obligatory sink full of soapy dishes

The sponge

The challah dough ready to be kneaded

Topped with a bit of thyme from the garden.

Mandarin Honey butter...squeal!!

Marinating the tri tip. (Hubby does not like lamb). I'm nothing if not accommodating.

 WOW...just wow!

Happiness is a loaf of fresh baked bread....

...AND juicy tri-tip!

French toast the next day, mmmmm.

I also made chili during the week and snapped this photo of Jack in his usual place while I'm in the kitchen, he likes to keep an eye on me in case I drop anything tasty on the floor, silly boy!

I'm joing Heather and the gang for This Week in My Kitchen Blog Hop. Head on over and take a look what's going on over there. See you next week, if not sooner. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Week in My Kitchen :: Blog Hop

Not a whole heck of a lot going on this week in my kitchen. I should have some very delicious things going on this weekend, though! I'll be sure to share next week.


Smoothie makings

Sauteed Chard with garlic and lemon

I made new seat cushions!

 Be sure to hop on over to Heather's blog, Beauty That Moves to see the others that are participating in the Blog Hop. LOTS of great ideas in those kitchens!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This Week In My Kitchen - Blog Hop

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Beauty that MovesI love Heather's gentle way she lives her life and nourishes her family. In a recent blog post of hers she states: 

"Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.
Every Thursday morning I'll post my photos from the week, no words or recipes needed, just glimpses into my kitchen and you're invited to do the same!"

What a wonderful way to observe the moments in the kitchen (my favorite room of the house) and to share those moments with others! I LOVE it! So today I share with you a few images of This Week in MY Kitchen!

Make sure to head on over to Beauty That Moves to visit the others that have shared images of their Week in the Kitchen.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Little Selfish Sewing

These scrappy patchwork pot holders are just what I needed to make today... and nothing else!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Gotta Love Lotta

Lotta Jansdotter's fabric collection, Mormor has arrived and I think it might be my favorite collection of hers, although I fell very hard for her first collection, Echo, which I still am in love with. I'm sure that I was not the only fabric fiend that was happy to see some fun bright colors pop up and I wasted no time in creating a colorful, girly baby quilt... so, so bright and springy! 

 I also put together a few other fabric combo's for more future quilts. This bundle combines Mormor, Echo and Bella collections.

I put this bundle together for a LARGE quilt for our King-sized bed. I added a few favorites from other designers and one from the Echo collection. I can't wait to climb under this quilt. It's going to be a big one so I had better get started!

Blomma, (blossom in Swedish) Little Girl, Modern Baby Quilt, Crib Quilt, Toddler Quilt, Baby Quilt. A bright and colorful patchwork quilt created with Lotta Jansdotter's Mormor fabric collection. Backed with Pearl Pink Kona Cotton and bound with Squared Elements in Shadow from Art Gallery Fabrics. Batting is cotton Warm and White. Machine quilted by me in a random meandering pattern. Measures 33" x 44". A perfect size quilt for the crib or as a take along nap time quilt for a toddler.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WHAT...another project?

 I know, I know... do I really need to start ANOTHER project when I have three others (crochet afghans) currently in various stages of completion. I couldn't help it. Honestly, how could I resist this scrumptious needlepoint pillow kit by Anna Maria Horner? I couldn't...I just couldn't!

Floral Centre Tapestry Kit purchased here. I DARE you not to buy one!