Monday, March 2, 2015

EPP Piece Complete and other things.....

I have completed my mini table runner that I am making for one of my Grandmother's. I think that I will make the background fabric be blue, but haven't decided for sure yet.  The cat Dexter loves to sleep under the recliner so I had to take a photo of him, right as I took the picture he woke up though. I have never made quiche before so I decided to make one. I had onions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, cheese and a little bit of italian seasoning in it. It turned out good except for I needed to add more Italian seasoning.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New EPP Project

I am working on a new English Paper Piecing project for one of my Grandmothers. Her birthday is in a few months, and I wasn't sure how long it would take for me to make a table runner for her. I have quite a bit more done, almost two more flowers done, than what is in the picture. I think she will really like the colors. I think I will make this have a total of five flowers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Another Row Finished.....

More work completed on by English Paper Piecing (EPP) table runner. This coming weekend though I plan on working a few new projects. What are you working on?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Slow Cooker....

I love using a slow cooker, normally to make soups but have been branching out a little bit lately. Recently I came across a chicken recipe, along with it is a mock cauliflower "rice" dish (it also has a greek salsa which I didn't make). The meal was good but I think that next time I just might make it with the chicken and a different side dish. Not to say at all that the cauliflower "rice" dish was bad but it is a little messy to make. Instead of using chicken breasts, I used chicken tenders as they were cheaper and then I didn't have to cut up the chicken breasts. I do think next time I might not use as much lemon or once I have shredded the chicken only put half back in the slow cooker. I couldn't find greek oregano so I just used regular oregano.

Another Row Complete

Here is my progress over last weekend. I haven't done anymore since but I am getting quite a bit done on my EPP project. I think I might make it a little bit longer, of course because it will go on a coffee table it will need to be a lot wider.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What's for dinner and more EPP

Last night I made a Taco casserole for dinner, it was pretty good, although as you can tell I got the cheese a little overdone. All that matters though is the taste.

I have gotten more completed on my English Paper Piecing project. Not included in the pictures is row five that I am adding on today, and I almost have two more rows put together as well.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Keeping English Paper Piecing Projects organized

If you have ever done English Paper Piecing you quickly realize how many pieces there are, and the need to keep them all together. My solution for part of this happened when I went to a local tool shop and got a plastic container for only $2.76, better than spending more money for the same item at a quilt shop. I organized my English Paper Pieces by color and I have enough room for needle, hexagons, fabric, scissors, thread and everything else needed in this container that fit perfectly in my purse.

Since I already have a couple of rows together I did need a bigger plastic container than the one above. I tried finding one in the tool shop that I thought would work but no such luck. So I ended up getting one at a craft store, it was on sale for $11 even though it says scrapbooking, cheaper than paying for the non-sale plastic container of the same size at the same store for $20. I keep the rows that I have already attached together in this bigger container along with quite a bit of extra fabric and the small-medium size container that fits in my purse also fits in this bigger one (that way if I want to take my whole project with me I can as well). So how do you keep everything organized?