Monday, January 28, 2013

Potato bags

This is the most awesome pattern and the only trick when using them is dont poke holes in your potatoes when using them. Check out Sew Cindy on blogger for her photos

Microwave Baked Potato Bag
Supply List - makes TWO bags from 45” wide fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton focus fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton lining fabric
 1/3 yd 45” wide 100% cotton batting
 100% cotton thread to match focus fabric
 From each of the 1/3 yard cuts of focus, lining and batting, cut ONE 10” width-of-fabric (WOF) strip. Remove selvages.
 From each strip cut two 10” x 22” pieces. If any of your fabrics are less than 44” wide, then cut strip evenly in half and use that length instead of 22” for the remaining pieces.
 Each bag will use ONE 10” x 22” piece of focus, lining and batting. The following instructions are to make one bag.
 Layer batting, lining right side up and focus fabric right side down (lining and focus should have right sides together).
 With 1/4” seam allowance, sew the two short ends. Be certain to catch all three layers in your seam allowance.
 Thru one of the long open sides, turn right side out so that the focus fabric and lining fabric are out and batting is between.
 With matching thread, top stitch along seam line next to seam allowances, about 1/2” from edge.
 Place on table with focus fabric side up. Fold one of the short ends down about 3”.
 Fold the remaining end to overlap the edge of the previous fold by about 1/2”. Edge of short fold is on underneath edge of long fold.
 Stitch along long sides with 1/4” seam allowance. Be certain to catch all six layers in your seam allowance.
Sew with 1⁄4” seam allowance
Topstitch 1⁄2” from edge
An online tutorial is available at then click on the tab Tutorials.
To use your bag: wash and dry potatoes, DO NOT PIERCE. Place potatoes in bag and place bag in microwave. Microwave per microwave manufacturer instructions. DO NOT OVERCOOK. This bag will hold from one to four potatoes. This is a great way to cook sweet potatoes.
 Zigzag seam allowances to avoid raveling.
 Turn right sides out.
 Your Potato Bag is done! You are ready to make the second bag! 1⁄2”
Copyright © 2010 Sew About Quilting by Judy Danz. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Coffee table runner is complete

Well with the wet weather we have had and are still having after 48 hours of pure wetness I finished this beautiful table runner. Now time to get myself a cup of hot coffee....happy day to everyone.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Help my daughter please

My daughter, who is nearly nine,is a little genius. She likes to create webpages and if you have Facebook please search for this "Enjoy the little things in life" and LIKE her page. She really puts In a lot of hours and I just want to make her happy by having people like her pages. She is a wiz on a computer. Can put most adults to shame. Kind of crazy because I also have a son who is 10 and they are BOTH in fourth grade..she skipped second. They actually wanted to skip her two grades she is such a smartie but with her age my husband and I decided one grade would be more than enough. Love her.

Homemade scalloped potatoes with ham

This is super yummy. Another crock pot recipe

6 russet potatoes large
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can water
1 pound cubed ham
Onion powder or real onions to taste

Peel and then slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Layer them in crockpot worth ham. In a separate bowl combine soup, water, cheese and onion. Pour mixture over potatoes and ham, cook on high for 3.5 hours then warm til ready to serve. Had it last night. Yum. Kids loved it

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coffee Break Black Table next project

Today I will be cutting this kit out and starting this adorable coffee table runner by the fat quarter shop. I love coffee so this is a must do project for me.

Christmas box January 2013

Here is a pillow case made for my DD. it is for a 12 by 12 inch pillow. Sew cute.

Beautiful quilted pillow

This is a pillow my mom, Sew Cindy, made me for Christmas. She actually made two matching ones. One of our eight dogs, Bear, is modeling it lol

Spool of thread afghan

This was an afghan I made for Sew Cindy last year for Christmas. Looking thru old pictures and found it. I love the colors and the idea behind it being she is such a huge quilter...seamstress. The spools are definitely her.

My quilt in stages for wiggly whimsy

This was the stages of this particular quilt. I am to the point now to start quilting it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Terry's mystery quilt

After a very long week of sewing i am going to take a break but here is my quilt as of this point 

In need of help

I have tried countless times to get my blog to import thru Facebook and the other way too. Can't figure it out. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Homemade ham and potato soup

Okay friends this is a really good one you must make on a cold day which we have too many of this season.

One package cubed ham
One five pound bag red potatoes
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp butter
Red pepper flakes to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 cups milk
Onion powder or onion flakes

First peel and then cut potatoes into edible size pieces

Boil the potatoes til tender, drain and set aside

Now in big pan or pot, I use a big pot, melt butter and add flour to thicken butter, also add onion powder to taste.  I just dump a few tbsp in ...let this melt and cook about two minutes.

Now add potatoes to mixture, add milk, red pepper flakes and cheese and ham.  Throw in a few dashes of pepper, heat to boiling.  Now cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.  The soup will thicken.  Serve immediately or my favorite is to turn off heat let it sit a few hours to really thicken and then reheat to serve

This is my family's favorite soup.  Enjoy...

Terry's wiggly whimsy

Here is the pre cut fabric for my quilt with terry.  This one is going to be a ton of fun.

Darlene's mystery quilt January block revealed

This is my January block for Darlene. Turned out lovely. Thanks for the fun already Darlene.

Crock pot sloppy joes

Still learning this blog so I accidentally deleted this. So sorry friends