Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Little Of This And That!

I have a collection of Swell fabric by Moda that has been aging in my quilt closet….I would say about 3 years of aging….the025 plan then was to redo my laundry room incorporating the fabric. The time has come!! I made two of these runners to go on top of the washer and dryer..some buttonholing left to do on the flowers and leaves. Next step curtains, a valance for a shelf, and some kind of runner for the top of the cupboard. I just love it when a plan comes together!!

We had a two day getaway to San Luis Obispo to attend a retirement party for a close friend and his wife. Such a fun event, connecting with old friends and welcoming another couple in to our growing group of 024retirees….YIPEEE……this means more people to play with. The car ride there and back was just enough time for me to get the binding on my girls quilt…my January finish!! I have a visit planned in a couple weeks, so I will be delivering it to her in person.

Tonight the Grammy’s are are on (I’m watching as I type in fact). I love, love the Grammy’s . In my head I am quite the singer…if only you could hear. But unfortuna027tely in real life the sound is not so good…too bad :-)!!! While watching I finished putting this little topper together. The blocks were done, so it was just a matter of adding the sashings and corner squares…easy!

I tried a new recipe tonight for pulled pork……so EASY and quite tasty. You put 026a 3lb. pork loin roast (seasoned) in the crock pot with 14 ounces of beef broth and cook for about 8 hours on low. Take meat out and shred, put in a cast iron skillet and mix with 18 ounces of your favorite barbeque sauce (this is to taste you might want to add a bit more). Bake in oven at 350 for 30 minutes. I served it on onion buns, with cole slaw….YUMMO!

This is a week full of quilty get togethers….breakfast tomorrow morning with my friends, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings friendship group get togethers and Saturday a soup and sew day….I’m thinking housework will have to wait this week because I’m going to be PLAYING!!!!! Happy week everyone!

15 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Your quilts look great, specially the one that you added the sashing to, and your recipe has me feeling hungry, and I've only just had breakfast. Have a fun week with all your quilty friends, and forget the housework.

Carol said...

Have a wonderful quilty friends week...love your quilts...your girl is going to flip over her quilt. Recipe sounds yummy!

Annelies Dease said...

We ARE kindred spirits...I think Swell and Sweet are two of my ALL time favorites. I am still just cuddling with it once in awhile (G), but I guess I should be brave and cut it up !!!
Have a fun and quilty week. Stay warm and stay dry. XXX

Sherri said...

I love swell and sweet too...a laundry room with those fabrics would be wonderful! I have a whole box of scraps from my Swell/Sweet Tisket a Tasket quilt...now to decide what other project I can make!

Janet said...

I was so excited that there was a new TV show about GRAMMYs, you know, like the NANNY show. Then I read more of your post only to realize that the TV show you watched was about SINGING! LOL
We GRAMMYs deserve a TV show, don't you think?

Thimbleanna said...

Soup and Sew -- how fun! I can't wait to see your finished laundry room -- you're going to love having runners on your washer and dryer!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love SWELL...it is the cutest fabric line, for real. Your projects look great.

Allie said...

Woohoo, you're going to have the prettiest laundry room ever!

Love your projects!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that swell fabric. It is happy and uplifting. That pork sounds so yummy.

Quilt Hollow said...

Quilty friends week sounds devine but then so does the recipe.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well your busy over there. While I've been sleeping you've been getting creative on me. I wanna see the laundry room!! Love that topper your making. Love the little quilt you did and Katie's quilt. And then you had time to cook. That looks delish. I'm gonna have to try it.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It is only breakfast time, but that pulled pork is looking mighty tasty. I will have to give it a try. We love pulled pork sammies!

Cheryl, your Moda runner is adorable. I love those fabrics! And your stash quilt? REally awesome!

xx
becky

deb said...

Funny, I have lots of that swell fabric sitting around too, you have inspired me:)
Have lots of quilty fun this week!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Cute projects -- LOVE the This n That in Swell. So cute!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your Jan. finish is fabulous. the pork sounds really good. My hubby would love it for sure.