Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's crunch time!!

I'm feeling like I have Christmas under control, so today I decided I needed to get serious about my samples for Road To California. I am making a sample using Oak Leaves and Reel using the Flannel Flinders pattern. I really like that pattern. I've made it with hearts and stars and this one will have leaves. All of the four patch blocks are done, the plain blocks are cut out, next will be the 9 patch blocks. The strips are all ready to go and are packed up in my basket to take to work. If we aren't busy tomorrow, hopefully I will have a chance to get the 9 patches done! It feels good to have a project going.

Yesterday I met my friend Lani at Quilt N Things in Montrose, then lunch and shopping at our favorite country store, Country Classics. Love this place. They have a wonderful selection of vintage looking Christmas and all kinds of wonderful furniture pieces and accessories. The shop is decorated as cute as can be. We asked to take pictures inside, but they would rather we didn't do that so here's their store front. You can click on the picture for a bigger view! I had to have this barn star, it fits perfectly above this window I have. I had a nail there forever. I couldn't believe
when I hung it up how well it fit! Then there were these really cute dish towels and a fun Merry Christmas sign.........but my very favorite thing was this tree runner that Lani made for me.
Definitely felt like winter today. Nice and cold and a good day to make a pot of soup. A friend gave me a really great recipe for Tortilla
Soup. We wait all year for the cold weather to come, just so we can make this soup. You crunch a bunch of tortilla chips in the bottom of your bowl, put cheese on top of the chips and then pour the hot soup over the top......yummy, and enough left over to last a few days!

Off to do some lurking and then get to bed. Hope everyone has a great week. See you later alligators!


Doe said...

That is one fabulous star!
Yeah, get to work on that quilt. Move those fingers. Move it, move it, move it!!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me and I appreciated the comment!
Congrats on the Grandma announcement...a great excuse for piles of quilts!
Sounds like the shopping was fum, Tracey

Anonymous said...

Will you post the soup recipe?

Mar said...

I love that fabric! the red is so rich. Looks like you had a lovely day, please post the recipe, I have my own, but always looking to improve on my favorite soup.

Anonymous said...

I like that quilt shop a lot, and that part of Montrose. I haven't been up there in years, I used to live up there. I may have to go check it out again one of these days, I remember they have some really nice stuff.

That soup sounds a lot like the tortilla soup I make, so easy to make, and yummy.

May Kristin said...

Love your fabrics, great colors!
Seems like you had a great day and that soup looks yummy! The recipe, please?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The table runner is fantastic! Lucky you. That appears to be a wonderful shop. I like your soup eating suggestion, chips and cheese can only help everything!

Nicole said...

Yum, that soup looks fantastic!

Nan said...

I really like that fabric and pattern together - very nice, Cheryl! Sounds like lunch and shopping was great fun - the star is lovely in its new home! Love the towels and the sign, too. Oh, and the table runner is too cute! My hubby LOVES tortilla soup - are you going to share the recipe?? Puleeze?!?

Anonymous said...

Wish I was home having a cup of that soup :)

Cheryl said...

Katie - wish you were here to have a cup with us I'll put some in the freezer for you! Can't wait to see you Saturday!! Love you :-)!!!