Wednesday, May 20, 2009

clubEQ challenge & recipes

Happy 21st Birthday Jason!

They’ve got a real good challenge going on this month for those who have Electric Quilt versions 5 or 6.  You design a quilt that illustrates a favorite recipe and Electric Quilt will use the illustration to publish a PDF cookbook that will be available to participants of the challenge only.

Barb Vlack has a couple of examples here.

Most quilters I know are pretty good cooks and know what tastes good and usually create easy, fast recipes, so I can hardly wait to see the recipes that will be coming my way! 

I know what recipe I will be contributing.  I know what fabrics I will be using. I even have a block in mind.  Now to get into EQ6 and have some fun designing.

Oh and hurry.  Deadline is Monday June 1.

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Fabric Bags


Cute Pooh bag, eh?  Angela from Country Scrap Quilts (blog) sent me this pic of Fabric Bag that she made from my directions.  She’s made quite a few of these bags & if you’d like to see more bags from her and others, go to my Fabric Bag Gallery on my website.  You can also find a link to the directions for the regular Fabric Bags and also a link to directions for a Christmas Shopping Bag on that webpage.  Never too early to start in on that Christmas sewing.

Angela asked for my permission to sell some Fabric Bags that she made from my directions.  She is now selling them in her Etsy shop and on her website – Country Scrap Quilts.  Hope you sell oodles, Angela! 

I like it when people send me pics of the bags they make.  I love it that people are using the Fabric Bags instead of the ugly plastic things.  Fabric Bags hold so much more and you feel so “green” using them!

I was chatting with a new checker at the grocery store the other day and she said - “I remember you, you’re the one with the pretty bags.”  Yah, that’s me all right, pretty bags & all!  LOL  ;-)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Microwave explosion

Who ever heard of water exploding?

I had read something about someone taking a cup of boiling water out of the microwave and sticking a spoon in the liquid and the water exploded & caused some serious burns.

Did not think too much about it.  Thought it was was of those one-in-a-million occurrences

THEN it happened to me.  I was lucky.  The cup of water I was boiling was still in the microwave when it exploded.  So, I was protected.  I started out with 1 cup (measured) of water and after the explosion there was about 1/8 of a cup of water left in the cup.

Thought to myself what might have been.  It is very scary when a close call like this happens.  And an eye-opener.

I now boil water in a pan on the stove.  No more microwaving to get boiling water for Jell-o.  In an effort to save time, a serious injury could have happened.  And, really, it doesn’t take all that much longer to boil water on the stove.

Practice safe boiling out there!