Monday, February 28, 2011

UUMCQG - Quilt Market - San Antonio

awesome ladies; awesome quilts; awesome classes with Rachel Griffith of; awesome San Antonio quilt shops; awesome sister; awesome tours of SA downtown/Riverwalk/Alamo and Gruene, TX!

Rachel taught 3 of her quilts: Scruffily, Coin Collecting, and Pinwheel Sampler...thanks for a great time and wonderful quilts!

San Antonio fabric shopping

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like it? do you see a Monkey? It's going to be "Melly & Me -Magoo Monkey" ...every granddaughter needs a monkey!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

San Antonio Quilt Market San Antonio for market and quilt classes with PSI Quilt - Rachel Griffith....great food, shopping, coveting doesn't get any better than this......

Monday, February 21, 2011

Love my Quilting friends

The first class was full of wonderful and gracious ladies.....lots of creativity and talent...beautiful fabric collections...beautiful quilts are budding!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Church Lady Quilt - teaching my first quilt class

...and I was just going to teach a few friends at church how to quilt.....listed it in the church newsletter....40 people later and 2 courses - we are about to begin on Monday.   I can't is wonderful to see so many people that have an interest in quilting!!!  What a great way to share, fellowship, meet new people - hope everyone has as much fun as I do!!

New Drug Avastin -story in the Wall Street Journal - My Granddaughters

My son and daughter-in-law were able to participate and be privileged to a new treatment for their daughter's eyes.  See the following link to the Wall Street Journal.   Such a miracle.
An inexpensive dose of Avastin injected into the eyes surpassed a conventional laser treatment in fixing a leading cause of blindness in babies born prematurely, according to a new study.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Binding -Double-fold & continuous

Double-fold Binding - Continuous seam 

Sew on a continuous double-fold binding with invisible ending.

Strips:  Cut 2 1/2" strips WOF.

How long?  Measure the entire perimeter of the quilt and add 15".  Divide this total measurement by 42'" to determine the number of strips.  

Sew each strip - end-to-end at a 45 degree angle.  (just like the border strips)

Press the strip in half lengthwise.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Breakfast Cheesecake

should call this Laurie's cheesecake -  it's always a hit when I take it.....actually found this in my favorite San Antonio cookbook

Breakfast Cheesecake

1 yellow cake mix (not with pudding)
1 c. large curd cottage cheese
2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. sugar (topping)
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs

Preheat oven - 350 degrees.  Prepare the cake mix according to the box instructions.  Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan.  In a mixing bowl, mix the cottage cheese, cream cheese, vanilla, 1/2 c. sugar and eggs.  Pour over the cake batter in the pan.  Stir the 1/4c sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside for later.
Bake for 30 min. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and bake another 15-20 minutes or until  the center no longer jiggles.  Surprise - the cake mix and cheese mixture trade places!
great with coffee!  as dessert!!  same day!  next day!  freezes great!!