Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quickie Star Post...

 Hey there! Have you ever had caffeinated water? I bet that sounds totally stupid, but I bought a bottle today and I am totally Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing. That aside I have found one of the next best things in the world. Quilting from Little Things. It is written by Sarah Fielke. I LOVE this book! Sometimes craft books all seem the same inside. I enjoy a good quilting book, but I have been loath to buy some of the new ones that have been released recently because they all seem to have so much the same between their covers. And then I come across some complete brilliance! And it came from Sarah Fielke. She is a genius. Buy her book (she has 2 other Material Obsession books that she wrote with Kathy Doughty).  Do it now and you will be so happy. You will learn so much. I have wanted to make Lemoyne stars forever, but I am a big fat scaredy cat. But with Sarah's help, I am almost finished with a quilt top. Yep. I am. Yet another of my husbands LT's is getting ready to have a baby, so if I give a quilt to one I have to give a quilt to all. A quilt and Lily padz. That is really all a new breastfeeding mother needs (well, she also needs food, so I have added a recipe at the bottom)

 This is one of 3 pictures in Sarah's book that ROCKED my world! Can you see the brilliance? I don't know if you can or not....

 Well, you sew strips together (I bet you already knew that) and then you ...

CUT the strips in folded triangles!!!!!! when you unfold the triangles you have diamonds!!!!!!!!!!! And some really wonderful triangles for the boarder....or for a totally different quilt for another LT. Who knows what will happen,

Quilting From Little Things is going to come out in the US in August. If you don't want to wait until August, you can buy it here. Wonderful Erica sent me my copy. I emailed Sarah first and had her ship it to Erica in Alice Springs. You see, shipping to the US from Australia cost way more than the actual cost of the book. Crazy, huh?

OK, I really am turning in. I will have this quilt finished by tomorrow. I can't wait!

Oh, one more thing...When do black labs start getting grey hair? The vet told me Stanley was 1.5 last year when we adopted him from the pound. But his muzzle is getting grey and so is the base of his tail. I think he is older than 2....quite a bit older. I adore this dog, he is snoring on my foot.

Oh recipe time...


1 Rotisserie chicken
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
4 OZ grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
1/2 package of crushed Keabler Club Crackers
4 OZ melted butter.

take all the meat off of a rotisserie chicken that you found at the grocery store and put it in a medium sized bowl. Shred it up a bit with your fingers. Mix in the cream of mushroom soup. put it all in a 8x8 baking dish.Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top. In a separate bowl (or the same one you mixed the chicken and soup...I did this and it totally saved me a dish to wash) mix the melted butter and the crushed crackers.  Sprinkle these over the cheese and chicken. Bake for about 30 minutes in a 375F oven. It is really really good. My kids all had seconds, they would have had thirds, but I didn't count on them loving it so much and I didn't make enough (and the chicken was kinda scrawny).

**** If you love mushrooms like we do, saute a pint of sliced mushrooms in a table spoon of butter and a splash of white wine. Add these as a layer before the cheese. Yummo. Make extra to give to new mothers.

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