Tuesday, September 16, 2014



If you love antique and traditional it's on its 
way and we have just the thing for you.
Next month our
A new combination of reproduction cotton fabrics. 

 If you are not familiar with our 
Flavor of the Month 
here is how it works:
Each month we introduce a new collection
 and combination of fabrics.
Along with yardage you will find 
Pre-cuts as well as a 
Cotton Kit Project and a Minky Kit Project
We combine fun and never seen before 
combinations it's what makes 
 unique and gives you variety to add to your collection.

Each collection is limited to availability. 
You can purchase individual items or 
save by purchasing the value pack... 
Which is one of everything in the collection. 

You can view the past collections of 
by Clicking on the Flavor category.
Because there is limited availability we have some 
Killer Deals
on past collections in the Bargain Bin.
 If you're looking for a great pattern 
using scraps 
check  out the pattern 
which makes 12 traditional blocks.
 Same pattern two color options.

Remember Shipping is only 
$5.00 per order!

Gracies Yardage Available Also
Fabric Collections 

New collections coming soon by 
Keep posted!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mother Nature


Mother nature brings all kinds of
 weather which brings all kinds of results!

which grows like a weed.  
It is a strange long stem stalk 
which is red, pink and green in color.
It seems a bit like celery when cutting and chopping it.
I cut and dice and place in freezer bags so I can enjoy the rewards of MOTHER NATURE later in the year.

 Many of you have had Rhubarb Pie,
Rhubarb Crisp but, 
have you ever had Rhubarb Cake?
It is like a coffee cake with a crumb of cinnamon sugar and is 
delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
The recipe can be found in the cookbook on page 127
I like to double the crumb cinnamon topping recipe!

 How far do you have to go 
to find the pot of GOLD?
This week we have a variety of specials on the shop site.
You will enjoy collections of 
Minky at $9.95 per yard
Cotton yardage on sale
Kits and pattern ideas
New pre-cuts by Riley Blake in dots and chevrons
And don't miss the videos 

 Along with all the good stuff Mother Nature
 brings in more creatures and critters. 
Not always good!
With all the rain in St. George the Scorpions are moving in!
So my husband DB and I 
have had to take matters in our own hands.
Who needs Bill the Exterminator when we can do the job?

It's Freaky and Cool all at the same time.
A black light at night makes the scorpions light up.  
They stand out and can't hide...then we have to do the deadly job.
Everyone should experience this at least once in their lifetime.

keep posted for more fun and adventures 
in the exiting days ahead!
You never know what tomorrow will bring?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Charming Quilt

5x5 Charming Quilt

Watch our tutorial on a 
simple new quilt 
using pre-cuts (5x5)

 Applique Glue
Holds each square in place until 
you do the final quilting.
You only need a dot of glue in the center of the square.

Cut the backing 1 1/4 yard

Frixtion Pen
Make a grid and mark every 6" to place a square. 
Or random place squares in rows keeping space even.

If you are quilting yourself use the 
505 Spray to hold the layers of your quilt together.

Find all notions in our 
Tools and Notions Category

Finish quilt made with Strawberry Lemonade 
5x5 squares
Rose Cuddle Minky

 Stitch about 1/4" leaving raw edge.
simple and fun quilt 

Thursday, September 11, 2014


We always remember this day as a tragic and 
terrible loss filled with disaster. 
With the tragedy there was also shared  
many heartfelt stories of miracles of survival and hope. 
To the families and loved ones of the victims  
 the memory of
is never forgotten!

Our many kits and fabrics pay 
tribute to America and its heroes. 
Whether you are looking for a 
banner, a table runner, a topper or just yardage
we share our options with you.

is a complete kit

Hot pads and Tea Towels

 We have a recipe for
 Zucchini Lemon Cake 
which I received from my dear friend 
Cindy McEntee in Oregon 
I  made a few changes and modified 
it so here is the new recipe:

Zucchini Lemon Cake 
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 1/3 cup sugar
3 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup grated zucchini

Mix all ingredients together and bake in a large sheet cake pan.
 350 for 12-15 minutes do not over bake.
While warm top with lemon glaze frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
zest from lemon
Melt the butter add milk in sauce pan.  
Remove from heat add the powdered sugar and the lemon juice.
 Pour over warm cake.
 Let cool and serve!

Although 9-11 for America is a sad day… 
for me as a Grandma it was a great day.
was born on 
and is 4 years old today!

Happy Birthday 
all 9 of them!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014



 Life has many moments which simply spell
P E R F E C T I O N!
as we know not all days are perfect but, when we do have an 
ahhhhh moment hold on to it!

 Take time to stop and smell the roses.  
Life is so busy we get so involved with school, work, bills, appointments,
 distractions which means we forget to smell the roses. 
Pausing to enjoy the moments and 
taking time for a walk, a phone call, 
writing a card or a letter, visiting a friend or loved one.  
Sometimes just a moment of time makes a difference 
not only in our life but in the lives of others.  
 A fabulous dinner can be an expression of perfection.  
Taking time to share dinner 
together with loved ones 
sometimes is a challenge but brings great benefits.

Creamy Shrimp Perfection

Cook and drain pasta of choice. Set aside.
In  pan sauté about 8 ounces of raw mushrooms( cut in chunks)  
 in about 1/4 cup butter and 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and 2 gloves of garlic minced 
 when tender add fresh shrimp and cook. 

 Add 1/2 cup cream  and 3-4 Tbsp fresh parmesan cheese.
Add pasta to  shrimp and sauce  and I tossed a handful  of Fresh Spinach in.  
Cook tossing all ingredients cooking spinach slightly and heating all together.    Salt and Pepper to taste and add parmesan cheese as desired.  If you like more sauce add more butter and cream.
I used light sauce but if you are wanting more of a creamy sauce double the sauce recipe.  I also like a lot of mushrooms so I would double the mushrooms.  
Now this is PERFECTION

 The perfect way to use 
10x10 Squares 
This simple and easy quilt 
spells true 
Check out all our pre-cut options
There are so many combinations
 you're sure to find a favorite!
Today I previewed a collection of pre-cuts  
Riley Blake 
check this out!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

stash and smile


Pre-cuts by Riley Blake

Gotta get me some…don't you? 
Order today!

 1 yard cuts in Teal
5 prints
 1 yard cuts in Coral
5 prints

 1 yard cuts in Navy 
5 prints 
We also have the 
 10x10 squares
5x5 squares
Fat Quarter Bundle
 Here is a sampling of some of the prints used in the collection.
This is  fun !
I love the color combinations and the prints.
There are so many ideas to use pre-cuts. 
Below is a pattern idea as well as a quilt kit option. 
Finding a bundle to add to 
my stash makes me smile.  

 Wee Ones Honey Buns Pattern
This pattern is a great idea to use your pre-cut stash.
Simple and quick
its  fun to use a variety of colors.

 Wee Ones Honey Buns 
Quilt Kit
Complete with backing, binding and pattern.  
Reg. Price $129.95
On sale this week 
limited to stock on hand

watch for emails and discounts all week

Friday, September 5, 2014

It's Party Time

It's Party Time

Last night Party Menu

Caesar Salad with Bowtie  Pasta
Bread Twists
Caprese Salad
Marinated Tomatoes
Salami Rolls
Lemon Zucchini Bars
Cheesecake Apple Bars
Magic Bars

 Amazing recipes and party ideas.  
Fill the plates with delicious and fabulous food!
 Salami Rolls
I decided to make an easy tasty appetizer.  
I took Salami and made a filling with softened cream cheese and butter and dab of
 fresh garlic, sprinkle of thyme and basil.  
Spread on the salami and rolled up then topped with a piece of 
artichoke heart, sun dried tomato and olive.  
Then I put them on a crustini or cracker. 

Marinated Tomatoes
This was definitely the hit of the party. 

3/4 cup canola oil
1/3-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
6 Tbsp of sugar
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 bunch of green onions chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
16 whole basil leaves fresh
1/2 tsp thyme
2 cloves of garlic
2 lbs of tomatoes finely chopped
Mix all ingredients and let marinate for at least 3-4 hours.  
Serve on toasted baguette slices. 
Add this to your favorite recipes its a must have!

 A Party is not complete without the treat!
Lemon Zucchini Bars, Hello Dolly bars 
and Apple Cream Cheese bars.

 Don't miss the easy to make Hot Pads
watch this video…

 All kinds of prints 
and varieties offered at
Remember  we offer matching tea towels
 Check out all the new fun items in
Kitchen Collection