Community Quilts from Elizabeth

I have some quilts to share with you today. The tops were created by the Cresco Ladies and finished by Elizabeth.

Elizabeth writes:
Here are some quilts that I have worked on.
The first was quilted with wavy lines to suggest the seas and backed with blue flannel.  It went to a local group, Interfaith, that provides household items to needy families.

The second also went to… Continue reading

Community Quilts from Robin

I have quilts from Robin to share with you today.  The tops she completed were made by the Cresco Ladies.

Robin writes:
Hi Jo, it’s Robin in California.   I have 3 more quilts that I finished.

First up is an I spy type of quilt.  It has cows, ladybugs, bumblebees, and more.  The backing was from my stash and is a small daisy print. I quilted it with a loopy design.

The next one is… Continue reading

Stromboli with the Hanken’s

My daughter Kelli sent me some pictures from her house the other day.  She and the kids were busy making supper.  It was Stromboli night.

If you aren’t familiar with Stromboli, it starts as a bread dough rolled out.  You put toppings on the dough and then roll it up like cinnamon rolls, put the whole roll in the oven to bake, and then once it’s out of the oven, it’s cut into slices and served like this…


You can find my recipe HERE.

This is likely in the top 10 of the favorite foods that I make.

Today, Kelli was taking a short cut and not making the dough from scratch.  You can use pizza dough from the tube or bread dough from the freezer.

Here Georgia is … Continue reading

Auction Regrets

There was an online auction a bit ago.  Sadly the auction house is about 50 minutes from my house so I don’t take the time to drive over and preview the sale.  I just bid and hope for the best whenever I find something I think I might like.

Hoping is what I did when I bought my spool cabinet.  If you missed that story, you can read about it HERE.

I just love my old cabinet even though it is very used and worn.  Here’s one more picture of it… Continue reading