Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: Quilts of July 2010

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the quilts and other quilt related things I discovered in July of 2010.

I was busy working on Schnibble patterns.  Schnibbles were quilts made from charm packs that Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company designed.  This one was Winter White.

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I made the quilt from leftovers from a quilt I made for the Fireman’s Benefit.  I gifted it on to my nephew’s little one.  You can read more about it HERE.

I was busy making trivets…

Coasters
I got the idea from this book…It’s a Wrap.  You can find it HERE on Amazon.  I loved making these and still have trivets I’ve made in my kitchen hot pad drawer and use them regularly.  They are great for a simple gift.  I never got in to making bowls….

I had even gone on made this rug using the same technique…

Rug
…and got crafter making this style of trivet with a place for it to hang….

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These were so fun to make.

On the quilting front, I was trying something new…. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: My Go-To Salads

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the salads that I was making for my nieces shower in July of 2010.

I’m known in my family as the food maker.  If anyone has any event, bridal shower, graduation, party…I always offer to make food.  It’s not that I’m an amazing cook, it’s more that I have good easy standard recipes that have become family favorites…and I don’t mind cooking.

Our family doesn’t mind salads but I often don’t make them as we can’t eat a whole batch at one sitting and salads don’t always make the best leftovers…thus, I love making them for special for occasions.

…a favorite of mine is Broccoli Cauliflower Salad.
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Here’s the recipe:
1 bunch of broccoli chopped
1/2 head cauliflower chopped
1/2 c raisins
1/2 purple onion chopped
8 slices of bacon cooked crisp, crumbled
1/4 c sunflower seeds

Dressing
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 T vinegar

Mix the dressing and pour over the other ingredients.  Keep will for a day or so.

I have a HUGE love of salty things and with the bacon and sunflower seeds, this salad fits the bill.  I try to watch my carbs and for me, this is better than most non-lettuce salads.

The other recipe I often make is this…. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: This blog has gone to the toilet

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over eleven years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about a toilet post from 2010 with an update about my toilet today!!

I wrote this post as a frustrated mom who had teen children living at home.  I wrote:

Warning:
This blog has gone to the toilet…Literally.

If you are a mom or wife, I’m sure you have been at least tempted to conduct this experiment….I am sure the thought has at least crossed your mind.  Well I broke down and decided quite some time ago, that I was going to test my family….I am testing them to see how many empty toilet paper tubes can lay around in the bathroom before someone puts some toilet paper on the holder.

Here’s the empty holder….
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And here’s what is on the sink next to the toilet.
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No joke!  Yes my family has been through three full rolls of toilet paper and still it has occurred to no one to actually throw the old rolls away or to put the new roll on the holder.

How long do you think it will take?  Who do you think will end the experiment first…me because I can’t stand it anymore or them.

I’ll keep you posted!

Sorry for the rant….it’s just one of those days….”

Bahaha!!  I’m sure many of you moms with kids at home can relate.  To this day even when my adult kids come home, after they leave, I still find new toilet paper rolls sitting on the toilet paper holder.  I so wish they had learned how to change it as a kid…but then again, I love that they still feel like my home is their home and they know I’m still here to take care of them.

We had another toilet incident happen at my house recently….this… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Quilts of May 2010

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the quilts and other quilt related things I discovered in May of 2010.

I was busy working on Carrie Nelson’s (Miss Rosie Quilt Company’s) X-rated Schnibble.  At the time I was making all of these I often added borders on them to bring them up to baby quilt size.  I did that with this one.  You can read more about it HERE.

Xrated-done

I was showing off this sampler quilt I had made.  The designer is Open Gate Quilts.  It’s from the Cottage Collection Book

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I finished this quilt….   Continue reading