Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Now that's Meringue!

We had to make another trip to Indiana to see about my dad. On the way home we treated ourselves to a trip to Shipshewana... At a local  bakery we saw this pie. I have never seen meringue this high! We didn't end up taking this one home though. We ended up with an Amish-made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream... YUM!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mishawaka Hangouts

We were in Indiana again over the weekend. My step-mother is not doing well and probably heading for a nursing home. My dad is having a difficult time. We were able to help a little, but it is a sad time. 
 On our way out of town we needed a pick-me-up and stopped by a couple favorite spots. The Hacienda is a Mexican restaurant that is in an old home. It is part of a complex of stores and shops that was built in the shell of the old Kamn's brewery.

The Mishawaka area has lots of nice parks. These geese greeted us at Merrifield park which is on the banks of the St. Joseph River. As you can see, the river is quite  high. Unfortuntely, we had nothing to feed our curious friends. They were not interested in the cabbage leaves we had.

Lastly, a trip to Mishawaka would not be complete without a trip to Bonnie Doon's ice cream.. I remember stopping on my way home from high school and ordering a banana split for less than a dollar... It is a bit more expensive now, but the ice cream is delish.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beryl's Beetles

For the Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles RR Beryl had used the blue fabric with music on it. I decided to tie the fabric in to the theme with a play on words. Fuzzy helped find some appropriate lyrics from a Beatles song, I embroidered it on a ribbon, attached it and added  Beetles...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meg's Asian Block

Meg choose an Arabian theme for her Asian Swap block. Fuzzy suggested belly dancing, so I searched the web and found this vintage image. I think it makes a nice addition to the rich colors of her block.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oak Flower Fairy

Progress on the Flower Fairy swap.... Here is Carolyn's Oak Fairy before.
Here is my finished block for her.....

Closeup of button

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Update on my Asian RR Block

Two ladies have completed work on my white and blue Asian block. The first is Diane in Canada. Here is some of her work.

Here is work added by NickiLee in Massachusetts.
Two more ladies to go and then back to me! Can't Wait!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm a prize winner

I was a lucky winner of a giveaway at a sister crazy quilters blog. I received my prize today... WOW I am so excited and can't wait to use some of the goodies. Thanks to Debbie in Maine! Here is the link to her blog.  http://debbie-mylife-myloves-mystuff.blogspot.com/