Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Yesterday the Sundae Quilters got together at my house and, as usual, we had a great time. We celebrated Bonnie's birthday and I made her a Kahlua Cake (recipe below) in honor of the occasion. Fran stitched her a great birthday card - it was a fun time!! Below are some photos of the get together - Here's the recipe for the Kahlua cake -
1 Chocolate cake mix - made into two 8" or 9" layers
1 C. Kahlua
1 large pkg. instant chocolate pudding made up into pudding
1 large container Cool Whip
1 pkg. butter brickle bits (or Heath Bar candy bar chopped up)
DAY BEFORE SERVING:
Bake chocolate cake in two 8" or 9" round layers. Cool. Poke holes with fork in each layer and pour 1/2 C Kahlua over each. Chill overnight in refrigerator.
Assemble cake the following way in a large round bowl:
1 cake layer
1/2 of pudding
1/2 of Cool-whip
brickle bits to taste
Repeat again to make second layer.
This makes a large cake. You can be creative with the shape, e.g. if you have a square bowl, make cake in square shape. I have a round glass salad bowl that I use. You can also use as much Cool-whip as you like. Store in refrigerator - enjoy in moderation!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Yesterday was friend Diane's birthday and we had a great lunch at Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. This was her gift from all the girls in the office. When I saw this pattern, I just knew it was for Diane. It is Joined at the Hip's "Farmyard Friends" from the "Hanging on a Star" series. The hanger is available on the Joined at the Hip website or your local quilt store might stock it. I just might make one for myself, too!!!
On the real estate front, my brother and sister-in-law have sold their home in VA (in 1 week) and will be coming up today to go house hunting for the next few days. They had several bids on their home - we're so excited!!! If they don't find something, they'll be staying here until they do.
Tomorrow is Sundae Quilters day here at my house - looking forward to working on my "Grandmother's Flower Garden" blocks - I'm really enjoying doing them and have started putting them together so that I can free up some of my Mylar templates. (I also get bored doing the same thing over and over - my Mother always said I was a great "starter" but not so good a "finisher" - now I know what she meant!!!) I'll post some pics so you can see what everyone is working on.
Keep smiling and happy quilting!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
This morning, Sue was making sandwiches for the trip home and had the undivided attention of all three pooches - how's that for being the center of attention!!!
This afternoon after work I'm going to try and get down into the sewing room and work on my UFO for January (Celtic Knotwork). It just seems like time flies by and here it is the middle of January already - I can hardly believe it!!!
Happy quilting and keep smiling -