Sunday, June 27, 2010

Triangle Quilt

It's finally done!!! My first triangle scrap quilt. It is about 70 inches square, the perfect size for snuggling on the couch with or taking to a picnic. This quilt is going to be a gift for a coworker and I hope it gets the love and use that I would give it if it were mine.

I love all of the colors in this quilt, the colors remind me of spring / summer and make me happy. Also since it is a scrap quilt each fabric reminds me of another project I have worked on.

I love how it turned out it is nice and crinkly.

The backing is simple but I love the fabric.

Can you tell that I am happy with it. =)


We took Chase bowling for the first time today. He loved it, he did a happy bowling dance after almost every throw. It was adorable.


Saturday, June 19, 2010



You probably wonder why I haven't been blogging lately. I could probably say that it is because it is summer and the weather has been nicer or because I have been busy at work or because I've had a bad cold but the truth is that the major distractor lately has been the Fox TV series Bones. I am hooked, in love in fact. I have already watched all 5 seasons and I can't wait for the next season to come out. The show is about a forensic anthropologist and her partner who is an FBI agent (and is played by the ever hot David Boreanaz - I became hooked on him during Buffy the Vampire slayer).

I love the series so much that I decided to give the books the show was based off of a go. The first book is De Ja Dead. I must admit that it starts off a little bit slow and it may have slightly too many historical side tracks for me but overall it was fun to read. I am half way through the second book already.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Best Things in Life


Who doesn't like whipped cream straight from the can?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Party Decorations

Last weekend I threw a sewing birthday part for Capricious. We had a great time!

Here is a recipe for the Sangria we had.

Peach-Riesling Sangria
750-ml bottle dry Riesling (I actually used a sweet orange flavored white wine)
1 1/2 cups white cranberry-peach drink
1/2 cup peach schnapps
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used about 6 table spoons of frozen lemonade concentrate)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (I skipped this)
2 1/2-inch-thick lemon slices
2 1/2-inch-thick orange slices (I added extra oranges)
2 peaches, cut into wedges (I went with frozen peaches)
10 fresh raspberries
3 cups ice cubes (I skipped the ice and just refrigerated instead)
I also added about 3/4 of a can of Sprite

Mix first 5 ingredients in large pitcher. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean and stir to blend. Mix in fruit. Cover and chill overnight (I chilled for about 4 hours). Mix in ice and serve.

Here are a few of the decorations!