Friday, January 9, 2009


This is the quilt with the nine block that I started during the Christmas holidays. I haven't been doing much lately and I think it had to do with too much on my little mind....I wanted to sew...but not I made two pairs of pajamas bottoms and am happy with those. I used the serger on one and sewing machine on the other. Needless to say, serger one was done in no time. I am thinking of doing some embroidery on tee shirts to make them go together. Oh too much thinking there too.
I used a striped blue sheet for the back and cut the back fabric on the bias (first time) for the binding. I just love the way it turned out. It really is very spring like. I think I know who it's going to got to also.
We still have people with Christmas lights up and I think that by the 10th of January, they should turn them off! I mean it, even some of those awful snowmen are still up in the area. Time to move on people!
I am going to start another nine patch type of quilt, not so many colours I think. I find it hard to put them all together and the last one (January q.) Jerry helped me with the placement of colours, so that's why it looks so good.
I also have a build up of stash...who knew it would happen? I don't want to have so much that I can't decide what goes with what, it's hard enough buying fabric. There is a recession on and I am commited to being frugal.
It's the weekend and I am going to cut out a quilt or two. I think that I am doing about 52 X 52 quilts most of the time.. They do look great as lap quilts. I wonder what size most people make......

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Banana Bread...350 - 55 minutes (approx)

3-4 bananas (3 large -4 medium)

2 cups apps flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinammon

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup chocolate chips


I used a food processor.

Mash bananas in food processor, put aside

In food processor add

Eggs, sugar, butter till mixed well.

In cups measure flour, add

salt, baking powder, soda, cinammon and mix well together

add bananas to egg mixture just to mix.

Then add flour mixture to this, Pulse till mixed.

Add chocolate chips.

Spray 2 loaf pans.

Add mixture evenly.


1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp flour

1/2 tsp cinammon

1 tbsp butter.

Mix above well and sprinkle over the two

loaves evenly.

Bake for approx 50 minutes.

Watch for last few minutes till you determine

they are done.

PS> if you don't like so much choc chips reduce

as required.

You could also add walnuts instead. whatever

you want.

Let cool for about 5 minutes in pans

Then remove from pans and let cool on rack.

This is a really easy recipe to do and Kelly did a great job with this one. Jerry liked it, but wanted a little less chips and maybe nuts next time. So it's your choice. As I say, I don't do recipes too much.

I've finished stippling the top of my latest quilt and should have it posted tomorrow. I just can't figure the edging yet, but will get Jerry to help me decide. He's good with colours.