Saturday, July 25, 2009

Today I started a batch of strawberry wine.
I used About 10 lbs of Strawberries

Puree in the blender.

Add 5lbs of sugar - put in a straining bag inside a fermenting bucket.
Smells like strawberry jam mmmm.

Add the juice of 4 or 5 limes, and a cup of strong tea (4 tea bags)

Add the other ingredients, (except the yeast) and about 2 gallons of boiling water.Looks nasty now! Those are a million strawberry seeds floating on top.

Cover and stir for 24 hours and add the yeast. Ferment!! Ferment!!

Check out the 2 berries I didn't puree! I switched to the blender as soon as I realized how long it would take to chop them all up.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What I'm working on Today

I started on some cards for Ashley, Melanie & Katie.
Here's the first one, just the fabric for the top.
Batiks, freemotion stitching. 5 x 7.

Tennessee's Cats
A few years ago I bought all these cat blocks that a woman had made but never put together into a quilt. She only wanted $2 for all of them, plus the book!! It was a little challenging because there are 37 big cats and 18 that are 1/4 size.
Those are going into a border with mice. Here's the center with the cats. All the fabrics are cats and the sashing has cat words. click to enlarge. (I think it gets huge)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rian's Summer Top

Quickie Tie on Summer Top
Applique Fun!
Rian wanted a Tree & a Butterfly.
We were going to make leaves but Ian said the tree looked like a winter tree in the night, so we made a moon from Angelina!

She ironed.

But didn't want her picture taken!

The only problem we had is I edged the tree with some Razzle Dazzle and its itchy when it's on the inside. :(

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cadie's Sew Day with Grandma

I invited Cadie to come sew a dress for her birthday present.
I put several sets of fabric in zippy bags for her to choose from.
She picked these Daisy Kingdom prints.

I added some polka dots & lavender from my stash.

I framed up one dancing cat and put it on the back of the bodice
And another one for a pocket.
The skirt fabric has valentine candy hearts with all the usual sayings
.. Be mine
... I love you

She "helped" me sew. We had fun together.
We also had hot chocolate!
At Starbucks she told her mom she didn't need any
because she would have some at Grandma's.

She didn't want her picture taken!!

We sneaked a few anyway!