Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Quilt and a Recipe

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair

I'm joining the Summer Fair fun and sharing a my most recent quilt and a yummy recipe. Nothing quite says small county fair to me like the combination of red, white and blue. I don't usually go for patriotic quilts but I created this mini for a friend who does. I used this technique and had a good time with it, but I'm glad it was just a mini, I don't think I could do anything larger- all quilting individual squares. The final quilt measured 11.5" square. Source: via Nancy on Pinterest.

I got this recipe from my sister and I'm not really sure where she got it, but it is fabulous. (I forgot to take a picture, hopefully this darling bowl of strawberries will suffice.)

Berry Custard

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 c whole milk
3 eggs
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c flour
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla
2 c. raspberries or blueberries or whatever! add more if you want, but if you add too much it might bubble over.

1. Preheat oven to 400. in oven melt better in a 9 inch round pie plate. about 6 minutes.
2. In a blender or with a mixer combine milk, eggs, sugar, flour, salt and vanilla. While the blender is going slowly add the melted butter mixture.
3. Evenly distribute the berries evenly in pie plate and pour the batter over the top. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly puffed and set in the middle. Then broil for about 2 minutes... watch it cause it burns easy.

Serve warm or cold, with whipping cream or not. Anyway you eat this will be yummy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The One that Was Supposed to be For Me

After my post on pouches I thought I would make one for myself. But I wanted a wristlet. So I calculated and measured and sewed and ironed and stitched. And ended up with the most darling pouch (at least I think so). Then I went to put all my stuff in it (including my ancient cell phone) and... too small! What a bummer. But instead of losing sleep over it, I just decided to list it to the shop, so someone else can love it. Now I need to go back and re-calculate.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday!

My girl turned one last month! We didn't do much just a dinner with family. But I did manage to make her a banner, a onesie and a cake that she ate in a very lady-like way.

Linking up here:

Thursday, July 7, 2011


of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation or ships
I know I'm a bit late to be patriotic but that wasn't really my goal anyway. I was going for a nautical treasury since that's what is on my brain these days.