Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer time, summer time !!!

Yesterday while out running errands we stopped in downtown Chandler at a cute Tea shop called Urban Tea House. We had the best tasting Ice Tea, a mild black tea with a hint of Vanilla. So of course when I got home I just had to duplicate that taste.

Since it was so hot yesterday it took less than an hour to steep my Sun Tea. 
I used 4 bags of Luzianne Tea, One tablespoon of Vanilla extract and one tablespoon of Blue Agave.
Now depending on how sweet you like it, you can add more or less of the Blue Agave.
Let me also add that I added the Vanilla and Blue Agave after I removed the Tea from the Sun.
A great glass of Sun Tea with a hint of Vanilla.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Toy

My partner in crime, Diane and I hit a few quilt stores this weekend and
we came across a new toy.
Yeah I know, do I really need a new template or pattern? 

It is called Lil' Twister, it is a template with endless possibilities.
What intrigued me most is that I can use all my charm pack and layer cakes that are collecting Social Security in my stash.
I hope to use it this week, I will post my progress.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fun Friday

Here's and idea for all those left over scraps.

I don't know why I keep scraps of fabric after I am done with a project.
However, I do know I am not the only one....LOL

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Great idea for keeping fabric and pattern nice and neat.

Well, I am trying to hold true to the promise I made at the beginning of the year. I was going to shop my own stash.
Over the years I have bought many books, patterns and fabric with the idea that I was going to actually use them. So, this year I decided I bought them for a reason and that I really did love them at the time so I am going to concentrate on using them and getting them completed this year.
  I found a beautiful pattern several years ago at a quilt show, so after my search for months for just the right fabric  I put them all in one bag so I was sure to keep them together and not accidently use them for something else.
Jump forward a few years later to last Friday. I took those fabrics and pattern out of the bag and decided it was time. Of course they were all folded up nice in that bag and now I needed to iron all those lovely folds out.
I knew I wasn't going to have time to cut them up over the holiday weekend so I needed a way to keep them nice and neat until I could cut them. This is what I came up with.

I took a pants hanger and used it to keep my fabric and pattern together and keep it from getting wrinkled.
Yes sometimes I surprise myself!