Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AYOS, Etc.

I guess it is a wee bit late to talk about St. Patrick’s Day, but we always celebrate the day with the traditional corned beef dinner - corned beef, cabbage, soda bread, etc.  

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Cabbage was at such a great price (four heads for a dollar) that I had to start another batch of sauerkraut in the crock.  It should be ready in about 6 weeks!

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My mom brought alone some green peeps for me when she came for dinner.  They went quickly, but aren’t they a pretty color?
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This week I managed to finish this month’s AYOS project – a wonderful wee sampler.  I used  some PB and J fabrics that I had in my stash.  It was another great mini.  Thanks to Sinta and Sherri we have great projects month after month and I love my minis for decorating.

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Along with working on my Two for Tea Blog Hop project (coming April 1st), I managed to finish up the Disappearing Hourglass quilt for my granddaughter’s upcoming 16th birthday.

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DH and I took a drive to check out the blooming wildflowers last week.  There were so many beautiful ones – especially the poppies and lupine.

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36 comments:

Hilachas said...

What a busy person you are. I don't even know where to start commenting on all your activities. I like your St Patrick's table set with the lovely table topper. The mini quillts are delightful, the quilt is fantastic and the outing you and your husband had looks wonderful with all those beautifful blooms. Oh, and I love Peeps too, no matter what color.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

We had soda bread too though my table didn't look nearly as lovely! Those flowers are beautiful!

Betsy said...

Your toppers are lovely.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What an adorable little mini! But then, all your quilts are just fabulous. I love minis ... they're just so cute, and they bring (almost) instant gratification. So I wonder ... why am I always making big bed quilts? I need to make more minis!

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilts! Your St. Pat's table looks so pretty with your topper. Love the AYOS mini and your granddaughter's quilt-gorgeous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lesley said it all....just gorgeous Mary!!!!

Mary said...

Your quilts are beautiful. We have to do the corned beef and cabbage too. Only, I am the only one that eats the cabbage!. Your pictures of the wildflowers are beautiful. I hope we start seeing some soon.

Terry said...

Your quilts look wonderful, and those poppies and lupine are just beautiful! :0)

Kim said...

Your St. Pat's Day table is gorgeous! Looks like there is a marshmellow Peep for all occasions, lol. Very sweet. ��

Cathy said...

Love all of your quilts! I'm sure your granddaughter will love her disappearing hourglass.

Mari said...

I am so jealous of your flowers! It looks fantastic. And my mom used to make sauerkraut all the time when I was a kid. There was a crock buried in the yard where there was always something fermenting. To this day I can't eat the canned stuff. It just doesn't taste right! (Your quilts are lovely too!)

Jeanna said...

A lot of quilty goodness going on at your place, you have been super busy. I love all of your quilts. One of these years, maybe next, I hope to join in AYOS. I so enjoy seeing the parades of everyone's minis and like you, I would get a lot of use out of mine for decorating.

Susan said...

Your post gives me hope that spring may actually get here one day! Everything in my area is still brown!

em's scrapbag said...

Your mini turned out beautifully. Love it with the vase of flowers. Love all the flower in fact. Thanks for sharing.

Lorene Holbrook said...

oh how we love corned beef and cabbage! Yum! love your shamrock table topper too! may I ask if there is a pattern? homemade sauerkraut? I bet that is yummy too!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Beautiful quilt for your DGD! Love the poppies! Have a happy day!

Mary Huey said...

Delightful quilts -- some day I'm going to see the spring bloom of California poppies in person!!

sunny said...

Love all your quilts. And I can only dream about the lovely flowers. Spring will get here. Some day. I hope.

Polly said...

Such a lovely St. Paddy Day table!! And your little sampler turned out so cute! Love it!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Wow, great projects. Love the St. Patty's table topper. What is the tea for two blog hop?

Joyful Quilter said...

You've been busy! Love all the quilts, but the Disappearing Hourglass is definitely my favorite...love the colors.

Stephanie said...

PB & J is such a pretty line of fabric. Your granddaughter will always have a hug from her grandma. She'll love it, no doubt. I LOVE California Poppies. I've heard CA is so dry they aren't blooming as prolifically but you have a lovely display in your area.

Lady Jane said...

Never too late to talk St. Paddys day... Love your table toppers and your photos.

Soma Acharya said...

I miss the wildflower season of southern CA. We used to drive out every year. Carrizo is one of my favourite places. I always enjoy seeing your AYOS minis. They are always so delicate and pretty. The quilting on your granddaughter's quilt is amazing, it really made the quilt even more beautiful. I know she loves it!! I love your green table topper. Now you made me hungry for corned beef again :)

-Soma

creativity amongst chaos said...

Busy, busy lady! Such fun quilty goodness. I like your hourglass quilt, so colorful, perfect for a teenage girl. That clover tabletopper is so cute. Can't wait to see your tea for two...I am putting some finishing touches on mine today.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

The flower photos are just gorgeous! And as always your schnibble is so pretty!

Nat Palaskas said...

The wildflowers are gorgeous! They are my favorite kind of flowers! The wee St. Patrick's Day table center is very fitting for the occasion. Love it Mary - Hugs Nat

Quiltsmiles said...

All are beautiful finishes. Love that AYOS and your gd birthday quilt is wonderful. I esp. love those Kaffe napkins on your St.Pats table, very festive.

Barb said...

so much to comment on...the runners and quilts are awesome and the flowers beautiful.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a gorgeous St.Patricks Day table! The shamrock topper is lovely as is your mini.....And the disappearing hourglass quilt looks like a sherbet sundae....good enough to eat! I love those poppies....we have an area in El Paso that has poppies that color on some Springs but not every year.....beautiful!

barcord said...

That is a beautiful disappearing hourglass quilt. I did one for my granddaughter's 14th with fabric she chose. It looks completely different. I must blog about it.x

StitchinByTheLake said...

Just look at those flowers! Oh my goodness - beautiful! blessings, marlene

Teresa in Music City said...

Such a wonderful array of eye candy on your blog!!! Peeps are my sister's favorite Easter candy - they always make me think of her. Don't think I've ever seen any green ones :*) Love, Love, Love the flowers!!!

Mdm Samm said...

let me know when tea for two is being served. loved the flowers. nice greeting

Michele said...

I'm jealous of the pretty flowers. We won't be seeing any of those for a little bit yet.

Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful tablesetting!!! I always love seeing all your treasures. :)