See, still sewing. Just too busy to talk much about it. This is the quilt I’m working on for my daughter and uses some raw edge applique. While I have talked about how I don’t like Pellon’s Wonder Under in the past, I took the time this project (solely because I bought the wrong stuff) to figure out how to work with it. And you know what? I don’t hate it this time. So, progress,right?

Image

Yesterday, the kids and I went on a bike riding play date at a local school and we packed a picnic lunch. Turkey and mermaids (mayonnaise) for Lulu, PB&J for Darsie, and PB for Berty (eaten before we had even left the house and a handful of crust handed to me).

We have a fridge full of tomatoes at the moment, most from a garden in Oregon but a couple of handfuls from our own garden, and I love a good BLT. But we’re out of the L(ettuce). So, instead, I piled two pieces of Texas toast that I toasted with butter in a pan on the stove high with mayonnaise, thick-sliced tomatoes, pepper bacon, brown turkey breast, and cheddar cheese.

I made one for dinner, too. It was that good. Especially when paired with hawaiian bbq chips and a big platter of fresh bell peppers and cucumbers with a ranch dip. Heaven.

I know the photo is horrid, but the sandwich is delicious. Try it.

Yesterday, the kids and I went on a bike riding play date at a local school and we packed a picnic lunch. Turkey and mermaids (mayonnaise) for Lulu, PB&J for Darsie, and PB for Berty (eaten before we had even left the house and a handful of crust handed to me).

We have a fridge full of tomatoes at the moment, most from a garden in Oregon but a couple of handfuls from our own garden, and I love a good BLT. But we’re out of the L(ettuce). So, instead, I piled two pieces of Texas toast that I toasted with butter in a pan on the stove high with mayonnaise, thick-sliced tomatoes, pepper bacon, brown turkey breast, and cheddar cheese.

I made one for dinner, too. It was that good. Especially when paired with hawaiian bbq chips and a big platter of fresh bell peppers and cucumbers with a ranch dip. Heaven.

I know the photo is horrid, but the sandwich is delicious. Try it.

In fact, I’m thinking about having another for a late breakfast. Good thing both the texas toast and the bacon are almost gone.

Image

So, my oldest daughter turned 8 yesterday. 8! 8 is great! And in honor of 8, I made her a new t-shirt using reverse applique that I was first introduced to reading the Alabama Chanin books.

So, directions.

Take a tshirt, ours was purchased at Walmart for less than $4. Create your design. I used Illustrator but it can be done in Word, by hand, in Photoshop, etc. etc..

Trace your design on freezer paper with the wax side down. 

Image

Cut out the areas of the design that are going to be appliqued and iron the freezer paper onto your shirt.

Image

 

Get your fabric paint ready. You just need a tiny bit.

Image

 

 

Make sure you have a piece of freezer paper positioned under the design and paint around the inside of the design.

Image

Peel off the freezer paper to reveal your painted fabric after it has dried.


Image
Put another piece of jersey or knit fabric behind the painted area and stitch around using DMC floss. Once you have your design stitched around, take a pair of embroidery scissors and cut out the upper layer of t-shirt to reveal the knit fabric below.

Image

Easy and cute!

You know those nights when the family needs food but the motivation to cook is at an all time low? Yeah, we had one of those nights recently. I looked high and low in our fridge and remembered we had leftover pot roast (I basically follow The Pioneer Woman’s roast beef recipe with modifications) and its juices (au jus if you are fancy). We always have cheese and butter. And we almost always have a loaf of crusty bread.

And it dawned on me. French Dip Sliders. 

I popped the leftover meat and juice into a pan on the stove with no extra seasonings. And while that was heating, I made garlic bread with the bread and topped it with cheddar cheese under the broiler. Once the bread was done, I topped half of the bread pieces with the meat and then added a top. Served with a green salad and mini bowls of meat juice, it was AWESOME, although not pretty.

Image

 

Blasts from the Past

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 729 other followers