Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Kitchen Cat


We moved here a couple of months ago. I had a thriving butterfly garden at my old place. Gulf Fritillary butterflies mostly. Since we are still in the process of selling, I visited my garden. I grabbed some Passion Vine since I cannot find any in the stores at this time of year. I want to get it started so it will come in strong next year and I can start a new butterfly garden. So you can imagine how happy I was to see this guy. It is a Gulf Frit caterpillar munching away on the Passion Vine that I have stuck in soda bottle of water in my kitchen window. It is a chubby cat, too. I imagine in another day or so , he will be looking for high ground to start his chrysalis. This guy is going to start my new butterfly garden.

Cupcakes warm from the oven....


I baked up these Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes today. They are gluten free. I have celiac's so my baked goodies list is pretty short. I have had this food allergy for about 30 years. Yeah, it's a pain but there it is. Lactose-intolerant people have a pill that they can take before eating any dairy. No pill for celiac's.

I do have a wish list, though. If they ever make a pill that would allow me to eat whatever I wanted, I would go for these things.

--Blueberry muffin -warm with butter
--Devils food cake, plain and warm from the oven....check, got that today. Woohoo!
--Jewish rye toast with a cup of tea.

Oh yes, these cupcakes were delish. Yup, I ate 3 within 10 minutes of taking them out of the oven. Oink, Oink.

Little Red Riding Hood



Isn't this a sweet quilt?

It is all redwork and red border and sashing. Warm and White batting and Signature White thread top and bobbin. Bleached muslin on the back.

Leslie wanted to keep that innocent look and went for a Mary Engelbreit style pattern called Whimsey Roses from legacy Quilting. Leslie's piecing is flawless and her quilt make quilting her work so easy. I love how she did a redwork label on the back and had it lined up perfectly so it would be quilted.
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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
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This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks