Sunday, December 22, 2013

Prepping for the holidays.....

It's sure been busy here at our house.  Just last weekend we celebrated Jude's christening.  Yes....I got his gown down in time (three days to spare). 
In the meantime, I had my Christmas get together with my mini group, Nancy and Sharon.
Here's a look at their show-n-tell.
Nancy has been working on her yellow and brown basket quilt for some time (it's a work in progress), but she made sure she had some of them together for us so that we could really enjoy them.
She, also, brought this great green and red quilt that she just had quilted recently.  Love the quilting on this one.
Love  her whirligig quilt that she just had quilted, too.  Hope you can see the quilting on this one. It's perfect for this quilt. 
As for Sharon's quilts, she has this great "shirts" quilt made with men's striped shirts. Love it!! and love the quilting on it, too. 

She did this fun zig zag quilt in her gray and yellows that I didn't think she would ever cut up.
....and now she is working on another "shirts" quilt that will be made into some form of either a trips around the world or another zig zag quilt. We will have to wait and see how that all turns out. 
We had a great time getting together for our show-n-tell.  We exchanged some great gifts, too, and one was a promise to get together again up at the farm (Sharon's place ) to sew for a day or two.   Can't wait. 
I did want to share with you that I experimented on them for our luncheon and I think it was a big hit. 
Taco Soup. 
Here is the recipe I used.  It was a quick and easy crock pot meal.
1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained.
1 can corn
1 can Great Northern Beans (white)
1 can black beans
1 can red beans
1  can diced tomatoes
1 hidden Valley Ranch packet
1 Taco seasoning packet
2 cups water
Tortilla chips
Sour cream
Shredded Cheese.
Combine all ingredients in crock pot except tortilla chips and shredded cheese and sour cream.
**** do not drain any of the cans. Stir and cover with lid.  Cook on low 6 -8 hours. Service with tortilla chips (crumbled on soup), a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese.  YUM..
Give it a try.  I think you might like it.  You can make it as spicy or not spicy as you like.  All depends on the temperature of the taco seasoning that you use.  ]
Well, I need to get my final Christmas lists completed.  Hope you are ready for the big day.
Have an enjoyable day!


  1. The basket quilt in the neutral fabrics is very attractive.

  2. The soup really was great. Thanks for posting that recipe!
    Thanks also for hosting such a nice get together….and I'm looking forward to a retreat at The Farm!

  3. Such lovely quilts and what a prolific lot of ladies. I have to say the christening gown you made is gorgeous so well done.



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