Wednesday, July 30, 2014

little helper

The other morning I was putting together the backing and batting to ready the little monkey quilt for hand quilting.  "The Inspector" jumped up to check things out. Here she is touching the safety pins.

Sniffing the safety pins.

I position them everywhere there will be no quilting, starting from the middle and working my way out.  That's the way I quilt it also, from the middle out. 

Doing a little more closer inspecting of the piece.  I chose a vibrant black, red and sunflowery fabric for the backing. 

Finally inspecting the back for any foreign objects hiding in there.  She was a HUGE help and she assured me that she would be there for me the next time I had a project to work on. 

Looking forward to quilting this little quilt.

Happy Days to you.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

little helper

The other morning I was pinning the batting and the backing to the little monkey quilt.  I really detest basting so I use safety pins to put the quilt together so that I can hand quilt it. 

The inspector decided to hop up and get a closer look.  See if the pins are positioned right, might taste them and try to bite them also. 

I put the pins where there won't be any quilting and I started in the middle and worked my way out.  I will also quilt that way. 

A nice bright sunflower pattern for the backing.

Checking out the back to see if it pasts the test.  I am anxious to get some stiches in it.   

                                                                               Happy Stitching!

Little Pans

I picked up these little cast iron skillets the other day at the Cracker Barrel. I put a little butter, 1 egg, a little sliced pepper, chopped onion and chopped ham with salt and pepper.  I put it in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.  Long enough to make many pancakes.  It smelled so good and didn't make a mess frying eggs.  They were ready when I got done with the pancakes and the family enjoyed them.  Oh also when I pulled them out of the oven I added a little shredded cheese.  It was delish!

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