Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The tulips and Block #3

The tulips are stretching and growing wonderfully. They're an annual here in North Texas--they will not come back next year. So I carefully selected my pink tulip bulbs, chilled them in the fridege for 6 week and placed them in the ground.

So here's the pink tulips--

Yes, a few are pink but the predominant color seems to be red.

Earlier this spinrg I made a couple of flower pot arrangements as gifts. The pots had lovely purple pansies and violas. I planted some tulips as a "surprise" for later. I'll have to find out if their surprise is pink. Purple and red wasn't what I was going for.

Speaking of pink, there is no pink in my Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long Block #3.

I like this block. It was simple and easy to put together. And has interest even thought it seems simple.

Here's all three so far:

It's interesting to think that we don't know what the finished product will look like. But we keep pluggin' along! I'm definitely enjoying the process.

I really like the light blue and the pink fabrics in this fabric line. But there isn't much pink or light blue. Maybe they will end up being accent colors. I really do like them in the first block.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long

Here is another image of the two quilt blocks together. This one isn't perfect either, but it doesn't feel like I'm standing on my head.

Just please ignore the clutter.
Thank you.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Second Block, Jelly Roll Quilt Along

Presenting Block #2...

It looks ok, but I like it better when it's along Block #1 ...

Hmm, that's not that great a photo. It kinda makes me feel like I'm standing on my head. Hey! Wouldn't that be like yoga?

See, blog-reading is exercise.

Well, pop in and visit me later and I'll post a better picture of the quilt blocks. Need more yoga? Drop on by.

Recently my son picked a recipe from Bakerella's website and we had a fun time making this lovely chocolate cake!

The ganache was very good.

The base for the recipe of the chocolate cake is a box mix. And while the cake was good, it wasn't great. But it definitely looks incredible!

And it did get eaten. So, I repeat, it was good!

Have you ever tried substituting melted butter for the vegetable oil in a cake mix? I was just wondering if that might give the box mix a richer flavor. I'll try that next time! Or if you've tried, let me know the results.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tulips emerging.

Tulips emerging.
Originally uploaded by Sharrieboberry

Aren't these interesting. Tiny little RED shoots coming up through the ground.

I actually chilled some tulip bulbs in the fridge and put 'em in the ground in February. And soon...tulips? We'll have to wait and see.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long

I was going to take a "before" picture of the "Crazy 8" jelly roll by Sandy Gervais. But we've seen jelly rolls before, right?

I attempted to re-roll the fabric. It's still pretty--just not as neat! Kinda brings to mind the saying about putting toothpaste back in the tube--it just doesn't work.

Look at the fun colors.

And when you put them together, what do you get?

Not perfect, but it's a start!

And another shot of Buttercup! She's recovering from her spay surgery and still full of energy!

Silly girl.

And...a shot of her looking like she's resting (she really isn't!) She's just a poser. She loves to jump and wrestle. We're still working with her on her puppy manners, so no jumping up on the family!

But I love it when she's in the "down" pose. It show her cute, short legs. And she does do the "down" command pretty well. She's very quick to hit the ground--she doesn't have far to go--bless those little legs!