Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday Stash Busting Report

For all of you in Judy's Sunday Stash Busting Report group the reason I haven't posted the past few weeks is because I had surgery. The last thing on my mind was sewing, however, now that I am feeling better I've been sewing up a storm!

I have longed for days that I could stay at home all day and just do whatever I wanted to do. Having surgery has given me the rest and relaxation that I have needed. I can't do much housework, so all I do is blog and sew! How fun is that? I can't go anywhere, do anything, and I get to do it all in my favorite place: home! I do have to cook for my kids, but because my husband cooked turkey meat and chicken, all I have to do is throw things together! It's been great.

First I will show you what I have been sewing on, and then I'll share a recipe with you: Chicken Pot Pie. It's another great one for when you've been sewing all day. Scroll down a few days and you will see the chicken pizza.

I made more of these blocks. I already had 48, but I decided that I wanted a larger quilt, so I got busy and made 20 more blocks. I found the magazine the quilt was in and realized I would have to make even more blocks, and I decided that 48 was enough. I think what I will do is go through and pick out my favorite 48 and go from there.

Late last night I was blogging around, and I found these adorable carrots at Kim's. I showed them to my son and a little while later I had 4 of these!

As Kim says, "This isn't Rocket Science. It's Carrot Science! They were so easy and quick to make.

For the past 2 years my husband has worked in Grande Prarie, Alberta, Canada. The kids and I had the pleasure of going to visit him in the summer of 2006. I'll be honest with you: if I lived in Canada I most likely wouldn't be a quilter. Fabric is so expensive there! I did find some adorable quilt shops when we went to visit in Jasper and on the way to Calgary. I bought this bunny kit while I was visiting one of the shops.

Doesn't she look cute with my carrots? I guess I started her last year because I opened the pattern and immediately started tracing her on fusible webbing. Then I pulled out the fabric from the kit and realized I had already traced her and fused her to the background fabric. I don't remember doing that!

I also worked on an Easter quilt for each of my two youngest grandsons. I am embarrassed to say that I started them last year, Easter went by, and I put them away. Yesterday I finished piecing the second one. I also made the bindings so when I get everything quilted and appliqued the binding is ready to go! Hopefully, I will have pictures to show in the next few days.

Now for the Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

1 package of Pillsbury Pie Crust that you unfold. There are 2 to a package.
2 cups of cooked chicken (with garlic, salt, and pepper)
1 medium can of Veg All (carrots, green beans, potatoes, and peas)
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/4 Cup of milk
Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Spray bottom of deep dish pie pan with Non-stick cooking spray.
Unroll a pie crust and place it in the bottom of your pan.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour onto the bottom pie crust.
Unroll the other pie crust. Place it on the top of your filling and press the edges together.
With a fork, poke some holes in the top crust to let out steam.
Bake in 400 degree oven until crust is golden brown.

My stash busting efforts are mainly working on things I have started and need to finish. I did buy some jelly rolls this week, but that was for a birthday present. I'm just glad we aren't on a "Quilt Book and Pattern" diet! My husband was going to get me a dozen roses for after my surgery. I told him I would rather have some quilt patterns! I ordered them the other day, so they should be in sometime this week!

Have fun sewing!



  1. I love your bunny wallhanging. that is adorable.

  2. If you lived in Canada you would actually get used to the cost of fabric. We Canucks know where the deals are and which shops to avoid. If we were closer to the US though...with the dollar at parity...I can guarantee you there would be many Canadian quilters heading south for the fabric and other fun stuff!

    Glad to hear you are healing well from surgery.

  3. Looks like you are getting all ready for Easter . . . darling projects *s*


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