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!