Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear friends!

Wow, can you believe it is almost 2011. Here I am sitting on a cruise ship in Aruba writing to all my dear quilt, knitting, and stitchery friends. Mr. Whoozy and I left on the 28th for our anniversary cruise. It has become a yearly event, thank goodness. After surviving Christmas, I need a little rest. I am getting great new ideas for our Blog and for our newspaper articles. There are so many beautiful pieces of artwork aboard this ship. Take your AIRBORNE and stay well this year. Looking forward to a great new year with all of you. Love, B.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Ho Ho Ho.............hope Santa was good to you this Christmas. It has been a beautiful day for the Quiltlady and Mr. Whoozy.....Air Force grandson spent Christmas with us and we've had a wonderful visit. So nice to have young ones around to brighten up a holiday.
Hope you have had a great day and Santa brought you beautiful sewing items that you might have wanted. A friend of mine sent me a beautiful Jim Shore Santa who was "decking the halls" so nicely. Mr. Shore makes the most beautiful "quilt related items" I just love them.
Hope you are getting ready for a busy New Year..........stay warm and well and get ready to trim your Seasonal Quilt for January! Happy Days........Quiltlady Bonnie

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finished December Seasonal Quilt with attachments

HoHoHo, I got all the attachments finished. This quilt is so much fun to make. Directions for the quilt are on the blog: Simple Irish Chain Seasonal Quilt

Granddaughters' Hobo Bags

Finished at last! I also made a small purse for the inside of each bag. Their name is embroidered on the inside cell phone pocket that I put in each bag as well. Directions will be on the blog after the 8th of January. Going cruising! YEHHH Lots of hand quilting will be done on the cruise. That is my favorite time to quilt.

Monday, December 13, 2010

December Christmas tree finished

December Seasonal Quilt attachment/ Christmas tree

The Christmas tree is so simple to make.....Cut a 7 1/2" X 6 1/2" rectangle. Fold it in half lengthwise as shown in the picture. Start at the top and cut out V shapes to get the branches, ending with the trunk of the tree as shown in the second picture. Decorate with tinsel, ric-rac or anything you might have that is miniature and shiny. There are even tiny Christmas lights out there in the stores! I happen to have these cute little Christmas packages that were on a string that I could use for my tree. You can be as elaborate as you wish. I plan to embellish all of my attachments next year before I start putting them on the quilt again.
I have found that I can pin the little attachments on with tiny safety pins easier than using the velcro. Works for me!

December Seasonal Quilt attachments/Santa

Directions for making Santa are in the newspapers Dec. 15 and 16th 2010
Batting makes the Santa very lightweight, but pretty. Be sure to make him large enough to fill up the entire block on your Seasonal Simple Irish Chain Quilt started in October. Directions and pictures are on the blog for making this seasonal quilt. Every month there will be new attachments for the quilt. Don't fall too far behind. It is such a pretty little quilt and children love it!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Recipe for fantastic dessert! EASY

I, who have African violets in my oven to keep from cooking, am going to share a fantastic recipe with you! It is to die for! I love pumpkin pie, but hate to make one as I can't make good pie crusts.........mine look like the map of Africa when I try to "roll it out into a circle!" Anyway, a friend of mine in my Stitchery group brought this recipe for something called "Pumpkin Something or Other" and Mr. Whoozy says for me to make this from now on into eternity, as he likes it better than Pumpkin pie!!!!!!!!Now, that is really something!
It takes a 9 X 13 pan sprayed with that oily stuff. Put 2 sticks of butter in a measuring cup and into the microwave for 1 min on high to melt it.
Empty 15oz can of pumpkin into a bowl. Add 1 cup evaporated milk (not the whole can) 3/4 c.sugar. 1 tsp. vanilla. 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Stir until nice and smooth.
Pour into long pan. Sprinkle the entire box of a "Moist Yellow Cake Mix" over the mixture. Sprinkle top with 1 cup of chopped pecans. Drizzle melted butter over the top of all of this. Bake 1 hour and about 5 min. Serve warm with whipped cream or other creamy stuff.
I have to be careful to not mention products' names on this but you will get the gist of it, I'm sure. The cake mix has pictured a yellow cake with choc. icing. :)
ENJOY! Tell others about it and they can pull up my blog and print it off. Direcions for printing from the blog are given in my blog: Quilters University May 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Wreath Construction Supplies

This is such a pretty Christmas wreath made out of "prairie points" that you learned how to do with my Christmas ornaments or "spheres." Directions are on another one of my blog entries.

Christmas Wreath Construction Step 2

Christmas Wreath Construction

Voila, here it is finished! So cute!