Friday, March 30, 2007

'Tween Times





Well, most UFOs are still at a standstill: BOAF is STILL at the longarmer's, Hawaiian Snowballs, Scrappy Stars, and Chocolates & Cherries STILL await backing fabrics, Broken Dishes STILL longs for a cleared-off basting table (did I use the word "still" enough times in that sentence???) Sooo....alternate pursuits!




Bread Machine....Several years ago I received a very-much-coveted automatic bread machine. I used it furiously for a couple of years. Then the word came down about bad, bad CARBS. So it sat on top of the refrigerator for a lo-o-ong time. Well, recently I decided to live dangerously and resurrect it and dig for some recipes that may (or may not) be more "body friendly". I've started baking bread again and decided to make a fun little booklet out of recycled grocery bag to save the recipes with photos in that I will want to keep. Along with that I made a little lunchsack booklet to keep soup recipes in. Today I will try to find time to embellish them.




Tasha Tudor...About once a year I check this book out of the library. I adore reading about her lifestyle. I was always a fan of her children's book illustrations and find her to be a true inspiration. Looking at her antiques and collectibles, her gorgeous handdyed yarns, dipped candles, Nubian goats, amazing hens, lovely hand constructed clothing, quilts, linens---oh, I could go on and on about this book---is sheer eye candy. I should probably just purchase the thing, huh? Bead Love.... Digging out the beads and bead paraphenalia, I'm making some scissor fobs for the quilt show boutique. I really like to work with beads--guess it's the ole "hippie" leftover in me LOL!!! This post sounds like "What I Did on My Sewing Vacation" doncha think?

8 comments:

Tracey said...

The recipe books are a very cute idea! Hmmm...a nice gift for the holidays, filled with family recipes perhaps?

Kim said...

I was BIG into beading until I discovered quilting; it's a lot of fun! Actually, I just like GLASS in general. One of these days, I'd like to make a quilt that incorporates beads but I haven't dreamed one up yet. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Wonderfully cute ideas and things. You are a woman of many, many talents! Have fun.

paula, the quilter said...

Love the booklet idea. I have some leftover remnants of hippiedom too -- mine seems to be knotting and fibers.

Libby said...

Your booklets are a wonderful idea - a great gift for showers, housewarming, etc. I love to use paperbags and brown paper.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love using beads too...didn't realize how many of them I had until it came time to move. They just are easier to hide than the fabric stash!

Patti said...

What a fun post - you are certainly keeping yourself busy even if you've been on a "sewing vacation". The little recipe books are charming - it would never occur to me to do something like this! I love them!

Conni Lu said...

I own a copy of that book and it is one of my treasures. I was quite lucky one day and found it on clearance for $2.99 at the Barnes & Noble store. It is the most inspirational book that I've ever read to keep one's hand busy. That little lady's work ethic is phenomenal. I haven't worked with beads but making scissors fobs would be fun.