Thursday, September 04, 2008

Unlaborious Labor Day Weekend

Spent a marvelous few days at my older DS and his Significant Other's house for the Labor Day weekend. She LOVES to cook--can you imagine?? So I felt like royalty as she wined and dined us. One evening she made fettucine Alfredo--and made the pasta from scratch. Yum. One of the breakfast delights was a sausage egg casserole with a delicious fruit compote. Oh my, the list goes on and on. Needless to say, all four of us are dieting this week. They both love games so one evening we had a rousing game of Scattergories. Another evening we were glued to the TV for the Mizzou-Illinois game--go TIGERS--which we won! Such a great time, we hated to come home. We did manage, however, to squeak in a little quilt shop therapy. Omaha has one of my favorite shops, Country Sampler. The store is always jampacked with adorable samples and kits. Love it. Of course, when hubby is along, he always manages to find something for me to make (gotta humor him) and spends more money than I do, for Pete's sake. This time it was a cute Santa wallhanging. Thank goodness for cheaters' panels, huh?
He found this Dear Santa kit and just thought we "needed" to have it. Okay, dear, but don't expect it on the wall THIS Christmas!!!!!


I did find a Jo Morton book, Remembrances, that I couldn't live without. And this new issue of Quilt It for Christmas had some darling projects in it so it had to come home with me too.








In the Quilt It mag I found this little Christmas tree wallhanging that just looked so darn cute. And in Jo's book I found this medallion quilt called Second Hand Rose that looked like a great winter project for practicing my needleturn skills.



I also had a gift card from Linens & Things. All the L & Ts in the Kansas City area have declared bankruptcy and are in liquidation and would not honor the gift card. However, Omaha's L & T is still going strong so I was able to use the card. I have been wanting one of those ice cream maker thingies for a while and now I have one!!! In the photo the freezer bowl is missing as it has to be frozen for many hours before use. I want to try it out this evening (oops, there goes the aforementioned diet!) and found a recipe for Mocha Chip Ice Cream in the instruction book. My all-time favorite ice cream is jamoca almond fudge from Baskin-Robbins. Maybe this will be a close reproduction. Mmmmmm.......




6 comments:

Connie W said...

I have one of those ice cream makers and love it. Seeing yours reminds me I should make some too.

Libby said...

Board games . . .we love 'em and Scattergories is high on the list *s* Looks like some great quilt shop finds *woo hoo*

Patti said...

Another way we are alike - I adore BR JAF ice cream also! Unfortunately I can't choose it for my birthday "cake" - their fudge nut round - because most of the family can't stand the taste of coffee. So I settle for peanut butter and chocolate - poor me! LOL!

Lorraine said...

wow...what a great weekend....my partner loves to find things in quilt shops for me too....!! I would rather that than pacing around outside "waiting"......LOL.....the projects in the mag look great especially the medallion quilt...enjoy your ice cream!

Teresa said...

I have never seen a Jo Morton book, but I am going to have to look as I see lots of bloggers talking about those patterns. You sure found some nice buys! We recently bought the UNO game that has a spinner - that one is lots of fun too.

desertskyquilts said...

I loved scrolling back through your blog, catching up on all I've missed. It sounds like you had a great time at your son's. I love the ice cream diet, personally. =) I like the praline ice cream at B-R, though.