The blocks for Kaaren are still coming in, I do like to see them coming to my door! While I was in Port Huron, I picked up the batting and some navy fabric, on clearance at the WONDERFUL quilt shop there. They always have the best stuff on clearance! I would have loved to have stocked up. If I ever hit the lottery, I'm going to make their day. Have to play it first, lol. I never do!
Along with the blocks, there have been a few surprises in my mail lately. Diane from Sideroad Stitcher sent me these darling little charm squares, so sweet I could eat 'em up. Thank you Diane! I see a new sweet stitchery in my future to go with them!
Forgive the loose threads, I took that pic before I could see this morning.
And Marilyn from Mardi Meanderings sent me this gorgeous Australian wildflower fabric.
Thank you Marilyn! I'm collecting Australian wildflower fabric, I want to design a quilt with stitcheries around them. They are so gorgeous!
Terrible pic, but you KNOW how hard it is to photograph snowflakes....
And then my sweet friend Nancy tried to kill me. Honest. Death by Squishy Mail. You know, when you're not expecting anything, and you open a package and it's so wonderful your heart stops.
Four Green Fairy Quilts patterns, and the cutest little stitchery....is this not too funny?
Two charm packs, Aunt Grace and Nouveau by Moda. And the prettiest fabrics! Oh Nancy, I love you to pieces. Thank you darlin' girl!
So, I HAVE been doing things other than opening mail. Mum and I went to Shirley's of course, and I do have another recipe for you. Shirley is very tickled that you all like her recipes, and every week she has something new sitting on the tea table now. This time it was the yummiest coated walnuts, they take about 5 minutes to make!
Mum-approved, of course.
Greta-the-Schnauzer really wanted some too.
Here's how you make them.
Mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar with 1/2 cup of sour cream. Boil for 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, toss in 1 pound of walnuts. Stir to coat the nuts. Spread on cookie sheet to cool, moving them around so they don't stick together. Watch them disappear.
Seriously. I brought a bag home, hubby snatched it out of my hand and I haven't seen it since.
I had to pull over and take a picture of the sunset on my way home from Shirley's, it was so lovely.
That's right out of the camera, not touched up or anything. It was amazing. My kids always say that's a sky right out of Mordor.
And now for my mate Midge, a couple of videos of freighters coming into and leaving the harbor at Port Huron. Just cuz I can.
It still tickles me that I can put a video on here. Midge had put some videos on her blog of the walk she took the other day, a most beautiful spot where I would like to build my castle. Y'all are invited to come visit, of course. Stay as long as you'd like. I promise hot tea, clean towels, a full pantry and lots of comfy chairs.
Off to finish writing a pattern, then MAYBE I can read some blogs!!!