Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Little Late ... Peonies!

I know that I am about 2 weeks late with this update, but I thought that I'd give my peonies a little love on the blog.

I was seriously soooo excited to see the peonies in our new house bloom for the very first time since we moved in less than a year ago. Like everyone else on the planet, I think peonies are just gorgeous. Here are our pretties:


But of course, I had to make a bouquet with a select few stems. I thought they would look wicked nice in a sterling silver water pitcher.... 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lemon Souffle

It is nooo secret that I love food! Master Chef is one of my very favorite shows and it has just started up last week and it really makes me want to cook some pretty cool things.

So .. Lemon Souffles it is! 
My in-laws were in town and we decided to try them out. My mother-in-law picked out a Martha recipe and we decided to go for it. 


I pretty much stared at the souffles as they were baking .... just watching them rise.... very patiently....

Look at them!!!!!!! Oh my GOSHHH look how high that one on the right got! That's gotta be like 2 inches.

Here was mine...I love these ramekins. I bought them for my mother-in-law for her birthday this year, and she brought them along because I don't have any. They were the perfect size. 

Hahaha I thought that this picture was realllllyyy funny. I think it was my father-in-law's idea.

Going, going ....

I loved making the souffle. It really wasn't that hard at all, as long as everything was properly prepped, that was definitely key to making these souffles happen. 

I am so happy to get another item off of the Bucket List! Check out my Flickr page for other pics and what not. Also, see my Finished Projects page for all of the things that I have knocked off of the bucket list to day.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Herringbone Quilt


Herringbone quilts have been floating around blogland for a while now, and I just can't get enough!

There are seemingly tons of different methods of making this quilt. There are also a million different quilts out there to envy.

Like this scrappy one:


This two-tone quilt:  

A Pretty in Pinks quilt:


Some veryyyy pretty herrinbone quilting: 


OK and I just cannot get enough of these floors!!!!!!! 

After ooooohhing and aaahhhhing  all of these herringbone quilts, I had to get started on one. Also, I am still waiting for a new foot to finish my My Sweet Charli quilt related projects. 

I did a rough outline/pattern for this quilt. Wasn't sure what to expect really, I was just hoping that it would all work out as I had planned and that I didn't make any stupid mistakes. 

I plan to give this crib size quilt as a present to a coworker who just had a baby. I tried to make it as boy-ish as possible given fabric I already had laying around. These are the fabrics that planned to work with.

Lots of cutting later ...

And some stitching .... very tricky stitching I might add ...

More herringbone quilting to come!