Tuesday, May 29, 2012

To Quilt or Not to Quilt? The Hamburger Pics

As I mentioned yesterday, below are pictures of the Bayou Burgers I made for my family.  They were excited when they saw them and once they were on their plates, they enjoyed every bite.  I hope you find these pictures enticing enough to try the recipe . . .

 Above - are the burgers straight from the grill.  Below - are the burgers dressed and ready to eat.

While they look fattening, they're really not.

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday.   Now back to sewing!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

To Quilt or Not to Quilt?

Since my grandson’s birthday, things have been super busy in my household.  My daughter had knee surgery and my sister-in-law had a stroke within days of each other.  We are a very small family, so I found myself nursing my daughter and helping her get to her doctor appointments, caring for my grandson, and helping my sister-in-law with:  phone calls to various friends and clients to make cancellations and schedule doctor appointments, run errands, and help with her yard work.  These activities, added to the normal day-to-day things for my own home, made for quite a busy month.   Because my schedule picked up considerably these past few weeks, I kept thinking that I really need to squeeze in some quilting.  Oh well—family first!

Prior to my family’s medical needs, I had purchased the latest quilting design software, but for obvious reasons, have had no real time to explore it in-depth.  The best I have done is a rough design of my next quilt, which I am excited about.  See below but please note the image file was too large to copy so only the center is displayed.