Saturday, September 25, 2010

Breakfast with Chickadees

French Toast with Maple Apple Compote

I found this recipe in my Cooking Light magazine and am still trying to figure out what was light about it! :) 

The Paxton kiddos stayed the night last night and when they woke up this morning I made this really delicious breakfast.  They said it tasted like apple pie.
 This is the fun part!
 The apple compote was just simmering a little butter with syrup and apples.
 It tasted like apple pie on top of French toast.
 Happy kids!  They are a little sleep deprived from the sleep over.
 Then the girls had a dance party to the Hannah Montanna CD!
This is the crappy part!  I hate dishes!!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crazy Quilt Class #1

The Million Dollar Crazy Quilt!!!
Ok not a million dollars but it feels like I have spent that much on wool and thread!!

My friends Leslie, Robin and I decided to take a wool crazy quilt class.  I had no idea that wool was so hard to come by and stupid expensive.  So what if we don't send our kids to college! ;)

These are Valdani threads from Romania that are specially hand died!  They look so pretty in the box.  It is such a shame that I am about to make a huge mess out of them!
 We had to first piece the wool together.  It is not as easy as it looks!  
Look at Robin figuring out here formula:)
 This is the beginning phase of mine.
 This is some of the wool I have collected.
 These are my wools for a spring quilt.
Ok when I say quilt I guess I should be saying wall hanging.  This is mine  all pieced together.  Now that we have this much done, we have to go and do decorative embroidery stitches on the seams.  After we get that done, we will start all our applique.  I think mine is going to be a Thanksgiving and Christmas quilt.  In the spring, I want to applique another one with lots of flowers, bees, birds, hearts etc.

Monday, September 20, 2010

TCC in Minnesota

We are back from Minnesota!
Leslie, Momma and I had a great time at the Creative Connection event!

We had fun meeting the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and getting our books signed too!
 This is Momma and Leslie at one of the luncheons.
How cute is this felted pin we made in Betz White's class?!?!

 We had fun showing off our bags to Amy Butler that we made from some of her patterns.
We took off to Shakopee, MN one day to visit this amazing quilt shop named Eagle Creek.  It was in an old train depot.  AMAZING!

 Had fun seeing Jenn in her gorgeous booth!!! It was also great to meet Jessie and I am now crazy about her!!  I hope to see them both again soon!!!
 Tiffany was lead photographer for the event.  I love her and she may be one of the sweetest girls I know!
I got to see Lisa my friend again.  She and I have made a few events together and I am hoping that she and I can get together in OKC very soon. :)

This is the reason that I came to the event..... RUTH RAE!

Camille Roskelly taught a class making simple quilts.  It was awesome to walk away from a class with an almost finished quilt.  
I will link to everyone later.  I have a flood in my bedroom and men working on cleaning it all up! growl! We are having to file an insurance claim that it is so bad!!  That was lovely to come home to!

Monday, September 6, 2010

end of summer trips

Running Around

I love my family and friends!  I have not been able to balance all my blog posting and reading lately because I have been running around having fun:)
 We stayed at the Wynn with some of our traveling friends.  We were there when Paris Hilton got busted and missed the whole dang thing!!
 There were 12 of us and we ate a late dinner at Smith and Wolinskies.
 We rented a cabana and hung out in the pool at the Wynn the whole 2nd day!  So fun!!  Love you Tina!!! ;)
 Went to the Michael Buble concert and almost sat at the very top!  Thank goodness for the big screens.  I love his concerts and had already caught one in OKC a few years ago:)
 We were all needing a big breakfast by the pool.  We had already had two long nights.
 When we got back home a couple of days later, my friend Leslie's daughter Jess and son in law Wes (like family to us) had the most beautiful baby girl in the world.  Maranda and I got to see Miss Lily Suzanne and love all over her:)
 Then Friday afternoon my sisters, husbands and I loaded up the kids and left for Angel Fire to see our parent's new cabin.  It is a pretty cabin that Momma has plans for big landscaping.  Can't wait to see what she does with boulders and wild flowers!
 This is a picture of all the cousins after their bear an elk hike!
 Super Hero posing!
 The living room clean before the kids ran through it:)
 It has three suites and this is the one that I stayed in.
This last pic is from Vegas too.  It is my sister Stacie, girlfriend Courtney and I.  Apparently we were in a limo at 3:00 in the morning! lol!

This is where I have been lately.  I have missed keeping up with all my girlfriends on their/your blogs.  I am ready to get with it on crafting again.  I am headed to two sewing classes with Leslie tomorrow!  She actually has 3 sewing classes.  I am skipping one!  We are crazy!