Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chex mix 2009

Every year Larry makes chex@ mix. Each year he improves upon the last year. Each year he plans and collects the ingredients. Then, come the days that my kitchen is his and I come home to baking and stirring and the smells of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. 'Super Larry' is faster than sound, more skill than Bobby Flay, more efficient than Rhoda the robot as the chex@ mix goes from box to roaster, to oven, to cool down, to bag. I tried to catch him in action. The best result is all a blur. Here is a photo log of the 2009 event.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome Alexander David

My sister's family recently welcomed a new grandson, Alexander David. To celebrate this wonderful event I began working on this applique quilt. Cassie showed an interest and it became a mother/daughter project. The starting point was 15 cookie cutters and 15 pieces of washable knit fabrics. It always amazes me what a few simple shapes enhanced with basic stitches can describe; a scotty dog, a bat, an elephant or Wilbur the pig. The border is black fleece and the backing is green fleece.