Island Batik & Creative New Quilts Blog Hop Day 4 / A question on beets!
Happy Friends, I just came through a sewing marathon. I am exhausted, but am glad that I got another thing checked off my list! I am obsessive about making lists, and “me versus list” sums up my life most days.
Monday, March 14 – Island Batik Intro– be sure to stop by for the giveaway of a free fabric bundle! You will also see what outfit I wore to church yesterday when you visit Island Batik’s blog today. Totally unplanned… I chuckled when I saw the picture!
Tuesday, March 15 – The Fit Quilter– Adele is using the Desert Rose collection to make her version of Crossings! You have got to pop on over to see her quilt – simply gorgeous! Adele is a quilt designer herself — check out her work, and the patterns she has for sale!
Wednesday, March 16 – Pamela Quilts— Pamela gives a batik-y twist to my Flight of Colors pillows. Pam is also a Craftsy Designer, as well as Etsy Shop owner. Do take a moment to check out her offerings!!! And there’s a giveaway of a copy of my book!
TODAY!!!! Thursday, March 17 – MooseStash Quilting— Today featured hop project is one that is near and dear to my heart!!! Joan made my quilt with the BUZZ – my coffee cup quilt! You simply have to head over to her blog to see her quilt. I am tempted to reveal the colors of Joan’s quilt here, but I shall refrain! And of course, as for the entire blog hop, a free copy of my book is given away by all the hop contributors.
It is no secret I am a consumer of coffee. Miss Baby dubs coffee my “stay awake juice”, and I have to admit she is quite right about that! Here is my original Care for a Cuppa quilt!
So, now you just need to head on over to Joan’s blog to see her version of the quilt. She is also giving away a free copy of my Creative New Quilts & Projectsbook which has the instructions and full templates for making Care for a Cuppa!
Thank you for all your kind words on Miss Baby’s penmanship. I had only intended to share the laughs, but then I started getting emails and comments about Miss Baby’s handwriting, haha! My mother was very particular about my handwriting when I was learning how to write, and I suffered a few consequences when I didn’t do a good job. My Mom would erase ALL my work when she spotted certain discrepancies (shall we say), and I would have to redo everything. So, I learned early and quickly I’d better just do things right the first time. Now, I haven’t quite used my mother’s consequences yet on Miss Baby, but I have threatened!!! So far, she has taken my threats to heart.
Being in line with pioneer-ish and all….. I resisted buying the cooked/steamed/roasted beets at the store 2 weeks ago, and decided to buy the raw ones! I mean, how hard can cooking some beets be? I bought these:
I first baked them in the oven…. after 2 hours, they were still hard. Then, I decided I would boil them, after 45 minutes in boiling water, they were still considerably hard. Then, I started getting concerned about cooking off the nutrients, so I stopped, and just cut up the beets and served them at the table. It is universally established that I would make a dismal pioneer, and that’s for another day, ha! But I am wondering… Might any of you have some words of wisdom concerning cooking of beets? What is your favorite way to cook beets, and how do you like to serve your beets?