Last week my Grandma passed away. She lived in Montana and I have seen her very little in my adult life and not for several years. We knew she didn't have long and so we had tried to go visit for Thanksgiving and then had thought maybe this spring or summer when the roads weren't so terrible for traveling we would be able to make it over. Well, she didn't make it that long. Yesterday was the funeral and we had planned to go, but at the last minute, my husband's work deadlines prevented us from being able to hit the road. I was pretty grumpy to say the least. Not helping the situation, I've been sick (again!)....just a cold, but still....not fun.
I decided I would remedy myself with 3 things:
Sewing ~ Baking ~ Shopping
A couple weeks ago, I came across this darling quilt that literally sent me to my sewing machine. I was so inspired to whip out my Flea Market Fancy stash and make something!
(This is the project I started when I was working on the Bliss doll quilt.)
Although I really don't have a ton of FMF, I was surprised I could easily make such a great sized quilt and I still have leftovers for other projects. (and look Kerri, I even included the pinks! )
I also combined in a couple Bliss fabrics, a couple Katie Jump Rope and some coordinating stripes and polka dots.
I'm super happy I took the extra time to do the pieced border. I get impatient sometimes when I quilt, but I forced myself to just do this and I love it. And it really didn't take as long as I thought it would. Now I just need backing and binding and I can't wait to get this one finished up for Spring!
I also dug back into a couple little baby quilts for my nephews....ya, they are way past the new baby phase, but they're still getting their quilts!!! They also just need to be quilted and bound.
Here's one all pinned up!
Here's all 3 quilt tops! YAY for finished quilt tops!
For the baking, I decided to try some homemade Peanut Butter Cups. Easy recipe, a little time consuming, yummy results. This was the recipe I followed.
Here's a couple in progress photos:
We made big ones and small ones and we used both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips.
Coating/filling the liners was the most time consuming part.
We also filled some with marshmellow fluff and grahams for a S'mores treat.
We liked the milk chocolate best and I would suggest putting a lot more powdered sugar in with the peanut butter filling, but all in all.....WE ATE THEM ALL. :)
As for the shopping part, well, I promise you the SECOND I feel good enough to get my bootie out of this house, I'll be hitting the mall.
Just me, myself and I.