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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Doll Quilt, Sewing Room & Corn!

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?

 It seems to never stop being busy.
But I know I need to just stop
and s.l.o.w. down.
First, I have to post my doll quilt that I received
from Wendy.  I absolutely LOVE this
and I love the fact that she made it to match my sewing room.
This swap was sponsored by Christine at
Thank you, Christine, for hosting such a fun & fabulous swap!
And thank you, Wendy, for this amazing quilt!

I don't believe I ever posted pictures from my "almost" finished
sewing room.  I still have a few things in mind, but I'll show you
what I current have going on with this.

My sewing area:

My cutting table:

My fabric center.
Okay...fabric is here and in baskets all over the room.
But, fortunately, pictures can hide what you don't want
the world to see...if you angle your camera right.

And more storage, and of course,
exercise ball information,
cause a girls gotta look good!
It's hanging on my closet door... hopes that one day....
I'll do it

And what girl's room isn't complete without
an amazing selection of chic flicks to watch while she's creating.
There are very few flicks I'll purchase at full price.
Normally, I wait for them to go on the $5 rack at WalMart.
Yeah...I can be cheap.
But these....I am on the waiting list for each new movie that comes out:

Can y'all wait for November for the first movie from Breaking Dawn?
I CAN'T!!!
(Okay..I'm from Iowa, but every now and then, my southern accent comes out from my previous life)

So I missed getting in the drawing for Rachel's (from PS I Quilt) giveaway on her
synchronized square quilt along, but I have done all of her quilt along's 
and didn't want to be left out of this one.  So here's my finished quilt top.

If you notice, on the chair, is the Postage Stamp quilt from Rachel's last quilt along.
My sweet cousin, Mary, quilted it for me and she did an AWESOME job.
I just have to put the binding on it and it's finished!  :o)

And now on to the corn.
(Have you ever seen the movie, Children of the Corn?  Yeah...freaky!)
My most wonderful friend, Julie S. has a brother
that grew some sweet corn.  This stuff tastes AMAZING!
And take note of the time on my oven clock.
That is PM.
I was up until almost 2:00 AM freezing corn.
But it was SO worth it.
It's  THAT good!
Thank you, Julie!

And here's a handy trick I learned from a website I found. 
I highly recommend checking this website out 
if you're preparing your own stash of homegrown goodies!

And how did I cut it off the cob?  Well, my husband thinks
I need to get one of the fancy schmancy corn cob cutters,
but I'm all about saving space.
Okay...Okay....those of you that know me
understand that I am a bit of a hoarder,
 BUT I'm working on that.  :o)
So, I use this to get the kernels off the cob whenever I freeze corn: good 'ol electric knife.
Great stress reliever. 

And here is the start of the finished product.
When all was said and done, I ended up with 26 quart bags to put in the freezer.
Life is good.

I hope all is going well in your life.
Until the next adventure....


Melissa P said...

Wow! You have been busy! Your sewing room is coming along nicely. I'm not sure there are enough angles to hide all the mess in my space. ;)

And yes, Go Team Edward! I actually listen to all the movie soundtracks while I sew--on a fairly regular basis. Maybe I'm stuck in a rut but I'm happy there.

Julie Semsch said...

I'm so happy that you liked the corn. Hope you enjoy it all winter long! XOXO

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post, not sure how I missed it.
Love your sewing space and thank you for taking part in the Doll quilt swap.
Have a great weekend


Wendy said...

So glad that you liked the quilt.....your sewing room is coming along nicely......and that corn looks so yummy!

happy zombie said...

I've been to Iowa. I've made an Iowa corn applique. Yet I've never had Iowa corn! And now seeing yours… I know that I really goofed! I need to come back. Pronto! Will you save me a cob??!!

Wendys Hat said...

What a beautiful quilt to receive! Wow! I have always wanted to do a swap. A doll quilt swap would be fun! Someday...