Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Almost Christmas! Can you Feel it? Quick and Easy Jelly Roll Table Runner

Merry Christmas!

I want to do a tutorial of sorts (Not Really) today for a quick Christmas Gift made using a Jelly Roll, that's fabric, LOL!
Here is a photo of one of the three I made, these are quick and easy if you want to make something cute and special and have jelly roll's on hand. You won't have time to ship and make it before Christmas now. But you can purchase and make this for other holidays and everyday using any of the jelly rolls with your favorite fabric.

This is the finished look, I used the ~~Riley Blake Lost and Found Christmas Jelly Roll ~~
to make this. 
In case that link stops working click this link at Riley Blake's Website.
You just buy a  jelly roll and cut it to the width you want and then sew the strips together, quilt as desired, add a border and walla you are done. It takes me a few hours to hand stitch the border on the back of the quilt. I am so slow. Hope you are quicker. 

Yesterday I went antiquing and found that adorable turquoise 1959 candy, decorating and candle dish at the Antique Store. I love it! It's quirky cute. I set it on top the table runner. 

I made three table runners, one for my daughter and DIL and myself. With 2 Jelly rolls you can make four table runners. Don't forget the backing fabric. Don't buy one way designs though, that will cause you to have to purchase more fabric, use a design that can be used any direction, that will save you a lot of $$ on fabric. I always use a matching fabric from the Jelly Roll Collection I used for the backing. I always use the speciality fabric by Riley Blake and others because if you're going to quilt you want it to last and be beautiful, so that is why I use the best fabric I can for my projects. Also when you buy the fabric in these sets, you don't have to waste time trying to match all the fabric up, it's already done for you! 

These are other Riley Blake Jelly Rolls that I will make a quick quilt with.

The above photo shows some of the adorable vintage style fabric, super cute.

You can roll out a few of these in a few days if you are not super busy and set your mind to it. If you have children, maybe longer or stay up late and get them done.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings Mix

Posted on my Blog from previous years.
Yum Yum!


Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our abundance.
Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer.
Candy Corn: Hardships of the Pilgrim's first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.
Nut or Seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one will reap only if seeds are planted and tended to with diligence.
Dried Fruits/Raisin : Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.
M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.
Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.
Isn't this a wonderful recipe? Are you counting your blessings?

Ok yes Thanksgiving is over and I missed posting on that day, but I alway do anymore.

I hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving!

The weather is wet and rainy here in Northern CA and we need it so bad. Thank you God!

Pies Pies Pies, who does not love Thanksgiving Day with the wonderful Pumpkin Pie, I also made a Pumpkin Cheesecake and a as you can see Pecan Pie. Pecan's are grown locally here in Northern CA. CA is the largest producer of nuts, Pecans, Walnuts and Almonds, Pistachio and so on. 90% of nuts each year are produced right here in CA and we love them. We also have a Mediterranean climate. California's Climate in much of the state is warm, to hot with dry, mild to cool summers, wet winters. I was reading about our state recently and found out about the climate being like from the Mediterranean, thought that was interesting. 

Family Getting Ready to eat our Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Blessings Kat

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November Fall Leaves and Fun with Pumpkins for Thanksgiving, Fall 2014

Been so busy since we moved to moms, busy with my crystal rainbow sun catchers site on Etsy, busy with house renovations and busy being sick with allergies. I had to go to the emergency room by ambulance about one week ago after I got an allergic reaction of which I won't go into detail here today. Perhaps another time. 

Cute photo of my new shoes, red uggs, moccasins they fit really good. I love shoes, so that is my fetish this year. I will be posting them just for fun.

This is an adorable Turkey that goes right into your pumpkin, I got this a long time ago it's by Debbie Mumm

A photo of Steve and I in front of the Christmas tree at the mall, with a palm tree in the background, so California. This is not a good photo. Steve is on his vacation this week and is working in the backyard now, mostly it's been rainy and cold this week. We took a ride to Reno for dinner one night and stayed the night there, it's a 2 hour drive. We had a nice steak dinner, then the next day came home. That was it. 
Tomorrow night I want to take him on a date to see the winter wonderland in Sacramento. It's a surprise. There we can get a nice Christmas photo.
Check out this link, it's fantastic and beautiful.

You can check out my finished home renovation photos at the link below, we are completely done with the inside of the house! Yay!

Happy Sunday!