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Most of you that follow me on my personal Facebook, know that I am a retired Air Force veteran so “Quilts of Valor” (www.qovf.org) is dear to me.
As an textile and fiber artist, I like to contribute on a regular base, a handmade quilt to this Foundation that will be given to our wounded veterans.
To make this happen, I need your help. I will donate my time to design and make the quilts and I am asking you to consider donating: 100% cotton fabric in solid red, solid white, solid blue and patriotic print fabrics and help me with the supplies needed to make quilts to donate.
My husband will donate the money to ship the quilts to and from the long arm quilter and to the Foundation, where they will be given to our wounded veterans 🙂
How can you help?
- I set up a “wish list” on Amazon so you can see what I need and select what you like to donate. Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/3ADF83YFQKMUF Amazon has my address on file.
- If you like to donate money to buy fabrics/supplies, please use this link: http://www.gofundme.com/quiltsofvalor
- If you like to send fabrics to me, feel free to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the address where you can ship to.
- If you have 100% cotton fabrics scraps (min size 1.5″x1.5″) in any color/print and would like to donate for this and other causes, please contact me for the shipping address by sending an email to: email@example.com.
All donations will be appreciated and will ONLY be used to make the quilts!
Here is a picture of the fabrics that were donated this week:
I truly hope that we can ship many, many quilts to “Quilts of Valor”
Thank you so much!!!
So I needed some quiche in my freezer to be able to pull out instead of the nasty frozen dinners LOL
Simple fast recipe for Sausage/Mushroom Quiche
1 lbs of mushrooms (sliced)
1 lbs of Hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup of fresh parsley (chopped)
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 unbaked 9″ pie crust
How to make this:
Preheat oven at 400F (200C)
Prepare the mushrooms into smaller sliced bites (no stems)
Crumble the sausages in a large skillet, add mushrooms, cook on medium/high heat until the meat and mushrooms are lightly browned and all the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated. Drain off the grease. Add parsley.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, adding the cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the mushroom/sausage mix; blending well. Pour mixture into the pie shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30min, until crust is well browned and the filing is set. Let it stand for 10 min before serving
All done and here is my quiche 😀 (it has a good medium spicy bite to it)
I adapted the recipe from allrecipe.com (Sausage Mushroom Quiche)
I have been asked many many times to share my knowledge about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc.
So here is my question to you:
Let me know what you like me to explain/clarify/simplify related to the above mentioned arts and crafts, by either sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.
There are no secrets for me to hide. I will explain it to you or refer u to other online content or whatever it might take.
Even if you have a question about a project you are working on, send me the pattern/pics etc and I’m pretty sure I can help you out from here 🙂
I will work through all your questions one blog post at a time, promise!
So go ahead and ask!!! I’m waiting….
Today, my hands were too sore so I decided to pull out my sewing machine and start restocking my Etsy Shop “Calicreative”
calicreative on Etsy
Avocados are delicious and very loved in our household so I was joking around with my hubby last night that I could grow it out of the 2 pits I used tonight for dinner 🙂
That said, I got the pits, glass of water, toothpicks out and prepared the pits for their long journey (few weeks/months) to becoming a yummy avocado tree.
I think the picture will show you enough detail of how it’s done 🙂
I read I have to refresh the water every 2 days so hopefully I won’t forget that 😉
To let you be part of this progress I will every day take a picture and post it. This blogging is so much fun 🙂
Finally here are the “pits in progress” 🙂