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Busy, Busy, Busy August 19, 2009

Filed under: Quilting,Recipes — thehobbyholic @ 12:03 am

Things have been busy around here. This weekend I was working on the quilt I started a few weeks ago. I had finished sewing on the spinning stars and was ready for the next step.

Instructions for spinning stars.
Take two pieces of fabric (right sides together) and sew along the dotted lines of paper. Then cut on the solid lines…
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After removing all the paper from the 1024 half square triangles, pressing them open and some time (lots of time) piecing the blocks together, they are ready to take their place.

There were a few blocks missing. "Eaten" by the dogs... sewing machine feed dogs. :)

Here is what it looked like on the design wall today. There were a few blocks missing. "Eaten" by the dogs... sewing machine feed dogs. šŸ™‚

On Sunday Paul and I went to Joyce, Brett and BB’s house. BB is their bird aka Bilbo Baggins.

BB was on his best behavior and quite entertaining.

BB was on his best behavior and quite entertaining.

BB likes to give kisses

BB likes to give kisses

We had lots of fun eating and chatting. Joyce made a delicious chicken and shrimp coconut milk dish.
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And I made dessert.

Raspberry Summer Sensation from Kraftfoods.com (recipe below)

Raspberry Summer Sensation from Kraftfoods.com (recipe below)

Look what we got…

Maple syrup from their recent travels to Michigan.

Maple syrup from their recent travels to Minnesota.

(It was delicious on the pancakes Paul made the next day)
And after some fun recipe conversations

A bottle of Vodka to make Vanilla. This is day one after adding the vanilla beans.

A bottle of Vodka to make Vanilla. This is day one after adding the vanilla beans.

Thank you Joyce and Brett for the wonderful goodies. I look forward to sharing the vanilla. Paul said it should be ready in October.

Well, I am off to make some cupcakes for someones birthday celebration tomorrow. Pictures to come soon.

Raspberry Summer Sensation
Prep Time:
15 min
Total Time:
3 hr 30 min
Makes:
12 servings
What You Need!
1 pt. (2 cups) raspberry sorbet, softened
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1 cup raspberries
Make It!

LINE 9×5-inch loaf pan with foil. Spoon sorbet into prepared pan; freeze 10 min.

BEAT milk and pudding mix in large bowl with whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP; spread over sorbet in pan.

FREEZE 3 hours or until firm. To unmold, invert pan onto plate; remove foil. Let stand 10 to 15 min. to soften slightly before slicing to serve. Serve topped with the raspberries. Store leftovers in freezer.

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5 Responses to “Busy, Busy, Busy”

  1. Karen Says:

    I wanna know how to make the vanilla!!

    • thehobbyholic Says:

      Karen, 1 liter of 80 proof vodka. 6 vanilla beans. Slice vanilla beans lengthwise. Drop in bottle and store in a cool dark place for two months. Done. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  2. Mary Ellen Says:

    Don’t you just love those Spinning Stars? Great explanation and pictures. I’m thinking I would love the Raspberry dessert.

  3. Sara Says:

    The BEST maple syrup comes from Minnesota NOT Vermont and it happens to be the stuff my family makes. YUM YUM YUM I can’t eat the fake crap!


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