Isn't it just spectacular. The colors are a tad off in the picture. Everything is more creamsicle colored and that Fresh Squeezed fabric is really sweet and appetizing. It kind of makes you think of a raspberry lemonade and a light breeze while laying in the sun or eating a creamsicle with your feet dangling in a pool. Darlene made a lovely quilt out of the fabric and I couldn't hang it up fast enough as soon as I opened the box! From now on it will be my summer sewing room quilt and I can look forward to hanging it every year and thinking of generous Darlene.
Darlene used Elizabeth's pattern, Late Bloomer Charm Gatherings. I love the yo-yos. They set off the fabric in a fun way. Darlene is a fantastic quilter and the work is just perfection. Her machine quilting is darling with swirls. I love it.
The pincushion is 'weighted' just right and I can't decide which side to face up. Very me and M.E.
Isn't this cute fabric. I've never seen anything like this piece. I think the babushkas holding the little casserole dish is my favorite set of the dolls. And they are yellow and red. But all are really unique and fun. Thank you so much Darlene. I feel like its my birthday all over again.
Laura is the queen of fabulous salads. I thought I would share her oriental chicken salad recipe that was a huge favorite at her restaurant. I know she won't mind because she does give out this recipe herself. I suggest you all print it and make it. You won't be disappointed.
1 lb spaghetti pasta, cooked al dente.
1 lb chicken breasts cooked and thinly sliced
4 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Combine pasta, chicken, celery, and onions. Toss with dressing (below). Garnish with oranges and sesame seeds. Will keep 2 days in refrigerator.
2 c. mayonnaise
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. soy sauce
¼ tsp. ground pepper
2 tsp. sesame oil
Today was my trunk show at the Utah Valley Quilt Guild. I'll have to go through those pics and post them later this week. Let me tell you, I'm bushed. I was very nervous but it went fine I think and the ladies were so appreciative and sweet. More on that later. I'm going to bed early tonight.
Thanks again Darlene!