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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Baby Shower Gifts

Hi! I have been busy making some baby shower gifts. The shower is this Sunday and I hopefully, will be done by then.

This is the first one:
At first, I thought that the mother and father were not going to find out what the baby's sex would be, so I bought some fabric that could be for a boy or a girl. I put a backing and batting on it and then proceeded to hand quilt some of the the lines going up & down and side to side. I didn't do them all because I just wanted it quilted enough to hold the batting in place. On the back, I put 2 fat quarters (1-yellow and 1-green) together and sewed it on with batting. Hope she likes it!

I will post the 2nd one in a seperate post
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cucumber and Tomato Salad




This salad is just so good! And it is easy to make! This salad reminds me of the fresh vegetables of summer. Even though it has been a damp overcast kind of week, it brings the smell of summer to the house.
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
  • 3 medium sized cucumbers or 6 mini cucumbers (I used mini’s)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) container of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 6 sprigs of fresh dill (you can sub 1 tsp dill weed but fresh is best here)
  • 1 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Quarter or halve the cucumbers depending on the size used, then slice into 1/4″ pieces.
  2. Place the cucumbers in a bowl and add the grapes, onion, and dill.
  3. Toss the cucumber mixture with the Italian dressing until evenly coated with salad dressing.  Add some salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.  The longer the better.
Recipe adapted from Bluebonnets and Brownies.
I saw this recipe on Real Mom Kitchen Blog

Quick Summer Fruit Salad



This fruit salad is a quick and easy one.  It also have a festive look to it because of the fruits used.  You can use whatever fruits that you like or are in season. You can whip this salad up in no time.  It calls for vanilla pudding mix but some people use lemon pudding that helps the bananas from turning brown.
Quick Summer Fruit Salad
  • 1 (5.1 oz) pkg vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits with juice
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (optional, I think marshmallows would be a yummy substitution)
  • 3 bananas, sliced
1. In a bowl combine the pudding mix and canned pineapple with the juice.  Stir until well blended and all the pudding mixture has dissolved.
2. Fold in the strawberries and blueberries if desired.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Just before serving, fold in the sliced bananas.
Adapted from Meals 4 Moms
I saw this on the Real Mom Kitchen Blog