Monday, January 24, 2011

Chillin' With the Chill

CREAMY, CHEESY POTATO SOUP
3 c. chopped potatoes ( I used left over baked)
1 c. water
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. shredded carrots
1/4 c. chopped scallions
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 lb. American cheese, diced
In a large saucepan combine potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, parsley flakes, bouillon cube and seasoning. Mix well, cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add flour to milk, mixing until well blended. Add milk mixture to vegetables; cook until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Top with bacon bits, shredded cheese , and chopped scallions
I made this wallhanging using the small pre-printed house block I received as a participant in the 'build a neighborhood' house block project hosted by Beth at LOVE,LAUGH,QUILT. I had 3 small paperpieced house blocks in my orphan box, each house block was framed with a log-cabin design. Then I decided to use a star center with info written in center as a momento of the project. All fabric came from my scrap bin, backing was an 'ugly frabric', batting was pieced leftovers, and I used different leftover binding to keep the scrap look.

Remember I pulled my scrap drawers from the tower? Well, this flimsy came about using up some blues and reds (my those reds look pink in this photo). The pattern is from Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn - Wishing Ring #2. A pattern with y-seams that was a new technique to learn on Cyberquilters (which I am a member of). I think I will use a wide red border and then a scrappy blue binding to finish. This will make for a nice quilt to add to the charity tote.

Actually I came across the patterns first and then I had to hunt for these. This was a free BOM by Ria Lanser when she had the GrandmasKitchen site - now defunct. It's called Odd Socks - which we can all relate, too. Why is there always that one odd sock when you do the laundry? I just have to figure how I am going to set these - and if a wallhanging or into a lap quilt. I think I have some 'sock' print fabric and some 'shoes' print fabric.

I have a lot of embroidery to catch up on thru the week as I want to have my table clear for the Charming Girls Saturday Sew-in. Maybe by then I will have figured out what to do with those Odd Socks and that will be my project.

Some people have been asking me about the Village pattern. It is from Sulky International and is their 2004 BOM. Just google Sulky International and the year BOM - they have from 2001 - 2011. Their earlier BOMs are in German, but most are in English.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

7 comments:

  1. This recipe looks amazing ....and of course so do the quilts ! I cant wait to try the soup.

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  2. Hi Sharon. Love your new banner! I want to try an I SPY quilt soon. I love, love, love potato soup. Thanks for sharing another good recipe.

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  3. OMGosh....now I'm hungry. Big Mick is golfing today and I'm lazy. Just had P&J for lunch....grin.

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  4. Another great looking soup!! Looks like yo have had some fun. I love those socks!!

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  5. I found you at Paula's Challenge. Your blog is a great find for me as I love soup and only have three recipes that I use. You also have lovely quilts, especally the I-Spy. It looks like you get a lot done.

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  6. Oh that soup looks delicious. And, what pretty projects. Can't wait to see your embroidery - and what you do with the socks!!!

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  7. Love wat you did with your wee block Sharon.
    My you sure have been very busy.

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