Saturday, April 14, 2012
Christmas Quilt Along
Good morning everyone! Hope you join us in the April Christmas Quilt Along today. The lovely Lesley of The Cuddle Quilter is our hostess today and she already has breakfast and coffee ready. I will be updating on this post thru the day, so pop in for a visit. Yes, Lesley will have Mr. Linky on, so visit the others participating for some inspiration.
Yes, I was good and bundled all my units into baggies - and labeled. Already sewing, leasurely, just enjoying the day.
Well all the quarter square blocks are sewn. Now to do some trimming. I think after that I will take a bit of a morning walk and then finish up the last step.
All my pieces are trimmed and made into the rows of 3 blocks. A good pressing and then into their marked baggy to wait for next month. My in-town errands got finished quickly and I put my dinner in the crock pot. This will be my first real 'meal' since being sick.
SPOON BREAD FLORENTINE
10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
6 green onions, chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
5 1/2 oz. pkg. cornbread mix
4 beaten eggs
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. cottage cheese
(optional) 1 t. salt (I like to use sea salt)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Spoon into a lightly greased slow cooker. Cover with lid slightly ajar to allow moisture to escape. Cook either on low setting for 3-4 hrs. or on a high setting for 1 3/4 - 2 hrs. To check doneness - insert knife tip in center to test clean.
This is usually served as a side dish, but I eat very little meat, so this is my main dish - maybe a fruit on the side.
I have to admit - I took a little break. It is so warm and sunny outside, that I had to enjoy it. Now back to business. I want to finish up these cross stitch Christmas ornaments while the seasonal fabric tote is out.
I have all my ornaments ready to be trimmed, corners clipped, turned and then hand sew the openings closed. But that will be tonights work in front of the TV - I taped "The Sound of Music" the other day, so a night of unwinding. Thank you Lesley for being such a gracious hostess. Please give her a visit. She not only has a wonderful blog, but she has two FQ Christmas FQ bundle give aways for today (comment on her first CQAL post) as well as a 'Granny Square Album' quilt kit (comment on her last CQAL post).
I need to get things ready for tomorrow's Bingo Link Up and Hands2Help progress update - OH, and Lesley and I are sharing Monday with some other lovely ladies to start off the Table Topper Blog Hop.