Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fickleness of an April Day

How often does Earth Day and Good Friday happen on the same day? Good Friday concerns the infinite, while Earth Day addresses the finite. Let us pause to reflect on all that has been entrusted to us, and all that we are called to do. On both fronts, the environmental and the spiritual, we still have a lot of work to do.

!!Oh - someone heard I was over at Sew We Quilt - Stash Manicure today!!

I finished my piece for the Moda Bake Shop April - Accessories project. The sewing machine cover was rather a 'small' project for me, so I added a machine pad with pockets, and pincushion with detachable snippet bag. A bright and cheery addition with this cute American Jane line.

And I finished my zippy bag swap. I used a fabric with NYC scene and made a tissue cover (types of scissors). And included a FQ that has a map of NYC subway system. I live 4 hrs north of NYC, but everyone associates New York State with the Big Apple. It's all on it's way to a new home.

** Since so many have asked where this fabric could be found - here is the store: **

We'll we've covered planning and gathering our projects. And getting some peronal pampering time. And keeping the kids happy. Now it's saving time in the kitchen. We all have to stop to feed someone, if not ourselves. So I will be posting some quick fix, fast meals that hopefully will save you time and keep the brood happy. And with it simple and planned out, maybe someone else can do the meals?

1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
1 pound ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
8 ounces shredded Mexican-style cheese blend
1 (14 ounce) bag tortilla chips, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Lay crescent dough flat on the bottom of a square cake pan and bake according to package directions.
Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the taco seasoning and stir together well. When dough is done, remove from oven and place meat mixture on top, then layer with sour cream and cheese, and then top off with the crushed nacho chips.
Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serves 8
Little sides of shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, salsa or hot sauce, sour cream - oh any of those yummies you like to add to your taco. Makes it fun for the kids.


I am working on a project with my mini charm pack and will share next post. Wrapping up my last UFO finish for the month, too. All my goals for Charming Girls for March and April will have been met - clearing my plate so I can enjoy May For Me.


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~ Native American Proverb

Sewingly Yours


KatieQ said...

Your new sewing machine cover looks so bright and cheery in the American Jane fabric. It was a great idea to add the machine pad and pincushion.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for that subway map fabric. I grew up in NYC and road the train everyday to high school, college and work until I was in my 30's and my husband and I moved in a corporate relocation. I have to admit, I don't miss it.

Sheila said...

Nice Moda Bake Shop project. Like those colorful Mary Jane fabrics.
Oh man. The TACO PIE dish wouldn't last 5 minutes at one of my family gatherings.

Miss Hillbilly said...

Boy, what a day for you! I loved that Stash Manicure post.

And your Moda project is wonderful!!

You sure do get a lot accomplished. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to write it down in the morning. I plan to make each recipe that you give us!


I read your block on Stash Manicure and was really interested in shopping at the hardware store. I have been to the Amish store here in Michigan up north and Found buys like you advertise. Thanks for the information.
I love your raod map fabric and will keep my eyes open for my travel quilt!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I will hop over to stash manicure and read your post! Love all these fun finishes!
xx, shell

Linda said...

I love the sewing machine cover!
I saw your post at Stash Manicure and enjoyed it!

young by design said...

Cute projects! I really like the road map fabric and the zippered bag you made with it. Thanks for the shopping trip experience over at Stash Manicure.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Both of your projects are great! I love the colors in your sewing machine cover and added little projects. The machine pad with pockets is such a great organizer.
The Taco Pie recipe looks delish!

Cheryll said...

I loved your shopping adventure story Sharon! I knew you were a talented quilter... but also a writer to boot! May I have your autograph? :) Great job!

PolkaDotClassic said...

Love your machine cover!!
I'm hoping over to Stash Manicure to see your post.
Can I ask you where did you get that NY fabric?
I'm from Long Island and made many trips to Manhattan, many great memories :)

just in case you have a minute and you are able to let me know where to get n some of that cute fabric
Thank you again

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sharon I love that skirt with the pockets under your sewing machine. I saw one recently at a retreat but I'm wondering does it get in your way when you're sitting at the machine? Does it kind of lay in your lap? I'm thinking of making one and your's looks wonderful. blessings, marlene

Shannon said...

I love your projects. I love that fabric for the Moda Bake Shop set. So fun. The Taco Pie looks great!! I just found a measuring tape that had been left outside all winter so now I get to make some little snap bags also! Do you use a pattern or is it an online tutorial. Great post over at Stash Manicure!!

madame samm said...

YOU are a perfect guest...great content...thank you sew much...come back are very appreicated..

Char said...

I loved your post on Stash Manicure today. Thank you.
The machine cover is wonderful. I will need to make one soon.
Thanks for the recipe, I might make it tonight.

Sarah Craig said...

Your Stash Manicure post was awesome!! Can we get Harbor Freight to start carrying quilt batts? Maybe they could call them packing blankets.....

Anonymous said...

Loved your post on Stash Manicure! Great job! You made me laugh at the same time I was making my list for the trip to the hardware store!
Your projects are just wonderful, as always! Have a blessed Easter!
Jacque in SC

Belinda said...

Sharon, I just added you to my follow list. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love your site, and have to say I am a big fan of Taco Pie. I prepare if for my family frequently!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh so many lovely things. I just love the MBS project you made - love the fabric, love the project -and your zipper bag too. I'm so excited about May for Me - and that Taco Salad is calling to me (smile)!!

domestiCass said...

I like your MBS project! Very nice. Ugh, your Taco Pie recipe is threatening to ruin my diet! It looks delicious!! Whop-Whoop!

Paulette said...

Love the sewing machine cover! (I need a couple of those, come to think of it.) I love the fabric you used.

Kristen said...

I love the sewing cover in those American Jane fabrics. Cute subway fabric too!!

Brita said...

Whoop Whoop! The sewing machine cover -- and accessories (!)-- are so cheerful and so cute. You've been busy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know my DH will love it.

Sue Daurio said...

best posting I've seen at Stash Manicure in a while. I loved it!!

Anonymous said...

I love your sewing machine cover and accessories! Way to go to town. I hope you win! I also can't wait to try your Taco Pie. That looks super tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Q said...

I love your sewing machine accessories I am going to be making similar ones for myself soon. Also love the zippy purse and I too was one of those foreigners who associated NYC with New York State, until I met someone from northern New York State in person, who set me right!