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.


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.

Sewingly Yours,


Lesley said...

Hi Sharon, Thanks for spreading the word. We're going to have a wonderful day! Now on to the sewing!

Hazel said...

Hi Sharon - looking forward to seeing what you get up to today!

QuiltSue said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to today.

Trudi said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to see what you get up to today! Cake already in the oven, even managed to get out of my Jammies! :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Looks like fun Sharon! I stopped over at Lesley's blog earlier and will have to check out this QAL!

Lesley said...

Hi again, I love your little hourglass sweet and so perfectly pieced! Yay you!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love spoon bread. We had it in Williamsburg, VA when I was little. My father used to make it. My hubby makes it every few years (it requires a double boiler, so, since I have NO patience, he has to do it so it doesn't burn up). I think I can manage this recipe. Spoon bread was always a 'meal' for us meat and potatoes people. Thanks.

Mrs.Pickles said...

well don't you have your speedy pants on today :) Great work!!

Lynn said...

Looking good! The recipe sounds fabulous. I'm hungry.

Hazel said...

I love your block strips - so crisp and neat!

I'd never heard of spoonbread (although I have made cornbread)- it sounds very tasty, so I will have to have a go!

QuiltSue said...

Your units look lovely. I am so enjoying seeing everyone's Festive Mystery components coming together.

Denise :) said...

I can't even think Christmas yet! Let me get through April...maybe May even. LOL! Your Spoon Bread Florentine sounds just yummy!! :)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Never had spoon bread. Sounds yummy! Oh how I want to be ready for Christmas ahead of time this year.

Hazel said...

The ornaments will be so pretty! And I'm looking forward to your stint as Miss May already!

Lesley said...

I'm back one more time...I'm on my way to bed and decide to visit one more blog friend. I love your ornaments...they are just so precious! And your Mystery units are perfection! What a wonderful day! Good night!

Janet said...

Pretty colours in your quilt!

Trudi said...

Wow! Didn't you have a productive day! And the recipe sounds delicous, I'm going to have to source the ingredients here and give it a go! Looking forwrad to May already :) See you soon :)

QuiltSue said...

Your ornaments look great. You had a very productive day it seems, and a very busy few weeks ahead of you too.

Donna said...

I love your Christmas ornaments. I may need to make a few this year myself. It has been a long time and mine are getting dingy with age. Happy quilting.