A Little Bird

Postage Stamp Quilt, quilts

A little further on the Postage Stamp border and I added a bird – so cute!  I have been free styling cutting all the flowers and the bird and more to come – there are patterns in the book but I have found you really do not even need to trace them out – just make the size you want and start to cut – just be careful and of course use the patterns if you need to.



More on the Jacob’s Ladder quilt top – just sitting and sewing a block here and there throughout the day – sometimes one sometimes a couple – gradually the wall will get full.  Nothing is permanently in place – just sticking to the wall as I press and square up – I will deal with color placement later.


My daughter Jessica saw a cute idea she shared for 4th of July posted on her blog All She Cooks today  – 4th of July really isn’t that far away for us in the United States if you want an idea for decorating and/or eating go to her blog for the “how to do this”.

easy chocolate covered pretzel rods. These Patriotic Pretzel Rods are the perfect treat to bring to a 4th of July Potluck, or any patriotic themed occasion. They are also great dessert ideas for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran's Day. Candy Covered Pretzels are easy to make and are a fun activity for kids in the kitchen.

My first dozen of ripe tomatoes made a nice marina sauce for pasta last night – I first browned and softened a shredded onion, zucchini and a couple carrots.  Added some garlic and the tomatoes (peeled) some spices – some from the garden – basil and oregano – not from the garden salt, pepper, red pepper flakes after awhile of simmering I added one can of pasta sauce to help it along and then simmered for 3 hours – leave the lid part way off to let some evaporation go on as it was too thin and it turned out just right!  Didn’t think to take a photo.

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8 comments… add one
  • Kathi Jun 17, 2016

    Love your little bird! So fun on that border!!!
    I am really liking how your Jacob’s Ladder is looking with the colors you are putting in and neutrals in other places.. nice design even if not it’s final layout!!! Flutter something should be in the name right now… it does look like butterflies!!! Lovely 🙂
    I love that chocolate covered pretzels your dd made… unfortunately me and melting chocolate to be crafty doesn’t go together but would be fun to have them here for my birthday on the 4th of July!!! lol
    congrats on processing your tomatoes into some yummy sounding sauce… hope you and your hubby and the pasta loved it as good as it sounds 🙂
    Have a happy end of your week friend and thanks for staying focused and blogging daily!
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  • Sandra B Jun 17, 2016

    Love that little bird!! It adds a lot of personality to an already great appliqué garden! I am really enjoying watching this garden grow!!
    Your Jacob’s Ladder blocks are looking great….is this the same group of fabrics that you had initially planned to use for the nine patch blocks? I love the colors!
    Your marinara sauce sounds delicious…..Italian food is the greatest!!
    Here in Virginia, we have rain this morning, following a really nasty storm last night….hopefully things will clear up later in the day so we can begin to clean up all the little twigs, pine cones, etc that came down during the storm. We were lucky, though….all of our tall pine trees are still standing…always a good thing!!

  • Janice Holton Jun 17, 2016

    I really like the colors you are using in your Jacob’s Ladder blocks!
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  • Kaholly Jun 17, 2016

    Your sewing this week is just too fun! Mmmmm! I haven’t made homemade spaghetti sauce from fresh, homegrown tomatoes in too many years! My mouth is watering! XO
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  • Deb Jun 18, 2016

    Love that little bird….I have been on your daughter’s blog belore…people are always showing links to it in my FB newsfeed ! I was there the other day looking at something yummy…didn’t realize she was yours! 🙂
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  • Deb Jun 18, 2016

    I had to go find which one I was reading. It was the soup one 🙂 http://allshecooks.com/?s=zuppa+toscana
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  • LisaS Jun 19, 2016

    Your little bird is a great addition!

  • Kathy Jun 19, 2016

    I just love that little bird – so cute! You have tomatoes already? I’m sure we’re still several weeks away. i cannot wait for a homegrown tomato on my ham and cheese. Yum!
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