Monday, September 1, 2014


I reported yesterday that the King and I went to Fredericksburg Texas to the Vereins Quilt Guild Quilt Show.  It was a nice show and afterwards we went "Junk-tique-ing".  We found a couple of things we thought we couldn't live without.

As you know, the King has worked for 3M for 30+ years so anything 3M or "Scotchtape" related, he likes to pick up.  It's one of the few things he collects (if you don't count caps).  He's not a hoarder collector like I am.

Look at the surprise I found in one of the tins.  

I also picked up these 2 vintage canisters for my new kitchen re-do.

You can barely see it and I didn't notice it at the store but they have some imprinting on them.  I noticed it when I was drying them off.   I felt the rough of the imprinting.  I think they were probably etched with gold like the gold on the lid at one time.  One has a "C" and the other has a "T"; coffee and tea I presume.  I doubt I use them for canisters or for coffee or tea but I bet I figure out something to stash in them.

While I was paying for my canister purchases, I found this piece of Halls Orange Poppy.  I don't collect Halls Orange Poppy but my mom does.  She has several pieces she's collected through the years and several pieces we gifted her.  However, I've never seen  this piece.  The tag says it's called a "Leftover" dish.  They also had 2 other casserole pieces that she doesn't have but I didn't get them.

I also told you about some Carrot Cake Cupcakes that I had my mouth set on.  I've made them and they are delicious!  I'll share the recipe with you tomorrow evening along with another surprise.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Saturday the King and I decided to get away for the day and travel to nearby Fredericksburg Texas.  Well, Fredericksburg is 2 hours away and by Texas standards, that's nearby.  I knew there was a quilt show going on and have heard it's a nice show so we I went.  The King dropped me off at the door and went exploring on his own.  When he did, I ask him to go to a local sandwich shop we eat at often when we are in town and get me a Carrot Cake Cupcake.  They have the best Cilantro Chicken Salad Sandwiches and the best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

I heard correctly.  There were some talented quilts in the show.  Here are a few pictures of some quilts that caught my eye.  Warning, there are a lot of pictures.  After the quilt show, we went "Junk-tique-ing".  I'll show my wares tomorrow.  Oh and about that Carrot Cake Cupcake.... let's just say the King is not in very good standing with me right now.  He DIDN'T go get my cupcake and when we went after the show, they were CLOSED!  We attempted to go the the Fredericksburg Pie Company for a piece of pie and they were SOLD OUT!  Hmmm.....  I made him stop at the grocery store in Brady on our way home and get carrots and cream cheese so I could go home and bake one.  You know how it is when you have your taste buds set on something.  I'll report back on that later too.

What a cool chair and ottoman.

This little miniature quilt was covered in tulle netting and it made it look like the snow was glistening.

Not the most beautiful quilt in the world but I loved it!  It was red, white and blue!

Aren't these the neatest ribbons.  I'd love to be a winner for one of these ribbons.

How cool is this "border" around the room?  Quilt block after quilt block sewn together, end to end, and went around the entire room!

I love these mini's.   I don't have that many patience to do one.

Neat wool flowers on this quilt.  The blocks are only about 3" square.

These flying geese are dimensional!  Pretty neat!

This Halloween quilt won best of show.  I can see why!!!  It would have been my choice too!