Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Random Good Stuff - Kitchen Goodies

Should any of you readers out there spy any of these lovely items, please know they, each and definitely all, would receive an incredibly warm welcome at my home.

Cream and Sugar Set 
Aren't these two so cute!!!  I can already imagine getting my Lactaid Milk from the creamer and sugar or at least mi esposo getting it for me since he makes me my tea.

On a warm summer day, this gorgeous pitcher would serve the most delicious lemonade that mi esposo would make for me.  Kind of a theme I have going huh, all things blue and mi esposo making stuff for me.  Oh yeah! 

Now this set I'd use to prepare something for mi esposo so never fear dear Reader, he doesn't do all the cooking.  I know I do not need them but I would so want to get a new set like this gorgeous blue Belmont stoneware set from Mikasa.  A long, long time ago when I used to work for a tyrant, I happily discovered a silver lining in that horrible cloud of a line on my resume, as the tyrant's office was in close proximity to a Mikasa store.  I spent many a happy lunch hour perusing the aisles and oohing and ahhing over all of their gorgeous crystal, dishes and cups that I purchased either for myself or for family members.     

Okay back to work and no more dreaming of blue kitchen goodies.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Quilting continues....

There is so much going on with work duties, home duties and this so called farce of a work balance life that I find it so incredibly hard to set aside some time to just relax and focus on a project.  

Luckily I have a great cheering squad made of of my lovely family especially mi esposo and V-dub who are always ready to give me that extra pep to keep going.   

One of the projects I was able to create was a quilt for my niece, now this was back some time ago but I finally found time to post it.  Little victories right!!! 

I used the always wonderful Allison's CluckCluckSew Road Trip pattern which I credit with teaching me the patience and the beauty of making a quilt.  

I decided on a collection of prints that played with green tones which is a beautiful match for my niece's unique eye color.   Did you know green eyes are a rarity!  

Layout of the quilt...notice the tea and apples at the end....my power source....and now the finished quilt. 

I love it!!!!  The orange trim is a departure from my typical understated pairings and I'm incredibly happy with the turnout.  The orange beautifully compliments the green tones and makes the orange in the flower patterned fabric pop just like my niece's electric personality.   

Yes, I'm sure you are noticing the abundance of leaves on the ground and you might be thinking to yourself, wait a minute was this picture from last fall, absolutely but remember better late, incredibly late in this case, than never!