I've been really busy this weekend. I took off of work Friday so Mom & I could go to cooking class with at Kay Ewing's Everyday Gourmet.
*MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS with PITA CRISPS
*STACKED SUMMER SALAD
with RUSSIAN DRESSING
This was a really neat. We cut everything up in small pieces,
used the tamper to pack each layer
*ITALIAN ZUCCHINI FRITTATA
*BOSTON ICE CREAM PIE
Yesterday I finished my quilting class, but the quilt is not finished. I stayed up until midnight ripping the binding off. The quilting instructor wanted us to hand sew the binding down. I searched on the internet for a faster way and found that you can machine bind the quilt. I'm trying to make quilts for each family - I am NOT hand sewing. So I found these instructions that show you how machine bind the quilt. Since I had sewn the binding to the front of the quilt, I had to rip everything apart and re-attach to the back of the quilt. I'll be finishing the binding today (hopefully). Somehow I've managed to ignore all the housework that needs to be done.
Here's my new embroidery machine in action. I'm stitching Merry Christmas 2010 on the border of the quilt.
Here we are the other ladies in class. Not sure who's quilt we're working on - maybe Mrs. Carol's. Anyway, we taped the bottom of the quilt to a table, layered the batting and top of the quilt, and then started pinning away. It didn't take long to do all of our quits with 4 people helping.
And here I am machine quilting. We just did "straight" lines down the center of every other row. It wasn't nearly as miserable as I thought it was going to be.