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111  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! on: October 22, 2014 03:42:17 AM
MareMare, that sounds like a dream job! Now you just have to make sure you're not going to spend everything you earn there  Wink

I love the Spiderman quilt and it looks like the lucky owner does, too!

I haven't been doing any crafting recently, because I'm busy organising all of my stuff. I have a special cupboard for it now and it's really amazing what you come across. I knew I had a lot of crafting supplies, but I honestly never really knew I had so much. I've started to give away certain things as well, if I'm never going to use it then I'd rather make someone else happy with it. How have you all organised your supplies?
112  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas Crazy Quilt on: October 20, 2014 09:18:54 AM
Wow, really impressive! So much work must have gone into finding the right scraps of fabric, button and lace, and then the hand embroidery ...  but it's absolutely worth it, it's really gorgeous. This piece will be treasured for many years to come.
113  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Meal Planning and Prep Cook-Along on: October 16, 2014 01:29:40 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! I forgot to check back, but I ended up making this soup: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2536640/courgette-and-tomato-soup

It turned out bright orange and my bf thought it was pumpkin soup at first. But I'll save your ideas for the next time Smiley

As it's getting colder every day now I'm looking out for some winter recipes. Traditionally we eat a lot of potatoes and vegetables mashed together in here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamppot). While most people limit themselves to kale, sauerkraut and carrots, you can obviously just mash any kind of veggies and potatoes together and I'm planning on experimenting a lot this winter.

Also, something completely different, but are there any magic tricks to help your s/o stick to the meal plan? My bf isn't that organised so whenever I can, I get his breakfast and his food for work ready (from the freezer obviously, not cooking fresh meals in the mornings! ) but when I don't, he just forgets.

It's not like I'm trying to force him to comply to the meal plan, it was his idea originally because he wanted to save up some money. It's not that he hates the food because he specifically asks for certain things. Today he left at 7am and isn't getting back until 12 at night. I'm fairly sure he didn't eat any breakfast. He definitely didn't take lunch or his prepared dinner and fruit from the fridge (that I put there the other night).  We have seperate bank accounts, so technically it's not my problem if he eats at Subway all the time, but it was his plan in the first place ...
114  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! on: October 13, 2014 08:29:44 AM
Wow, those hexies, waggonswest! I'm not going to do them ever either! Or, I'll try to  Tongue

I love the flannel quilt as well, very fit for autumn. And more time to quilt at least is one good thing about not having a job...

Kookaloo_Starr, what kind of block are you using in your jeans quilt? I'm working on a log cabin jeans quilt.
115  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Meal Planning and Prep Cook-Along on: September 29, 2014 01:55:22 PM
I finally made the egg muffin things today. I figured as I was using an antistick muffin tin, I wouldn't need to add any butter. I was wrong.  Grin  But they tasted well. I made just six, so we can see how this works for breakfast.

I went to the local market this Saturday and bought lots of vegetables. 4 zucchini's, 2 kgs of tomatoes, mushrooms, lettuce, cucumber & bean sprouts. I've turned 1 kg of tomatoes and half of the bean sprouts into 2,5 liter of tomato soup, and we've almost finished it already. 1 zucchini and half of the mushrooms are in today's lasagne.

Does anyone know any original recipes for zucchini? (with as few as possible unusual ingredients, we are on a budget) I buy it all the time because it's so versatile (soup, any kind of pasta sauce or stir fry) and so cheap - 4 large ones for 1,50 E - but I'm ready to try something new. 
116  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! on: September 28, 2014 09:29:03 AM
I haven't been around here for a while (and I haven't done any quilting, sadly) but this is going to be my Christmas challenge. http://thecraftyquilter.com/2012/11/holiday-mug-rug-tutorial/

I'm going to mass produce 5 to 10 of them. The design looks simple enough, it can be personalised and adapted to taste easily and I've never tried machine quilting before. I'm an embroiderer really, I do occasional sewing, but I've never dared to machine quilt in case I'd screw up a really nice top.

I found out my local quilt shop is going to offer affordable classes in the new year, I hope someone will give me those for Christmas  Grin They offer several machine quilting and free motion quilting classes.
117  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 2014 Winter Holiday Crafting on: September 28, 2014 09:18:06 AM
Both scarves are done! They indeed only took me 1.5 hour each.

This is going to be my next project: http://thecraftyquilter.com/2012/11/holiday-mug-rug-tutorial/   

It's a really simple mug rug. I'm thinking of mass producing 5 or 10 of them. They don't take too long to make and they can easily be personalised / adapted to taste. I've never tried machine quilting before, but this looks like good practice.
118  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 2014 Winter Holiday Crafting on: September 17, 2014 07:12:26 AM
How is everyone doing? I went on a short holiday and didn't find time to craft at all. Fall semester has started, so I know it'll be Christmas fairly soon now. After the struggle with the novely yarn I put it away, but I really should try again. It's supposed to be really easy and I've heard people talking about finishing one in an hour.
119  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2008 on: August 28, 2014 10:45:54 AM
I failed my goal for 2007, although I'm almost done. I'll post some pictures when I have more time.

I have several goals for 2008:
* Completing the linen sampler that I failed to complete in 2007 (almost done)
* Completing the Country Life Sampler from Cross Stitch Collection that I failed to  complete for my dad's birthday on December 30  Roll Eyes (3/4 done)
* Starting a Little House Needleworks sampler, I already have bought the pattern. (The moon and the stars twinkling over my head are hung from the night with invisible thread)
* Finishing a Winnie the Pooh initial that I've been wanting to make for forever. (Halfway done) I got this kit when I was 11, from my grandma, made a big mess of it and somehow managed to save the pattern, so I'm re-doing it again.
* Making a Tatty Teddy mailart for my aunt's birthday in April. She was the one who learned me to stitch but she can't stitch anymore because of physical reasons so she deserves a nice mailart. There's not many people for whom I'd make something as time consuming as a mail art, but she'll appreciate the work that went in it.
* Actually, I had some 20 more plans  Roll Eyes Tongue

See, that's why I never manage to do everything I'm planning to do.  Grin

This was my last post in this thread, 6.5 years ago.

I finished up the linen sampler this July. It was nearly finished in 2008, but I didn't pick it up again until this spring.
I never finished the Country Life sampler either. The person it was meant to be given to, saw it before it was finished and hated it. Still have it somewhere.
I never even started that Little House Needleworks sampler, but I still have the pattern, yarn and fabric too...

I did finish up the initial and the mailart though.  Tongue
120  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: A Stroller Quilt for my neighbor on: August 28, 2014 09:33:40 AM
Wow! Your design is very simple, but the fabric choices are exactly right and your hand sewing is great. Everything about this quilt just fits. I'm sure the new mother will be very happy with it, and it'll probably be little Kaden's favourite blanket for a long time.
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