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Quercus Rubra
Posted 2012-12-07 2:22 PM (#72739)
Subject: Sew-A-Long Weekend 12/7



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Welcome to this weekend's Sew-A-Long thread.  What a week it has been! More Down's than Up's.  That's it ... I'm on the Bah Hamburg!! train. It never fails that at this time of year to have everything to blows up and destoy the Holidays for us.  

But anyways, I should be working on a few smaller things that I need to get down to be sent out.  But all those are now on hold since I can't mail them out now.  So I'll be stitching on my UFO/WIP (?) piece this weekend instead.  Since it looks like I'll have plenty of time to work on it.  So now it's in the hoop in the front room.  Should be interesting to see what the new housemates think of it.  They are my Christmas present. It's all on my blogpage. (http://tricia-ramblingsofaquilter.blogspot.com/) I had to use their picture links from the Society's webpage but I'm sure more will come later. 

Well I guess I've prattled on enough for now but maybe I'll see ya in Chat tonight.

Toodles,

Tricia



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Quercus Rubra
Posted 2012-12-08 3:37 PM (#72749 - in reply to #72739)
Subject: RE: Sew-A-Long Weekend 12/7



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So I wake up at 8-ish this morning to a kitty who wants in the bedroom.  The darker one is a bit of a "Nosey Rosey" and clearly has decided that the humans are Not allowed to be in different rooms at any given time or close doors are not premitted but either way, there was this little arm under the door edge and some presistant meowing 'til I finally got up and came out of the bedroom.  A quick look out the window shows off a winter wonderland that has taken over the lay of the land with soft fluffy flakes still meandering down. 

I wonder about for a bit before heading back to bed.  Too early for me; so I read for awhile before falling back to sleep for a couple more hours.  Then I sit down to go thru the 100+ e-mails talking about "stocking stuffers gifts" for the quilter in your life ... delete ...delete ... delete. Leaving me with less than a handful to read. Such it is from there I go to web-surfing for a while Steve is making breakfast of waffles and eggs.  While eating I knock off another couple chapters in my "meal-reading" book and start making a list of things that needs to be done today.  The house cleaning clearly must take priorty as it's Saturday.  Here it is a few hours later and I'm back on the 'puter, find that the Sewing-Along Room seems awlfully quiet today. 

So now that I've caught up on my "domestic engineering" requirements have been completed, I can move on to a more peaceful  endeavor of the Quilting variety.  I can work on a few of those 6" Ohio Star blocks that need assembling so that they come to flank a winter scene of a wall hanging.  Once those are done, I may concertrate on some snowflakes that need tracing & cutting for a small project.  I might even meander into the front room to add a row or two into "Sunflowers and Crows" before making a supper of Frito taco salad.  I do have a hankering for some Detroit style rice pudding even if I have to make without raisins. Hummm  ... now that does sound good. 

After supper I will settle down for the evening to attempt some hand stitching providing the kitties allow such an endeavor.  The last 2 nights I have found that even with a wide as my lap is - 2 grown cats make it a bit hard to place my project in my lap & hands.

So that is what is on my plate.  What is y'all working?  Come on in and sit a spell. Share your day or project with me.

Toodles,

Tricia

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scrapatches
Posted 2012-12-08 5:34 PM (#72751 - in reply to #72739)
Subject: RE: Sew-A-Long Weekend 12/7



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Howdy, Tricia ...

... passing you a cup of raisins ... pass me a cup of rice pudding ...  

I have never had "Detroit style rice pudding" ... but if it is pudding and you made it, it must be yummy ...

We are having meatloaf per Charlie request tonight ... as soon as I finish this cup of coffee and posting ... I checked the meat drawer in the fridge and asked what he wanted with ground beef for dinner so meatloaf it is ...

I have been quilting and am ready to bind my small Christmas Tumbling Blocks quilt ... hope to have a picture in the Dec. Finishes Thread later tonight ...

Well since my coffee cup is still half-full, I think I will go read some Ramblings of a Quilter ...

BBL ...   Pat



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scraphappydenise
Posted 2012-12-08 6:09 PM (#72752 - in reply to #72739)
Subject: RE: Sew-A-Long Weekend 12/7



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spent an hour and a half this morning... trying to remember how i reverse my label information to print onto the iron on transfer paper......   finally got it figured out!   got the bathroom cleaned, and working on Mt. Washmore... towels,  bathmats.... and all the regular stuff too! 

We are going to a white elephant gift party tonite.... so I've been to the store for a bottle of wine, dinner rolls, and sliced ham and turkey... then to the dollar store for two throw-away trays....  I'm going up to make my ordourvey (sp) trays.  

We had a 4 point buck in our yard today.... I need to download Mike's camera to see if the pics he took turned out....  He was big and beautiful!  

Need to get those labels ironed on.... and stitched to a couple of projects. 

That pudding sounds wonderful!  no dinner here tonite... but I love meatloaf too!

 

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Posted 2012-12-08 9:13 PM (#72753 - in reply to #72739)
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Well. after Wayne went out to the house his nephew is building to wire in a few lights in the garage, we went to Green Bay to get some Christmas shopping done.
On our way there, he informed me that we were meeting some friends for lunch, and then he was going to their house for a wiring project! (So much for his help!!) Thankfully, Luke came with us, and he was a real trooper helping me pick out some gifts. When Wayne was done with his project, he met us at the mall- about a half an hour before I was ready to leave. Stopped at 1 one store, the Sam's and Festival Foods to get the things I need for my casserole for Monday. Now if I don't get the grocery shopping done tomorrow, at least I have everything to make for the funeral meal.

I did get some stitching done on my exchange blocks and my fair and square top (this is the last year that I'm doing the F&S blocks!). Just need to add a small inner border and the wider outer border and the top is done. When I get the backing, I will decide how to quilt it and where it will go when completed.
Hoping to get some more sewing time on Sunday, but not sure. Visitation is 2-4, parish prayers after that and maybe working bingo at 6:30. But they say no rest for the wicked!! (I'm SOOOO bad!!)

Hope everyone is getting their sewing done!

Midge W
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debbieann
Posted 2012-12-08 10:47 PM (#72754 - in reply to #72739)
Subject: Re: Sew-A-Long Weekend 12/7


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Well I did get some quilty stuff done. I have finished the 64 segments in step 3 of EASY STREET, still have 22 fying ngeese to do from step 2........maybe later on

Avery quite day here, spitty drizzle out. So I had a pj day.....yep never went out & never got dressed....lol. Had a sleepless night again. This time my feet just kept walking, what a PITA feeling. Poor kitty just followed me batty her big brown eyes.....lol. I think she wanted me out of the picture so she could prowl.....lol.

Ok how is Detroit rice pudding made? I make mine with milk, rice, vanilla, butter, sugar and bake in the oven....sometimes with raisins.

Pat I wish I had meatoaf......mmmmmmm one of my favourites.

Wow Midge you have a very full day. Hope you get some sewing time

Hugs and stitches

Debbieann


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scrapatches
Posted 2012-12-08 11:46 PM (#72759 - in reply to #72739)
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"Ok how is Detroit rice pudding made? I make mine with milk, rice, vanilla, butter, sugar and bake in the oven....sometimes with raisins."

mmmmmmmmm .... sounds so yummy ... I have not made rice pudding in years ... baked in the oven?  ... recipe, please ...   

... pretty please ... with raisins on top ...

I finished the binding on my small Christmas Blocks Quilt.

This quilt was made with no "y" seams, no templates ... just a regular rotary cutting mat and ruler ... I figured this out all by myself   ... I am so proud of me ...

... will try for a better picture tomorrow ...

Good night, sweet quilty dreams ...





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MsMeow
Posted 2012-12-09 8:16 AM (#72761 - in reply to #72739)
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Wow, Pat - you came up with the idea yourself? How cool! I read the tutorial on your blog...it looks just like traditional tumbling blocks.
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debbieann
Posted 2012-12-09 9:46 AM (#72762 - in reply to #72739)
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it is so cool Pat.....what a pretty piece. I might just like them now.....lol. Great tutorial

I will dig the recipe out this afternoon, it was my grandma's all done the Scottish way as I was told.

Got a few errands to do now I had the IV for the day.....lol. Hope to get some sewing in later as well.


Hugs and stitches

Debbieann
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scrapatches
Posted 2012-12-09 11:00 AM (#72766 - in reply to #72762)
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Donna ... actually, yes ... this is my own way of making these.  My friend Kathy who is new to quilting asked me about this pattern and I told her I had never made it.  She found the pattern on Quilter's Cache that is paper pieced and asked me about it.  Then we watched a strip piecing video on youtube that used a specialty triangular ruler and she did not have one so I told her I would try to figure it out using only basic quilting tools ... straight ruler and cutting mat ... so it was a challenge of sorts. I sure learned a lot about cutting shapes using the angle lines on my mat and rulers ... lol.  The only way it worked for me was to cut the light diamonds in half into triangles and chain piece the diamonds and triangles into strips ... and then I discovered that I needed to add the piecing allowance to the traingles ... so I found if I cut the light diamonds a half inch larger and then cut them in half that I could sew the diamonds and triangles into the strips and trim the sides straight and sew them together.  I am going to make a baby quilt in January and maybe see about putting it in pattern form.

Debbieann ... I would love your Scottish Grandma's recipe for rice pudding ...

Tricia ... I would love your Detroit style one, too ...

I love trying new recipes.

Last night before I went to sleep, I decided rice pudding for Sunday Morning Breakfast would be just the thing ...   ... so I looked up slow cooker rice pudding recipes   ... found one on cooks,com and put everything in the crock pot before I went to bed.  My hubby was up before me and the kitchen smelled yummy so he woke me up to ask "if the rice pudding was ready?"  It wasn't, despite being on all night on low ... so we put the ceramic crockpot into the oven and finished it up.  It is tasty, but I am sure your recipes are better ...

Last night when I decided to make this I looked to see if there was a recipe in my oldest recipe box but there was not one.  Most of the recipes in that box were ones I learned from my Mother or elsewhere when I was young.  So I probably have never made rice pudding.  I do remember my Mother cooking it on the stove and helping her.  My Dad liked it which is why she probably made it ... and I liked it ... but it was not a family favorite.  My hubby told me he did not like it when we were first together ... which is why I probably have not made it ... but his Mom cooked it on the stove, too ... and why he thinks he did not like it then.  He definitely likes it this morning ... the crockpot dish is empying fast ...

Time to clean up the kitchen and make time to sew ... need to quilt a table runner for my son that I want to give for Christmas ... BBL   Pat

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Posted 2012-12-09 12:12 PM (#72769 - in reply to #72739)
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Pat--My method also for tumbling blocks. I also figured it out on my own. Most, if not all, quilting designs traditionally made with y seams can be made without the y seams if you are willing to have a few more seams. I do my Lone Star block corners and inset triangles with the same philosophy.

I disliked various stove top dishes but with the invention of the microwave some of those are now favorites. My biggest reason was I no longer had a worn out arm from stirring or those tiny brown strings from trying to hurry it along. Had rice pudding for lunch yesterday. Will be warming the rest today. Rice pudding is my #1 comfort food.

I am enjoying my cranberry tea at the moment. Then it is on to the sewing machine to sew and attach reversible/double sided binding. Know it isn't the right phrase but the front binding on this runner needs to be black, the back side a soft beach feeling. It was to be a reversible table runner but my quilting rhythm was so out of sync that I am not so sure that the back will get show time.
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Posted 2012-12-09 2:03 PM (#72774 - in reply to #72739)
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LOL!!!  Looks like we all suddenly have a hankering for Rice Pudding.   Too Funny!!!

Well my recipe is from my Recipe book "OPAA!!! Greek Cooking Detroit Style" by George J. Gekas (A 1993 Bonus Books, INC. publication) A lot of these recipes are the ones in Detriot's famous Greek Town Restaurants like Olympia Cafe Pegasus Restaurant for example. And from the Greek families that own them. Like the Pappas, Gekas and Kontos. Those of you who know Detroit, would be familiar the Greek Town area for something other than for the MGM Casino and Cobo Hall Arena.  LOL

Anyways, here is the recipe for Rizogalo (Rice Pudding)

Rizogalo (Greek Style Rice Pudding)

¾ C. Rice

1 quart of Milk

2 C. Water

1 C. Sugar

Dash of Salt

1 teaspoon of Vanilla

Cinnamon for topping

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(Tricia's note: Nutmeg is really adds a nice flavor if you add a ½ teaspoon or to taste as you cook the mixture)

1 C. of Golden Raisins (optional - added in with the ingredents in step 2)

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    Place rice in bowl of warn of water to soften.  Rub the rice berween your palms to crush grains to size of tapioca. Drain

    In a deep saucepan, bring milk and water to a boil. Stir in crushed rice, sugar, and dash of salt.  Cook over the moderate heat, stiffing occastionally, until rice is cooked and mixture has thickened, about 40. Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Pour into individual dishes; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Makes 8 servings.

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I to eat this stuff warm in a nice big cereal bowl with a touch of milk and some Reddi-Whip on top in addition of the Saigon Cinnamon that I prefer to use. 

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So now that I've shared mine, I hope Y'all enjoy it!!

Toodles,

Tricia



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scrapatches
Posted 2012-12-09 9:28 PM (#72777 - in reply to #72774)
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The rice pudding that I made this morning is all gone ...

Going to have to make more ...

Tricia ...thanks for your recipe! 

I love trying new recipes.  I do not think I have ever had rice pudding with the rice crushed like that ... my hubby may really like this one as he loves tapioca pudding cooked on the stove ... and he loves rice ... sounds very creamy ... this should be a hit ...   Pat



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