Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twisted "Sixter" Table Topper

We have a new tool that will put the TWIST on a fun table topper.

While Dana is having her fun in Houston,
the ladies in the shop
are diligently working
every day to keep up
with all the great ideas!

Twisted "Sixter" Table Topper
from Let's Twist: Pinwheels . . . Fun, Fast, Easy
using the Lil' Twister tool.

Both book and Twister tools (small and large)
are available at

1 charm pack (36 various 5" squares)
Fabric A -- 1/3 yard
Binding -- 1/4 yard
Backing -- 3/4 yard
Sew the squares together with 6 across and 6 down. Add Fabric A as a border (3 inches).

Using the Lil' Twister, follow the directing for cutting and sewing.

Here is a detail close-up.
Let's Twist by Marsha Bergren (available at Lazy Daisy)
(quilts, table toppers, pillowcases, aprons, placemats, and more)

Lil' Twister (available at Lazy Daisy)

Twister (available at Lazy Daisy)

Come into the store for a visit,
to see the latest ideas, for a quick snickety-snack of their food sample,
or for a fresh sugar cookie.
You will be glad you did!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Original Designs

Scallop Quilt
Pre-cut scallops with stunning black border.

Dana recieved 5 yard samples on Monday late afternoon and by Wednesday she had created
3 quilts from the fabric.
Mother Theresa stayed up til midnight for
3 days to complete the quilting.
She is a saint hence the name....
Mother Theresa!
The Split Nines is made from Layer Cakes
and is backed with Minky CHEETAH!
Queen Size fast and fabulous!
This shows the pre-printed floral
a great wall hanging!
Now here is the original quilts by Dana
which will be on display this week in
Houston at the Quilt Show.

a table topper using charm squares








Baby Shoes

Simple patterns with step by step design board.

Pattern comes in two sizes 1 or 2.
Or can be purchased already pre-made.
The boot is irrestiable!

Variety of shoes and styles!

Patterns available for $9.00

Ballet Shoe

Sorry about the blog being so late this week!
The amount of work to get ready for Houston has required
2am nights for the past two weeks.
Dana will be gone to Houston for almost 3 weeks so
the blog will have lots to see and hear about when she returns.
Stop by and check in the shop and hear what is going on and check out what is new to arrive!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Smore Bars Little Red Hen Quilt

Ever feel like the....
You must stop by and
pick up a kit or the pattern.

Here we are all the little Red Hens working
cutting fabrics notice the youngest hen on the phone??
Where's the boss?

Theresa is quilting like crazy
making minky quilts for Houston!

Cali stopped by to try on some
of the outfits in the shop.
You need to come and
check them out!


Now for the food....
Trust me that's what they are...

Take one bite and you want SMORE!
I created this from a cookie recipe I have so here it is!

Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cup brown sugar
1 lb. butter
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. soda
For regular chocolate chip cookies add
chocolate chips and bake for 8-10 min til light brown at 350.

For the Smores
Press about 2" deep of dough in 9x13 pan which is greased. Remember no chocolate chips.
Then bake at 350 for about 12-15 min til starts to brown. Remove from the oven and top with about 6-8 Hershey Bars I layed them flat covering the dough. Top with about 1 cup of mini marshmallows. Plop small bits of cookie dough on top. Then bake additional 8-10 min til top cookie crust begins to brown.
I had additional dough left over so I added choc. chips and baked a batch of cookies.

Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip
Wash and cut 4 potatoes in wedges leaving the skins on. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper and lay on baking tray! Bake at 400 for about 45 min to 1 hour to desired crispy. Remove from oven and toss with Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip.... YUMMY!
Stop by this week for a sample!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last year two weeks after quilt fest Faye was
told she had stage 4 ovarian cancer...
what a shock!
She was always the one to go on a walk,
bring bran and other wholesome treats...
and I could always count on her for a good laugh
and sometimes a good cry.
Boy, she did that to me when I heard the news.
I haven't seen her since last year and she looked amazing.
Fighting the fight and winning.
Her hair was beautiful and I caught her just after her walk.
She is a sweetie and I pray for her everyday!
Working and travel always means new restuarants and ideas.
So here's one in Midway
My little friend Brianna made my night as she
willingly made a custom ordered pizza for me. The pizza was amazing and the salads also.
It was so fun and delicious!

Make it a stop and ask for my friend!


headbands, baby outfits, teether rings and much more!The bow is a must have!
And the outfits you won't be able to resist!

The booties and hats are
too cute for words!

You have to come by and take a look!

Also our Christmas has arrived!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Celebrations Quilt and Chinese Chicken Salad

Quilt Kit and Pattern available.
Pattern is $12.95
Kit is $84.95

Pattern comes with all four seasons
New Collection of Fabrics available.
Stop by and Check it out!

Dana is on the road again.
Headed to Midway at Zermatt Resort
where quilt fest will be held this year.
Make it a date and come visit her in the booth!
While there she will be working on a quilt
using this new line of fabric
wait til next week to see the finish project!

Ideas for car seat tents.
Use trim of Pom Poms or Ruffle Rac
on the edges so fun and creative.
A must have to finish off as well as traditional ric-rac!

And now for the new creation.
During the many hours of listening
to conference Dana created the new BOWS and WOW!
I know you shouldn't sew on Sunday but,
I didn't hear anything about glue gunning or cutting or well..ok...
she's justifying....
ask for forgiveness later???

Stop by next week to check them out.
They will be introduced in our booth tomorrow!


1 pkg brocolli slaw mix
1 can waterchestnuts
2-3 green onions chopped finely
2 stalks of celery cut diagonally
2 lg. can mandarin oranges
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 can chow mein noodles
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/2 head iceberg lettuce chopped
1/4 lb. fresh snow peas cut diagonally
Chicken if desired
Toss and serve with your favorite salad dressing
I like one by Guitard Oriental Chicken Salad

Remember Dana's working this week in Midway
see you on the blog next Monday!
That gives you time to catch up on all the past projects and ideas.
Have Fun!