Archive | October, 2013

Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Spanish Stew

16 Oct

IMG_0452I don’t know about you, but I like to use a crock pot on my busy days. So thought I would share a recipe today that is really good and easy to put together in the crock pot.  Now are you ready to see how easy this meal is to put together? Here we go!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4 -5 lb) beef roast, any kind ( I buy a roast but you can use stew meat.)
  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 5 or 6 carrots, cut
  • 1 4 1/2 once bottle pimento-stuffed olives, drained
  • 1  8-ounce bottle Creamy French salad dressing
  • 2 cups of hot water

Directions:

  1. Place the roast into the crock pot. Add onions, carrots, potatoes and olives. Pour salad dressing and hot water over the foods in the crock pot. Then cover with lid.
  2. Turn crock pot on low and cook for 7 1/2 to 8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

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It’s so good and the meat is so tender it falls apart!!

Half Square Triangle Tutorial

14 Oct

IMG_0450Wanna learn how to make half  square Triangles? Well I am going to show you how easy they are to make. I am making a star table topper  made with half square triangles. So I thought what a great opportunity to teach my favorite peeps how to make half square triangles. Ladies, fire up the sewing machines and lets get started!

Cut your squares. My pattern calls for 7 inch squares. Finished size is 6 inches. IMG_0438 Next, put right sides together and pin. IMG_0439 Draw a diagonal line corner to corner. You can use a pen or pencil because you will be drawing on the wrong side of the fabric. IMG_0440 Next, we are going to sew on each side of the line that was drawn.  I placed the quarter inch foot right on the line that was drawn. Then sew on each side of the line that was drawn. IMG_0441

Now your two lines sewn should look like the picture below.

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We are almost there!  Take your rotary cutter or scissors and cut on the line that was drawn which would be the middle line.

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Now you should have two triangles.

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Press open the seam.

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Cut off the ends sticking out.

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Its time to square up the square. My squares finished should be 6 inches.

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Press the square with the Iron. Ta Da you are finished!!!!!

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I hope everyone had fun with me today! So go sew some half triangle and make something.

Until next time, happy quilting

Sharon

Four Patch Quilt

3 Oct

IMG_0430Hello everyone! I came across a website a few weeks ago called Quilts for kids and decided that I would make a quilt for a child. I ordered a quilt kit and received it in about 14 days. The only thing that I needed to buy for the quilt was batting and everything else is provided in the kit for 6 dollars.If you get a chance make sure to check out their website at www.quiltforkids.org.  The quilt patterns are easy to make and does not really take that much time to complete. I am happy that I finally got to finish the quilt because there has been a lot going on here the last 3 or 4 weeks LOL. I have found my stress reliever LOL quilting.

Happy quilting,

Sharon                                                                                                IMG_0421

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