Monday, July 20, 2009

Wandering again

Good Monday Morning to all,
I spent Saturday wandering through a craft show and 4 fabric shops with my friend. I have more fabric than a fabric store now... But I can always find more treasures with the help of my friends. I have been steady busy quilting... Quilting many for customers, but I have recently pieced 4 of my own. I will need to get pictures going. But I have also done some other projects.
I made a couple of beach towel bags that were so much fun to make. I had been told about them, but never seen one, so I GOOGLED around and found this link.
Of course I did not make mine just that way. I embroidered an outside pocket and used cotton fabric for the bag part. I also put 2 - 1" pleats in the bottom to give extra room for the towel to fold inside. I will attach picture of it open and folded.
Then this weekend I made a Grooms Cake for a wedding at the church. Now for those of you who don't know. In this part of the country they have the "Wedding cake" usually called the brides cake and the Groom's cake, usually a chocolate sheet cake. For what reason I don't know, but that is how it is.... This person requested a red chili pepper on the cake. So I made a Red Velvet sheet cake, iced with Cream Cheese Icing, and sprinkled with Rev Velvet cake crumbs.
The Chili Pepper is white cake(because it is easier to cut and shape) iced with cream cheese icing and covered with Rolled Buttercream. I used to be a baker and cake decorator, but I don't do much any more. I was so surprised at how fast it was to make and how much I enjoyed doing it.
I guess you can say that was one "Hot" Cake...
On a sad note..... When our children were young and going to school we lived in Louisiana, our oldest son had on friend that was his best friend all the way through graduation. We knew his family well and were all involved in school, church and community activities for years. We moved from that area over 10 years ago but still hold our friends there dear. Any way, Daniel was killed this weekend along with his 9 year old son. They were riding a motorcycle in their small community in North Dakota and a car backed out of a driveway and hit them. I am sure it was just an accident. But both of them died. My sons are so sad. Please pray for this family. Daniel leaves behind a loving wife and two other sons, his parents and a host of friends. They will need a lot of comforting during this time.
Now it is time for me to get busy.. I have lots to do this week and a memorial to attend...

Happy quilting to all

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about your friend and his son, it is so sad. Your cake is great, I'll bet it was a fun wedding. I loved what you had to say on HomeQuiltingSystems, I am sure that the people you help are very grateful to you. I send some quilts out to a lady who is also very reasonable and accomodating, and although I'm trying to learn to do it myself, I'm very grateful to her. It's too bad that Texas and Florida are so far away, I'd love to know you. Also, I read your first post and your house sounds wonderful, I'd love to see pictures.