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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chicken Chalupas

This is a wonderful recipe - yes, I'm making it today to put in the freezer for my folks so when I'm back at my home, they will have lots of food in the freezer so my mom doesn't have to cook so much.

Boil 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, when cooked through, cool, cut into bite-sized pieces
Mix with chicken:
1 1/2 pints sour cream
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cans diced green chilis
Then you'll need:
1 1/2 lbs. shreaded cheddar cheese
18 corn tortillas, torn

(if you want more punch, add chili power, cumin, Tobasco, whatever suits your taste)

Tear corn tortillas into pieces, putting one layer in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, put a layer next of the chicken mixture, top with the cheese, another layer of torn corn tortillas, chicken mixture, topping again with cheese.

Cover with foil and place in refrigerator for 8 hours or over night. 

Bake 350 for 1 hour, leaving the foil on for the first 45 minutes of baking.

Enjoy!  If you come up with other additions, please let me know what they were and how they turned out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

LaDonna's quilt

This is a quilt pieced by one of my customers and she wanted the quilting to look traditional, otherwise she let me do what I wanted to.  I did lots of ruler work on this quilt - took me about 40 hours in all to quilt it.  Love the way the quilt turned out.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I WON!!!!!

I have been so blessed!  In the Fall into Fall Blog Hop I won at 2 different blogs!!!  Zarina at http://www.concerningzarina.com/ is sending me 2 skeins of her hand-dyed yarn and Lisa at http://www.quiltingkarzyblogspot.com will be sending me fat quarters, charm packs or books!  My own personal trick or treat filled with treats!!!

Thank you ladies for your generosity, I, who NEVER wins, won twice!!!  Blessings abound and return to you 6 fold.

Happy Birthday, M'Kenna!

My beautiful granddaughter turned three on Friday!  It's hard to believe this beautiful blessing has been here for three years!  I wish I could have been there for her birthday, but at least I got to spend some time with her in August<G> 
M'Kenna with her English Mastiff buddy, Raven.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Are you interested in free quilt patterns?

If you are interested in free quilt patterns (and who isn't!), you gotta check out  http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/ 

Great patterns and all FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fun with my Innova

Yesterday and today have been interesting with trying to quilt.  I timed my machine yesterday after it's cross-country ride from Washington to Florida and back again shook it out of alignment.  No problem, a few pictures sent back and forth to Michael at ABM, it was working beautifully...and then my needle broke.  That doesn't happen!  I took the needle off, put a new one on, and then went hunting for the reason for the break.  Well, I didn't tighten the screws enough on my hook assembly and after quilting for a while it became loose and the hook assembly was in the wrong place when the needle came down.  Ok, I can re-time the machine and get on with it.  While I was turning everything up front, apparently I shifted the drive shaft and then the hook assembly froze.  Well, I can't figure out what to do next, so I called Michael again.  He walked me through fixing what I messed up and Dorothy (my Innova) is running beautifully again!

I love having someone I can call whenever I have a problem and know that he can walk me through the fix!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall into Fall blog hop and giveaway

I am hopping in the Fall into Fall blog hop and giveaway!  If you would like to hop along with me October 1-15, go to http://fall-into-fall.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-am-hosting-fall-into-fall-quilters.html and join in the fun!!!

First post

This blog is to record my quilts and quilting, family life (on the farm and around the world) and anything else I decide to post about!  Thank you for joining me on this journey!