Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Look what I made last week,,,,,,,

I seem to have lost my sewing mojo. For several years I sewn a lot but for the past few months it has slowed way down. I guess maybe I felt like what I was doing wasn't as appreciated as I would have liked. So  I lost steam and now I am trying to find my way back to the hobby I love.

However, last week I did do a little sewing. This aline is a muslin for Abby. I am working on a smocked insert and wanted to be sure the aline would fit that it is going in. Too much work not to fit. This is the Martha pullen Aline pattern in a size 1.

Emma Kate's Easter dress, a  Hannah's sunderess, is cut out and waiting. Bella's dress is a bishop and is pleated and waiting for smocking later. I made Dylan a button down shirt with fabric from my stash that think will coordinate well with their dresses. This is a blue and yellow plaid and the pattern is Kwik Sew 2973. I would have liked to make it long sleeve but I didn't have enough fabric.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

This is what was for supper last night. It may not be the healthiest meal but much healthier than fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.

This is just about the only thing that I use the Ziplock steamer bags for but I like to use them for roasted potatoes.

Not only was it healthy it is also economical. Chicken breasts were 99 cents a pound this week and I got a package of 4 for $2.53. I cooked 2 and froze 2 for another meal.

2 chicken breasts
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 of an onion cut into chunks
2-3potatoes peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon roasted potato seasoning
Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts--drizzle with oil and place on foil lined pan. Wash and pat the potatoes dry.Cook in steamer bag as directed.( you can probably boil potatoes til tender and it will work.)
When potatoes are tender place in a bowl with onion, carrots, and seasoning. Drizzle with oil and stir gently to coat. Place vegetables on baking sheet around chicken. Roast in 400 degree oven for about 40-45 Minos til juices run clear on chicken.


Monday, January 9, 2012


So it is now 2012. So hard to believe that we are beginning a new year. It seems like only yesterday that we were beginning 2011. 

I am beginning to think spring and Easter sewing. I have a  bishop cut out and pleated for Bella which can serve as her Easter dress.

Other than that nothing is really happening in our lives at the moment.

My wish for my family and friends for 2012 is health, happy prosperous year.