Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Friday!

I'm on my way to a long awaited and much anticipated Quilt Retreat today.

Here is a little gift I made for my fellow retreaters:  Little Fabric Scrap Buckets:  I found the pattern on Pinterest and you can find here.



I found these cute buttons at a quilt show here in CT.






It was really fun mixing and matching the patterns.


I love one, a fried egg at the bottom of the Rooster fabric, lol.


this has the mustache fabric with royal crowns.


And I'm passing along a new Crockpot recipe:  Fake out Take Out - Beef and Broccoli - also found on Pinterest. 

Here is the recipe.



Here are the changes I made to the recipe:

I used slender tender green beans
I added raw peanuts
I added toasted sesame seeds
I added crushed red pepper 

**I also cooked it for 1 hour at high and then 4 hours at low.  Perfect for a busy day of sewing.

Have a great weekend sewing, cooking, gardening whatever you are doing.

23 comments:

  1. Have fun! These are adorable. Great way to keep those threads off the rug!

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  2. Oh, Barb, those are SEW darn cute!!
    I'll bet any retreat with you along is extra FUN. : )
    Looks like a great recipe. YUM!

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  3. You always find the sweetest fabric. What fun fabric buckets! The recipe sounds delicious...love your additions. Have a great retreat! Don't forget to take pics. :)

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  4. Your fellowquilters are really spoiled by you.....

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  5. have fun. those are some cute little buckets.

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  6. Runs with Scissors!! Lol those buttons are hilarious!! Your fabric baskets are so fun and such wonderful gifts. Thanks for that delicious looking recipe. Have a fabulous time at the retreat!!

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  7. Your buckets looks so cute all lined up like that!

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  8. The buckets are really cool Barb, happy retreating.

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  9. LOL - I tried the beef with broccoli recipe, too! I was very impressed with how well it turned out. I followed the recipe as written, but shortened the cooking time to adjust to my very hot crock pot.

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  10. What fun scrap buckets!! The fabrics and buttons are awesome. Have a great time on retreat!!

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  11. Have fun on your retreat. I'm sure your scrap buckets will be a big hit! Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it.

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  12. i hope that you are having lots of fun at the retreat. those gifty buckets are so fun and the buttons make them even better~!

    will have to check out that recipe as it looks delicious.

    am looking forward to your post retreat show and tell post.

    ;-)
    libbyQ

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  13. What lucky ladies to receive such cute, clever gifts and to get to spend time at a retreat with you. The beef and broccoli looks fab. Our crockpot gets a workout several times a week. My kind of fast food! Hope you have a fun time!

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  14. How gorgeous. I think I need a couple myself. Hope your retreat is fun.

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  15. These are fabulous gifts, oh clever girl! Such happy and cheerful looking containers. Thanks for sharing the link.
    Enjoy your retreat with friends!

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  16. Those little buckets are adorable and the pins on them are just perfect -- how fun! I hope you're having a great time. And thanks for the recipe!

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  17. I hope you're having a wonderful time. Your buckets are great, thanks for the link to the pattern.

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  18. Those are the cutest scrap buckets ever! And the buttons are too cute. Hope you are having a great time and getting lots of sewing done.

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  19. You are too much! Doesn't the cuteness ever end?!? Love the scrap buckets (can they serve as wine cooler buckets at retreats as well???). I am sure everyone had a great time at the retreat.

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  20. Very cute little buckets - don't you just love Pinterest, it has everything!

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  21. Thanks for the bucket pattern link ~ yours are so much fun! I've been meaning to make some and I like the proportions of these.
    It is getting to be crockpot time around here. Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. You are such a good friend. They are adorable .

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